First Republic Will Outperform and 3 More Analyst Opinions to Read Now

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:

First Republic Bank (NYSE:FRC): FBR Capital reiterated its rating of Outperform for this company and changed its price target from $40 to $44.

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Ensco (NYSE:ESV): FBR Capital reiterated its rating of Outperform for this company and changed its price target from $80 to $70.

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Schlumberger (NYSE:SLB): FBR Capital reiterated its rating of Outperform for this company and changed its price target from $100 to $93.

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Halliburton (NYSE:HAL): FBR Capital reiterated its rating of Outperform for this company and changed its price target from $55 to $50.

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