Stockbroking analysts had only partially returned to work in the week ending 10 January and this was clearly noticeable from the week's harvest in opinion updates, recommendation changes and otherwise research follow-ups on corporate events and releases.
Spoiler alert: not much was happening during the week. This is likely to change during the week ahead.
Those analysts who did return to their desk early this year were still good for three recommendation downgrades and eight upgrades. The three stocks receiving a fresh upgrade were Event Hospitality and Entertainment (Buy), Karoon Energy (Overweight) and Aurizon Holdings (Add).