Las Vegas Sands is upgraded to 'buy,' and Francesca's is initiated with an 'outperform.'
Banking on a continued recovery, Jefferies recommends these 4 names.
The high-end retailer had a good first quarter, but the stock is getting very pricey and Europe and Asia may not deliver needed growth.
LeapFrog is initiated with an 'overweight,' and Beazer Homes is downgraded to 'neutral.'
Alpha Natural is downgraded to 'sell,' and Michael Kors is initiated with an 'outperform.'
The luxury accessories retailer has begun a successful transition into footwear and other fashion items.
Halliburton is upgraded to 'buy,' and DeVry is downgraded to 'hold.'
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