Riverbed is downgraded at 2 firms, and Activision Blizzard is upgraded to 'outperform.'
Altria is upgraded to 'buy,' and Red Robin is downgraded to 'neutral.'
Stocks are lower despite better than expected reports on US industrial production and Chinese manufacturing activity.
AIG is upgraded to 'buy,' and Nvidia is downgraded to 'perform.'
Stocks are poised to finish the week higher as the unemployment rate dropped to 7.8% for September.
AK Steel is upgraded to 'buy,' and VeriFone is downgraded to 'neutral.'
Stocks are mixed as investors await the release of minutes from June's Federal Reserve meeting.
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