Aeropostale is upgraded to 'buy,' and Denny's is downgraded to 'neutral.'
Tesla is upgraded to 'buy,' and Bed Bath & Beyond is downgraded to 'hold.'
Stocks are mixed, with the Nasdaq supported in positive territory for the second day in a row by a post-earnings advance from one of its most high-profile members.
Lennar is downgraded to 'neutral,' and VMware is upgraded to 'outperform.'
Netflix, PulteGroup and Zynga report earnings. Tesla sells off on Goldman report. Bally Technologies buys a big competitor to gain traction in Asia.
Industry sentiment has been improving since 2011, but may not reflect economic realities.
The bank, a bellwether for the mortgage and housing sectors, remains relatively upbeat despite the looming threat of rising rates.
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