Yahoo is downgraded to 'market perform,' and SolarCity is initiated with a 'buy.'
With 2012 rapidly drawing to a close and the holiday shopping season in full swing, investors might consider looking at retailers.
Stocks are mixed as the averages struggle to regain some of their losses from last week.
Also, German economic sentiment drops.
Expedia is upgraded to 'buy,' while BJ's Restaurants is downgraded to 'market perform.'
For your money, you'll get motion sensors that measure how high you jump. The new model is part of the sneaker giant's plan to hike prices as consumer spending recovers.
Facebook is initiated with an 'outperform,' and Pulte Group is upgraded to 'outperform.'
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It will benefit big time from rising natural gas prices and the shale boom, pays a generous dividend, and is a bargain compared to its peers.
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