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.
Wednesday highlights quarterly results from Apple and another debt ceiling vote.
Research in Motion is upgraded to 'hold,' and Intel is downgraded to 'neutral.'
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