Stocks to Watch: DryShips, Verizon and More...

Six in 60
Six in 60

Stocks trimmed gains despite a better-than-expected reading of consumer confidence, and a narrowing of the U.S. trade deficit in October.

The Dow Jones Industrial Average was trading flat, a day after the Dow ended a couple points lower, while the other major indexes hit two- and three-year highs.

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

DryShips Inc

The marine transportation company was upgraded to outperform from neutral at Credit Suisse.


International Flavors & Fragrances Inc
The flavor and fragrance manufacturer was trading at all-time high levels.


Procter & Gamble Co
The consumer products company was upgraded to buy from neutral at Goldman Sachs. The firm also boosted the company’s price target to $75 from $71 per share.


Capital One Financial
The financial service company was upgraded to outperform from market perform at FBR Capital. The firm also raised the company’s price target to $53 from $45 per share.


Verizon Communications
The communications provider was trading at levels not seen since September 2008.


Donaldson Company Inc
The industrial machinery manufacturer was downgraded to market perform from outperform at William Blair.


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