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Stocks to Watch: Ford, Peets, Bunge and More ...

Six in 60
Six in 60

Stocks held modest gains after an unexpected rise in consumer confidence and as several key companies, including Ford and 3M, posted better-than-expected results in a big day for earnings.

The Dow Jones Industrial Average gained more than 35 points a day after a lackluster sessionas investors awaited earnings reports this week and news from the Federal Reserve's policy setting meeting on Wednesday.

Among Dow components, Caterpillar, 3M and General Electric advanced, while Coca-Cola and Home Depot fell.

Here are six stocks that are on the move:

Ford
The auto manufacturer posted its best first-quarter performance since 1998 with with a $2.6 billion profit.

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Royal Caribbean
The cruise line's 2011 estimates were reduced at JPMorgan, the firm citing higher fuel expenses.

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Flowers Foods
The food manufacturer was upgraded to overweight from equal weight at Stephens.

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Athenahealth
The medical billing firm was initiated sell at Oppenheimer.

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Bunge
The food producer had its first quarter estimates raised at Jefferies. The firm also increased the price target to $84 from $78.

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Peets Coffee
The coffee retailer was downgraded to neutral from outperform at RW Baird.

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