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Procter & Gamble is downgraded to 'equal weight,' and Sprint is initiated with an 'underperform.'
Zynga is downgraded to 'neutral,' and The Fresh Market is initiated with a 'strong buy.'
Stocks are higher as report shows employers added more jobs than expected and the unemployment rate fell last month.
The company's business is hitched to a very unpredictable global economy, but investors are too focused on the small details.
Siemens is upgraded to 'buy,' and Viacom is downgraded to 'above average.'
Stocks edge higher despite Spain's credit downgrade and slower-than-expected growth in US GDP.
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