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Top Analyst Downgrades and Stocks to Sell: Actuant, F5 Networks, TripAdvisor

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 or to avoid. 24/7 Wall St. reviews 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 Monday’s top analyst downgrades and cautious research notes from Wall Street.

Actuant Corp. (NYSE: ATU) was cut to Neutral at UBS.

F5 Networks Inc. (NASDAQ: FFIV) was cut to Equal Weight from Overweight at Morgan Stanley.

Flextronics International Ltd. (NASDAQ: FLEX) maintained Hold as sales and earnings are still in a declining trend according to Argus.

Golar LNG Partners L.P. (NASDAQ: GMLP) was cut to Market Perform from Outperform at Raymond James.

HomeAway, Inc. (NASDAQ: AWAY) was initiated with a very unattractive Sell rating at the boutique firm Monness Crespi & Hardt.

TripAdvisor Inc. (NASDAQ: TRIP) was cut to Hold from Buy at Stifel Nicolaus.

Here are the top upgrades and stocks to buy this morning.