Stocks opened higher Thursday, extending their winning streak for a third straight session, after encouraging reports on jobless claims and retail sales.
So which individual stocks are worth watching today? Here are six that are on the move:
The energy company was upgraded to outperform from market perform at Wells Fargo.
The business advisory firm was downgraded to market perform from outperform at JMP Securities.
The food producer was upgraded to buy from neutral at Davenport.
The tax and banking consultant hit a new 52-week high after news its CEO is quitting after two years on the job.
The restaurant chain was upgraded to buy from neutral at Suntrust Robinsin Humphrey.
The residential REIT was initiated buy at Jefferies with a $105 price target.
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