Prudential Financial was downgraded to hold from buy at TheStreet Ratings on Wednesday. TheStreet Ratings gives Prudential a C+ grade. The stock closed Friday at $44.74 and has fallen 10.73% year to date.
The infrastructure stocks profiled today are among the TheStreet Ratings' 10 best construction stocks for 2016.
It likely will take an economic crisis to provide the cover for the political establishment to enact a domestic infrastructure program.
Federal Reserve bank presidents have begun promoting the need for fiscal stimulus measures.