These are best buys in a group of 'catalyst stocks,' whether Standard & Poor's comes knocking or not.
There's great demand for the company's energy-efficient products and the stock has been on a roll.
Adobe is upgraded to 'market perform,' and McDonald's is downgraded to 'neutral.'
With earnings season underway, investors are being reminded that nosebleed valuations can lead to serious losses.
Investors will benefit as consumers boost spending on home renovation and furnishings.
SodaStream is downgraded to 'neutral,' and Monster Beverage is initiated with an 'outperform.'
These companies are in the sweet spot of a major economic trend.
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