The market is holding back from a big breakout. Here's why.
Kroger and Dollar General are among the companies reporting as the holiday shopping season picks up.
Cisco is upgraded to 'neutral,' and Intel is downgraded to 'neutral.'
Baidu is upgraded to 'overweight,' and Angie's List is downgraded to 'outperform.'
FedEx is downgraded to 'underperform,' and UPS is upgraded to 'outperform.'
Ford is downgraded to 'hold,' and Novartis is upgraded to 'buy.'
Mattel is upgraded to 'buy,' and Qualcomm is initiated with a 'buy.'
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