Stocks turned higher as financial and technology stocks rose despite a disappointing reading on consumer sentiment and weak December retail sales, but as JPMorgan turned higher after posting strong results.
The Dow Jones Industrial Averagegained more than 15 points after bouncing in and out of positive territory much of the session, a day after stocks ended slightly lower,
Dow components JPMorgan and American Express gained while Intel and Travelers fell.
So which individual stocks are worth watching today? Here are six that are on the move:
Capital One Financial Corporation
The financial service company and trading at levels not seen in more than three years. The shares were up about 2% Friday.
JA Solar Holdings Co Ltd
The renewable energy equipment company was downgraded to sell from hold at Stifel Nicolaus. The firm cited downward pricing trends as the reason for the downgrade.
Canadian National Railway Corp
The railroads company was upgraded to outperform from market perform at CIBC World Markets.
American Electric Power Inc
The electricity company was downgraded to hold from buy at Citi. The firm cut the price target to $38 from $41.
The chemical company's price target raised to $189 from $160 at Credit Suisse.
The Western Union Company
The consumer finance company was added to the short-term sell list at Deutsche Bank.
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