Southwest Air Upgraded to Buy and 4 Upgraded Stocks to Follow

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:

Southwest Air (NYSE:LUV): Deutsche Bank upgraded its rating on this company from Hold to Buy and changed its price target from $11 to $15. Current Price $11.07

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Superior Energy (NYSE:SPN): RBC Capital Mkts upgraded its rating on this company from Sector Perform to Outperform and changed its price target from $23 to $26. Current Price $22.21

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Celgene (NASDAQ:CELG): RBC Capital Mkts upgraded its rating on this company from Sector Perform to Outperform and changed its price target from $90 to $100. Current Price $90.7499

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Heckmann (NYSE:HEK): Ladenburg Thalmann upgraded its rating on this company from Sell to Neutral and changed its price target from $2.75 to $3.75. Current Price $4.09

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AptarGroup (NYSE:ATR): Robert W. Baird upgraded its rating on this company from Neutral to Outperform and changed its price target from $53 to $58. Current Price $51.36

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