SanDisk is upgraded to 'outperform,' and Colgate-Palmolive is downgraded to 'neutral.'
These quality stocks were selected based on historic patterns of payout and valuation.
Meanwhile, Japan is concerned its yen moves have been too fast and may not last.
Stocks are higher as reports on services companies from around the globe improved the market's tone dramatically from Monday.
US markets seem set to rebound from their worst day since November.
American Eagle is downgraded to 'hold,' and Urban Outfitters is upgraded to 'hold.'
Research in Motion is upgraded to 'hold,' and Intel is downgraded to 'neutral.'
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