BB&T is both upgraded and downgraded, while H&R Block is initiated with a 'buy.'
Viacom is downgraded to 'hold,' and Angie's List is upgraded to 'outperform.'
These picks earn top ratings for long-term growth, dividends, quality and value.
Stocks pare earlier losses, but concerns about Spain weigh on markets around the world.
Caterpillar is downgraded to 'hold,' while Vivus is upgraded to 'hold.'
Based on historic patterns of yield, these blue-chip stocks now offer excellent total return potential.
Using dividend reinvestment plans, you can buy a trio of solid stocks for just a few hundred dollars.
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