Phillip Frost backs SafeStitch and Warren Buffett holds DaVita.
Hewlett-Packard is downgraded to 'sell' at Goldman, and Groupon is initiated with a 'sell' at UBS.
Mosaic is upgraded to 'outperform,' and General Electric is downgraded to 'neutral.'
Big Lots is both downgraded and upgraded, and Angie's List is initiated with an 'overweight.'
Berkshire Hathaway is likely to increase its stakes in Amex, Coca-Cola, IBM and Wells Fargo.
Garmin is initiated with an 'outperform,' and Transocean is downgraded to 'sell.'
When company executives start buying their own stock, it can mean there's money to be made.
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