As device makers design from the chip out, this major player's mass-market approach faces trouble.
General Motors is upgraded to 'buy,' and Alcoa is downgraded to 'hold .'
One gold miner in particular is looking attractive for a short-term trade.
Stocks are mixed as Apple earnings weigh on the Nasdaq but improved outlooks from Boeing and Caterpillar support the Dow.
Halliburton is upgraded to 'outperform,' while Seagate is downgraded to 'hold.'
Disney is downgraded to 'above average' and Time Warner is upgraded to 'market perform.'
Facebook is initiated with a 'buy,' and Western Digital is downgraded to 'equal weight.'
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