Kraft Foods is upgraded to 'overweight,' and VeriFone is downgraded to 'sell.'
Despite more jobless claims than expected and disappointing results from Exxon Mobil, stocks were up at midday.
The wireless network company could change on its own, but a buyout is also possible.
Travelers is downgraded to 'equal weight,' and Boeing is initiated with a 'buy.'
Network software provider benefits from the explosion of IP-enabled devices.
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