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InterMune is upgraded to 'buy,' and Mead Johnson is downgraded to 'neutral.'
News out of China was positive for stocks, yet futures were stalled ahead of earnings for major stateside companies.
Randgold Resources is downgraded to 'neutral,' and Kinross Gold is upgraded to 'buy.'
Some key energy companies report disappointing third-quarter earnings.
Perhaps everyone is feeling better about the economy -- at least enough to venture out of these sectors.
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