Avon Upgraded to Neutral and 3 Upgraded Stocks on the Move

Stock upgrades and downgrades are a controversial part of Wall Street. Despite regulations, many banks and firms still have a positive bias toward current clients and companies desired as future clients. In addition, Wall Street analysts are straight-up biased to the buy side. The percentage of sell recommendations is normally below 15 percent!

Regardless, upgrades and downgrades move stocks in the short-term. They fall into our CHEAT SHEET framework category ‘C = Catalyst for a Stock’s Movement’. Here are catalysts you must know today:

Avon Products (NYSE:AVP): UBS upgraded its rating on this company from Sell to Neutral and changed its price target from $13 to $21.

Current Price $20.90

AVP

Zimmer Hldgs (NYSE:ZMH): Argus upgraded its rating on this company from Hold to Buy and changed its price target to $90.

Current Price $75.86

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ZMH

Buckeye Partners (NYSE:BPL): Argus upgraded its rating on this company from Hold to Buy and changed its price target to $58.

Current Price $54.18

BPL

MDU Resources (NYSE:MDU): Williams Capital Group upgraded its rating on this company from Perform to Outperform and changed its price target from $24 to $27.

Current Price $23.84

MDU

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