MasterCard Gets Booed and 4 More Analysts Downgrades To Know 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:

MasterCard (NYSE:MA): Sterne Agee downgraded its rating on this company from Buy to Neutral and changed its price target to $600.00.

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LTC Properties (NYSE:LTC): Sandler O’Neill downgraded its rating on this company from Buy to Hold.

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Marks & Spencer Group (NYSE:MKS): Seymour Pierce downgraded its rating on this company to Sell and changed its price target to $5.37.

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Medical Properties Trust (NYSE:MPW): Bank of America downgraded its rating on this company from Neutral to Underperform and changed its price target to $16.00.

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Mediaset SpA (NYSE:MS): Banca Akros downgraded its rating on this company to Reduce and changed its price target to $1.56.

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