Skechers is upgraded to 'positive,' and Yum Brands is initiated with an 'outperform.'
Expedia is upgraded to 'buy,' while BJ's Restaurants is downgraded to 'market perform.'
Goldman downgrades Royal Dutch Shell to 'sell' and upgrades ConocoPhillips to 'neutral.'
As earnings season gets under way, watch these heavy hitters in the medical devices industry.
UBS downgrades Citigroup, Goldman Sachs and Morgan Stanley to 'neutral.'
GlaxoSmithKline is downgraded to 'underperform,' while AstraZeneca is upgraded to 'neutral.'
With high free cash flow yields, these stocks would be an attractive fit for an acquirer.
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