Earnings as a whole appear mildly encouraging, but most are measured against analysts' recently reduced estimates.
Shares were priced so high that any bump in the road could take them down.
SanDisk is upgraded to 'above average,' and AMD is downgraded to 'hold.'
Deere is downgraded to 'underweight,' and Home Depot is downgraded to 'neutral.'
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Earnings concerns, a high valuation and increasing competition all suggest vulnerability.
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