Raymond James is upgrading solar stocks and JC Penney is downgraded to 'neutral.'
Halliburton is upgraded to 'outperform,' and Diamond Foods is downgraded to 'underperform.'
3 companies are expected to continue reacting to recent news, while 2 are due to report earnings next week.
Shares of Facebook slump as their lockup period ends. Jobless claims rise and housing starts decline, while building permits jump to a 4-year high. Wal-Mart slips on a disappointing outlook. Cisco rallies on a dividend hike.
This stock offers exposure to two attractive market sectors in one company.
Fiserv is downgraded to 'neutral,' and Agilent is initiated with an 'overweight.'
Nokia is both upgraded and downgraded, while Agilent is initiated with a 'buy.'
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