JDSU is upgraded to 'buy,' and Research In Motion is downgraded to 'underperform.'
Here are the final six themes that can make you money this year. Use them wisely.
If you look at the list of companies that fared the best over the final month of 2012, you'll find a number of them are technology and internet related.
Starbucks is upgraded to 'outperform,' and Crocs is initiated with an 'outperform.'
Stocks move in a narrow range, little affected by the day's slew of economic reports.
New York manufacturing activity contracts, but consumer prices remain unchanged, industrial output increases and builders' confidence improves. Staples shares skid after disappointing results. Deere is also down after missing estimates.
Growth reports in Germany and France come in better than forecast. Retail sales in the US increase for the first time in 4 months. Groupon shares plunge to record low on a revenue miss and lowered outlook. Home Depot climbs as it beats expectations.
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