Applied Materials is downgraded to 'underperform,' and American Express is initiated with a 'neutral.'
UBS initiates Dell with a 'neutral' and Hewlett-Packard with a 'sell.'
Stocks are mixed as optimism about a plan to help Spain's banks is tempered by profit warnings from tech companies.
Adobe is downgraded at 2 firms, while Applied Materials is upgraded to 'overweight.'
Nasdaq is downgraded at 2 firms, and Dendreon is initiated with an 'underperform.'
McDonald's is downgraded to 'neutral,' and Akamai is upgraded to 'buy.'
These stocks are a selection from among S&P's top buy-rated issues for capital appreciation potential.
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