Hess Upgraded to Buy and 4 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:

Hess (NYSE:HES): UBS upgraded its rating on this company from Neutral to Buy.

Current Price $67.53

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MB Financial (NASDAQ:MBFI): Stifel Nicolaus upgraded its rating on this company from Hold to Buy and changed its price target to $25.

Current Price $22.21

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Audiocodes (NASDAQ:AUDC): Oppenheimer upgraded its rating on this company from Perform to Outperform and changed its price target to $5.

Current Price $3.64

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JDS Uniphase (NASDAQ:JDSU): Needham upgraded its rating on this company from Hold to Buy and changed its price target to $18.

Current Price $14.65

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Core Labs (NYSE:CLB): FBR Capital upgraded its rating on this company from Mkt Perform to Outperform and changed its price target from $110 to $150.

Current Price $126.67

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