Indication that Europe is improving could not offset the negative sentiment ahead of more earnings and economic data.
Cabot Oil & Gas is initiated with an 'overweight,' and Merck is downgraded to 'market perform.'
Stocks are higher as the S&P 500 eclipses its all-time closing high.
AB InBev is downgraded to 'conviction sell,' and Boeing is upgraded to 'buy.'
With the economy weakening, these shares are most at risk. Here are the warning signs.
General Electric is downgraded to 'neutral,' and McDonald's is downgraded to 'outperform.'
FedEx is downgraded to 'underperform,' and UPS is upgraded to 'outperform.'
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