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Top 10 Analyst Upgrades and Downgrades: Apache, Intel, Riverbed, Toll Bros. and More

Jon C. Ogg

Stocks have pulled back from highs and investors are on the hunt for solid research ideas. 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.

Apache Corp. (APA) was downgraded to Hold from Buy at Stifel Nicolaus.

Cablevision Systems Corp. (CVC) was downgraded to Neutral at from Buy at Nomura.

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Dollar General Corp. (DG) was upgraded to Overweight from Neutral at J.P. Morgan.

Halcon Resources (HK) has been downgraded to Hold from Buy at Stifel Nicolaus.

Intel Corp. (INTC) was upgraded to a still-cautious Neutral from Underweight at Piper Jaffray.

Kaiser Aluminum Corp. (KALU) was upgraded to Buy from Neutral with an upside price target of $80 by Sterne Agee.

Riverbed Technology Inc. (RVBD) was downgraded to Market Perform from Outperform at JMP Securities.

Lumber Liquidators Holdings Inc. (LL) was started as Buy with a $115 price target at Jefferies.

RadioShack Corp. (RSH) is getting the dubious honor of being dropped from coverage at Oppenheimer. It was previously rated as Perform, and it was dropped due to a reallocation of analyst resources.

Toll Brothers Inc. (TOL) was reiterated as Underperform with a downside price target of $27 ahead of earnings at Sterne Agee.

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