Markets remain concerned about US debt, while Fitch warns several countries of a potential downgrade.
This pipeline operator trades at a discount to its peers and offers a 6% yield.
Target is upgraded to 'overweight,' and Thomson Reuters is downgraded to 'hold.'
BB&T is both upgraded and downgraded, while H&R Block is initiated with a 'buy.'
Autodesk is downgraded at 2 firms, and General Growth is downgraded to 'neutral.'
Toll Bros. and Lennar are downgraded to 'hold,' while Salesforce is cut to 'underperform.'
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