Stocks to Watch: Family Dollar, Brinker and More ...

Six in 60
Six in 60

U.S. stocks were lower Friday after several reports on the economy did little to change the overall picture for investors.

So which individual stocks are worth watching today? Here are six that are on the move:

Family Dollar
The discount retailer hit a new 52-week high this morning, trading at levels not seen since October, 2003.

The restaurant chain company was downgraded to market perform from outperform at Wells Fargo.

The semiconductor supplier was upgraded to equal weight from underweight at Morgan Stanley.

Advance Auto Parts
The auto parts retailer was downgraded to neutral from buy at Longbow Research.


Hudson Pacific Properties
The real estate company was initiated buy at Bank of America Merrill Lynch.


Intrepid Potash
The potash producer was downgraded to sell from hold at Dahlman Rose.


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