After great returns last yet, a number of big headlines are shaking up the financial sector in the New Year.
Stocks are lower, pushing the S&P 500 off the five-year high it reached Friday.
Alcoa kicks off the season Tuesday, and Wells Fargo is set to post results Friday.
Under Armour is upgraded to 'outperform,' and First Solar is downgraded to 'underperform.'
The job market improved last year, but pink slips kept coming at major names like HP, Pepsi and Citigroup. One common thread was troubled CEOs.
SunPower is upgraded to 'buy,' and Biogen is downgraded to 'neutral.'
The bank may be the financial sector's top performer next year.
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