Analyst Actions: Top Stock Ratings Changes for 9/20

Today, we focus on top analyst action events from 9/20. “Analyst Actions” are stock ratings changes by major financial firms—revisions of price targets up or down.

Our system continues to identify profitable trading opportunities in every market environment, and Analyst Actions are a powerful part of the NewsQuantified system.

1.    Nordson (NDSN): Upgraded by Longbow Capital

NDSN Chart

Longbow is one of the top analysts in the NewsQuantified system, winning on an astonishing 77% of their ratings changes. They upgraded NDSN on Wednesday, setting a $140 price target on the $116-dollar stock.

The stock has only risen 1% so far, suggesting substantial remaining upside. Nordson Corporation is an American company that designs and manufactures dispensing equipment for consumer and industrial adhesives, sealants and other coatings.

2.    L Brands (LB): down 4% so far on a downgrade from Cowen:

LB Chart

Cowen is another one of our top performing analysts so far, earning a Win on over 67% of price rating shifts. They downgraded L Brands from Outperform to Market Perform on Wednesday; it has fallen 4% so far. While Cowen continues to believe in the management team at LB, they are reigning in past optimism, citing concerns with LB’s ability to maintain sales growth with its elevated pricing strategies.

L Brands is an American company best known for the Victoria’s Secret and Bath and Body Works retail brands.

3.    Pfizer (PFE): upgraded by analysts at Morgan Stanley.

PFE Chart

Pfizer, the US pharmaceutical giant, was upgraded by Morgan Stanley on Wednesday. Morgan Stanley has performed well on ratings changes tracked by NewsQuantified, winning on over 68%. They specifically cited Pfizer’s new breast cancer drug Ibrance, and believe current market prices do not adequately reflect the potential revenues this treatment could generate.

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