Stocks to Watch: Exelon, Universal Health More...

Monday, 2 Aug 2010 | 11:29 AM ET
Six in 60
Six in 60

Stocks kicked off August with a rally Monday after another round of encouraging earnings reports and a better-than-expected reading on manufacturing. Banks got a boost some strong quarterly results out of Europe.

The Dow Jones Industrial Average was up more than 160 points after the ISM report, after being up more than 130 points prior. All 30 components were higher.

So which individual stocks are worth watching today? Here are six that are on the move:

Fortune Brands
The spirits, golf and home security manufacturer upgraded to buy from neutral at Davenport.

-----------Arena Pharma
The biopharmaceutical company downgraded to neutral from overweight at JP Morgan.

-----------Medco Health
The pharmacutical company downgraded to neutral from buy at Suntrust Robinson Humphrey.


JM Smucker
The food production company downgraded to hold from buy at Jefferies. The firm cited increased competition which could pressure sales.


Universal Health
The oil and natural gas producer upgraded to outperform from sector perform at RBC Capital.


The utility service holding company was downgraded to neutral from buy at USB.


Get the latest stock picks on the CNBC Stock Blog, and see what analysts and others are watching before the bell each day at Analyst Watch.

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