Major stock indexes continued their persistent bull run on Monday, pushing against all-time records. Today’s gains were broad-based, driven by positive manufacturing indicators.

Today, we examine some of the top performing financial analysts in the NewsQuantified system. In addition to tracking hundreds of stock-related news events each day, our system tracks and rates dozens of prominent financial analysis units. We track what percentage of stock price target changes by each analyst is vindicated by subsequent market movement, making it easy to pick out the most impactful experts.

Today’s report centers on analysts with exceptional Win%’s who issued rating changes during Monday’s market session.

1.    Pebblebrook Hotel (PEB): downgraded by Baird Capital.

PEB Chart

PEB has only inched downward so far, but further losses are a strong probability after a downgrade by Baird from Outperform to Neutral. Baird is one of the most successful analyst groups in our system, recording a win rate over 70%.

The downgrade was a reaction to recent price appreciation rather than to operational concerns.

Pebblebrook Hotel is a publicly traded Real Estate Investment Trust (REIT), specializing in high-end hotel and resort properties.

2.    Truecar Inc (TRUE): Upgraded by Morgan Stanley.

Morgan Stanly has recorded an impressive record in the NewsQuantified Analyst database, winning on over 68% of their price target changes. On Monday, Morgan Stanley Upgraded Truecar from an “underweight” to an “equal weight” valuation. The stock is down modestly so far.

The upgrade is a strategic reaction to recent struggles for TRUE, with price deterioration leading to an attractive valuation. Truecar is an information clearinghouse service for used car purchasing.

3.    E-gain (EGAN): Upgraded by Craig-Hallum.

Craig-Hallum rounds out today’s top analysts, bringing an impressive 71% win rate to their Monday upgrade of E-Gain to “buy.” E-Gain enjoyed modest gains after the announcement.

E-Gain was recently featured as a NewsQuantified Top Performer after turning in strong earnings data from its SaaS business unit. The stock has gained nearly 30$ since, and Craig-Hallum have taken note.

EGAN is a cloud services provider.

Diverse Plays, Great Profits: All in a single news day.

A powerful news analytics platform like NewsQuantified not only makes it easy to track the news, but to quickly compare news events with key financial information.

Today’s plays make the power of this news-based trading approach clear. No small investor could be expected to track all these companies, diverse across industry, market cap, and valuation. No small investor could be expected to rate dozens of world-class financial analysts.

Yet they were all at the top of a single easy to use dashboard in the NewsQuantified platform. We make it simple to find strong, diverse plays in any market environment.


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