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 Wednesday’s top analyst downgrades and cautious research notes from Wall Street.
Alon USA Partners L.P. (NYSE: ALDW) was downgraded to Neutral from Outperform at Credit Suisse.
Broadcom Corp. (NASDAQ: BRCM) is down 10% after reporting a loss, if you include items, and after lowering sales expectations. The stock has been downgraded and had estimates cut at many firms: BMO Capital Markets, Citigroup, Credit Suisse, RBC Capital Markets and William Blair are some of the firms that downgraded it.
Dish Network Corp. (NASDAQ: DISH) was downgraded to Hold from Buy at Wunderlich.
E.I. du Pont de Nemours & Co. (NYSE: DD) was downgraded to Sector Perform from Outperform at RBC Capital Markets.
Murphy Oil Corp. (NYSE: MUR) was downgraded to Sector Perform from Outperform at RBC Capital Markets.
Norfolk Southern Corp. (NYSE: NSC) was downgraded to Underperform from Neutral at BofA/Merrill Lynch.
Northern Tier Energy L.P. (NYSE: NTI) was downgraded to Neutral from Outperform at Credit Suisse.
Nucor Corp. (NYSE: NUE) was downgraded to Hold from Buy after weak earnings and excess capacity by Argus.
ValueClick Inc. (NASDAQ: VCLK) was downgraded to Neutral from Buy at Goldman Sachs.