Cisco Upgraded to Outperform and 3 Upgraded Stocks to Note

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:

Norfolk Southern (NYSE:NSC): Deutsche Bank upgraded its rating on this company from Hold to Buy.

Current Price $64.68

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W.W. Grainger (NYSE:GWW): Wunderlich upgraded its rating on this company from Hold to Buy and changed its price target from $208 to $255.

Current Price $206.95

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Fresenius Medical (NYSE:FMS): HSBC Securities upgraded its rating on this company from Neutral to Overweight.

Current Price $32.85

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Cisco Systems (NASDAQ:CSCO): Robert W. Baird upgraded its rating on this company from Neutral to Outperform and changed its price target from $21 to $25.

Current Price $20.77

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