Investors love the very companies they disdained just 6 months ago, and this turn of events is just getting started.
These high-quality, dividend-paying stocks offer downside protection and upside potential.
Molycorp is downgraded to 'equal weight, and F5 Networks is upgraded to 'buy.'
AB InBev is downgraded to 'sell' at Goldman, and Norfolk Southern is downgraded to 'neutral' at Citigroup.
BB&T is both upgraded and downgraded, while H&R Block is initiated with a 'buy.'
25 years after the infamous Black Monday crash, markets still prove to be volatile at a moment's notice.
These picks earn top ratings for long-term growth, dividends, quality and value.
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Why are stronger numbers considered bad news? Investors are worried about the impact on inflation and interest rates.
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