Stocks rose Thursday after encouraging readings on jobless claims and the trade deficit. Financials led the way, while McDonald's capped gains on the Dow.
So which individual stocks are worth watching today? Here are six that are on the move:
The pharmaceutical company was upgraded from perform to outperform at Oppenheimer on expectations of strong earnings.
The petroleum company was downgraded at Argus from hold to sell.
The automotive retailer was trading at all time highs not seen since IPO in April of 1991.
The clothing company wasleading the retailers, up almost four percent on a better than expected second quarter profit.
The executive search firm was up five percent on strong first quarter results.
The transportation company was hitting a new 52-week high trading at levels not seen since 2008.
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