Stocks were higher at the open Tuesday, boosted by better-than-expected manufacturing data in Germany and China, but weak financials limited gains.
The Dow Jones Industrial Average rose at the open, but the blue-chip index is still on track for its biggest monthly point loss since Oct. 2008.
Here are six stocks that are on the move:
The telecom equipment company was upgraded to outperform from market perform at Morgan Keegan based on the strength of its balance sheet.
Suntech Power Holdings
The renewable energy equipment developer was downgraded to sell from neutral at Collins Stewart who said the company has high expense levels.
The airline was upgraded to buy from neutral at Bank of America Merrill Lynch on improved bookings in the past two months.
The poultry processing company was upgraded to neutral from underweight at JP Morgan based on valuation.
The food producer was downgraded to market perform from outperform at BMO Capital citing relative valuation and pork packer margins.
The handbag and accessories company was upgraded to buy from hold at Jefferies on a valuation call.
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