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Stocks to Watch: Williams Sonoma, 3M, Potash and More...

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Thursday, 14 Jul 2011 | 9:58 AM ET
Six in 60
Six in 60

Stocks opened higher Thursday after news weekly jobless claims fell last week, adding to optimism following stronger-than-expected earnings from bank titan JPMorgan.

The Dow Jones Industrial Average gained at the open after snapping a three-day losing streakin the previous session.

Here are six stocks that are on the move:

Williams Sonoma
The home products retailer was upgraded to conviction buy from neutral at Goldman Sachs citing positive sales trends for home furnishings.

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3M
The diversified product manufacturer was downgraded to underperform from neutral at Bank of America Merrill Lynch.

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Nutrisystem
The weight loss program company was upgraded to outperform from neutral at Wedbush Securities.

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Quest Diagnostics
The health care diagnostic testing firm was downgraded to market perform from outperform at RBC Capital with its price target being cut to $61 from $67.

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Potash
The fertilizer producer was added to the top picks list at Citi who predicts that a strong fall fertilization season will boost the stock.

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Meritage Homes
The homebuilder was downgraded to neutral from buy at Goldman Sachs.

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