Roche is upgraded to 'overweight,' while Novartis is downgraded to 'equal weight.'
This leading bank sells below book value and at 7 times expected earnings.
The Commission closes the investigation and essentially gives the bank a clean slate regarding its conduct in the sale of mortgage-backed securities.
These mega-institutions are among the worst lenders in the country by several criteria.
Investors should buy these shares ahead of the next 'stress test' in January.
Stocks are mixed as a large write-down, and associated charges of fraud, from Hewlett-Packard overshadow better-than-expected US housing data.
The post-election rout of bank stocks has gone too far.
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