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Xerox shares jump after analyst bear throws in the towel

Xerox's iGen assembly plant in Webster, NY.
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Xerox's iGen assembly plant in Webster, NY.

Barclays upgraded its rating on Xerox from underweight to neutral on Monday.

"We are shedding our long-held concerns over the printing market's health and also risk of incremental competitive intensity," wrote Barclays analyst Mark Moskowitz. "In the next 12 months, better market conditions and cost take-outs could help Xerox achieve a series of revenue and margin improvements."

Shares of the printing company are up nearly 18 percent year over year, ahead of the S&P 500's 13.5 percent gain. They traded up almost 3 percent on Monday.