Stocks are lower, pushing the S&P 500 off the five-year high it reached Friday.
The Federal Reserve's next round of stress tests early in the new year should lead to some rather fat payouts for investors, according to KBW analyst.
Roche is upgraded to 'overweight,' while Novartis is downgraded to 'equal weight.'
AIG is upgraded to 'buy,' and Nvidia is downgraded to 'perform.'
Citigroup is upgraded to 'outperform,' and Apollo Group is downgraded to 'neutral.'
Shares of the bank rose more than 5% Monday, and other financial companies saw a corresponding lift.
Mondelez is downgraded to 'hold,' and Citigroup is upgraded to 'outperform.'
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