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Chicago, IL – February 19, 2019 - Stocks in this week’s article are The Meet Group Inc. MEET, Verint Systems Inc. VRNT, First BanCorp. FBP, Sotherly Hotels Inc. SOHO and AIT Therapeutics Inc. AITB.

3 Stocks with Upgraded Broker Ratings to Bet on Right Now

Market sentiments have been relatively positive over the past few days. While this indicates that fresh investments could be profitable, one could end up buying overvalued stocks.

Wondering how to select the right stocks? Here, expert advice can be very helpful. So, one way is to follow rating upgrades by brokers.  

As brokers directly communicate with the top management, they have in-depth idea about what’s happening in a particular company. Further, they diligently go through the company’s publicly available documents and even attend conference calls.

Moreover, brokers have a thorough understanding of the overall sector and industry. They place the company fundamentals against the current economic backdrop to figure out how the stock will fare as an investment.

Hence, when brokers upgrade a stock, you can rely on their judgment. But solely depending on broker upgrades is not a good way to build your investment portfolio. Several other factors should be taken into consideration to ensure steady returns.

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