Family Dollar is both upgraded and downgraded, and LinkedIn is initiated with a 'sector perform.'
If you find a few gems, by all means have at it, but the risks remain high for the broader sector.
US markets seem set to rebound from their worst day since November.
Ford is downgraded to 'equal weight,' and Saks is initiated with a 'buy.'
Despite reporting a decent quarter, McDonald's may not be able to hold a candle to Chipotle stock.
Boston Scientific is upgraded to 'outperform,' and ARM Holdings is downgraded to 'equal weight.'
Look to these makers of tasty morning treats for performance potential in 2013.
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