Yet people are drawn to FireEye and Splunk.
DreamWorks is downgraded to 'neutral,' and Splunk is initiated with a 'neutral.'
VeriFone is upgraded to 'outperform,' and MannKind is downgraded to 'underperform.'
Lockheed Martin is downgraded to 'sector perform,' and Transocean is upgraded to 'outperform.'
Stocks are lower as the market's worst month in some time looks set to have a fitting last day of trading.
Profits could soon soar as these firms are investing heavily in future growth, while also becoming prime takeover candidates.
Also, a couple of other well-known names are facing stiff challenges.
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