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With share prices reaching six year highs, brokers were busy downgrading stocks. Big names such as BHP and Wesfarmers were downgraded.
While there were more downgrades than upgrades, earnings and target price revisions suggest that the market is strengthening. On the back of its earnings outlook, CSL got an upgrade, while both the Qu..
The flavour of the week has been set by earnings results, which were mostly positive. James Hardie and Tabcorp were upgraded
Following a bumper weak on the markets, there were twice as many downgrades as upgrades. Aurizon and Regis Resources got upgrades.
Resources are the main targets of negative movements as insurers, energy and financials feature on the positive side. Atlas and IOOF were upgraded.
There were more downgrades than upgrades in the later part of the week as lower estimates for commodity prices impacted resources and energy. Sonic Healthcare was upgraded but AGL Energy scored a down..