JetBlue is downgraded to 'hold,' and Molson Coors is initiated with a 'neutral.'
Starbucks is upgraded to 'outperform,' and Crocs is initiated with an 'outperform.'
Stocks could recover from Monday's decline spurred by disappointing manufacturing data fiscal cliff concerns.
Chevron expands Gulf operations. Toll Brothers and AutoZone are set to release earnings. Auto sales and holiday shopping season could move GM and Limited.
Construction of new US homes rises, and sales and prices of existing homes surge. Japan's central bank expands its stimulus program. Microsoft increases its dividend. General Mills beats earnings expectations.
The car-parts distributor is positioned well, especially as it turns its focus to improving commercial sales.
Dow Chemical is downgraded to 'neutral,' and eBay is initiated with a 'buy.'
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