LinkedIn Downgraded to Market Perform and 3 Downgraded Stocks to Watch

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:

Baker Hughes (NYSE:BHI): Dahlman Rose downgraded its rating on this company from Buy to Hold.

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LinkedIn (NYSE:LNKD): Northland Capital downgraded its rating on this company from Outperform to Market Perform.

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Lufkin Industries (NASDAQ:LUFK): Dahlman Rose downgraded its rating on this company from Buy to Hold.

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Newpark Res (NYSE:NR): Dahlman Rose downgraded its rating on this company from Buy to Hold.

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