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6 Stocks With Recent Analyst Downgrades

An earlier version of this story indicated that Family Dollar had been downgraded. In fact, it was upgraded to outperform from sector perform at RBC.

NEW YORK ( Stockpickr) -- At Stockpickr, we track daily portfolios of stocks with analyst upgrades and analyst downgrades. With a Stockpickr account ( sign up here), you can elect to receive email alerts when a stock in one of your user-generated portfolios shows up when we update these and other lists, including Insider Buys, Stocks With Unusual Options Activity and Top Percentage Gainers.

We also track the top 30 holdings of various professional investors, including Warren Buffett and George Soros, according to their most recent 13F filings with the SEC.

Related: 5 Stocks With Big Insider Selling

Today, we're taking a closer look at some recent stocks that have been downgraded by analysts and that also show up in at least one of Stockpickr's professional portfolios.


AT&T (T - Get Report) was recently downgraded to neutral from buy at UBS, with a $29 price target, on the likelihood that the company will lose subscribers in the first half of the year.

As of the most-recent reporting period, AT&T shows up in the portfolios of George Soros, who increased his number of shares held by more than 250% during the period, and Louis Moore Bacon at Moore Capital Management, at 1.9% of the total portfolio.

Stock Overview: AT&T is a holding company whose subsidiaries and affiliates provides wireless and wireline telecommunications services and equipment as well as directory advertising and publishing services in the U.S. and internationally. It has traded in a 52-week range of $23.78 to $30.10 and closed at $27.52 on Monday. It has a market cap of $162.5 billion and a 1.8 short interest ratio, it yields 6.3%, and it trades at a P/E of 8.2.

Analyst Ratings: Of 32 analysts covering the stock, 17 rate it a buy, and 15 rate it a hold. TheStreet Ratings has a B- buy rating on AT&T, earning it a spot on the top-rated telecommunications stocks list.

Earnings: AT&T earned 55 cents a share in its fourth quarter, up from 50 cents a share in the previous year's quarter and a penny above expectations. Sales of $31.4 billion, slightly below estimates for $31.5 billion, were up 2% from the previous year.

More on AT&T: According to Jake Lynch, AT&T is one of the 10 cheapest Dow dividend stocks for 2011, and Roberto Pedone included it as one of his top Dogs of the Dow stocks for the year.

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