US markets are set for a steady open after Monday's gains and ahead of several Fed speakers.
Alkermes is initiated with an 'outperform,' and Chicago Bridge & Iron is initiated with a 'neutral.'
Valero Energy is downgraded to 'neutral,' and Francesca's is initiated with a 'buy.'
Bristol-Myers is downgraded to 'neutral,' and Gap is initiated with an 'underperform.'
Darden is downgraded to 'neutral,' and Burger King is initiated with a 'buy.'
Roche is upgraded to 'overweight,' while Novartis is downgraded to 'equal weight.'
Mondelez is downgraded to 'hold,' and Citigroup is upgraded to 'outperform.'
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