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Top Analyst Upgrades and Downgrades: Apple, DuPont, Frontier Communications, HP, HSBC, 3M, Red Hat and Many More

Stocks were handily lower on Tuesday after overseas weakness. There is still a trend for investors to seek value by buying the pullbacks and dips. 24/7 Wall St. reviews dozens of analyst research reports each morning to find new trading and investing ideas. Some of these analyst calls are on stocks to buy, while others cover stocks to sell or avoid. These are this Tuesday’s top analyst upgrades, downgrades and initiations.

Apple Inc. (NASDAQ: AAPL) was started as Buy with a $163 price target (versus a $115.21 prior close) at Goldman Sachs. Apple has a $145.77 consensus analyst price target and a 52-week trading range of $92.00 to $134.54.

E.I. du Pont de Nemours and Co. (NYSE: DD), or DuPont, was raised to Buy from Neutral, but the $63 price target was maintained, at Citigroup. DuPont has a $61.06 consensus price target from analysts and a $47.37 to $76.59 range over the past 52 weeks.

Frontier Communications Corp. (NASDAQ: FTR) was started as Sector Perform with a $6.00 price target (versus a $4.94 close) at RBC Capital Markets. Frontier has a consensus price target of $6.58 and a 52-week range of $4.19 to $8.46.

Hewlett-Packard Co. (NYSE: HPQ) was started as Neutral with a $30.00 price target (versus a $26.44 close) at Goldman Sachs. It has a 52-week range of $24.85 to $41.10 and a consensus price target of...