Stocks pare earlier losses as buyers move in to take advantage of perceived bargain prices.
Weyerhaeuser is upgraded to 'buy,' and Zynga is initiated with a 'sell.'
Trulia is downgraded to 'sector perform,' and PulteGroup is upgraded to 'outperform.'
Tata Motors is upgraded to 'conviction buy,' and Francesca's is downgraded to 'neutral.'
Wall Street seems poised to follow Europe higher ahead of more data, earnings.
Stocks are down as a weaker-than-expected jobs report sent the markets sharply lower at the open, though the averages moved off their lowest levels near noon.
Investors can find value when a stock gets hit hard by bad news.
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