SodaStream is downgraded to 'neutral,' and Monster Beverage is initiated with an 'outperform.'
Buffalo Wild Wings is downgraded to 'hold,' and Pandora is initiated with a 'sector perform.'
Stocks are higher as investors appear to be more cheered by corporate earnings reports than they are disappointed by global manufacturing data.
Defense industry cuts commence. Dish Network may pull its Clearwire offer. New Jersey approves online gambling. H&R Block and Staples to report earnings.
With another state allowing Internet gaming, these companies could get a significant boost.
Stocks are higher after report shows trade deficit shrank in December.
Meanwhile, Japan is concerned its yen moves have been too fast and may not last.
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