negative catalyst

neg·a·tive cat·a·lyst

a catalyst that retards a reaction.
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We believe that there is an absence of near term positive catalysts and the increased probability of a negative catalyst for CIBC shares.
We note that the company could miss its profit guidance, providedlast month and thus the publication of financials could be negative catalyst for the stock in the short term.
However, heightened global competition, given that Cooper expands its international exposure, can act as a negative catalyst for the company.
We note that the company could miss its profit guidance, provided last month and thus the publication of financials could be negative catalyst for the stock in the short term.
They don't see a negative catalyst on the horizon until then, so continue to buy dips and pauses for now.
The crisis between Russia and Ukraine and the sluggish Chinese data which confirm a slowdown in growth are the two big negative catalysts for markets," said Lionel Jardin, head of institutional sales at Assya Capital in Paris.
Other negative catalysts include additional encumbrances of assets, or downward revisions to production guidance for 2012 or 2013.
Bears believe the earnings season will provide plenty of negative catalysts for the markets to head lower.