Rudi Filapek-Vandyck has been a journalist for nearly three decades, of which nearly two decades has been in finance. After successfully establishing a leading financial news service in Europe, Rudi moved to Australia where he founded FNArena, an online service dedicated to providing independent and unbiased market analysis. He has also develope...View more >
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Brokers have continued to downgrade company ratings as we enter the half-year earnings season, with 13 companies downgraded in the past week versus eight upgrades.
Two companies were upgraded to Buy in the past week, while others were lifted to Hold. However, brokers slapped five companies with Sell ratings.
Analysts have kickstarted the new year with more company downgrades than upgrades. However, these three companies have been given the tick of approval to buy.
The market has been up and down more times than a kid on a pogo stick over the past six months. Rudi Filapek-Vandyck explains the two factors he believes will allow stocks to break higher in 2012.
Stockbrokers have issued 16 downgrades in the past week compared with just four upgrades as the market gets swept up in a wave of risk aversion.
As 2011 draws to a close, stockbrokers have continued to downgrade more companies than they upgrade. Even so, these five companies have been upgraded to a 'buy' rating in the past week.