GlaxoSmithKline is downgraded to 'underperform,' while AstraZeneca is upgraded to 'neutral.'
Goldman Sachs is both upgraded and downgraded, and Manchester United is initiated at 2 firms with a 'buy.'
Union Pacific and Norfolk Southern will likely continue to enjoy their higher rates for an additional year or more.
These lines are cashing in on booming intermodal shipments.
Novo Nordisk is downgraded to 'sell,' and IBM is downgraded to 'neutral.'
High-volume gains in this sector suggest the group may start rolling higher again soon.
Revenue and profits of railroads will rise from increased activity as the economy recovers.
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