Stocks to Watch: Ford, Akamai and More ...

Six in 60
Six in 60

Stocks declined Thursday after a mixed batch of economic data, including an upbeat report on jobless claims, a slight rise inflation, and weakness in a regional manufacturing survey.

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

The automobile manufacturer was upgraded to overweight from equal weight at Barclay's Capital.


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The oil company was downgraded to sell from hold at Lazard Capital.


The Internet services company was hitting a new 52-week high Thursday, trading at levels not seen since April 2007.


The industrial manufacturer was downgraded to hold from buy at Keybanc.



The only movie rental company was upgraded to neutral from underperform at Credit Suisse.


The pharmaceutical and chemical company was initiated hold at Jefferies with a $39 price target.


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