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The Fast Money traders have the play on Disney, Tesla, and Best Buy. And Tavis McCourt defends his Apple upgrade and $600 price target.
Lennar's upgrade may present an attractive entry point in the home builder's space, says CNBC's Josh Lipton.
Berkshire Hathaway owns 11 percent of the ratings agency. Will this keep it from getting downgraded by Moody's?
Colin Gillis, BGC analyst, discusses his contrarian call on Apple, explaining why he believes the stock's recent weakness may present a buying opportunity for investors.
The big box story got an upgrade to "outperform", with Peter Keith, Piper Jaffray analyst.
Aaron Freedman, Moody's, explains why the death of Venezuelan President Hugo Chavez will not have an immediate impact on the country's sovereign rating.
Peter Misek, Jefferies analyst, explains why he upgraded Research in Motion to a "buy" and put a $1950 price target on the stock.
Todd Hagerman, Sterne Agee analyst, explains why he upgraded Citi and JPMorgan from "neutral" to "buy."
The "Squawk on the Street" news team report on the market moving stories of the day; including Mitt Romney's choice for running mate, Paul Ryan; discussing whether the market melt-up can continue; and weighing in on whether high-multiple defensive stocks have topped out.
Alex Gauna, JMP Securities senior research analyst, discusses his outlook on Research in Motion and why he upgraded the company to "market perform."
Brennan Hawken, UBS director of equity research, discusses Facebook's poorly executed IPO, Morgan Stanley's role as underwriter and why he maintains a "buy" rating and price target of $19 on Morgan Stanley.
CNBC's Phil LeBeau reports Ford's second upgrade allows the automaker to reclaim all of the assets it posted as collateral in 2006, including its "Blue Oval" logo, with Bill Ford, Ford Motor executive chairman.
Groupon might be up 17% today, but there are a lot of skeptics on the stock, reports CNBC's Seema Mody. Aaron Kessler, Raymond James senior internet analyst, also offers insight on the trending stock; and the FMHR crew share their trades on Amazon after Credit Suisse upgraded the stock to "outperform."
The Fast Money crew with the after-hours play on SanDisk's Q1 earnings, and the trade on homebuilders, with Nishu Sood, Deutsche Bank analyst, who discusses his upgrade of Toll Brothers to a "buy".
CNBC's Kate Kelly has the details of Meredith Whitney's upgrade on Citigroup from an "underperform" rating to a "hold", amid improved operating metrics.
The Squawk on the Street crew weighs in on Citi's earnings beat; Caterpillar's upgrade to "buy" from "neutral"; the spike in Spanish yields; and Coty's continued interest in acquiring Avon.
Shares of Disney gained following an upgrade at Goldman Sachs, but Anthony DiClemente, Barclays analyst, discusses why he recently downgraded the stock.
CNBC's Phil LeBeau reports Goldman Sachs upgrades Telsa shares to a "buy" rating and place a price target at $35 on the stock. Also, a look at a new study that shows older and older cars are on the road, despite increasing new car sales.
Discussing BP's upgrade to "strong buy" and Hess's downgrade to "outperform", with Pavel Molchanov, Raymond James, and the play on energy and fertilizer stocks, with the Fast Money traders.
CNBC's David Faber and Julia Boorstin discuss the negativity surrounding Rupert Murdoch and whether there is an investment opportunity in News Corp's upgrade from RBC Capital Markets.