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Zynga downgraded to 'neutral,' and First Solar is downgraded to 'negative.'
Coal-related stocks would get a boost, while alternative-energy names would likely become short candidates.
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The offering could become the second-biggest this year if underwriters exercise an option to buy more shares.
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