Stocks turned mixed after a batch of economic data confirmed slow growth in the U.S. economy and amid continuing concerns over a potential bailout for Irish banks and prospects of an economic slowdown in China.
So which individual stocks are worth watching today? Here are six that are on the move:
Costco Wholesale Corp
The wholesale retailer was trading at levels not seen since September 2008. The shares were up nearly 2 percent Wednesday.
First Solar Inc
The semiconductor company was downgraded to neutral from outperform at Credit Suisse with shares down more than 4 percent.
American Axle & Manufacturing Holdings Inc
The auto parts manufacturer was upgraded to overweight from neutral at JP Morgan. The firm also increased the price target to $14 from $12 with shares up about 6 percent Wednesday.
The telecommunications equipment company was downgraded to market perform from outperform at Oppenheimer.
The diversified industrial company was upgraded to outperform from sector perform at RBC Capital. The firm also raised the price target to $58 from $50 per share.
The home construction company was trading at lows not seen since November 2008. The shares were down about 1 percent Wednesday.
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