Stocks have shown that they no longer can go only up, and now investors are looking for solid research ideas that can bring their next wave of profits. 24/7 Wall St. reviews many analyst research calls from Wall Street and from boutique firms to find great ideas in value stocks, growth stocks and dividend stocks. Some are stocks to buy, while some ideas are even stocks to sell. These are 10 of the top analyst upgrades, downgrades and initiations seen from select Wall Street research calls this Monday.
Arch Capital Group Ltd. (ACGL) was downgraded to Underperform from Market Perform at Keefe Bruyette & Woods.
Foot Locker Inc. (FL) was reiterated Buy and a $41 price target but named as a top pick ahead of earnings, according to Sterne Agee.
Krispy Kreme Doughnuts Inc. (KKD) was raised to Buy from Neutral at Janney.
LinkedIn Corp. (LNKD) was raised to Buy from Hold at Needham Research.
Lowe's Companies Inc. (LOW) was raised to Hold from Sell at Canaccord Genuity.
LTC Properties Inc. (LTC) was raised to Outperform from Market Perform at RBC Capital Markets.
NetApp Inc. (NTAP) was raised to Neutral from Underperform at R.W. Baird.
Royal Dutch Shell PLC (RDS-A) was downgraded to Perform from Outperform at Oppenheimer.
T-Mobile US Inc. (TMUS) was raised to Perform from Underperform at Oppenheimer.
Vitamin Shoppe Inc. (VSI) was downgraded to Neutral from Outperform at Credit Suisse.
Last week's huge analyst calls with upside of 30% to over 100% were in shares of Geron, Potash Corp., SunEdison, Tangoe and Tremor.
Also, Goldman Sachs had its picks with 30% to 60% upside as well.