Investors frequently get to see the analyst upgrades and Buy ratings from Wall Street firms. They often do not get to see when analyst downgrade stocks. We review many fresh research calls each and every day to find great ideas from value stocks to growth stocks to dividend stocks and we have broken out the negative analyst calls today. These are this Thursday’s top analyst downgrades and cautious research notes from Wall Street.
Active Network Inc. (NYSE: ACTV) was cut to Sector Perform from Outperform at RBC Capital Markets.
Allegheny Technologies Inc. (NYSE: ATI) named Bear of the Day by Zacks Investment Research after earnings fell more than 80%.
American Public Education Inc. (NASDAQ: APEI) was downgraded to Neutral at Zacks Investment Research.
Franklin Resources Inc. (NYSE: BEN) was cut to Neutral from Buy at Stern Agee.
Genco Shipping & Trading Ltd. (NYSE: GNK) was cut to Underperform from an already cautious Neutral at Credit Suisse.
Hyatt Hotels Corp. (NYSE: H) was cut to Neutral from Outperform at Credit Suisse.
MasterCard Inc. (NYSE: MA) was cut to Market Perform from Outperform at Raymond James.
Micron Technology Inc. (NASDAQ: MU) was cut to Underperform from Outperform at CLSA.
SolarCity Corp. (NASDAQ: SCTY) was cut to Neutral from Buy at Goldman Sachs.
Williams Partners L.P. (NYSE: WPZ) was cut to Neutral from Buy at Bank of America/Merrill Lynch.
Here are today’s top analyst upgrades and positive research calls.