Stocks climbed after good news on private sector jobs added to better-than-expected manufacturing data from China, and a calmer tone in Europe, to lift investor sentiment.
The Dow Jones Industrial Averagerose about 200 points, a day after stocks ended the month lower.
All 30 Dow components rose led by Home DepotUnited Technologies, and Microsoft .
So which individual stocks are worth watching today? Here are six that are on the move:
American Express Co
The consumer finance company was initiated overweight at JP Morgan with a $50 price target.
The clothing retailer was initiated sell at Citi.
The food retailer and wholesaler was upgraded to buy from neutral at UBS. The firm also increased the price target to $27 from $23 per share. The company will be out with earnings Before the Bell Thursday.
Weight Watchers Intl Inc
The weight management service company was initiated outperform at Wedbush Securities with a $42 price target.
Camden Property Trust
The real estate investment trust was downgraded to neutral from buy at Janney Capital.
The online travel company was initiated buy at Jefferies with a $36 price target. The shares were up 3 percent Wednesday.
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