Capital One Initiated at Outperform and 3 Initiated Stocks to Track

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:

Vivus (NASDAQ:VVUS): MLV & Co initiated coverage of this company with a rating of Buy and a price target of $40 >> $21.

Current Price $13.34

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PNC (NYSE:PNC): Compass Point initiated coverage of this company with a rating of Buy and a price target of $61 >> $66.

Current Price $61.78

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Capital One (NYSE:COF): FBR Capital initiated coverage of this company with a rating of Outperform and a price target of $72 >> $68.

Current Price $56.86

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Home Bancshares (NASDAQ:HOMB): Wunderlich initiated coverage of this company with a rating of Buy and a price target of $37 >> $39.

Current Price $34.34

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