The financial sector has performed very well, and some firms are increasing share buybacks while others are opting for a more shareholder-friendly solution.
Wells Fargo and U.S. Bancorp may be better bets than companies recovering from deep losses.
Green Mountain is downgraded to 'neutral,' and Wells Fargo is upgraded to 'buy.'
Citigroup initiates solar stocks: SunPower is initiated with a 'buy' and Suntech with a 'sell.'
Ford is downgraded to 'underperform,' and JetBlue is downgraded to 'underperform.'
Analyst downgrades the bank, saying the valuation of the shares 'appears to be ahead of the company's near- to intermediate-term performance.
Stocks are lower, pushing the S&P 500 off the five-year high it reached Friday.
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