Stocks manage to withstand a disappointment from the biggest name in technology on the strength of some other encouraging earnings reports.
Netflix is both upgraded and downgraded, and SanDisk is upgraded to 'buy.'
SunPower is upgraded to 'buy,' and Biogen is downgraded to 'neutral.'
AIG is upgraded to 'buy,' and Nvidia is downgraded to 'perform.'
The stock tanks even as it seeks to explore ways to improve prospects.
TiVo is downgraded to 'neutral,' and Facebook is initiated with a 'buy.'
Another round of better-than-expected earnings from blue chips encourages investors.
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