Single-family housing starts have dropped, interrupting a rise in confidence.
The list of outperforming sectors points to more good fortune next year, but it might not be advisable to back up the truck just yet.
Roche is upgraded to 'overweight,' while Novartis is downgraded to 'equal weight.'
News Corp. dabbles in M&A, housing data lift Lennar, and Green Mountain finds a new CEO. Tiffany and Ann will report Q3 earnings.
These companies serving the construction industry offer some upside potential.
Exxon Mobil initiated with a 'buy,' and Texas Instruments downgraded to 'neutral.'
Mondelez is downgraded to 'hold,' and Citigroup is upgraded to 'outperform.'
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