Safeway is upgraded to 'outperform,' while Bank of America is downgraded to 'market perform.'
Experts explain their stock picks in the consumer services and technology sectors.
Shares of companies such as LinkedIn and Zynga have jumped higher since Facebook filed to go public two weeks ago.
The online gaming company is expected to report a profit Tuesday, which may allay concerns about its potential.
With the new terms, Zynga will be able to maintain an edge over other social game developers.
Expect the site's monthly user base to hit 1 billion this year, producing more opportunities for the growing social commerce market.
It's all about rarity of shares.
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