MasterCard Initiated at Outperform and 3 Initiated Ratings 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:

Life Technologies (NASDAQ:LIFE): Maxim Group initiated coverage of this company with a rating of Buy and a price target of $60 >> $75. Mizuho initiated coverage of this company with a rating of Neutral and a price target of $45 >> $60.

Current Price $60.53

LIFE

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SanDisk (NASDAQ:SNDK): MKM Partners initiated coverage of this company with a rating of Neutral and a price target of $37 >> $43.

Current Price $48.14

SNDK

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MasterCard (NYSE:MA): Oppenheimer initiated coverage of this company with a rating of Outperform and a price target of $475 >> $575.

Current Price $517.27

MA

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Visa (NYSE:V): Oppenheimer initiated coverage of this company with a rating of Outperform and a price target of $170 >> $177.

Current Price $157.65

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