The Wall Street averages are mixed and drifting at midday, as is typical for the dog days of August following the end of earnings season.
These country-specific exchange traded funds have been killing it.
Sony is downgraded to 'hold,' and McDermott is downgraded to 'hold.'
This global consumer goods giant is stocked with household brand names and expanding aggressively in emerging economies, but remains relatively under the radar.
Adobe is upgraded to 'market perform,' and McDonald's is downgraded to 'neutral.'
BlackBerry is downgraded to 'market perform,' and LinkedIn is initiated with a 'neutral.'
AB InBev is downgraded to 'conviction sell,' and Boeing is upgraded to 'buy.'
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