These picks boast market caps upward of $10 billion, have average daily volumes topping $1 million, and are trading above their 200-day moving averages.
Stocks are lower and, if current levels hold, the market faces its first three-day losing streak of the year.
FedEx is downgraded to 'underperform,' and UPS is upgraded to 'outperform.'
T Rowe Price Equity Income Fund buys Apple, sells Procter & Gamble.
Royal Bank of Canada is upgraded to 'outperform,' while TD Bank is downgraded to 'neutral.'
Halliburton is upgraded to 'outperform,' while Seagate is downgraded to 'hold.'
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