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Stocks to Watch: Kansas City Southern, Fortune Brands and More ...

Six in 60
Six in 60

Stocks rose after a series of strong earnings reports and on expectations that the Federal Reserve will act to stimulate the economy.The Dow Jones Industrial Average rose more than 80 points, afterreaching a five-month high on Tuesday after a volatile session.

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

Smithfield Foods

The meat manufacturer was upgraded to outperform from market perform at BMO Capital.

-----------Hudson City Bancorp
The New Jersey-based bank was downgraded to hold from buy at Sandler O'Neil.

-----------Kansas City Southern
The railroad holding company was initiated outperform at Credit Suisse with a $56 price target.


Fortune Brands
The building materials manufacturer was downgraded to neutral from buy at Goldman Sachs.


Las Vegas Sands
The casino and resort company's 2011 estimates were raised at Hudson Securities, and the price target was raised from $40 to $46.


Big Lots
The discount retailer was downgraded to market perform from outperform at JMP Securities.


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