InterMune is upgraded to 'buy,' and Mead Johnson is downgraded to 'neutral.'
Boston Scientific is upgraded to 'outperform,' and ARM Holdings is downgraded to 'equal weight.'
JPMorgan and Blackrock are to report Q4 earnings. Housing market and retail sales data are set to be released. Discount retailers feel pain from payroll tax hike.
Altria is upgraded to 'buy,' and Red Robin is downgraded to 'neutral.'
Yahoo is downgraded to 'market perform,' and SolarCity is initiated with a 'buy.'
Unexpectedly positive data out of Europe and a potential fiscal cliff decision cheer investors.
For the first time since 2011, real money may be returning to stocks.
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