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Top Analyst Upgrades and Downgrades: AIG, Align Tech, Cliffs, Cyber-Ark, MannKind, Micron and More

Stocks were lower on Monday morning after IBM issued a spoiler alert on its earnings report. Last week's bounce has shown again that investors still are willing to keep buying ...
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Top Analyst Upgrades and Downgrades: Enbridge, NOV, Freescale, Twitter, Verizon, Windstream and More

Stocks surged higher on Wednesday morning despite new sanctions in Russia. A strong ADP payrolls report was tempered by the notion that it won't make the FOMC more aggressive on ...
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Top Analyst Upgrades and Downgrades: Arch Coal, ADM, Citigroup, Myriad, Sirius and More

February is acting as though it wants to carry on in January's volatility and downward momentum for stocks. Earnings season also created selective winners and losers. 24/7 Wall St. reviews dozens ...
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Top Analyst Upgrades and Downgrades: Apple, BBVA, Kors, PotBelly and More

We are in the thick of earnings season, a deal was made in D.C. and stocks are challenging new all-time highs almost daily. So how do investors know which stocks ...
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Sterne Agee Sees More Book Value Risks for High-Yield Dividend MBS REITs

The analyst team at Sterne Agee has updated its book value estimates for the high-yield mortgage-backed securities (MBS) real estate investment trust (REIT) sector. The move is based on rising ...
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Credit Suisse Identifies the Next 10 Stocks Likely to Join the S&P 500 Index

One of the big reasons that investors look for stocks that may be added to the S&P 500 is that the stocks that make the cut immediately become targeted by ...
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Hatteras Brings Only More Concern to High-Yield Dividend Mortgage REITs

Throughout May and June, we had been issuing warnings and highlighting research notes from Wall Street indicating that there was potentially a huge risk in the high-yield dividend mortgage real ...
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Top Analyst Downgrades and Stocks to Sell: Wynn, Avago, Transocean and More

Investors frequently get to see the analyst upgrades and Buy ratings from Wall Street firms. What investors often do not get to see is when analyst downgrade stocks to sell ...
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Sterne Agee Lowers Mortgage REIT Dividends and Book Values: Annaly, PennyMac and Others

Sterne Agee has downgraded many targets on its mortgage REIT sector. Investors can find extremely high-yield dividends here, often north of 10%, but the risk versus reward often can be ...
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Top Analyst Downgrades and Stocks to Sell: Teradata, T-Mobile, Lululemon, More

Investors frequently get to see the analyst upgrades and Buy ratings from Wall Street firms. What investors often do not get to see is when analyst downgrade stocks to sell ...
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No Bears Hibernating in High Dividend Mortgage REITs

The recent rise in long-term interest rates is crushing the high dividend mortgage REIT sector, as investors are looking to pare down their exposure to riskier assets and assets that ...
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Bear Market in Bonds Could Crush Mortgage REITs and Their High-Yield Dividends

Rising interest rates on 10-year Treasuries suddenly may start competing against the high-dividend and high-yield stock sectors. The real question is which sectors will hold up and which ones will fall ...
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Is QE Damning Mortgage REITs and Their Dividend Prospects?

High yield investors have been chasing the attractive dividend payouts offered by the mortgage REIT sector for years and years now. Unlike the high payouts from telecom, tobacco, and utilities ...
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Closing Bell for Thursday on Wall Street: Markets Rise to New Highs on Jobs Report

U.S. equity markets opened higher this morning following upward revisions from the Bureau of Labor Statistics on non-farm payrolls in February and March and a larger-than-expected rise in payrolls in ...
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Market Highs Bringing Waves of Secondary Offerings (AGNC, CWH, DPM, DFRG, EPB, HZO, MPW, TRS)

The stock market is ready to challenge new highs, and 2013 is off to a great start. One downside to market strength is that companies or their largest shareholders generally ...
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