negative catalyst

neg·a·tive cat·a·lyst

a catalyst that retards a reaction.
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The first place to look for a negative catalyst is geopolitical risk, simply because an 18 times market clearly puts the odds of a shock at close to zero.
"Too many investors see the Fed as a likely negative catalyst."
''While we see no obvious negative catalyst near term, expectations are rising and...
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.
The big negative catalyst, of course, was the highly publicized recall last spring of several brands of wet dog and cat food that contained wheat gluten sourced in China that was contaminated with melamine.
Notwithstanding the negative catalyst, AstraZeneca shares were up 1.1% to $45.13& Wednesday morning.
Raymond James analyst Frank Louthan downgraded AT&T from outperform to market perform on news of the planned appeal, saying it is a "negative catalyst for the stock."
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.
Now, the prospect of more regulation may sound like a potential negative catalyst at first.
Juvekar also removed his "Negative Catalyst Watch" on CF Industries (CF) and keeps a Buy rating on the shares with a $48 price target.
Kedra is raising his recommendation to Hold now that the negative catalyst of the CRL has past and the stock has pulled back by over 20%.