AOL Upgraded to Outperform and 4 Upgraded Stocks on the Move

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:

Gardner Denver (NYSE:GDI): MKM Partners upgraded its rating on this company from Neutral to Buy and changed its price target to $82.

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AOL (NYSE:AOL): RBC Capital Mkts upgraded its rating on this company from Sector Perform to Outperform and changed its price target from $40 to $45.

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Wells Fargo (NYSE:WFC): Stifel Nicolaus upgraded its rating on this company from Hold to Buy and changed its price target to $42.

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U.S. Bancorp (NYSE:USB): Stifel Nicolaus upgraded its rating on this company from Hold to Buy and changed its price target to $39.

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Simpson Manufacturing (NYSE:SSD): DA Davidson upgraded its rating on this company from Neutral to Buy and changed its price target from $35 to $37.

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Don’t Miss: AOL Surges With Upgrades in Tow, But Reasons for Caution Remain.