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Top Analyst Upgrades and Downgrades: ADT, CBOE, Celgene, JPMorgan, 3M, NetApp, Total, Tyson Foods, Weatherford and More

Monday's markets closed sharply higher after a recovery rally was seen on Friday, but Tuesday's opening bell was indicated to be weak for stocks. The bull market is just a ...
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Top Analyst Upgrades and Downgrades: Alibaba, Alphabet, Amazon, Amgen, Apple, Mastercard, Nokia, Shopify, US Steel and More

Investors have found out this week that the market can sell off when it needs to, and right now the biggest culprit seems to be rising interest rates, as the ...
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Merrill Lynch Out With 11 Top Stock Picks for 2018

It’s that time of year again, the time when all the top firms that we cover here at 24/7 Wall St. start to make their stock picks and prognostications for ...
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bull and bear

Top Analyst Upgrades and Downgrades: AMD, Campbell Soup, Lockheed Martin, PNC Financial, Wells Fargo, Cerner and More

Stocks were indicated higher on Monday morning after a week of volatility. One point that keeps getting proved is that investors have found varying reasons to come in and buy ...
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buy sell

Top Analyst Upgrades and Downgrades: AMD, BP, Cavium, Checkpoint Software, Jabil, Kansas City Southern, Yahoo and More

Stocks have now fallen for five straight sessions and were indicated lower on Thursday as well. Despite opening higher ahead of Wednesday's Federal Open Market Committee (FOMC) decision on interest ...
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Light Switch

Utilities Remain a Safe Dividend Buy for Income Investors After a Lousy 2015

The consensus thought, which is often wrong, on Wall Street is that utility stocks will perform rotten in a rising rate environment. Add in a very weak 2015, when the ...
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buy sell stocks

Top Analyst Upgrades and Downgrades: Blackstone, Infloblox, Dynegy, IBM, Sprint, Spirit Air, Verizon and More

Stocks were looking for direction Friday morning, ahead of the weekend. The Dow remains over 1,000 points above the lows from two weeks ago, but this week has been mixed ...
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electricity

Analyst Likes 5 Top Utilities Despite Interest Rate Risk

For the longest time in recent history, the Federal Reserve has kept interest rates at near zero. Great if you want to buy a house, lousy if you want to ...
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electricity

Have Utilities Now Sold Off Too Much?

Utilities have been loved for years by investors. In many ways, the power-generation companies and electric utilities have replaced traditional CDs and other income-generating investments. The year 2015 is starting ...
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Bull and Bear

Top Analyst Upgrades and Downgrades: Harley-Davidson, Micron, Sonus, Starwood, Tesla and More

Stocks were indicated slightly lower on Wednesday morning, but the markets remain within about 2% of all-time highs. What is shown over and over is that investors line up to ...
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Bull and Bear

Top Analyst Upgrades and Downgrades: Atwood, Hartford, Kimberly-Clark, MEI Pharma, Sirius XM, Whiting and More

Stocks were indicated higher Tuesday morning. The one trend that has remained in place for almost three years now is that investors unilaterally buy their favorite stocks after each and ...
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investor research

Top Analyst Upgrades and Downgrades: Apache, Apple, Cypress, ITT, Microsoft and More

Stocks were indicated higher Tuesday morning. Despite the market being close to new highs, investors have proven over and over that they will buy value stocks or stocks that are ...
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investor research

Top Analyst Upgrades and Downgrades: First Solar, NII, NRG, Ulta, Under Armour and More

Stocks are adjusting to a period of the post-Fed rate hike timing guidance and tensions with Russia. Investors want to make money on the upside, but they want to avoid the ...
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Bull and Bear

Top 12 Analyst Upgrades and Downgrades (AU, APO, ASTX, ATML, BSX, CAT, FUN, CRL, CI, CBST, DUK, EMC, GFI, NEE, PNRA, SIX, TUMI, TCB, XEL)

Investors and traders generally stay on the lookout for new ideas that will generate positive returns or income for their portfolio. 24/7 Wall St. looks over numerous research calls to ...
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Top Analyst Upgrades and Downgrades (ANR, BSFT, CMS, D, ERIC, KBR, KCG, NWSA, POT, SIRI, SONS, DDD, USB, XEL)

These are some of the top analyst upgrades, downgrades and initiations seen in Wall St. research calls this Thursday. Alpha Natural Resources (NYSE: ANR) cut to Hold at Brean Murray Carret. ...
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