Analysts Hate These 12 Stocks in 2018

Posted on Friday, October 19th, 2018 by MarketBeat Staff

When a single Wall Street analyst downgrades one of your stocks, you might think they are just having a bad day or have an incorrect investment thesis. One downgrade typically won't have a significant impact on the price of one of your stocks, but what if a company was repeatedly downgraded by analysts over the last 30, 60 or 90 days? You would know something is seriously wrong.

Today, we are inviting you to take a free exclusive look at our up-to-the-minute list of 12 "Most Downgraded" stocks. These are true strong sell stocks. Analysts are abandoning them in droves and issuing rare downgrades and sell ratings. If any of these stocks are lurking around in your portfolio, seriously consider whether or not they still belong in your portfolio. .

#1 - Facebook (NASDAQ:FB)

Number of Downgrades: 27 (in the last 90 days)
Consensus Rating: Buy
Rating Score: 2.8
Ratings Breakdown: 41 Buy Ratings, 5 Hold Ratings, 2 Sell Ratings.
Consensus Price Target: $205.1860 (32.4% Upside)

Facebook logoFacebook, Inc. provides various products to connect and share through mobile devices, personal computers, and other surfaces worldwide. Its products include Facebook Website and mobile application that enables people to connect, share, discover, and communicate with each other on mobile devices and personal computers; Instagram, a community for sharing visual stories through photos, videos, and direct messages; Messenger, a messaging application to communicate with other people, groups, and businesses across various platforms and devices; and WhatsApp, a mobile messaging application. The company also offers Oculus virtual reality technology and content platform, which allows people to enter an immersive and an interactive environment to train, learn, play games, consume content, and connect with others. As of December 31, 2017, it had approximately 1.40 billion daily active users. Facebook, Inc. was founded in 2004 and is headquartered in Menlo Park, California.

Recent Recommendations for Facebook:

  • Facebook, Inc. (NASDAQ: FB) was upgraded by analysts at Zacks Investment Research from a "sell" rating to a "hold" rating. (10/17/2018)
  • Facebook, Inc. (NASDAQ: FB) is now covered by analysts at Rosenblatt Securities. They set a "buy" rating and a $213.00 price target on the stock. (10/16/2018)
  • Facebook, Inc. (NASDAQ: FB) is now covered by analysts at Loop Capital. They set a "buy" rating and a $210.00 price target on the stock. (10/15/2018)
  • Facebook, Inc. (NASDAQ: FB) had its price target lowered by analysts at med from $205.00 to $192.00. They now have a "buy" rating on the stock. (10/15/2018)
  • Facebook, Inc. (NASDAQ: FB) had its price target lowered by analysts at Pivotal Research from $140.00 to $131.00. They now have a "sell" rating on the stock. (10/12/2018)
  • Facebook, Inc. (NASDAQ: FB) had its price target raised by analysts at Morgan Stanley from $185.00 to $175.00. They now have a "buy" rating on the stock. (10/12/2018)
  • Facebook, Inc. (NASDAQ: FB) was given a new $186.00 price target on by analysts at Morningstar, Inc.. They now have a "buy" rating on the stock. (10/11/2018)
  • Facebook, Inc. (NASDAQ: FB) had its price target lowered by analysts at Credit Suisse Group AG from $225.00 to $210.00. They now have an "outperform" rating on the stock. (10/8/2018)
  • Facebook, Inc. (NASDAQ: FB) was downgraded by analysts at BidaskClub from a "hold" rating to a "sell" rating. (10/4/2018)
  • Facebook, Inc. (NASDAQ: FB) had its price target lowered by analysts at Argus from $237.00 to $210.00. They now have a "buy" rating on the stock. (10/3/2018)
#2 - Intel (NASDAQ:INTC)

Number of Downgrades: 24 (in the last 90 days)
Consensus Rating: Hold
Rating Score: 2.4
Ratings Breakdown: 20 Buy Ratings, 14 Hold Ratings, 5 Sell Ratings.
Consensus Price Target: $55.1526 (22.6% Upside)

Intel logoIntel Corporation designs, manufactures, and sells computer, networking, data storage, and communication platforms worldwide. The company operates through Client Computing Group, Data Center Group, Internet of Things Group, Non-Volatile Memory Solutions Group, Programmable Solutions Group, and All Other segments. Its platforms are used in notebooks, desktops, and wireless and wired connectivity products; enterprise, cloud, and communication infrastructure market segments; and retail, automotive, industrial, and various other embedded applications. The company offers microprocessors, and system-on-chip and multichip packaging products. It also provides NAND flash memory products primarily used in solid-state drives; and programmable semiconductors and related products for communications, data center, industrial, military, and automotive markets. In addition, the company develops computer vision and machine learning, data analysis, localization, and mapping for advanced driver assistance systems and autonomous driving. It serves original equipment manufacturers, original design manufacturers, industrial and communication equipment manufacturers, and cloud service providers. Intel Corporation has collaboration with Tata Consultancy Services to set up a center for advanced computing that develops solutions in the areas of high performance computing, high performance data analytics, and artificial intelligence. The company was founded in 1968 and is based in Santa Clara, California.

Recent Recommendations for Intel:

  • Intel Co. (NASDAQ: INTC) was given a new $54.00 price target on by analysts at BNP Paribas. They now have a "hold" rating on the stock. (10/4/2018)
  • Intel Co. (NASDAQ: INTC) was downgraded by analysts at Morgan Stanley from an "equal" rating to a "weight" rating. (10/1/2018)
  • Intel Co. (NASDAQ: INTC) was downgraded by analysts at Barclays PLC from an "equal weight" rating to an "underweight" rating. They now have a $38.00 price target on the stock. (10/1/2018)
  • Intel Co. (NASDAQ: INTC) had its price target lowered by analysts at Royal Bank of Canada from $57.00 to $55.00. They now have a "sector perform" rating on the stock. (10/1/2018)
  • Intel Co. (NASDAQ: INTC) had its "neutral" rating re-affirmed by analysts at Stifel Nicolaus. They now have a $52.00 price target on the stock. (10/1/2018)
  • Intel Co. (NASDAQ: INTC) had its "buy" rating re-affirmed by analysts at JPMorgan Chase & Co.. They now have a $68.00 price target on the stock. (10/1/2018)
  • Intel Co. (NASDAQ: INTC) was given a new $55.00 price target on by analysts at Wells Fargo & Co. They now have a "buy" rating on the stock. (10/1/2018)
  • Intel Co. (NASDAQ: INTC) was given a new $65.00 price target on by analysts at Morningstar, Inc.. They now have a "buy" rating on the stock. (10/1/2018)
  • Intel Co. (NASDAQ: INTC) was given a new $60.00 price target on by analysts at Macquarie. They now have a "buy" rating on the stock. (9/30/2018)
  • Intel Co. (NASDAQ: INTC) was downgraded by analysts at Zacks Investment Research from a "buy" rating to a "hold" rating. (9/27/2018)
#3 - Lam Research (NASDAQ:LRCX)

Number of Downgrades: 20 (in the last 90 days)
Consensus Rating: Buy
Rating Score: 2.8
Ratings Breakdown: 18 Buy Ratings, 6 Hold Ratings, 0 Sell Ratings.
Consensus Price Target: $230.2943 (58.7% Upside)

Lam Research logoLam Research Corporation designs, manufactures, markets, refurbishes, and services semiconductor processing equipment used in the fabrication of integrated circuits worldwide. The company offers ALTUS systems to deposit conformal films for tungsten metallization applications; SABRE electrochemical deposition product for copper damascene manufacturing; SOLA ultraviolet thermal processing products for film treatment; SPEED gapfill high-density plasma chemical vapor deposition (CVD) products; Striker single-wafer atomic layer deposition (ALD) products; and VECTOR plasma-enhanced CVD ALD products. It also provides Flex for dielectric etch applications; Kiyo for conductor etch applications; Syndion for through-silicon via etch applications; and Versys metal products for metal etch processes. In addition, the company offers Coronus bevel clean products to enhance die yield; and Da Vinci, DV-Prime, EOS, SP to address a range of wafer cleaning. Further, it provides Metryx mass metrology systems for high aspect ratio etch, conformal and ALD/sidewall deposition, horizontal processing, film density monitoring, carbon mask open, and wafer cleaning/polymer removal applications; and legacy products. Lam Research Corporation was founded in 1980 and is headquartered in Fremont, California.

Recent Recommendations for Lam Research:

  • Lam Research Co. (NASDAQ: LRCX) had its price target lowered by analysts at KeyCorp from $261.00 to $231.00. They now have an "overweight" rating on the stock. (10/17/2018)
  • Lam Research Co. (NASDAQ: LRCX) had its price target lowered by analysts at Cowen Inc from $250.00 to $210.00. They now have an "outperform" rating on the stock. (10/17/2018)
  • Lam Research Co. (NASDAQ: LRCX) had its "hold" rating re-affirmed by analysts at Mizuho. They now have a $165.00 price target on the stock. (10/17/2018)
  • Lam Research Co. (NASDAQ: LRCX) had its price target raised by analysts at B. Riley to $225.00. They now have a "buy" rating on the stock. (10/17/2018)
  • Lam Research Co. (NASDAQ: LRCX) was downgraded by analysts at Zacks Investment Research from a "hold" rating to a "sell" rating. (10/16/2018)
  • Lam Research Co. (NASDAQ: LRCX) was given a new $279.00 price target on by analysts at Stifel Nicolaus. They now have a "buy" rating on the stock. (10/16/2018)
  • Lam Research Co. (NASDAQ: LRCX) had its price target lowered by analysts at DA Davidson to $225.00. (10/15/2018)
  • Lam Research Co. (NASDAQ: LRCX) was downgraded by analysts at Zacks Investment Research from a "hold" rating to a "sell" rating. (10/10/2018)
  • Lam Research Co. (NASDAQ: LRCX) was downgraded by analysts at Mizuho from a "buy" rating to a "neutral" rating. (10/1/2018)
  • Lam Research Co. (NASDAQ: LRCX) had its "hold" rating re-affirmed by analysts at Deutsche Bank AG. They now have a $170.00 price target on the stock, down previously from $230.00. (10/1/2018)
#4 - Micron Technology (NASDAQ:MU)

Number of Downgrades: 19 (in the last 90 days)
Consensus Rating: Buy
Rating Score: 2.8
Ratings Breakdown: 21 Buy Ratings, 8 Hold Ratings, 0 Sell Ratings.
Consensus Price Target: $68.6429 (66.2% Upside)

Micron Technology logoMicron Technology, Inc. provides semiconductor systems worldwide. The company operates through four segments: Compute and Networking Business Unit, Storage Business Unit, Mobile Business Unit, and Embedded Business Unit. It offers DDR3 and DDR4 DRAM products for computers, servers, networking devices, communications equipment, consumer electronics, automotive, and industrial applications; lower power DRAM products for smartphones, tablets, automotive, laptop computers, and other mobile consumer device applications; DDR2 DRAM and DDR DRAM, GDDR5 and GDDR5X DRAM, SDRAM, and RLDRAM products for networking devices, servers, consumer electronics, communications equipment, computer peripherals, and automotive and industrial applications, as well as for computer memory upgrades; and hybrid memory cube semiconductor memory devices. The company also provides NAND products, which are electrically re-writeable, non-volatile semiconductor memory, and storage devices; client solid-state drives (SSDs) for notebooks, desktops, workstations, and other consumer applications; enterprise SSDs for server and storage applications; cloud SSDs; and multi-chip package and managed NAND products. In addition, it manufactures products that are sold under other brand names; and resells flash memory products that are purchased from other NAND Flash suppliers. Further, the company provides 3D XPoint non-volatile memory products; and NOR Flash, which are electrically re-writeable and semiconductor memory devices for automotive, industrial, connected home, and consumer applications. It markets its products to original equipment manufacturers and retailers through its internal sales force, independent sales representatives, and distributors; and through a Web-based customer direct sales channel, and channel and distribution partners. The company was founded in 1978 and is headquartered in Boise, Idaho.

Recent Recommendations for Micron Technology:

  • Micron Technology, Inc. (NASDAQ: MU) was given a new $62.00 price target on by analysts at Cowen Inc. They now have a "buy" rating on the stock. (10/11/2018)
  • Micron Technology, Inc. (NASDAQ: MU) is now covered by analysts at Piper Jaffray Companies. They set a "neutral" rating and a $48.00 price target on the stock. (10/10/2018)
  • Micron Technology, Inc. (NASDAQ: MU) was upgraded by analysts at Zacks Investment Research from a "sell" rating to a "hold" rating. (9/26/2018)
  • Micron Technology, Inc. (NASDAQ: MU) had its price target lowered by analysts at Needham & Company LLC from $100.00 to $80.00. They now have a "strong-buy" rating on the stock. (9/24/2018)
  • Micron Technology, Inc. (NASDAQ: MU) had its price target lowered by analysts at Barclays PLC to $60.00. They now have an "overweight" rating on the stock. (9/21/2018)
  • Micron Technology, Inc. (NASDAQ: MU) had its price target lowered by analysts at Evercore ISI to $80.00. They now have an "outperform" rating on the stock. (9/21/2018)
  • Micron Technology, Inc. (NASDAQ: MU) was given a new $50.00 price target on by analysts at Citigroup Inc. They now have a "hold" rating on the stock. (9/21/2018)
  • Micron Technology, Inc. (NASDAQ: MU) had its price target lowered by analysts at Morgan Stanley from $65.00 to $48.00. They now have an "equal weight" rating on the stock. (9/21/2018)
  • Micron Technology, Inc. (NASDAQ: MU) was given a new $70.00 price target on by analysts at Macquarie. They now have a "buy" rating on the stock. (9/21/2018)
  • Micron Technology, Inc. (NASDAQ: MU) had its price target lowered by analysts at Nomura from $100.00 to $65.00. They now have a "buy" rating on the stock. (9/21/2018)
#5 - Texas Roadhouse (NASDAQ:TXRH)

Number of Downgrades: 18 (in the last 90 days)
Consensus Rating: Hold
Rating Score: 2.1
Ratings Breakdown: 5 Buy Ratings, 11 Hold Ratings, 4 Sell Ratings.
Consensus Price Target: $63.7229 (-5.6% Upside)

Texas Roadhouse logoTexas Roadhouse, Inc., together with its subsidiaries, operates casual dining restaurants in the United States and internationally. The company operates and franchises Texas Roadhouse and Bubba's 33 restaurants. As of February 20, 2018, it owned and operated approximately 550 restaurants. Texas Roadhouse, Inc. was founded in 1993 and is based in Louisville, Kentucky.

Recent Recommendations for Texas Roadhouse:

  • Texas Roadhouse Inc (NASDAQ: TXRH) is now covered by analysts at Gordon Haskett. They set an "underperform" rating on the stock. (10/18/2018)
  • Texas Roadhouse Inc (NASDAQ: TXRH) was upgraded by analysts at Zacks Investment Research from a "sell" rating to a "hold" rating. (10/18/2018)
  • Texas Roadhouse Inc (NASDAQ: TXRH) had its price target lowered by analysts at Royal Bank of Canada to $74.00. They now have an "outperform" rating on the stock. (10/17/2018)
  • Texas Roadhouse Inc (NASDAQ: TXRH) was upgraded by analysts at BidaskClub from a "hold" rating to a "buy" rating. (10/13/2018)
  • Texas Roadhouse Inc (NASDAQ: TXRH) was downgraded by analysts at BidaskClub from a "hold" rating to a "sell" rating. (10/5/2018)
  • Texas Roadhouse Inc (NASDAQ: TXRH) was downgraded by analysts at Zacks Investment Research from a "hold" rating to a "sell" rating. (10/4/2018)
  • Texas Roadhouse Inc (NASDAQ: TXRH) had its price target raised by analysts at Stifel Nicolaus from $72.00 to $75.00. They now have a "buy" rating on the stock. (9/26/2018)
  • Texas Roadhouse Inc (NASDAQ: TXRH) was downgraded by analysts at BMO Capital Markets from a "market perform" rating to an "underperform" rating. They now have a $58.00 price target on the stock, down previously from $62.00. (9/24/2018)
  • Texas Roadhouse Inc (NASDAQ: TXRH) was downgraded by analysts at BidaskClub from a "buy" rating to a "hold" rating. (9/24/2018)
  • Texas Roadhouse Inc (NASDAQ: TXRH) was downgraded by analysts at Zacks Investment Research from a "hold" rating to a "sell" rating. (9/19/2018)
#6 - Western Digital (NASDAQ:WDC)

Number of Downgrades: 18 (in the last 90 days)
Consensus Rating: Buy
Rating Score: 2.6
Ratings Breakdown: 16 Buy Ratings, 11 Hold Ratings, 0 Sell Ratings.
Consensus Price Target: $100.7619 (80.5% Upside)

Western Digital logoWestern Digital Corporation develops, manufactures, and sells data storage devices and solutions worldwide. It offers client devices, including hard disk drives (HDDs) and solid state drives (SSDs) for computing devices, such as desktop and notebook PCs, security surveillance systems, gaming consoles, and set top boxes; flash-based embedded storage products for mobile phones, tablets, notebook PCs, and other portable and wearable devices, as well as automotive, IoT, industrial, and connected home applications; flash-based memory wafers; and embedded storage solutions and iNAND embedded flash products, such as multi-chip package solutions. The company also provides data center devices and solutions comprising enterprise helium hard drives; enterprise SSDs consisting of flash-based SSDs and software solutions for use in enterprise servers, online transactions, data analysis, and other enterprise applications; data center solutions, including HDDs and drive configurations for use in data storage systems and tiered storage models; system solutions that offer petabyte scalable capacity; and data storage platforms and systems. In addition, it offers client solution, such as external HDD storage products in mobile and desktop form; client SSDs; removable cards used in consumer devices comprising mobile phones, tablets, imaging systems, still cameras, action video cameras, and security surveillance systems; universal serial bus flash drives used in the computing and consumer markets; and wireless drive products for in-field back up of created content, as well as wireless streaming of high-definition movies, photos, music and documents to tablets, smartphones, and personal computers (PCs). The company sells its products under the HGST, SanDisk, and WD brands to original equipment manufacturers, distributors, resellers, cloud infrastructure players, and retailers. Western Digital Corporation was founded in 1970 and is headquartered in San Jose, California.

Recent Recommendations for Western Digital:

  • Western Digital Corp (NASDAQ: WDC) was downgraded by analysts at TheStreet from a "b-" rating to a "c+" rating. (10/12/2018)
  • Western Digital Corp (NASDAQ: WDC) had its price target lowered by analysts at Royal Bank of Canada to $68.00. They now have a "sector perform" rating on the stock. (10/1/2018)
  • Western Digital Corp (NASDAQ: WDC) was downgraded by analysts at Mizuho from a "buy" rating to a "neutral" rating. (10/1/2018)
  • Western Digital Corp (NASDAQ: WDC) had its price target lowered by analysts at Benchmark Co. from $120.00 to $110.00. They now have a "buy" rating on the stock. (9/21/2018)
  • Western Digital Corp (NASDAQ: WDC) had its "buy" rating re-affirmed by analysts at Guggenheim. They now have a $125.00 price target on the stock. (9/17/2018)
  • Western Digital Corp (NASDAQ: WDC) was downgraded by analysts at Goldman Sachs Group Inc to a "hold" rating. They now have a $63.00 price target on the stock. (9/12/2018)
  • Western Digital Corp (NASDAQ: WDC) was downgraded by analysts at Royal Bank of Canada from an "outperform" rating to a "sector perform" rating. They now have a $70.00 price target on the stock, down previously from $95.00. (9/11/2018)
  • Western Digital Corp (NASDAQ: WDC) was given a new $100.00 price target on by analysts at Longbow Research. They now have a "buy" rating on the stock. (9/6/2018)
  • Western Digital Corp (NASDAQ: WDC) was downgraded by analysts at Cowen Inc from an "outperform" rating to a "market perform" rating. They now have a $70.00 price target on the stock. (8/15/2018)
  • Western Digital Corp (NASDAQ: WDC) was downgraded by analysts at BidaskClub from a "sell" rating to a "strong sell" rating. (8/2/2018)
#7 - Electronic Arts (NASDAQ:EA)

Number of Downgrades: 18 (in the last 90 days)
Consensus Rating: Buy
Rating Score: 2.8
Ratings Breakdown: 22 Buy Ratings, 4 Hold Ratings, 0 Sell Ratings.
Consensus Price Target: $142.9545 (35.1% Upside)

Electronic Arts logoElectronic Arts Inc. develops, markets, publishes, and distributes games, content, and services for game consoles, PCs, mobile phones, and tablets worldwide. The company develops and publishes games and services across various genres, such as sports, first-person shooter, action, role-playing, and simulation primarily under the Battlefield, Mass Effect, Need for Speed, The Sims, and Plants v. Zombies brands; and license games from others, such as FIFA, Madden NFL, and Star Wars. It also provides advertisement services on its online Web pages and games; and licenses its game software to third parties. The company markets and sells its games and services through digital distribution channels, as well as through retail channels, such as mass market retailers, electronics specialty stores, and game software specialty stores. Electronic Arts Inc. was founded in 1982 and is headquartered in Redwood City, California.

Recent Recommendations for Electronic Arts:

  • Electronic Arts Inc. (NASDAQ: EA) was downgraded by analysts at BidaskClub from a "hold" rating to a "sell" rating. (10/6/2018)
  • Electronic Arts Inc. (NASDAQ: EA) is now covered by analysts at Berenberg Bank. They set a "buy" rating and a $145.00 price target on the stock. (10/5/2018)
  • Electronic Arts Inc. (NASDAQ: EA) is now covered by analysts at Buckingham Research. They set a "buy" rating and a $143.00 price target on the stock. (10/4/2018)
  • Electronic Arts Inc. (NASDAQ: EA) was upgraded by analysts at BidaskClub from a "sell" rating to a "hold" rating. (9/28/2018)
  • Electronic Arts Inc. (NASDAQ: EA) was downgraded by analysts at Zacks Investment Research from a "hold" rating to a "sell" rating. (9/26/2018)
  • Electronic Arts Inc. (NASDAQ: EA) had its price target lowered by analysts at Stifel Nicolaus from $159.00 to $140.00. They now have a "buy" rating on the stock. (9/11/2018)
  • Electronic Arts Inc. (NASDAQ: EA) was downgraded by analysts at BidaskClub from a "hold" rating to a "sell" rating. (9/5/2018)
  • Electronic Arts Inc. (NASDAQ: EA) was given a new $132.00 price target on by analysts at Barclays PLC. They now have a "buy" rating on the stock. (9/5/2018)
  • Electronic Arts Inc. (NASDAQ: EA) had its price target lowered by analysts at KeyCorp from $168.00 to $137.00. They now have an "overweight" rating on the stock. (8/31/2018)
  • Electronic Arts Inc. (NASDAQ: EA) had its price target lowered by analysts at Credit Suisse Group AG from $155.00 to $146.00. They now have an "outperform" rating on the stock. (8/31/2018)
#8 - IPG Photonics (NASDAQ:IPGP)

Number of Downgrades: 18 (in the last 90 days)
Consensus Rating: Buy
Rating Score: 2.8
Ratings Breakdown: 7 Buy Ratings, 3 Hold Ratings, 0 Sell Ratings.
Consensus Price Target: $216.00 (55.9% Upside)

IPG Photonics logoIPG Photonics Corporation develops and manufactures a range of high-performance fiber lasers, fiber amplifiers, and diode lasers used in various applications primarily in materials processing worldwide. The company's laser products include low, medium, and high power lasers; fiber pigtailed packaged diodes and fiber coupled direct diode laser systems; high-energy pulsed lasers, multi-wavelength and tunable lasers, and single-polarization and single-frequency lasers; laser diode chips and packaged laser diodes; and high power optical fiber delivery cables, fiber couplers, beam switches, chillers, scanners, and other accessories. It also provides erbium-doped fiber and Raman amplifiers, and integrated communications systems, which are deployed in broadband networks, such as fiber to the home, fiber to the curb, passive optical networks, and dense wavelength division multiplexing (DWDM) networks; ytterbium and thulium specialty fiber amplifiers and broadband light sources; and single-frequency, linearly polarized, and polarization-maintaining versions of its amplifier products. In addition, the company offers interconnect, coarse wavelength division multiplexing, DWDM, and tunable-based pluggable interfaces to serve optical transmission needs; integrated laser systems; 2D flat sheet cutter systems and multi-axis systems; welding seam stepper and picker, a fiber laser welding tool; and specialized fiber laser systems for material processing applications. Its lasers and amplifiers are also used in materials processing, advanced communications, and medical applications. The company markets its products to original equipment manufacturers, system integrators, and end users through direct sales force, as well as through agreements with independent sales representatives and distributors. IPG Photonics Corporation was founded in 1990 and is headquartered in Oxford, Massachusetts.

Recent Recommendations for IPG Photonics:

  • IPG Photonics Co. (NASDAQ: IPGP) was upgraded by analysts at BidaskClub from a "strong sell" rating to a "sell" rating. (10/18/2018)
  • IPG Photonics Co. (NASDAQ: IPGP) was downgraded by analysts at BidaskClub from a "sell" rating to a "strong sell" rating. (10/9/2018)
  • IPG Photonics Co. (NASDAQ: IPGP) was downgraded by analysts at Zacks Investment Research from a "hold" rating to a "sell" rating. (10/9/2018)
  • IPG Photonics Co. (NASDAQ: IPGP) was downgraded by analysts at Northcoast Research from a "buy" rating to a "hold" rating. (10/8/2018)
  • IPG Photonics Co. (NASDAQ: IPGP) had its price target lowered by analysts at Stifel Nicolaus from $228.00 to $190.00. They now have a "buy" rating on the stock. (10/8/2018)
  • IPG Photonics Co. (NASDAQ: IPGP) had its price target lowered by analysts at Benchmark Co. from $222.00 to $170.00. They now have a "buy" rating on the stock. (10/8/2018)
  • IPG Photonics Co. (NASDAQ: IPGP) had its price target lowered by analysts at DA Davidson to $200.00. (10/8/2018)
  • IPG Photonics Co. (NASDAQ: IPGP) was downgraded by analysts at ValuEngine from a "sell" rating to a "strong sell" rating. (10/6/2018)
  • IPG Photonics Co. (NASDAQ: IPGP) was downgraded by analysts at Longbow Research from a "buy" rating to a "neutral" rating. (9/28/2018)
  • IPG Photonics Co. (NASDAQ: IPGP) was upgraded by analysts at Raymond James from a "market perform" rating to a "strong-buy" rating. (9/21/2018)
#9 - Microchip Technology (NASDAQ:MCHP)

Number of Downgrades: 17 (in the last 90 days)
Consensus Rating: Buy
Rating Score: 2.7
Ratings Breakdown: 12 Buy Ratings, 6 Hold Ratings, 0 Sell Ratings.
Consensus Price Target: $112.5556 (66.6% Upside)

Microchip Technology logoMicrochip Technology Incorporated develops, manufactures, and sells semiconductor products for various embedded control applications. The company offers general purpose and specialized 8-bit, 16-bit, and 32-bit microcontrollers; 32-bit microprocessors; and microcontrollers for automotive networking, computing, lighting, power supplies, motor control, human machine interface, security, wired connectivity, and wireless connectivity. It also provides development tools that enable system designers to program microcontroller products for specific applications; analog, interface, mixed signal, and timing products comprising power management, linear, mixed-signal, high-voltage, thermal management, radio frequency (RF), drivers, safety, security, timing, USB, Ethernet, wireless, and other interface products; and memory products consisting of serial electrically erasable programmable read-only memory, serial flash memories, parallel flash memories, and serial static random access memories for the production of very small footprint devices. In addition, the company licenses its SuperFlash embedded flash and Smartbits one time programmable NVM technologies to foundries, integrated device manufacturers, and design partners for use in the manufacture of microcontroller products, gate array, RF, and analog products that require embedded non-volatile memory, as well as provides engineering services. Further, it provides wafer foundry and assembly and test subcontracting manufacturing services; and application specific integrated circuits, complex programmable logic devices, and aerospace products. It serves automotive, communications, computing, consumer, aerospace, defense, safety, security, medical, and industrial control markets. The company sells its products through a network of direct sales personnel and distributors in the Americas, Europe, and Asia. Microchip Technology Incorporated was founded in 1989 and is headquartered in Chandler, Arizona.

Recent Recommendations for Microchip Technology:

  • Microchip Technology Inc. (NASDAQ: MCHP) had its price target lowered by analysts at Morgan Stanley from $95.00 to $75.00. They now have an "equal weight" rating on the stock. (10/10/2018)
  • Microchip Technology Inc. (NASDAQ: MCHP) was downgraded by analysts at BidaskClub from a "sell" rating to a "strong sell" rating. (10/9/2018)
  • Microchip Technology Inc. (NASDAQ: MCHP) was downgraded by analysts at Zacks Investment Research from a "buy" rating to a "hold" rating. (10/9/2018)
  • Microchip Technology Inc. (NASDAQ: MCHP) was upgraded by analysts at Zacks Investment Research from a "hold" rating to a "buy" rating. They now have a $84.00 price target on the stock. (10/5/2018)
  • Microchip Technology Inc. (NASDAQ: MCHP) had its price target lowered by analysts at Morgan Stanley from $98.00 to $95.00. They now have an "equal weight" rating on the stock. (10/3/2018)
  • Microchip Technology Inc. (NASDAQ: MCHP) is now covered by analysts at KeyCorp. They set a "sector weight" rating on the stock. (9/25/2018)
  • Microchip Technology Inc. (NASDAQ: MCHP) was downgraded by analysts at Raymond James from an "outperform" rating to a "market perform" rating. They now have a $105.00 price target on the stock. (9/25/2018)
  • Microchip Technology Inc. (NASDAQ: MCHP) was downgraded by analysts at BidaskClub from a "hold" rating to a "sell" rating. (9/20/2018)
  • Microchip Technology Inc. (NASDAQ: MCHP) had its "buy" rating re-affirmed by analysts at Cfra. They now have a $110.00 price target on the stock. (9/19/2018)
  • Microchip Technology Inc. (NASDAQ: MCHP) was downgraded by analysts at ValuEngine from a "sell" rating to a "strong sell" rating. (9/18/2018)
#10 - Hi-Crush Partners (NYSE:HCLP)

Number of Downgrades: 17 (in the last 90 days)
Consensus Rating: Hold
Rating Score: 2.2
Ratings Breakdown: 4 Buy Ratings, 11 Hold Ratings, 1 Sell Ratings.
Consensus Price Target: $14.00 (58.0% Upside)

Hi-Crush Partners logoHi-Crush Partners LP, together with its subsidiaries, provides proppant and logistics solutions to the energy industry in North America. The company produces monocrystalline sand, a specialized mineral used as a proppant during the well completion process to facilitate the recovery of hydrocarbons from oil and natural gas wells. It owns, operates, and develops sand reserves, and excavation and processing facilities, which include 1,447-acre facility with integrated rail infrastructure, located near Independence, Wisconsin and Whitehall, Wisconsin; 971-acre facility with integrated rail infrastructure, located in Wyeville, Wisconsin; 1,187-acre Augusta facility with integrated rail infrastructure, situated in Eau Claire County, Wisconsin; and 1,285-acre facility with integrated rail infrastructure, located near Blair, Wisconsin. The company offers raw frac sand used in hydraulic fracturing process for oil and natural gas wells. It primarily serves pressure pumping service providers, and oil and gas exploration and production companies. Hi-Crush GP LLC operates as the general partner of the company. Hi-Crush Partners LP was founded in 2012 and is based in Houston, Texas.

Recent Recommendations for Hi-Crush Partners:

  • Hi-Crush Partners LP (NYSE: HCLP) was given a new $16.00 price target on by analysts at Seaport Global Securities. They now have a "buy" rating on the stock. (10/18/2018)
  • Hi-Crush Partners LP (NYSE: HCLP) was downgraded by analysts at Jefferies Financial Group Inc from a "hold" rating to an "underperform" rating. They now have a $6.00 price target on the stock. (10/17/2018)
  • Hi-Crush Partners LP (NYSE: HCLP) was downgraded by analysts at ValuEngine from a "sell" rating to a "strong sell" rating. (10/17/2018)
  • Hi-Crush Partners LP (NYSE: HCLP) was downgraded by analysts at AltaCorp Capital from an "outperform" rating to a "sector perform" rating. (10/16/2018)
  • Hi-Crush Partners LP (NYSE: HCLP) was given a new $13.00 price target on by analysts at Barclays PLC. They now have a "hold" rating on the stock. (10/10/2018)
  • Hi-Crush Partners LP (NYSE: HCLP) was upgraded by analysts at ValuEngine from a "strong sell" rating to a "sell" rating. (10/9/2018)
  • Hi-Crush Partners LP (NYSE: HCLP) was downgraded by analysts at UBS Group AG from a "buy" rating to a "neutral" rating. They now have a $10.00 price target on the stock. (10/5/2018)
  • Hi-Crush Partners LP (NYSE: HCLP) was downgraded by analysts at Credit Suisse Group AG from an "outperform" rating to a "neutral" rating. They now have a $11.00 price target on the stock, down previously from $14.00. (10/3/2018)
  • Hi-Crush Partners LP (NYSE: HCLP) was downgraded by analysts at Johnson Rice from an "accumulate" rating to a "hold" rating. They now have a $14.00 price target on the stock. (10/3/2018)
  • Hi-Crush Partners LP (NYSE: HCLP) was given a new $10.00 price target on by analysts at Piper Jaffray Companies. They now have a "hold" rating on the stock. (10/2/2018)
#11 - L Brands (NYSE:LB)

Number of Downgrades: 16 (in the last 90 days)
Consensus Rating: Hold
Rating Score: 2.2
Ratings Breakdown: 9 Buy Ratings, 19 Hold Ratings, 3 Sell Ratings.
Consensus Price Target: $37.79 (22.7% Upside)

L Brands logoL Brands, Inc. operates as a specialty retailer of women's intimate and other apparel, beauty and personal care products, home fragrance products, and accessories. The company operates in three segments: Victoria's Secret, Bath & Body Works, and Victoria's Secret and Bath & Body Works International. Its products include loungewear, bras, panties, athletic attire, shower gels and lotions, aromatherapy, body care, soaps and sanitizers, handbags, jewelry, and personal care accessories. The company offers its products under the Victoria's Secret, PINK, Bath & Body Works, La Senza, Henri Bendel, C.O. Bigelow, White Barn, and other brand names. L Brands, Inc. sells its merchandise through company-owned specialty retail stores, which are primarily mall-based; through its Websites comprising VictoriasSecret.com, BathandBodyWorks.com, HenriBendel.com, and LaSenza.com; and through franchises, licenses, and wholesale partners. As of September 13, 2018, the company operated 3,084 company-owned specialty stores in the United States, Canada, the United Kingdom, Ireland, and Greater China, as well as sold its brands through approximately 800 franchised locations and online worldwide. The company was formerly known as Limited Brands, Inc. and changed its name to L Brands, Inc. in March 2013. L Brands, Inc. was founded in 1963 and is headquartered in Columbus, Ohio.

Recent Recommendations for L Brands:

  • L Brands Inc (NYSE: LB) was given a new $31.00 price target on by analysts at Barclays PLC. They now have a "hold" rating on the stock. (10/18/2018)
  • L Brands Inc (NYSE: LB) had its price target raised by analysts at Nomura from $30.00 to $32.00. They now have a "neutral" rating on the stock. (10/12/2018)
  • L Brands Inc (NYSE: LB) was given a new $31.00 price target on by analysts at MKM Partners. They now have a "hold" rating on the stock. (10/12/2018)
  • L Brands Inc (NYSE: LB) was downgraded by analysts at ValuEngine from a "sell" rating to a "strong sell" rating. (10/2/2018)
  • L Brands Inc (NYSE: LB) was upgraded by analysts at ValuEngine from a "strong sell" rating to a "sell" rating. (9/22/2018)
  • L Brands Inc (NYSE: LB) was given a new $28.00 price target on by analysts at Piper Jaffray Companies. They now have a "hold" rating on the stock. (9/20/2018)
  • L Brands Inc (NYSE: LB) was upgraded by analysts at Bank of America Corp from an "underperform" rating to a "neutral" rating. They now have a $33.00 price target on the stock, up previously from $26.00. (9/18/2018)
  • L Brands Inc (NYSE: LB) had its price target lowered by analysts at Nomura from $31.00 to $30.00. They now have a "neutral" rating on the stock. (9/7/2018)
  • L Brands Inc (NYSE: LB) was downgraded by analysts at Zacks Investment Research from a "hold" rating to a "sell" rating. (8/31/2018)
  • L Brands Inc (NYSE: LB) had its price target lowered by analysts at KeyCorp from $28.00 to $25.00. They now have an "underweight" rating on the stock. (8/24/2018)
#12 - Alibaba Group (NYSE:BABA)

Number of Downgrades: 16 (in the last 90 days)
Consensus Rating: Buy
Rating Score: 3.1
Ratings Breakdown: 26 Buy Ratings, 0 Hold Ratings, 0 Sell Ratings.
Consensus Price Target: $223.9167 (57.7% Upside)

Alibaba Group logoAlibaba Group Holding Limited, through its subsidiaries, operates as an online and mobile commerce company in the People's Republic of China and internationally. The company operates in four segments: Core Commerce, Cloud Computing, Digital Media and Entertainment, and Innovation Initiatives and Others. It operates Taobao Marketplace, a mobile commerce destination; Tmall, a third-party platform for brands and retailers; Rural Taobao program that enables rural residents and businesses to sell agricultural products to urban consumers; 1688.com, an online wholesale marketplace; Alibaba.com, an online wholesale marketplace; AliExpress, a retail marketplace; Lazada, an e-commerce platform; and Lingshoutong, a digital sourcing platform. The company also provides pay-for-performance and display marketing services; and Taobao Ad Network and Exchange, a real-time bidding online marketing exchange in China; and digital payment and financial technology platform services. In addition, it offers cloud computing services, including elastic computing, database, storage, virtualization network, large scale computing, security, and management and application services, big data analytics, a machine learning platform, and Internet of Things and other service for enterprises; and payment and escrow services; and movies, TV drama series, online dramas, variety shows, news feeds, games, literature and music, and other areas through various content platforms, as well as develops and operates mobile browsers. Further, the company provides AutoNavi, a mobile digital map, navigation, and real-time traffic information; DingTalk, a proprietary enterprise communication and collaboration platform; and Tmall Genie, an AI-powered voice assistant, which helps consumers to shop, order local services, search for information, control smart appliances, and play interactive content. The company was founded in 1999 and is based in Hangzhou, the People's Republic of China.

Recent Recommendations for Alibaba Group:

  • Alibaba Group Holding Ltd (NYSE: BABA) had its "outperform" rating re-affirmed by analysts at UBS Group AG. They now have a $210.00 price target on the stock, down previously from $230.00. (10/18/2018)
  • Alibaba Group Holding Ltd (NYSE: BABA) had its price target lowered by analysts at Susquehanna Bancshares Inc from $295.00 to $220.00. They now have a "positive" rating on the stock. (10/15/2018)
  • Alibaba Group Holding Ltd (NYSE: BABA) had its "buy" rating re-affirmed by analysts at Stifel Nicolaus. They now have a $200.00 price target on the stock, down previously from $220.00. (10/12/2018)
  • Alibaba Group Holding Ltd (NYSE: BABA) was given a new $220.00 price target on by analysts at UBS Group AG. They now have a "buy" rating on the stock. (10/12/2018)
  • Alibaba Group Holding Ltd (NYSE: BABA) had its "strong-buy" rating re-affirmed by analysts at KeyCorp. (10/11/2018)
  • Alibaba Group Holding Ltd (NYSE: BABA) had its price target lowered by analysts at Raymond James from $280.00 to $260.00. They now have a "strong-buy" rating on the stock. (10/10/2018)
  • Alibaba Group Holding Ltd (NYSE: BABA) was given a new $208.00 price target on by analysts at Jefferies Financial Group Inc. They now have a "buy" rating on the stock. (10/10/2018)
  • Alibaba Group Holding Ltd (NYSE: BABA) was given a new $189.00 price target on by analysts at Deutsche Bank AG. They now have a "buy" rating on the stock. (10/10/2018)
  • Alibaba Group Holding Ltd (NYSE: BABA) was given a new $210.00 price target on by analysts at Barclays PLC. They now have a "buy" rating on the stock. (10/10/2018)
  • Alibaba Group Holding Ltd (NYSE: BABA) had its price target lowered by analysts at Morgan Stanley from $240.00 to $220.00. They now have a "buy" rating on the stock. (10/9/2018)
#13 - Applied Materials (NASDAQ:AMAT)

Number of Downgrades: 16 (in the last 90 days)
Consensus Rating: Buy
Rating Score: 2.7
Ratings Breakdown: 13 Buy Ratings, 6 Hold Ratings, 0 Sell Ratings.
Consensus Price Target: $62.00 (82.8% Upside)

Applied Materials logoApplied Materials, Inc. provides manufacturing equipment, services, and software to the semiconductor, display, and related industries worldwide. It operates through three segments: Semiconductor Systems, Applied Global Services, and Display and Adjacent Markets. The Semiconductor Systems segment develops, manufactures, and sells a range of manufacturing equipment used to fabricate semiconductor chips or integrated circuits. It offers products and technologies for transistor and interconnect fabrication, including epitaxy, ion implantation, oxidation and nitridation, rapid thermal processing, physical vapor deposition, chemical vapor deposition, chemical mechanical planarization, electrochemical deposition, atomic layer deposition, etching, and selective removal, as well as metrology and inspection tools. The Applied Global Services segment provides integrated solutions to optimize equipment and fab performance and productivity, including spares, upgrades, services, remanufactured earlier generation equipment, and factory automation software for semiconductor, display, and other products. The Display and Adjacent Markets segment offers products for manufacturing liquid crystal displays, organic light-emitting diodes, and other display technologies for TVs, personal computers, electronic tablets, smart phones, and other consumer-oriented devices, as well as equipment for flexible substrates. The company serves manufacturers of semiconductor wafers and chips, liquid crystal and organic light-emitting diode displays, and other electronic devices. Applied Materials, Inc. was founded in 1967 and is headquartered in Santa Clara, California.

Recent Recommendations for Applied Materials:

  • Applied Materials, Inc. (NASDAQ: AMAT) was downgraded by analysts at Zacks Investment Research from a "hold" rating to a "sell" rating. (10/17/2018)
  • Applied Materials, Inc. (NASDAQ: AMAT) had its price target lowered by analysts at Susquehanna Bancshares Inc from $65.00 to $60.00. They now have a "positive" rating on the stock. (10/3/2018)
  • Applied Materials, Inc. (NASDAQ: AMAT) had its "hold" rating re-affirmed by analysts at Deutsche Bank AG. They now have a $43.00 price target on the stock, down previously from $58.00. (10/1/2018)
  • Applied Materials, Inc. (NASDAQ: AMAT) had its price target lowered by analysts at Citigroup Inc from $68.00 to $57.00. They now have a "buy" rating on the stock. (9/25/2018)
  • Applied Materials, Inc. (NASDAQ: AMAT) was downgraded by analysts at BidaskClub from a "sell" rating to a "strong sell" rating. (9/11/2018)
  • Applied Materials, Inc. (NASDAQ: AMAT) was downgraded by analysts at Bank of America Corp from a "buy" rating to a "neutral" rating. They now have a $65.00 price target on the stock. (8/28/2018)
  • Applied Materials, Inc. (NASDAQ: AMAT) was downgraded by analysts at ValuEngine from a "sell" rating to a "strong sell" rating. (8/23/2018)
  • Applied Materials, Inc. (NASDAQ: AMAT) was downgraded by analysts at BidaskClub from a "hold" rating to a "sell" rating. (8/22/2018)
  • Applied Materials, Inc. (NASDAQ: AMAT) had its price target lowered by analysts at Nomura from $65.00 to $60.00. They now have a "buy" rating on the stock. (8/20/2018)
  • Applied Materials, Inc. (NASDAQ: AMAT) had its price target lowered by analysts at KeyCorp from $75.00 to $71.00. They now have an "overweight" rating on the stock. (8/17/2018)
#14 - Dollar Tree (NASDAQ:DLTR)

Number of Downgrades: 15 (in the last 90 days)
Consensus Rating: Hold
Rating Score: 2.5
Ratings Breakdown: 14 Buy Ratings, 13 Hold Ratings, 1 Sell Ratings.
Consensus Price Target: $100.7056 (18.8% Upside)

Dollar Tree logoDollar Tree, Inc. operates discount variety retail stores in the United States and Canada. It operates through two segments, Dollar Tree and Family Dollar. The Dollar Tree segment offers merchandise at the fixed price of $1.00. It provides consumable merchandise, including candy and food, and health and beauty care products, as well as everyday consumables, such as household paper and chemicals, and frozen and refrigerated food; various merchandise comprising toys, durable housewares, gifts, stationery, party goods, greeting cards, softlines, and other items; and seasonal goods, which include Valentine's Day, Easter, Halloween, and Christmas merchandise. This segment operates 6,650 stores under the Dollar Tree and Dollar Tree Canada brands, as well as 11 distribution centers in the United States and 2 in Canada, and a store support center in Chesapeake, Virginia. The Family Dollar segment operates general merchandise discount retail stores that offer consumable merchandise, which comprise food, tobacco, health and beauty aids, household chemicals, paper products, hardware and automotive supplies, diapers, batteries, and pet food and supplies; and home products, including housewares, home décor, and giftware, as well as domestics, such as comforters, sheets, and towels. It also provides apparel and accessories merchandise comprising clothing, fashion accessories, and shoes; and seasonal and electronics merchandise, which include Valentine's Day, Easter, Halloween, and Christmas merchandise, as well as personal electronics that comprise pre-paid cellular phones and services, stationery and school supplies, and toys. This segment operates 8,185 stores under the Family Dollar brand, 11 distribution centers, and a store support center in Matthews, North Carolina. Dollar Tree, Inc. was founded in 1986 and is headquartered in Chesapeake, Virginia.

Recent Recommendations for Dollar Tree:

  • Dollar Tree, Inc. (NASDAQ: DLTR) had its price target raised by analysts at KeyCorp from $108.00 to $115.00. They now have an "overweight" rating on the stock. (10/17/2018)
  • Dollar Tree, Inc. (NASDAQ: DLTR) was downgraded by analysts at Gordon Haskett from an "accumulate" rating to a "hold" rating. (10/15/2018)
  • Dollar Tree, Inc. (NASDAQ: DLTR) had its price target lowered by analysts at Royal Bank of Canada from $96.00 to $94.00. They now have an "outperform" rating on the stock. (10/11/2018)
  • Dollar Tree, Inc. (NASDAQ: DLTR) had its "hold" rating re-affirmed by analysts at Cleveland Research. (10/3/2018)
  • Dollar Tree, Inc. (NASDAQ: DLTR) was given a new $84.00 price target on by analysts at Barclays PLC. They now have a "hold" rating on the stock. (9/27/2018)
  • Dollar Tree, Inc. (NASDAQ: DLTR) is now covered by analysts at Buckingham Research. They set a "neutral" rating and a $92.00 price target on the stock. (9/25/2018)
  • Dollar Tree, Inc. (NASDAQ: DLTR) was given a new $96.00 price target on by analysts at Credit Suisse Group AG. They now have a "buy" rating on the stock. (9/19/2018)
  • Dollar Tree, Inc. (NASDAQ: DLTR) had its "top pick" rating re-affirmed by analysts at Royal Bank of Canada. (9/5/2018)
  • Dollar Tree, Inc. (NASDAQ: DLTR) was downgraded by analysts at Royal Bank of Canada from a "top pick" rating to an "outperform" rating. They now have a $90.00 price target on the stock. (9/4/2018)
  • Dollar Tree, Inc. (NASDAQ: DLTR) had its price target lowered by analysts at Raymond James from $95.00 to $90.00. They now have an "outperform" rating on the stock. (8/31/2018)
#15 - Applied Optoelectronics (NASDAQ:AAOI)

Number of Downgrades: 15 (in the last 90 days)
Consensus Rating: Hold
Rating Score: 2.0
Ratings Breakdown: 4 Buy Ratings, 2 Hold Ratings, 4 Sell Ratings.
Consensus Price Target: $31.7778 (39.1% Upside)

Applied Optoelectronics logoApplied Optoelectronics, Inc. designs, manufactures, and sells various fiber-optic networking products worldwide. It offers optical modules, lasers, transmitters and transceivers, and turn-key equipment, as well as headend, node, and distribution equipment. The company sells its products to Internet data center operators, cable television and telecommunications equipment manufacturers, and Internet service providers through its direct and indirect sales channels. Applied Optoelectronics, Inc. was founded in 1997 and is headquartered in Sugar Land, Texas.

Recent Recommendations for Applied Optoelectronics:

  • Applied Optoelectronics Inc (NASDAQ: AAOI) was downgraded by analysts at Zacks Investment Research from a "hold" rating to a "sell" rating. (10/16/2018)
  • Applied Optoelectronics Inc (NASDAQ: AAOI) was downgraded by analysts at BidaskClub from a "sell" rating to a "strong sell" rating. (10/9/2018)
  • Applied Optoelectronics Inc (NASDAQ: AAOI) was downgraded by analysts at ValuEngine from a "sell" rating to a "strong sell" rating. (10/9/2018)
  • Applied Optoelectronics Inc (NASDAQ: AAOI) was downgraded by analysts at Zacks Investment Research from a "hold" rating to a "sell" rating. (10/9/2018)
  • Applied Optoelectronics Inc (NASDAQ: AAOI) had its price target lowered by analysts at B. Riley from $34.50 to $24.00. They now have a "neutral" rating on the stock. (10/8/2018)
  • Applied Optoelectronics Inc (NASDAQ: AAOI) was upgraded by analysts at ValuEngine from a "strong sell" rating to a "sell" rating. (10/3/2018)
  • Applied Optoelectronics Inc (NASDAQ: AAOI) had its price target lowered by analysts at Needham & Company LLC to $35.00. They now have a "buy" rating on the stock. (10/1/2018)
  • Applied Optoelectronics Inc (NASDAQ: AAOI) had its "buy" rating re-affirmed by analysts at DA Davidson. They now have a $36.00 price target on the stock. (10/1/2018)
  • Applied Optoelectronics Inc (NASDAQ: AAOI) was given a new $19.00 price target on by analysts at Craig Hallum. They now have a "sell" rating on the stock. (9/28/2018)
  • Applied Optoelectronics Inc (NASDAQ: AAOI) was downgraded by analysts at Raymond James from a "strong-buy" rating to an "outperform" rating. They now have a $40.00 price target on the stock, down previously from $51.00. (9/28/2018)
#16 - Blackbaud (NASDAQ:BLKB)

Number of Downgrades: 14 (in the last 90 days)
Consensus Rating: Hold
Rating Score: 2.0
Ratings Breakdown: 1 Buy Ratings, 11 Hold Ratings, 1 Sell Ratings.
Consensus Price Target: $96.00 (30.4% Upside)

Blackbaud logoBlackbaud, Inc. provides cloud software solutions to nonprofits, foundations, corporations, education institutions, healthcare organizations, and other charitable giving entities primarily in the United States, Canada, the United Kingdom, and Australia. The company offers Raiser's Edge NXT and Blackbaud CRM (constituent relationship management), which are fundraising and relationship management solutions; Luminate CRM for campaign management, constituent relations, business intelligence, and analytics; eTapestry, a cloud fundraising and donor management solution; everydayhero, a cloud crowdfundraising solution; and JustGiving, a social platform for giving. It also provides solutions for Luminate Online that builds online fundraising campaigns; Blackbaud Online Express, a cloud fundraising and marketing tool; and Blackbaud NetCommunity, an online marketing and communications tool. In addition, the company offers Financial Edge NXT, a cloud accounting solution; GIFTS Online, a cloud solution; FIMS, a foundation management system; and Blackbaud Outcomes that empowers funders and nonprofits. Further, it provides onMessage, a content management system; onRecord, a new student information system; onCampus, a learning management system; onboard, an enrollment management system; Smart Tuition, a solution that helps administrative staff; Smart Aid, a proprietary hobbies, interest, and lifestyles profile; AcademicWorks, a scholarship management platform; and Altru, a cloud solution that helps arts and cultural organizations. Additionally, the company offers AngelPoints, an integrated corporate social responsibility solution; Blackbaud's Intelligence for Good, which combine artificial intelligence, analytics, big data, and expertise in cloud-based services and other channels; donor acquisition tools; prospect research engagements; and data enrichment and performance management solutions. Blackbaud, Inc. was founded in 1981 and is headquartered in Charleston, South Carolina.

Recent Recommendations for Blackbaud:

  • Blackbaud, Inc. (NASDAQ: BLKB) was downgraded by analysts at BidaskClub from a "hold" rating to a "sell" rating. (10/16/2018)
  • Blackbaud, Inc. (NASDAQ: BLKB) had its price target lowered by analysts at Robert W. Baird from $105.00 to $82.00. They now have a "neutral" rating on the stock. (10/12/2018)
  • Blackbaud, Inc. (NASDAQ: BLKB) was downgraded by analysts at TheStreet from a "b" rating to a "c+" rating. (10/10/2018)
  • Blackbaud, Inc. (NASDAQ: BLKB) was downgraded by analysts at JMP Securities from an "outperform" rating to a "market perform" rating. They now have a $116.00 price target on the stock. (10/9/2018)
  • Blackbaud, Inc. (NASDAQ: BLKB) was downgraded by analysts at Raymond James from an "outperform" rating to a "market perform" rating. (10/9/2018)
  • Blackbaud, Inc. (NASDAQ: BLKB) was downgraded by analysts at ValuEngine from a "buy" rating to a "hold" rating. (10/9/2018)
  • Blackbaud, Inc. (NASDAQ: BLKB) had its price target lowered by analysts at DA Davidson from $105.00 to $82.00. They now have a "hold" rating on the stock. (10/9/2018)
  • Blackbaud, Inc. (NASDAQ: BLKB) was downgraded by analysts at Benchmark Co. from a "buy" rating to a "hold" rating. (10/9/2018)
  • Blackbaud, Inc. (NASDAQ: BLKB) was downgraded by analysts at Stifel Nicolaus from a "buy" rating to a "hold" rating. They now have a $88.00 price target on the stock, down previously from $120.00. (10/9/2018)
  • Blackbaud, Inc. (NASDAQ: BLKB) was downgraded by analysts at BidaskClub from a "buy" rating to a "hold" rating. (10/9/2018)
#17 - Venator Materials (NYSE:VNTR)

Number of Downgrades: 14 (in the last 90 days)
Consensus Rating: Hold
Rating Score: 2.4
Ratings Breakdown: 8 Buy Ratings, 7 Hold Ratings, 1 Sell Ratings.
Consensus Price Target: $22.8125 (153.8% Upside)

Venator Materials logoVenator Materials PLC manufactures and markets chemical products worldwide. It operates through two segments, Titanium Dioxide and Performance Additives. The Titanium Dioxide segment offers titanium dioxide (TiO2), such as rutile, anatase, and nano TiO2 products for use in coatings, plastics, paper, printing inks, fibers, and food and personal care products. The Performance Additives segment provides barium and zinc additives for use in coatings, films, pharmaceuticals, and paper and glass fiber reinforced plastics; colored inorganic pigments comprising iron oxides, ultramarines, specialty inorganics chemicals, and driers for construction, coating, plastic, and specialty markets; and wood protection chemicals for use in residential and commercial applications, as well as water treatment chemicals. The company was founded in 2017 and is headquartered in Stockton-On-Tees, the United Kingdom.

Recent Recommendations for Venator Materials:

  • Venator Materials PLC (NYSE: VNTR) had its price target lowered by analysts at BMO Capital Markets from $17.00 to $13.00. They now have an "outperform" rating on the stock. (9/26/2018)
  • Venator Materials PLC (NYSE: VNTR) was downgraded by analysts at UBS Group AG from a "buy" rating to a "hold" rating. (9/25/2018)
  • Venator Materials PLC (NYSE: VNTR) had its price target lowered by analysts at Morgan Stanley from $17.50 to $10.00. They now have a "hold" rating on the stock. (9/25/2018)
  • Venator Materials PLC (NYSE: VNTR) was downgraded by analysts at JPMorgan Chase & Co. from an "overweight" rating to a "neutral" rating. They now have a $29.00 price target on the stock. (9/21/2018)
  • Venator Materials PLC (NYSE: VNTR) was downgraded by analysts at Royal Bank of Canada from an "outperform" rating to a "sector perform" rating. (9/13/2018)
  • Venator Materials PLC (NYSE: VNTR) had its price target lowered by analysts at Nomura from $13.00 to $12.00. They now have a "neutral" rating on the stock. (9/13/2018)
  • Venator Materials PLC (NYSE: VNTR) had its "buy" rating re-affirmed by analysts at med. They now have a $32.00 price target on the stock. (8/29/2018)
  • Venator Materials PLC (NYSE: VNTR) was upgraded by analysts at ValuEngine from a "strong sell" rating to a "sell" rating. (8/23/2018)
  • Venator Materials PLC (NYSE: VNTR) had its price target lowered by analysts at UBS Group AG from $20.00 to $14.00. They now have a "neutral" rating on the stock. (8/10/2018)
  • Venator Materials PLC (NYSE: VNTR) was downgraded by analysts at ValuEngine from a "sell" rating to a "strong sell" rating. (8/7/2018)
#18 - Bed Bath & Beyond (NASDAQ:BBBY)

Number of Downgrades: 14 (in the last 90 days)
Consensus Rating: Hold
Rating Score: 1.6
Ratings Breakdown: 0 Buy Ratings, 11 Hold Ratings, 8 Sell Ratings.
Consensus Price Target: $16.4286 (22.6% Upside)

Bed Bath & Beyond logoBed Bath & Beyond Inc., together with its subsidiaries, operates a chain of retail stores. It sells a range of domestics merchandise, including bed linens and related items, bath items, and kitchen textiles; and home furnishings, such as kitchen and tabletop items, fine tabletop, basic housewares, general home furnishings, consumables, and various juvenile products. It also provides various textile products, amenities, and other goods to institutional customers in the hospitality, cruise line, healthcare, and other industries. As of March 3, 2018, the company had a total of 1,552 stores, includes 1,017 Bed Bath & Beyond stores in 50 states, the District of Columbia, Puerto Rico, and Canada; 276 stores under the names of World Market, Cost Plus World Market, or Cost Plus; 119 buybuy BABY stores; 83 stores under the Christmas Tree Shops, Christmas Tree Shops andThat! or andThat! names; and 57 stores under the Harmon, Harmon Face Values, or Face Values. It also offers products through various Websites and applications, such as bedbathandbeyond.com, bedbathandbeyond.ca, harmondiscount.com, facevalues.com, christmastreeshops.com, andthat.com, buybuybaby.com, buybuybaby.ca, harborlinen.com, t-ygroup.com, worldmarket.com, ofakind.com, onekingslane.com, personalizationmall.com, chefcentral.com, and decorist.com. In addition, the Company operates Of a Kind, an e-commerce Website that features specially commissioned limited edition items from emerging fashion and home designers; One Kings Lane, an authority in home décor and design that offers a collection of selected home goods, and designer and vintage items; PersonalizationMall.com, an online retailer of personalized products; Chef Central, an online retailer of kitchenware, cookware, and homeware items catering to cooking and baking enthusiasts; and Decorist, an online interior design platform that provides personalized home design services. Bed Bath & Beyond Inc. was founded in 1971 and is based in Union, New Jersey.

Recent Recommendations for Bed Bath & Beyond:

  • Bed Bath & Beyond Inc. (NASDAQ: BBBY) was downgraded by analysts at Zacks Investment Research from a "hold" rating to a "strong sell" rating. (10/1/2018)
  • Bed Bath & Beyond Inc. (NASDAQ: BBBY) was downgraded by analysts at Argus from a "buy" rating to a "hold" rating. (10/1/2018)
  • Bed Bath & Beyond Inc. (NASDAQ: BBBY) had its price target lowered by analysts at Morgan Stanley from $16.00 to $13.00. They now have an "underweight" rating on the stock. (9/28/2018)
  • Bed Bath & Beyond Inc. (NASDAQ: BBBY) had its price target lowered by analysts at JPMorgan Chase & Co. from $16.00 to $14.00. They now have an "underweight" rating on the stock. (9/27/2018)
  • Bed Bath & Beyond Inc. (NASDAQ: BBBY) had its price target lowered by analysts at KeyCorp from $16.00 to $15.00. They now have an "underweight" rating on the stock. (9/27/2018)
  • Bed Bath & Beyond Inc. (NASDAQ: BBBY) was downgraded by analysts at ValuEngine from a "hold" rating to a "sell" rating. (9/27/2018)
  • Bed Bath & Beyond Inc. (NASDAQ: BBBY) had its price target lowered by analysts at Bank of America Corp from $16.00 to $13.00. They now have a "sell" rating on the stock. (9/27/2018)
  • Bed Bath & Beyond Inc. (NASDAQ: BBBY) had its price target lowered by analysts at Citigroup Inc from $16.00 to $13.00. They now have a "sell" rating on the stock. (9/27/2018)
  • Bed Bath & Beyond Inc. (NASDAQ: BBBY) had its price target lowered by analysts at Telsey Advisory Group from $20.00 to $16.00. They now have a "market perform" rating on the stock. (9/27/2018)
  • Bed Bath & Beyond Inc. (NASDAQ: BBBY) was given a new $15.00 price target on by analysts at Wedbush. They now have a "hold" rating on the stock. (9/27/2018)
#19 - Autoliv (NYSE:ALV)

Number of Downgrades: 14 (in the last 90 days)
Consensus Rating: Hold
Rating Score: 2.2
Ratings Breakdown: 9 Buy Ratings, 13 Hold Ratings, 3 Sell Ratings.
Consensus Price Target: $119.30 (49.5% Upside)

Autoliv logoAutoliv, Inc., through its subsidiaries, develops, manufactures, and supplies automotive safety systems to the automotive industry worldwide. The company operates through two segments, Passive Safety and Electronics. It offers modules and components for frontal-impact airbag protection systems, side-impact airbag protection systems, seatbelts, steering wheels, inflator technologies, battery cable cutters, pedestrian protection systems, and child seats. The company also provides restraint control electronics and crash sensors for deployment of airbags and seatbelt pretensioners; active safety sensors and software for advanced driver assistance systems and autonomous driving solutions; and brake control systems. It primarily serves car manufacturers. The company was founded in 1953 and is headquartered in Stockholm, Sweden.

Recent Recommendations for Autoliv:

  • Autoliv Inc. (NYSE: ALV) had its price target lowered by analysts at Wells Fargo & Co from $113.00 to $91.00. They now have a "market perform" rating on the stock. (10/17/2018)
  • Autoliv Inc. (NYSE: ALV) had its price target lowered by analysts at Citigroup Inc from $100.00 to $88.00. They now have a "neutral" rating on the stock. (10/12/2018)
  • Autoliv Inc. (NYSE: ALV) was downgraded by analysts at Evercore ISI to a "hold" rating. They now have a $90.00 price target on the stock. (10/12/2018)
  • Autoliv Inc. (NYSE: ALV) was given a new $100.00 price target on by analysts at Jefferies Financial Group Inc. They now have a "buy" rating on the stock. (10/5/2018)
  • Autoliv Inc. (NYSE: ALV) had its price target lowered by analysts at Buckingham Research from $130.00 to $80.00. They now have a "neutral" rating on the stock. (10/3/2018)
  • Autoliv Inc. (NYSE: ALV) is now covered by analysts at Wolfe Research. They set an "underperform" rating on the stock. (10/2/2018)
  • Autoliv Inc. (NYSE: ALV) was downgraded by analysts at Robert W. Baird from an "outperform" rating to a "neutral" rating. (10/1/2018)
  • Autoliv Inc. (NYSE: ALV) was upgraded by analysts at Zacks Investment Research from a "sell" rating to a "hold" rating. (9/17/2018)
  • Autoliv Inc. (NYSE: ALV) was downgraded by analysts at Zacks Investment Research from a "hold" rating to a "sell" rating. (9/10/2018)
  • Autoliv Inc. (NYSE: ALV) was downgraded by analysts at Zacks Investment Research from a "buy" rating to a "hold" rating. (9/3/2018)
#20 - TRI Pointe Group (NYSE:TPH)

Number of Downgrades: 13 (in the last 90 days)
Consensus Rating: Hold
Rating Score: 2.3
Ratings Breakdown: 5 Buy Ratings, 9 Hold Ratings, 1 Sell Ratings.
Consensus Price Target: $17.75 (57.8% Upside)

TRI Pointe Group logoTRI Pointe Group, Inc. engages in the design, construction, and sale of single-family detached and attached homes in the United States. It operates a portfolio of six brands across eight states, including Maracay Homes in Arizona; Pardee Homes in California and Nevada; Quadrant Homes in Washington; Trendmaker Homes in Texas; TRI Pointe Homes in California and Colorado; and Winchester Homes in Maryland and Virginia. The company sells its homes through own sales representatives and independent real estate brokers. It also provides financial services, such as mortgage financing, title, and property and casualty insurance agency services. The company was founded in 2009 and is headquartered in Irvine, California. TRI Pointe Group, Inc. was formerly a subsidiary of Weyerhaeuser NR Company.

Recent Recommendations for TRI Pointe Group:

  • TRI Pointe Group Inc (NYSE: TPH) was given a new $16.00 price target on by analysts at JMP Securities. They now have a "hold" rating on the stock. (10/11/2018)
  • TRI Pointe Group Inc (NYSE: TPH) was downgraded by analysts at TheStreet from a "b-" rating to a "c+" rating. (10/10/2018)
  • TRI Pointe Group Inc (NYSE: TPH) was downgraded by analysts at ValuEngine from a "sell" rating to a "strong sell" rating. (10/2/2018)
  • TRI Pointe Group Inc (NYSE: TPH) was downgraded by analysts at Evercore ISI from an "in-line" rating to an "underperform" rating. (10/1/2018)
  • TRI Pointe Group Inc (NYSE: TPH) was downgraded by analysts at Wedbush from an "outperform" rating to a "neutral" rating. They now have a $13.00 price target on the stock, down previously from $18.00. (9/20/2018)
  • TRI Pointe Group Inc (NYSE: TPH) was downgraded by analysts at ValuEngine from a "hold" rating to a "sell" rating. (9/17/2018)
  • TRI Pointe Group Inc (NYSE: TPH) was upgraded by analysts at ValuEngine from a "sell" rating to a "hold" rating. (8/22/2018)
  • TRI Pointe Group Inc (NYSE: TPH) was downgraded by analysts at ValuEngine from a "hold" rating to a "sell" rating. (8/7/2018)
  • TRI Pointe Group Inc (NYSE: TPH) was downgraded by analysts at Zacks Investment Research from a "buy" rating to a "hold" rating. (7/31/2018)
  • TRI Pointe Group Inc (NYSE: TPH) had its price target lowered by analysts at Deutsche Bank AG from $18.00 to $16.00. They now have a "hold" rating on the stock. (7/31/2018)




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