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Stocks to Watch: Pulte, Chipotle and More ...

CNBC.com
Tuesday, 8 Mar 2011 | 11:05 AM ET
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Stocks posted strong gains as the market continued to take cues from oil prices and news that OPEC is considering a boost in output.

TheDow Jones Industrial Average rose more than 65 points after bobbing between positive and negative territory in the first half hour of trading. The more upbeat tone comes after the blue-chip index fell nearly 80 points on Monday amid a slide in technology stocks and worries over the situation in the Middle East.

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

Pulte Group
The homebuilder was up about 6 percent Tuesday morning. It's the top performing homebuilding stock on the day.

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Chipotle Mexican Grill
The restaurant chain was downgraded to underperform from hold at Jefferies. The firm cited commodity concerns as the reason for the downgrade.

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Dick's Sporting Goods
The sporting goods retailer posted a bigger-than-expected fourth quarter profit and forecast a strong year ahead.

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LDK Solar
The energy producer was downgraded to sell from hold at Collins Stewart.

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Sonic
The fast-food chain was upgraded to neutral from negative at Susquehanna, with shares up about 5 percent on Tuesday.

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Apache
The energy exploration company was upgraded to hold from sell at Argus Research.

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