Top Analyst Downgrades and Stocks to Sell: Facebook, Freescale, Southwest and More

Investors get to see many analyst upgrades and Buy ratings from Wall Street firms, but they are often left in the dark about when it becomes time to sell. 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 Friday’s top analyst downgrades and cautious research notes from Wall Street.

Bed Bath & Beyond Inc. (NASDAQ: BBBY) was downgraded to Hold from Buy at Deutsche Bank, and it was downgraded to Hold from Buy also by BB&T Capital Markets.

Deckers Outdoor Corp. (NASDAQ: DECK) was downgraded to Underperform from Neutral with a mere $47 price target at Credit Suisse.

Facebook Inc. (NASDAQ: FB) was downgraded to Hold from Buy, based on valuation after the run-up, by Argus.

Freescale Semiconductor Ltd. (NYSE: FSL) was cut to Perform from Outperform at Oppenheimer.

Maxim Integrated Products Inc. (NASDAQ: MXIM) was cut to Neutral from Buy at UBS.

Motorola Solutions Inc. (NYSE: MSI) was downgraded to Hold from Buy, based on enterprise weakness, according to Argus.

Southwest Airlines Co. (NYSE: LUV) was cut to Market Perform from Outperform at Raymond James.