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Stocks to Watch: Walgreen, Pepsico and More ...

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Wednesday, 2 Feb 2011 | 11:34 AM ET
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Stocks struggled for direction on Wednesday as clashes between government supporters and protesters in Egypt weighed on the market amid news of a better-than-expected gain in private-sector hiring last month.

The Dow Jones Industrial Average bounced between positive and negative territory after surging Tuesday to close above 12,000 for the first time since June 19, 2008.

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

Walgreen

The drugstore chain was upgraded to hold from sell at Citi. The firm also increased the price target to $43 from $33.

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Pepsico
The beverage and snack maker was downgraded to underperform from buy at CLSA.

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Newfield Exploration
The exploration and production company was trading at all-time high levels Wednesday morning, with shares up more than 1 percent.

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McGraw-Hill
The publishing company was downgraded to hold from buy at Benchmark Co.

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Electronic Arts
The video game publisher issued a better-than-expected outlook and was also upgraded to overweight from neutral at Piper Jaffray. Shares were up more than 15 percent.

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Genworth Financial
The life insurer was Wednesday morning's big loser, down more than 9 percent after the company reported a surprise fourth quarter loss as its mortgage operations weighed on the results.

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