Credit Suisse lifted the sector to overweight from underweight based on expectations that prices will bottom this summer and begin to rebound in the third quarter.
Several lesser-known banks make my stock screening cut, though higher-profile Snap-on, Tractor Supply and Manpower also are on the list.
Here are Wednesday's top research calls, including upgrades for Bank of America, Goldman Sachs and HP, along with new coverage of Comcast, Verizon, AT&T, Sprint and T-Mobile.
Here are Monday's top research calls, including upgrades for Kinder Morgan, Verizon and 3M, and a downgrade for AT&T.
Reliance Steel & Aluminum (RS) posted 2016 third-quarter results that were below analysts' expectations and issued a downbeat forecast for the fourth quarter.