The sector's big run-up could mean new money is buying a top.
3 homebuilders are upgraded at JPMorgan, and Select Medical is downgraded at 3 firms.
Investors lose confidence that the ECB will stem the region's debt crisis. In the US, unemployment filings decline, the trade deficit narrows, and wholesale inventories drop.
Facebook is initiated with an 'outperform,' and Pulte Group is upgraded to 'outperform.'
Investors are betting most heavily and consistently on a recovery in US housing and consumer spending.
Johnson Controls is upgraded to 'buy,' and Janney Capital is initiating apparel companies.
The company's upgrade of the sector coincided with the year's steepest market drop.
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