Stocks extended gains on the first trading day of September after a report showed U.S. manufacturing showed surprising strength, and after signs emerged of a strengthening global economy.
So which individual stocks are worth watching today? Here are six that are on the move:
The electronics company was upgraded to neutral from underperform at Wedbush Securities, with a price target of $28.
The fertilizer company was downgraded to hold from buy at Stifel Nicolaus.
-----------Buffalo Wild Wings
The restaurant chain was initiated a buy at Morgan Joseph with a $56 price target.
-----------Hudson City Bancorp
The bank was downgraded to equal weight from underweight at Morgan Stanley.
The energy company was hitting a 52-week high Wednesday, trading at levels not seen since February 2009.
The clothing retailer was downgraded to neutral from overweight at JP Morgan.
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