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Transocean upgraded to 'neutral,' Carnival downgraded to 'hold.'
Stocks leap on encouraging US employment reports and the ECB's bond-buying announcement.
Stocks decline as concerns about Spain outweigh relatively strong reports from a pair of tech bellwethers.
SanDisk is upgraded to 'above average,' and AMD is downgraded to 'hold.'
The industrial conglomerate tops earnings but misses revenue expectations, while the search giant beats on both counts.
Sirius XM is upgraded to 'equal weight' at Barclays, while Tim Hortons is downgraded to 'sell' at Goldman.
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