American Express downgraded to 'neutral,' Facebook upgraded to 'buy'
Stocks are mixed, with the Dow managing to cross back into positive ground near noon.
Japan unveiled a stimulus plan, boosting sentiment somewhat.
'Discover it' should gain market share, but the company needs more spending as well as more cardholders.
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Panera Bread is upgraded to 'outperform,' and Yelp is initiated with a 'market perform.'
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