These stocks' ratings flip-flop on share price volatility as rising interest rates offset positive housing news.
The blue chips jump 181 after reports on jobless claims and retail sales cheer investors. Friday brings reports on consumer confidence and options expirations.
The chairman of the Federal Reserve says inflation is under control, but on Main Street, the cost of living is on the rise.
As the housing boom continues, stick with stocks that have the strongest relative strength.
SodaStream is downgraded to 'neutral,' and Monster Beverage is initiated with an 'outperform.'
Stocks are more overvalued and more overbought than a week ago but still without confirming a market top.
Cree is downgraded to 'neutral,' and Zale is initiated with an 'overweight.'
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