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Stocks climb as the monthly jobs report boosts investor optimism and wipes out losses generated by Central Bank disappointments.
Under Armour is upgraded to 'buy,' and Marvell Technology is downgraded to 'neutral.'
Carnival is downgraded to 'neutral' at Goldman, and Annie's is initiated at several firms.
These should be exceptions to the rule as we revisit the risky days of 2011.
Nokia is downgraded to 'hold,' and Internet companies are initiated at SunTrust.
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