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Top Analyst Downgrades and Stocks to Sell: Align Technology, Broadcom, RBS and More

Investors frequently get to see the analyst upgrades and Buy ratings from Wall Street firms but they often do not get to see when analysts downgrade stocks or say to ...
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Cyprus Deposit Seizure Hitting Euro and PIIGS Banks

I already have gone on the record that the taxation of deposits in Cyprus is nothing short of theft. Regardless of a bloated banking system that was in shambles, taking depositors' ...
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Top Analyst Upgrades and Downgrades (AFL, AXP, AINV, ARMH, BIIB, CELG, CS, DELL, GMCR, INFY, LOGI, LYG, MLNX, NKTR, PDLI, PCYC, REGN, RBS, UAL, LCC, VRTX, VPHM, WFT)

These are some of the top analyst upgrades, downgrades and initiations seen so far this Tuesday. There is a larger concentration around biotech and emerging pharma this morning, but that ...
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Top Analyst Upgrades and Downgrades (AFL, BAC, CMA, DNKN, JCP, KEY, LYG, M, MET, MON, NFLX, PCG, RL, RYAAY, SON, SYY, TTM, URBN, DG, FDO)

These are some of the top analyst upgrades, downgrades and initiations seen from Wall St. research firms this Wednesday. AFLAC Inc. (NYSE: AFL) started as Hold at Deutsche Bank. Bank ...
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Top Analyst Upgrades and Downgrades (A, MO, BAC, BCS, CPHD, DF, DNR, HAL, JCI, LH, LYG, RMBS, SWIR, VMI, WSM)

These are some of the top analyst upgrades, downgrades and initiations seen in Wall St. research calls this Monday. Agilent Technologies Inc. (NYSE: A) raised to Buy at Goldman Sachs. ...
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HSBC Profits Dive on Charges to Cover Possible Fines

HSBC Holdings PLC (NYSE: HBC) reported third-quarter 2012 earnings this morning in London. The banking and financial services firm posted adjusted earnings per share (EPS) of $0.13 on revenues of ...
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European Cure on Hold, Austerity Protests Add Pressure Again

Yesterday we said that Spain was looking more like Greece due to a Madrid protest that took place outside of parliament against all of the budget cuts and entitlement cuts ...
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Big U.S. and European Banks Cautious Ahead of FOMC/QE3

The eurozone bailout approval and the coming announcement (or continued hint) of additional quantitative easing from the FOMC is not adding to the banks at the current time. We saw a ...
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Bank Gains Mostly Priced in Euro Rescue News

You might not exactly be seeing a total "sell the news" reaction to Germany's constitutional court rejection of a challenge to block a permanent eurozone rescue fund.  This is great news for ...
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Miners and Banks Boost European Stocks

European stocks are up today on the possibility of further monetary stimulus in China boosted investor confidence, and investors await reports that may show the U.S. economy is improving. Prime ...
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Weekend Reflection on Sandy Weill: Saint or Prostitute?

There is a saying that goes like this: "For every saint there is a past, and for every sinner there is a future." What happens when a big sinner looks ...
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Top Active Trader Alerts (CBOU, GENT, IVR, JASO, JDSU, NTAP, SINA, BCS, LYG, CS, ALU)

News (and more rumors) out of Europe and a Morgan Stanley downgrade of global growth are acting to attack the markets this morning.  Back on the rack... We have many ...
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Top Analyst Upgrades & Downgrades (ADTN, BMR, COF, CETV, ERTS, EPB, IDIX, LYG, MMM, NTGR, PLD, PL, SWC, TOL, TSM, VRTX, WSM)

These are some of the top analyst upgrades, downgrades, and initiations seen from Wall Street research calls this Thursday morning. Adtran Inc. (NASDAQ: ADTN) Reiterated Buy with $49 target at ...
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U.K. Banks Get Further Ratings Cloud, Moody’s Gets Negative (LYG, RBS, BCS, HBC, IRE, STD, NBG)

If you didn't think the ratings agencies were quite on par over the last, well for years now, there is another ratings agency action that needs to be discussed.  While ...
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Ireland, E.U., IMF, Bailout Dusts Banks (IRE, AIB, RBS, LYG, IRL)

Ireland may be on the road to salvation after an E.U. and IMF bailout and that may be lending further support to the Euro.  Just don't look for the love ...
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