Apple downgrades have been fairly rare recently. Before Longbow’s cut Wednesday, a downgrade by Nomura Instinet -- which lowered its rating to neutral in December -- marked the first such move since June, according to data compiled by Bloomberg. Analysts are still overwhelmingly positive, with 34 firms rating it a buy, 10 advising hold and no sell recommendations.
Apple Inc. stock analysts headed in opposite directions, with the tech giant picking up a rare downgrade on the same day it got a new target price that exceeded all others on Wall Street. While Longbow Research analyst Shawn Harrison cut the stock to neutral on Wednesday, Bank of America Merrill Lynch analyst Wamsi Mohan raised his target price to $220 from $180. That’s the highest target price among analysts surveyed by Bloomberg. The shares slipped 0.1 percent in early trading to $176.05.
Companies that have seen their fortunes -- and share prices -- soar with the crypto-craze are now facing a little bit of a reality check. As bitcoin slumped as much as 20 percent and ripple tumbled as much as 33 percent, firms that touted their links to the burgeoning blockchain industry, including Riot Blockchain Inc., Overstock.com Inc. and DPW Holdings Inc., have seen their shares tumble in U.S. pre-market trading.
Muck Rack makes it simple to find people, tweets, or articles that mention any name, keyword, company, hashtag etc. We've compiled this guide to help you make the most of your search.
Selecting a term
Start searching tweets, articles from media outlets, articles mentioned in tweets, journalists'
names, titles and bios with some suggested searches:
Companies or Topics (e.g. iPhone, Microsoft)
Phrases (e.g. "cloud computing") — use quotes to keep the terms together
Twitter handles (e.g. @username) — returns those who have mentioned or replied to
Names (e.g. "David Pogue")
Hashtags (e.g. #sxsw, #london2012)
Bio details (e.g. vegan, Olympics, father)
Muck Rack's Advanced Search allows for many boolean operators.
Find results that mention multiple specified terms, use AND or
+. For example, ensure each result contains both Elon Musk and Mark Zuckerberg by
searching Musk AND Zuckerberg or Musk + Zuckerberg.
Use the operators OR or , to broaden your search when you'd like either of
multiple terms to appear in results. (This is the default behavior of our search when no operators
are used). For example, results will contain either cake or cookie by searching cake OR cookie or cake,cookie
Use NOT or - to subtract results from your search. For
example, searching Disney will yield results about the Walt Disney Company as well as Walt Disney
World Resort. To exclude mentions of Disney World, search for Disney -World or Disney
When using one of these operators with a phrase, enclose it in quotation marks. For example, you can
find results about smartphones excluding Apple's iPhone 4S by searching smartphone -"iPhone
Exact case matching or punctuation
If you're searching for a brand name or keyword that relies on specific punctuation marks or capitalization, you can
find results that match your exact query by adding matchcase: before the keyword you're searching for, like matchcase:E*TRADE .
Use parentheses to separate multiple
boolean phrases. For example, to find journalists talking about having fun in Disney World or
Disneyland, search for ("disney world" OR disneyland) AND fun.
An asterisk can be used to search for any variation of a root word truncated by the asterisk. For example, searching for admin* will return results for administrator, administration, administer, administered, etc.
A near operator is an AND operator where you can control the distance between the words. You can vary the distance the near operation uses by adding a forward slash and number (between 0-99) such as strawberries NEAR/10 "whipped cream", which means the strawberries must exist within 10 words of "whipped cream".