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Top Analyst Upgrades & Downgrades: AK Steel, Boeing, Facebook, Newmont, Kinder Morgan, PayPal, State Street and More

Stocks have continued to surge to new all-time highs, and Thursday’s opening bell indications were higher yet again. This bull market is over eight years old, and the one trend that keeps holding up is that every big sell-off has been a buying opportunity. Investors also are searching for new investing and trading ideas for gains and income ahead.

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

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

These were the top analyst upgrades, downgrades and other research calls from Thursday, July 27, 2017.

AK Steel Holding Corp. (NYSE: AKS) was downgraded to Neutral from Buy at Longbow. After closing down almost 7% at $6.24 on Wednesday, the shares were indicated down another 0.5% at $6.20 on Thursday. AK Steel has a 52-week trading range of $3.87 to $11.39.

Boeing Co. (NYSE: BA) has seen several post-earnings upgrades, and its shares rose 9.88% to $233.45 on Wednesday and were indicated up marginally higher on Thursday at new all-time highs. Goldman Sachs raised its rating to Neutral from Sell with a $205 price target. Merrill Lynch raised Boeing to Buy from Neutral with a $275 price objective. Credit Suisse raised it to Outperform from Neutral with a $300 target price. Jefferies reiterated its Buy rating and raised its target to $275 from $230. RBC raised its rating to Sector Perform from Underperform with a $235 price target.

Facebook Inc. (NASDAQ: FB) posted another strong earnings report, and after closing at $165.61 the stock was up 6.1% at $175.75 on Thursday. Credit Suisse reiterated its Outperform rating and raised its target price to $190 from $180, noting...