Warm weather, export demand and health-conscious consumers spur a butter and cheese rally.
Johnson & Johnson is upgraded at 3 firms, and McDonald's is downgraded to 'neutral' at Goldman.
The candy giant's dividend has risen 150% in the past decade -- and more increases are likely on the way.
Under Armour is upgraded to 'buy,' and Marvell Technology is downgraded to 'neutral.'
Oracle is downgraded to 'hold,' while GM and Ford are initiated with a 'buy.'
Hard times may be coming, and chocolate makes people feel better.
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