Stocks are higher as report shows surprisingly strong retail sales in September.
Goldman Sachs is both upgraded and downgraded, and Manchester United is initiated at 2 firms with a 'buy.'
Humana is downgraded to 'neutral,' and Vertex is initiated with a 'buy.'
The move is a big bet that states will allow for Medicaid expansion.
Adobe is downgraded at 2 firms, while Applied Materials is upgraded to 'overweight.'
The Supreme Court's decision on the massive health-care reform bill -- which could come at any time -- will surely create many winners and losers. Here’s a scorecard.
These stocks meet the growth and value criteria of the legendary manager of Fidelity Magellan.
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