Stocks to Watch: Hess, Smithfield and More ...
Stocks traded mixed after news that pending home sales rose 5.1 percent, and a slew of companies delivered a mixed batch of earnings, a day after the market hit record multi-year highs across-the-board.
The Dow Jones Industrial Average rose less than 10 pointsfollowing a rallysparked by Federal Chairman Ben Bernanke's remarks during his first-ever press conference on Wednesday.
Among Dow components, DuPont and Boeing gained, while Johnson & Johnson and Alcoa fell.
Here are six stocks that are on the move:
The oil and gas company was upgraded to outperform from neutral at Credit Suisse. The firm raised the price target to $115 from $105.
The food manufacturer was dowgraded to hold from buy at Deutsche Bank.
The Internet company was up more than 10 percent Thursday after getting upgraded to overweight from equal-weight at Morgan Stanley. Price target is $70.
The oil transport company was downgraded to sell from neutral at Goldman Sachs.
The software company was upgraded to neutral from underperform at Bank of America Merrill Lynch.
The oil and gas company was downgraded to hold from buy at Deutsche Bank.
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