The companies, in very different sectors, have all crossed their 50-day moving averages to the upside.
Halliburton is upgraded to 'buy,' and DeVry is downgraded to 'hold.'
A research group's report claims more Lone Star State workers in the sector than ranchers, but it fails to mention all of those in oil and gas.
Based on yield and value, these stocks rank as the market's current best.
The investment bank says these 8 names have a downside potential of some 20% or more.
Weakness in Europe and Asia is a concern for UPS. Oil analysts surprise with lower than expected weekly report. Accenture and Dollar General to report earnings. Brinker concerned with lower consumer demand.
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