Molycorp is downgraded to 'equal weight, and F5 Networks is upgraded to 'buy.'
Stocks are slightly lower amid light holiday trading volume.
GlaxoSmithKline is downgraded to 'underperform,' while AstraZeneca is upgraded to 'neutral.'
SuperValu is upgraded to 'neutral,' and Facebook is initiated with a 'buy.'
Johnson & Johnson is upgraded at 3 firms, and McDonald's is downgraded to 'neutral' at Goldman.
Facebook is initiated with an 'outperform,' and Pulte Group is upgraded to 'outperform.'
The market's recent correction and technical vulnerability could easily drop these shares by 5%.
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