AK Steel is upgraded to 'buy,' and VeriFone is downgraded to 'neutral.'
Stocks rise and the S&P manages to take and hold the 1,400 level, at least for now.
MetroPCS is upgraded to 'outperform,' and J.C. Penney is initiated at 2 firms.
Most seem poised for troubled second-quarter numbers. But there's one that's hanging in there.
The market has been punishing these former favorites, but their businesses remain in top shape.
PepsiCo is upgraded to 'outperform,' and KLA-Tencor is downgraded to 'underweight.'
The end of the iconic brand opens up room for competing luxury retailers.
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