Starwood Hotels initiated with an 'outperform,' and BB&T upgraded to 'buy.'
The elements are in place for explosive growth in the automation and robotic revolution. A company called Proto Labs is positioned to benefit.
Netflix initiated with an 'outperform,' and Cliffs Natural downgraded to 'market perform.'
SunPower is initiated with an 'outperform,' and Deutsche Bank is downgraded to 'sell.'
Market to open lower as budget cuts are set to commence Friday.
Stocks are higher as the Dow is lifted by an advance in IBM and the Nasdaq is boosted by Google's outperformance.
While underperforming recently, the maker of robotic medical systems shows strength during the fourth quarter.
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