Despite the current gloom, the market is in a heck of a better place than it was 12 months ago.
One company is executing beautifully, another is turning a corner, and the third is unfairly maligned. If you have some time, give them a look.
Wal-Mart begins cutting prices on the current model, following moves by Sprint and other retailers trying to clear out inventory before the iPhone 5 debuts.
Sprint is upgraded to 'buy,' while Coca-Cola is downgraded to 'neutral.'
And stop fixating on Research In Motion, Nokia and Yahoo.
Facebook is upgraded to 'market perform,' while Las Vegas Sands is downgraded to 'hold.'
Sprint upgraded to `buy', Coinstar downgraded to `sector perform'
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