Weyerhaeuser is upgraded to 'buy,' and Zynga is initiated with a 'sell.'
Yum Brands is downgraded to 'neutral,' and ConocoPhillips is upgraded to 'strong buy.'
In an industry chock-full of attractive stocks, Seadrill offers a unique combination of growth, value and income -- perfect for playing the surge in natural gas and oil.
Family Dollar is downgraded to 'equal weight,' and FedEx is initiated with a 'buy.'
Halliburton is downgraded to 'underweight,' and Eli Lilly is initiated with a 'buy.'
DuPont is downgraded to 'sell,' and Pacific Sunwear is upgraded to 'buy.'
The sector has taken a hit on EIA data, and only 1 of 25 stocks has a 'buy' rating.
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