Microsoft Will Outperform and 4 More Analyst Opinions 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:

Microsoft (NASDAQ:MSFT): Oppenheimer reiterated its rating of Outperform for this company and changed its price target from $36 to $34.

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Verizon (NYSE:VZ): FBR Capital reiterated its rating of Mkt Perform for this company and changed its price target from $45 to $53. Argus reiterated its rating of Buy for this company and changed its price target from $54 to $59. UBS reiterated its rating of Neutral for this company and changed its price target from $44 to $49.

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PepsiCo (NYSE:PEP): UBS reiterated its rating of Neutral for this company and changed its price target from $75 to $82.

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Blackstone (NYSE:BX): Stifel reiterated its rating of Buy for this company and changed its price target from $20 to $24.

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Google (NASDAQ:GOOG): Canaccord Genuity reiterated its rating of Buy for this company and changed its price target from $830 to $890. Oppenheimer reiterated its rating of Perform for this company and changed its price target from $765 to $820. Needham reiterated its rating of Buy for this company and changed its price target from $850 to $900.

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