Novo Nordisk is downgraded to 'underweight,' and Verizon is upgraded to 'buy.'
The price-weighted blue-chip index could climb there with the help of just a few components.
IBM, Caterpillar and 3M contribute the most to the Dow's 118% gain since the March 2009 market bottom. Only one Dow stock is lower since then: Hewlett-Packard.
The blue chip index had its second-best finish ever on Monday and could break its 2007 record this week. But gains may be limited by Friday's big jobs report.
The stock buybacks couldn't help stabilize that brutal close Monday. Now it feels as if we are back to the same old grind.
Chasing strong returns in single stocks can often go awry. Spread out your risk using exchange-traded funds instead.
Here are the final six themes that can make you money this year. Use them wisely.
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