Leading economic indicators are also up. Global markets climb as Germany's Merkel backs the euro and the ECB. Apple hits a new high. Gap beats estimates, while Aeropostale misses. Marvell's results disappoint, and Groupon drops on a downgrade.
These stocks are trading for less than investment gurus David Einhorn and Prem Watsa paid for them.
Marvell Technology is upgraded to 'market perform,' and Brocade is downgraded to 'hold.'
Under Armour is upgraded to 'buy,' and Marvell Technology is downgraded to 'neutral.'
The semiconductor company is now well positioned to offer complete solutions across the access spectrum.
Steel Dynamics and US Steel are downgraded to 'hold.' DuPont is initiated with 'equal weight.'
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