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:
Uroplasty (NASDAQ:UPI): Dougherty & Company downgraded its rating on this company from Buy to Neutral.
Current Price $2.72
Flextronics (NASDAQ:FLEX): UBS downgraded its rating on this company from Buy to Neutral and changed its price target from $8 to $7.
Current Price $6.32
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Susquehanna Bank (NASDAQ:SUSQ): BB&T Capital Mkts downgraded its rating on this company from Buy to Hold.
Current Price $11.52
Rayonier (NYSE:RYN): RBC Capital Mkts downgraded its rating on this company from Outperform to Sector Perform and changed its price target from $54 to $55.
Current Price $54.2501
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