Home Depot is downgraded to 'market perform,' and Potash is downgraded to 'hold.'
Expedia is upgraded to 'buy,' while BJ's Restaurants is downgraded to 'market perform.'
Stocks are down despite a decline in initial jobless claims.
The cruise company struggles to come back from the Costa Concordia crash. The economic downturn in Europe isn't helping either.
Novo Nordisk is downgraded to 'sell,' and United Continental is initiated with an 'outperform.'
Shipwrecks, fires and robbery have plagued the cruise line recently. Yet its stock seems impervious.
The Costa Concordia tragedy spells severe headwinds for cruise liners' future bookings.
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