Stocks rose after a surprising rise confidence for the housing market, and ahead of a big week of earnings.
TheDow Jones Industrial Averagerose more than 45 points. IBM , and Boeing rose, while Home Depot and Walt Disney fell.
So which individual stocks are worth watching today? Here are six that are on the move:
The oil and gas company was trading at its highest level since October, 2008.
The media company was downgraded to hold from buy at Argus Research. The firm cites a downtrend in newspaper readership as the reason for the downgrade.
The equipment manufacturer was upgraded to buy from neutral at Buckingham with a price target of $40.
The delivery services company was downgraded to hold from buy at BB&T Capital Markets.
The tobacco holding company was trading at its highest level since March, 2008.
The biotech company was initiated buy with a $71 price target at Gleacher.
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