Stocks near flat as investors seek direction in a lackluster session.
Homebuilder optimism hits a 6-year high, and the US current account trade deficit narrows more than expected. FedEx cuts its full-year outlook. China's territorial dispute with Japan escalates. Apple trades above $700.
The firm also downgrades AMD, Intel and Marvell.
Sprint is upgraded to 'buy,' and Celgene is downgraded to 'neutral.'
Time Warner upgraded to 'buy,' Zynga initiated with a 'hold.'
The chipmaker's fundamentals remain strong even without the Oracle of Omaha.
SanDisk is upgraded to 'above average,' and AMD is downgraded to 'hold.'
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