Moore's second law increases the cost of making microchips and forces some hard choices.
Interest rate decisions are expected today from the European Central Bank and Bank of England.
SanDisk is upgraded to 'overweight,' while AMD is downgraded to 'market perform.'
Research In Motion is upgraded to 'sector perform,' and Pfizer is initiated with an 'outperform.'
General Motors is upgraded to 'buy,' and Alcoa is downgraded to 'hold .'
Barclays is upgraded to 'buy,' and Green Mountain is initiated with a 'buy.'
With high free cash flow yields, these stocks would be an attractive fit for an acquirer.
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