Stocks to Watch: Texas Instruments, Google and More ...

Six in 60
Six in 60

Futures pointed to higher open the first day of October after news that consumer spending in the U.S. rose a little more than expected in August, but inflation remained modest.

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

Texas Instruments

The semiconductor manufacturer was trading at levels not seen since July of 2008.


Union Pacific
The railroad company was downgraded to market perform from outperform at Wells Fargo.


Yum! Brands
The restaurant chain's price target increased to $53 from $49 at UBS. The firm notes accelerating sales in China during the third quarter.


The energy company was downgraded to underweight from equal-weight at Morgan Stanley with the price target of $56 per share.


The internet company was initiated outperform at Raymond James with a $640 price target.


JA Solar
The energy company was downgraded to hold from buy at Auriga.

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