Stocks to Watch: Arch Coal, First Solar and More ...
Stocks were lower Thursday as investors weighed hints of an improving economy against increasing worries over Egypt and signs pointing to an end to the recent rally.
The Dow Jones Industrial Average tumbled more than 30 points after squeezing out a gain in the previous session.
So which individual stocks are worth watching today? Here are six that are on the move:
Arch Coal Inc
The coal producer was upgraded to buy from hold at Argus Research. The price target was $42. The firm cited valuation and improving coal industry fundamentals as the reasons for the upgrade.
First Solar Inc
The semiconductor company was downgraded to hold from buy at Auriga. The price target remained $167 with shares downgraded based on price.
Estee Lauder Companies Inc
The personal products manufacturer was trading at all-time highs Thursday morning. The shares were up more than 13 percent.
Southwest Airlines Company
The airline company was downgraded to hold from buy at Argus Research. The firm cited rising fuel costs as a reason for the downgrade.
The Hershey Company
The chocolate manufacturer was upgraded to outperform from neutral at Credit Suisse. The firm raised the price target to $55 from $52 per share.
Starwood Hotels & Resorts Worldwide, Inc
The hotel chain was trading at levels not seen since July 2007. The shares were up more than 2 percent Thursday.
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