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Top Analyst Upgrades and Downgrades: Agilent, Apple, Citigroup, Exxon, M&T Bank, Snap, Toyota, Twitter and Many More

Stocks were marginally lower on Tuesday morning, but the major indexes all remain within striking distance of their all-time highs. Now that the bull market is over eight years old, equity investors keep demonstrating that they will buy stocks on any major pullback or sell-off. Those same investors continue to search for new investing and trading ideas.

24/7 Wall St. reviews dozens of analyst research reports each day of the week. Our goal is to find new investing and trading ideas for our readers. Some of the daily analyst reports cover stocks to buy, while others cover stocks to sell or to avoid.

Consensus analyst price target data are from the Thomson Reuters sell-side research service. Additional color and commentary also has been added on most of the daily analyst calls.

These were the top analyst upgrades, downgrades and other research calls from Tuesday, July 11, 2017.

Agilent Technologies Inc. (NYSE: A) was reiterated as Overweight and the price target was raised to $75 from $70 (versus a $59.86 prior close) at Morgan Stanley. Agilent has a 52-week trading range of $42.92 to $61.15, and it had a consensus analyst price target of $64.11.

Apple Inc. (NASDAQ: AAPL) was maintained as Hold with a $132 price target at Deutsche Bank. The firm has already been cautious on Apple ahead of Tuesday’s call, but the big difference is that Deutsche Bank called the upcoming iPhone 8 a regular upgrade cycle rather than a super-cycle that has been referred to at other firms. Deutsche Bank’s target includes the expectation of 230 million iPhone units shipped for fiscal 2018, versus the consensus estimate of around 244 million units.

Citigroup Inc. (NYSE: C) was started with a Hold rating and assigned a $71 price target (versus a $67.65 close) at HSBC. It has a 52-week range of $42.50 to .91 and a consensus target price of $66.19.

Exxon Mobil Corp. (NYSE: XOM) was raised to Overweight from Equal Weight and was given a $94 price target at Barclays. Exxon closed down six cents at...