Wall Street indexes pushed higher Monday, encouraged by a rise in new home sales and economic bellwether FedEx raising its outlook and giving rise to the notion that economic pessimism may have been overdone.
So which individual stocks are worth watching today? Here are six that are on the move: Blackstone Group
The financial services advisor was upgraded to buy from neutral at Bank of America Merrill Lynch.
The personal beauty products manufacturer downgraded to underperform from market perform at Oppenheimer. The firm says a sluggish consumer will weigh on fourth quarter results.
The drilling contractor was upgraded to market perform from underperform at Bernstein.
The educational services provider was downgraded to hold from buy at Deutsche Bank with a price target cut from $110 to $85.
The oil equipment and services company was upgraded to strong buy from market perform with a price target of $60.
American Electric Power
The electricity provider was initiated outperform at Wells Fargo.
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