The companies that are called to join the heavy-hitters in the benchmark index will be in line for a nice boost in their stock price.
Lennar is downgraded to 'neutral,' and VMware is upgraded to 'outperform.'
US markets are set to tick up at the open after the tech giant's positive results and strong eurozone PMI data.
These high-quality stocks are well positioned for growth and income.
They've had a good run, but you'd be wise to trim your positions in these sell-rated companies before they report quarterly results next week.
Family Dollar is downgraded to 'equal weight,' and FedEx is initiated with a 'buy.'
Hewlett-Packard is upgraded to 'buy,' and Citigroup initiates Internet stocks.
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