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

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.


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


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


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.


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


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


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