BlackBerry is downgraded to 'sell,' and Best Buy is initiated with an 'outperform.'
Analyst coverage is increasing at research firms as speculation about the bottom of share prices looms.
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General Motors is upgraded to 'buy,' and Alcoa is downgraded to 'hold .'
Dahlman Rose downgrades steel companies, and Whole Foods is initiated with an 'outperform.'
Applications for unemployment insurance rise unexpectedly. Sales of new homes climb. Weak economic reports out of Europe and China overshadow hopes for more Fed stimulus. HP's shares slip after its revenue misses forecasts.
SanDisk is upgraded to 'above average,' and AMD is downgraded to 'hold.'
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