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Stocks to Watch: Ford, Akamai and More ...

Six in 60
Six in 60

Stocks declined Thursday after a mixed batch of economic data, including an upbeat report on jobless claims, a slight rise inflation, and weakness in a regional manufacturing survey.

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

Ford
The automobile manufacturer was upgraded to overweight from equal weight at Barclay's Capital.

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Cabot Oil & Gas
The oil company was downgraded to sell from hold at Lazard Capital.

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Akamai
The Internet services company was hitting a new 52-week high Thursday, trading at levels not seen since April 2007.

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Actuant
The industrial manufacturer was downgraded to hold from buy at Keybanc.

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Netflix

The only movie rental company was upgraded to neutral from underperform at Credit Suisse.

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Merck
The pharmaceutical and chemical company was initiated hold at Jefferies with a $39 price target.

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