Stocks to Watch: Netflix, La-Z-Boy and More ...

Thursday, 21 Oct 2010 | 11:00 AM ET
Six in 60
Six in 60

Stocks added to gains despite a disappointing survey of manufacturing activity in the U.S. Mid-Atlantic, but after an increase in a gauge of U.S. economic activity.

The market had been higher since stocks began trading after several positive earnings reports and news that jobless claims fell more than expected gave investors reason to believe the economy is improving.

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

The entertainment internet service was upgraded to neutral from sell at Janney Capital.

The furnishing company was downgraded to hold from buy at BB&T Capital Markets.

-----------Patterson-UTI Energy
The energy company was upgraded to outperform from sector perform at RBC Capital. The firm also raised the price target to $27 from $23.

-----------Advance Auto Parts
The automotive retailer was downgraded to neutral from buy at Northcoast Research.


Wisconsin Energy
The energy company was trading at an all-time high this morning.


J Crew Group
The apparel retailer was downgraded to neutral from underweight at Piper Jaffray.


Get the latest stock picks on the CNBC Stock Blog, and see what analysts and others are watching before the bell each day at Analyst Watch.

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