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What: Shares of health-care services provider Accretive Health
So what: After taking a drubbing yesterday, Accretive Health's stock bounced back in a big way today as Wall Street analysts put their thumbs up on the stock. Briefing.com lists Robert W. Baird as providing an upgrade and it appears to also erroneously list Brean Murray downgrading it (my sources show that Brean Murray actually upgraded the stock). I was able to get my hands on research from some other Wall Street shops and there was similarly bullish commentary there as well, with a few suggesting to buy on the post-sell-off weakness.
Now what: I think Wall Street has a tendency to get a bit too excited about growth sometimes; with average long-term growth estimates of 40% on Accretive, it wouldn't surprise me if that was the case here. Additionally, the company pretty recently had its IPO and -- though this issue was ostensibly cleared up after the dot-com bubble burst -- it wouldn't surprise me if the firms behind the IPO had a little extra interest in seeing the stock succeed. In fact, Baird was on the underwriting team, as was JPMorgan Chase
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