Stocks get a boost from housing outlook.
The networking giant appears to have shifted from being a growth stock to a value play.
Applied Materials is downgraded to 'underperform,' and American Express is initiated with a 'neutral.'
Shares of Facebook slump as their lockup period ends. Jobless claims rise and housing starts decline, while building permits jump to a 4-year high. Wal-Mart slips on a disappointing outlook. Cisco rallies on a dividend hike.
New York manufacturing activity contracts, but consumer prices remain unchanged, industrial output increases and builders' confidence improves. Staples shares skid after disappointing results. Deere is also down after missing estimates.
3 homebuilders are upgraded at JPMorgan, and Select Medical is downgraded at 3 firms.
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