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Stocks to Watch: DryShips, Verizon and More...

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Friday, 10 Dec 2010 | 11:00 AM ET
Six in 60
Six in 60

Stocks trimmed gains despite a better-than-expected reading of consumer confidence, and a narrowing of the U.S. trade deficit in October.

The Dow Jones Industrial Average was trading flat, a day after the Dow ended a couple points lower, while the other major indexes hit two- and three-year highs.

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

DryShips Inc

The marine transportation company was upgraded to outperform from neutral at Credit Suisse.

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International Flavors & Fragrances Inc
The flavor and fragrance manufacturer was trading at all-time high levels.

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Procter & Gamble Co
The consumer products company was upgraded to buy from neutral at Goldman Sachs. The firm also boosted the company’s price target to $75 from $71 per share.

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Capital One Financial
The financial service company was upgraded to outperform from market perform at FBR Capital. The firm also raised the company’s price target to $53 from $45 per share.

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Verizon Communications
The communications provider was trading at levels not seen since September 2008.

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Donaldson Company Inc
The industrial machinery manufacturer was downgraded to market perform from outperform at William Blair.

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