Wal-Mart and McDonald's are downgraded to 'hold,' and Intuitive Surgical is initiated with an 'outperform.'
Dell is upgraded to 'equal weight,' and TiVo is initiated with a 'neutral.'
These stocks have taken a tumble during a positive period for the markets.
Sentiment is too bullish and volume doesn't support these stocks' fast rise, but technical analysis can determine the price point to buy in on a pullback.
The top homebuilder's results will give investors a glimpse into the health of the housing sector.
Builders have been showing technical strength, and companies from related industries are rebounding from prior lows.
Hershey is upgraded to 'buy' at Goldman, and Southwest is downgraded to 'neutral' at BofA/Merrill.
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