F5 Networks and Mellanox are upgraded and Stanley Black & Decker is downgraded.
First Solar gets both upgraded and downgraded.
Johnson Controls is upgraded to 'buy,' and Janney Capital is initiating apparel companies.
The company's upgrade of the sector coincided with the year's steepest market drop.
Sentiment is too bullish and volume doesn't support these stocks' fast rise, but technical analysis can determine the price point to buy in on a pullback.
The top homebuilder's results will give investors a glimpse into the health of the housing sector.
Consider building long-term positions in these stocks and ETFs to play an improving housing market.
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