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Stocks to Watch: Costco, First Solar and More ...

CNBC.com
Wednesday, 17 Nov 2010 | 10:59 AM ET
Six in 60
Six in 60

Stocks turned mixed after a batch of economic data confirmed slow growth in the U.S. economy and amid continuing concerns over a potential bailout for Irish banks and prospects of an economic slowdown in China.

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

Costco Wholesale Corp
The wholesale retailer was trading at levels not seen since September 2008. The shares were up nearly 2 percent Wednesday.

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First Solar Inc

The semiconductor company was downgraded to neutral from outperform at Credit Suisse with shares down more than 4 percent.

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American Axle & Manufacturing Holdings Inc
The auto parts manufacturer was upgraded to overweight from neutral at JP Morgan. The firm also increased the price target to $14 from $12 with shares up about 6 percent Wednesday.

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Corning Inc
The telecommunications equipment company was downgraded to market perform from outperform at Oppenheimer.

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The diversified industrial company was upgraded to outperform from sector perform at RBC Capital. The firm also raised the price target to $58 from $50 per share.

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PulteGroup Inc
The home construction company was trading at lows not seen since November 2008. The shares were down about 1 percent Wednesday.

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