The drug giant calms worries about its ability to innovate following its spinoff of Zoetis earlier this year.
Biotechnology, managed care and pharmaceuticals stocks have soared this year, helping some familiar and overlooked health care ETFs deliver stellar returns.
Under Armour is downgraded to 'neutral,' and Bristol-Myers is upgraded to 'overweight.'
Mosaic and Potash are downgraded to 'underweight,' and Trina Solar is upgraded to 'buy.'
SINA is upgraded to 'buy,' and Cree is downgraded to 'market perform.'
Sony is downgraded to 'hold,' and McDermott is downgraded to 'hold.'
The world's eighth-largest economy is turning the corner, and deep values abound.
The biotech plans to file early with the FDA even as the regulatory body may have some reservations about the limited amount of data.
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It's the second-biggest shopping season of the year, although the total amount spent is expected to drop from last year.
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