Las Vegas Sands 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:

Alpha Natural Resources (NYSE:ANR): Dahlman Rose upgraded its rating on this company from Hold to Buy and changed its price target to $12.

Current Price $10.09

ANR

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Walter Energy (NYSE:WLT): Dahlman Rose upgraded its rating on this company from Hold to Buy and changed its price target to $48.

Current Price $39.22

WLT

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Melco Crown Entertainment (NASDAQ:MPEL): Compass Point upgraded its rating on this company from Sell to Neutral and changed its price target from $10.5 to $18.

Current Price $20.37

MPEL

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Las Vegas Sands (NYSE:LVS): Compass Point upgraded its rating on this company from Sell to Neutral and changed its price target from $37 to $44.

Current Price $53.1841

LVS

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