FBR & Co. is a Buy and 3 More Analyst Upgrades to Know

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:

FBR & Co. (NASDAQ:FBRC): TheStreet upgraded its rating on this company from Hold to Buy.

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Flextronics International Ltd. (NASDAQ:FLEX): RBC Capital upgraded its rating on this company from Sector Perform to Outperform and changed its price target from $7.00 to $8.00.

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FMC (NYSE:FMC): Macquarie upgraded its rating on this company from Neutral to Outperform.

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First Niagara Financial Group (NASDAQ:FNFG): Keefe, Bruyette & Woods upgraded its rating on this company from Market Perform to Outperform and changed its price target to $10.50.

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