DuPont downgraded to 'neutral,' and GameStop upgraded to 'outperform.'
The reward comes after the pork processor's performance lagged rivals' for years.
Investors dipping their toes back into the market may be in for a rude awakening when the bottom drops out of consumer staples stocks.
Hormel, Tyson and Smithfield are all big food producers and each is an attractive investment in its own way.
Under Armour is upgraded to 'outperform,' and First Solar is downgraded to 'underperform.'
The bulls have been stampeding into livestock stocks.
Skechers is upgraded to 'positive,' and Yum Brands is initiated with an 'outperform.'
Applications for unemployment insurance rise unexpectedly. Sales of new homes climb. Weak economic reports out of Europe and China overshadow hopes for more Fed stimulus. HP's shares slip after its revenue misses forecasts.
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