Alpha Natural is downgraded to 'sell,' and Michael Kors is initiated with an 'outperform.'
A look at the charts provides clues on whether upcoming earnings announcements can provide the much-needed catalyst for a rally.
US stocks are set to open down on global growth concerns as investors await US housing reports.
If you're wondering which strategy is best for this increasingly volatile time, here are some picks for each direction.
Northrop Grumman upgraded to 'neutral' and Juniper upgraded to 'buy.'
Stocks are down as a weaker-than-expected jobs report sent the markets sharply lower at the open, though the averages moved off their lowest levels near noon.
Yahoo is upgraded to 'outperform,' and Burger King is downgraded to 'underperform.'
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