Enter multiple symbols separated by commas

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

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.

Contact Squawk on the Street

  • Carl Quintanilla

    Carl Quintanilla is an Emmy-winning reporter and co-anchor of CNBC's "Squawk on the Street," broadcast live from the NYSE.

  • Simon Hobbs

    Simon Hobbs co-anchors the 10 a.m. hour of CNBC's "Squawk on the Street" live from the New York Stock Exchange.

  • Jim Cramer

    Jim Cramer is host of CNBC's "Mad Money" and co-anchor of the 9 a.m. ET hour of CNBC's "Squawk on the Street."

  • David Faber

    “Squawk on the Street” Co-Anchor

  • Rick Santelli

    Rick Santelli joined CNBC Business News as an on-air editor in 1999, reporting live from the floor of the Chicago Board of Trade.