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.
Here are plays in the hottest sectors that may reach their buy levels before Christmas.
Right now it may be the main thing that's propping up shares of the gene sequencing company.
Bristol-Myers Squibb is upgraded to 'conviction buy' at Goldman, and Yelp is initiated with a 'neutral' at Piper Jaffray.
Fiserv is downgraded to 'neutral,' and Agilent is initiated with an 'overweight.'
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