On The Fly: Top five analyst downgrades

Catch up on today’s top five analyst downgrades with this list compiled by The Fly: 1. Radware (RDWR) downgraded to In-Line from Outperform at Imperial Capital by analyst Michael Kim, who reduced his estimates to reflect elevated uncertainty in the timing and magnitude of purchase orders, particularly from Tier 1 carriers. He sees limited downside from current share levels, however. 2. Micron (MU) downgraded to Hold from Buy at Summit Insights. Micron was upgraded to Strong Buy at Needham and to Overweight from Sector Weight at KeyBanc. 3. Exxon Mobil (XOM) downgraded to Underweight from Overweight at Barclays by analyst Paul Cheng, who recommended investors shift from Exxon Mobil to Chevron (CVX), a stock he upgraded this morning to Overweight. Exxon may not be able to maintain its historical valuation premium, Cheng tells investors in a research note. He thinks the company’s valuation still reflects “rich historical norms,” while the upstream’s underlying fundamentals “appear to have suffered a structural deterioration.” 4. Cirrus Logic (CRUS) downgraded to Hold from Buy Needham. 5. Catalent (CTLT) downgraded to Equal Weight from Overweight at Stephens by analyst Drew Jones, who believes there to be some conservatism in its guidance. However, he sees the potential for outperformance as less significant than in the past. This list is just a portion of The Fly’s full analyst coverage. To see The Fly’s full Street Research coverage, (click here. ):(http://thefly.com/streetResearch.php )

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