Valero Energy is downgraded to 'neutral,' and Francesca's is initiated with a 'buy.'
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The rate at which branded drugs get replaced by generic alternatives is expected to continue at close to 2012 levels in the near term.
The stock has been beaten up by the market lately and could be attractive at these levels. But be cautious.
Macy's initiated with a "buy," and Las Vegas Sands upgraded to "buy."
Disney, Kellogg and Cardinal Health report earnings. Traders spurn the Blackberry 10 launch. Boeing searches for Dreamliner answers.
The largest US provider of pharmacy services and health care products continues to outperform.
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