Mosaic is upgraded to 'outperform,' and General Electric is downgraded to 'neutral.'
When company executives start buying their own stock, it can mean there's money to be made.
Stocks are lower despite better than expected reports on US industrial production and Chinese manufacturing activity.
Exxon Mobil is downgraded to 'neutral,' and TiVo is initiated with a 'buy.'
Investors await several economic reports due out this morning.
Revenue will be recognized over a longer period, the company says.
UBS downgrades Citigroup, Goldman Sachs and Morgan Stanley to 'neutral.'
Reports show contraction in China's manufacturing activity and in the eurozone's private sector. US jobless claims fall by 3,000, but the level remains high. The Philly Fed's manufacturing index improves slightly, while leading indicators slip.
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