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Valero Energy is upgraded to 'buy,' and IMAX is initiated with a 'buy.'
SanDisk is upgraded to 'above average,' and AMD is downgraded to 'hold.'
Stocks rise amidst a wealth of economic data and big-name earnings reports.
Delta, United are initiated at Goldman with a 'sell,' and Tyson Foods is downgraded to 'underperform' at BofA/Merrill.
A company's exposure to Europe is becoming a red flag for many investors.
The pharmacy giant purchases a stake in European mega-chain Alliance Boots -- putting itself at the mercy of the continent's worsening debt crisis.
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