Viacom is downgraded to 'hold,' and Angie's List is upgraded to 'outperform.'
Brazil's state-run oil company is rising, seeing a 14.1% gain in just the past month.
The world's largest supplier of offshore rigs provides value and an 8.3% yield.
Domestic production, which is shifting toward much more complicated sources, now has a well-defined floor that smart investors can watch for.
Nordstrom is upgraded to 'buy' at Goldman, while AT&T and Verizon are downgraded to 'neutral' at RW Baird.
Energy is always a hard sector to sort out since there are so many specialties, and when one is hitting, others may be hurting. Here's the current view.
Last week's $7.8 billion settlement is really just one small step.
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