SunPower is initiated with an 'outperform,' and Deutsche Bank is downgraded to 'sell.'
LinkedIn is initiated with a 'buy,' and Nokia is upgraded to 'buy.'
The charts of FedEx, Manpower and Goldman Sachs are showing dangerously overbought conditions.
The averages remain in a narrow trading range, as investors await movement in the ongoing fiscal cliff negotiations.
Wall Street points higher on hopes a budget agreement is near.
With attention focused on the fiscal cliff or the Christmas holidays, its easy to miss earnings announcements this week.
Qualcomm eyes the future of wireless communication, Coinstar takes on Netflix, while FedEx, Bed Bath & Beyond, and FactSet are set to report earnings.
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