AB InBev is upgraded to 'buy,' and Colgate-Palmolive is initiated with a 'sell.'
Stocks are mixed following the President's State of the Union address and a report that showed retail sales growth slowed in January.
Cliffs Natural is downgraded to 'hold,' and Darden is initiated with an 'underperform.'
IBM is quietly going about the business of building an indispensable suite of cloud applications. Meanwhile, the stock consistently rewards shareholders.
A jurisdictional dispute has broken out over Vert.x, an open-source application framework. The protagonists have pledged cooperation, in the open-source spirit.
More companies will build private clouds in 2013 while paying for redundancies from commercial clouds supporting the same system, in effect creating a hybrid cloud.
Although the Nasdaq Composite closed above its 50-day simple moving average Tuesday, there were no many technical breakouts.
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