Fusion-io is upgraded to 'outperform,' and Fifth Third Bancorp is downgraded to 'market perform.'
Stocks are higher as a report on rising home prices along with some better-than-expected earnings reports support the market.
The hospital operator is buying smaller rival $21 a share. Expect more such deals to come.
Lennar is upgraded to 'overweight,' and Yum Brands is downgraded to 'underperform.'
Baidu is upgraded to 'buy,' and Health Management is downgraded to 'hold.'
Dendreon is upgraded to 'outperform,' and Aeropostale is downgraded to 'neutral.'
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