Stocks in this sector are up less than 4% this year after torrid growth over the previous 2 years.
VeriFone is upgraded to 'outperform,' and MannKind is downgraded to 'underperform.'
Qihoo 360 is upgraded to 'buy' at 2 firms, and DISH is initiated with an 'underperform.'
But before getting involved in this sector, investors should remember that high volatility is the norm, and proper diversification is critical.
Stocks are mixed, with the post-earnings advance from Apple helping the Nasdaq stay in positive territory.
The biotech plans to file early with the FDA even as the regulatory body may have some reservations about the limited amount of data.
Lennar is downgraded to 'neutral,' and VMware is upgraded to 'outperform.'
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