Microsoft Gets Booed and 4 More Analyst Downgrades to Look At

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:

Microsoft Corp (NASDAQ:MSFT): BGC Financial downgraded its rating on this company from Buy to Hold and changed its price target from $30.21 to $31.00.

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Mid America Apartment Communities (NYSE:MAA): Hilliard Lyons downgraded its rating on this company from Buy to Neutral.

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MeadWestvaco (NYSE:MWV): Credit Agricole downgraded its rating on this company from Buy to Outperform and changed its price target from $38.00 to $40.00.

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TE Connectivity (NYSE:TEL): Bank of America downgraded its rating on this company from Buy to Neutral and changed its price target to $43.00.

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Tenet Healthcare Co. (NYSE:THC): Deutsche Bank downgraded its rating on this company from Buy to Hold and changed its price target to $46.00.

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