MasterCard is downgraded to 'neutral,' and Nike is initiated with a 'neutral.'
EBay is upgraded to 'overweight,' and homebuilders are initiated at Sterne Agee.
Best Buy reinstated with a 'buy,' and Cisco downgraded to 'hold.'
SanDisk is upgraded to 'outperform,' and Colgate-Palmolive is downgraded to 'neutral.'
Zynga is upgraded to 'buy,' and Yum Brands is downgraded to 'neutral.'
Stocks manage to withstand a disappointment from the biggest name in technology on the strength of some other encouraging earnings reports.
Netflix is both upgraded and downgraded, and SanDisk is upgraded to 'buy.'
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