Pfizer has multiple health care businesses and Elan has Tysabri royalties and a would-be acquirer.
Stocks are lower as worries about Italy's election dent European markets and the US averages follow suit.
Elan is upgraded to 'market perform,' and Affymax is downgraded to 'neutral.'
Green Mountain is downgraded to 'neutral,' and Wells Fargo is upgraded to 'buy.'
Yahoo is upgraded to 'buy,' and Johnson & Johnson is downgraded to 'underperform.'
Stocks are almost unchanged following 3 straight days of triple-digit moves for the Dow.
Top-line results show some hope for treatment even though a research goal was missed.
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