Stocks are mixed, with the S&P barely clinging to gains, the Nasdaq weighed on by a post-earnings decline in Apple, and the Dow dragged on by the under-performance of AT&T and P&G.
Halliburton is upgraded to 'buy,' and DeVry is downgraded to 'hold.'
After a triple-digit move lower, the Dow is now well away from the 14,000 level again and the S&P is hovering just above 1,500.
Yahoo is upgraded to 'buy,' and Johnson & Johnson is downgraded to 'underperform.'
Stocks are down despite a higher-than-expected Q3 GDP growth.
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