LeapFrog is initiated with an 'overweight,' and Beazer Homes is downgraded to 'neutral.'
The two companies were working together on DNA sequencing technology, but the pharmaceutical giant pulled out Tuesday.
Target initiated with a 'neutral,' and Microsoft upgraded to 'overweight.'
Markets are headed for a down open on slower than expected growth in China.
Yahoo is upgraded to 'outperform,' and Burger King is downgraded to 'underperform.'
Sony is upgraded to 'buy,' and JoS. A. Bank is downgraded to 'equal weight.'
Stocks are lower as earnings reports and economic data do little to spur the markets.
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