It's time to dump shares that have premium valuations and underwhelming growth projections.
Accenture is downgraded to 'neutral;' while Biogen and Vodafone are upgraded to 'buy.'
The process is not always as bad as it sounds, and some firms have bounced back to become success stories.
Lennar is upgraded to 'overweight,' and Yum Brands is downgraded to 'underperform.'
Netflix is both upgraded and downgraded, and SanDisk is upgraded to 'buy.'
Darden is downgraded to 'neutral,' and Burger King is initiated with a 'buy.'
Time Warner is upgraded to 'overweight,' and Micron is downgraded to 'sector perform.'
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