AB InBev is upgraded to 'buy,' and Colgate-Palmolive is initiated with a 'sell.'
The company is focusing on stabilizing its core business and growing sales after dismal results in the last few quarters.
These companies' share repurchases could materially affect EPS and valuations.
Credit Suisse has identified companies that should benefit from shifts in the foreign exchange markets.
Sony is upgraded to 'buy,' and JoS. A. Bank is downgraded to 'equal weight.'
Stocks are higher as the Dow continues to hit fresh recovery highs and the S&P moves back above 1,500.
Starbucks, other companies report better than expected results. Data out of Europe's biggest economy remain positive.
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