JA Solar is downgraded to 'sell,' and Joy Global is downgraded to 'neutral.'
These gems have oilman T. Boone Pickens' stamp of approval.
US markets seem set to finish this strong week on a higher note as the Japanese currency slumps to 4.5 year low.
Alpha Natural is downgraded to 'sell,' and Michael Kors is initiated with an 'outperform.'
FedEx is downgraded to 'underperform,' and UPS is upgraded to 'outperform.'
T Rowe Price Equity Income Fund buys Apple, sells Procter & Gamble.
Saks is downgraded to 'neutral,' and Netflix is initiated with a 'buy.'
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