Lockheed Martin is downgraded to 'sector perform,' and Transocean is upgraded to 'outperform.'
The housing market has steadily made a comeback from the lows witnessed during the recession, but with rising interests, how's the sector looking now?
This may seem like a long shot, given the city's recent bankruptcy, but a basket of local publicly traded companies has served investors quite well this year.
LINN Energy is upgraded to 'buy,' and Noodles & Company is initiated with a 'neutral.'
Look for more growth from this maker of building materials as the housing rebound continues.
S&P's top-ranked analysts share their latest stock recommendations.
ValueClick is downgraded to 'hold,' and Bed Bath & Beyond is downgraded to 'cautious.'
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