But investors are still hungry for the above-average dividend yields they offer.
Tata Motors is upgraded to 'conviction buy,' and Francesca's is downgraded to 'neutral.'
Sprint is both upgraded and downgraded, and FedEx is initiated with a 'buy.'
Stocks are higher following a report showing inflation remains tame.
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.
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