Zynga is upgraded to 'buy,' and F5 Networks is both downgraded and upgraded.
Streaming movies don't mean much to sales or margins.
PepsiCo is upgraded to 'outperform,' and KLA-Tencor is downgraded to 'underweight.'
McDonald's is downgraded to 'neutral,' and Akamai is upgraded to 'buy.'
Despite more jobless claims than expected and disappointing results from Exxon Mobil, stocks were up at midday.
Citrix Systems is upgraded to 'outperform,' and MetroPCS is downgraded to 'market perform.'
Novo Nordisk is downgraded to 'sell,' and IBM is downgraded to 'neutral.'
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