Ford is downgraded to 'hold,' and Novartis is upgraded to 'buy.'
Booming auto sales don't mean all these names are good buys.
Markets point higher ahead of negotiations aimed to avoid the fiscal cliff.
The Los Angeles Auto Show, which opens this week, reflects the peculiarities of the state's market.
Aeropostale is downgraded to 'neutral,' and Yahoo is upgraded to 'conviction buy' at Goldman.
With Honda's sales stagnating, launching diesel cars was necessary to grab a foothold of the country's auto industry.
The plug-in hybrid may be trailing sales projections and facing a right-wing backlash, but October sales set a record and fuel-efficiency standards are rising.
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Chipotle is an extremely well-run company in the midst of robust growth. But its stock, like Wal-Mart's a decade ago, may nonetheless be hitting its peak.
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