Stocks turned slightly positive as technology stocks gained after news that jobless claims rose a little more than expected and retail sales reports by major chains revealed surprising weakness in December.
So which individual stocks are worth watching today? Here are six that are on the move:
Pioneer Natural Resources
The exploration and production company was trading at all-time highs since it was formed in 1997.
Chesapeake Energy Corp
The natural gas company was downgraded to sector perform from outperform at Scotia Capital.
Chipotle Mexican Grill Inc
The restaurant chain was upgraded to overweight from neutral at Piper Jaffray with the price target increased to $265 from $168.
The financial service company was downgraded to underperform from market perform at Oppenheimer.
Capital One Financial Corp
Another financial service company was initiated buy with a $52 price target at Nomura Securities.
Check Point Software Tech
The software company was downgraded to neutral from outperform at Macquarie Research.
Texas Roadhouse Inc
And a bonus stock, the restaurant chain was initiated buy at Miller Tabak with a $21 price target.
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