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Stocks to Watch: CarMax, Abbott Labs and More ...

Six in 60
Six in 60

Stocks added to slight gains after a mixed batch of economic news Thursday pushing the Dow past 12,000 and the S&P near 1,300, psychologically important thresholds for both major market indices.

The Dow Jones Industrial Averageadvanced more than 20 points after bouncing above and below zero at the start of the session and after closing just shy of 12,000 on Wednesday. The last time the Dow closed above 12,000 was June 19, 2008.

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

CarMax Inc

The used car retailer was upgraded to outperform from sector perform at RBC Capital. The shares were getting a nice pop, up more than 4 percent.


Abbott Laboratories
The pharmaceutical company was downgraded to sell from hold at Citi. The firm said it sees more challenges to EPS including weaker fundamentals and increasing charges.


Take Two Interactive Software
The entertainment software company was upgraded to outperform from neutral at Wedbush Securities.


Monster Worldwide
The global online employment agency was added to the short term sell list at Deutsche Bank.


Chico's FAS Inc
The clothing retailer was upgraded to outperform from market perform at FBR Capital. The shares were up more than 4 percent Thursday.


CME Group Inc
The investment service company was initiated overweight with a $350 price target at Evercore Partners.


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