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.
The company's emerging markets focus and personal care products drive results.
Netflix is both upgraded and downgraded, and SanDisk is upgraded to 'buy.'
The consumer goods company is ready to reveal quarterly results Friday and all eyes will be on the bottom-line numbers.
After a strong 2013, the sector now looks overvalued and is lagging.
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