Stocks gained on a brighter outlook for banks ahead of earnings releases, and as debt troubles in Europe eased after a successful Portuguese bond offering.
The Dow Jones Industrial Average gained more than 65 points a day after the major indexes closed higher as earnings season got off to a strong start.
So which individual stocks are worth watching today? Here are six that are on the move:
The computer manufacturer's price target raised to $395 from $365 at RBC. The firm expected a strong first quarter thanks to unprecedented product demand.
AK Steel Holding Corp
The steel producer was downgraded to sell from neutral at UBS. The firm cited valuation as the reason for the downgrade. They also said they don't see a buyer.
The aerospace company was trading at all-time high levels Wednesday morning.
Genworth Financial Inc
The financial security company was downgraded to market perform from outperform at Raymond James.
Eldorado Gold Corporation
The gold mining company was upgraded to outperform from neutral at Macquarie Research.
The clothing retailer received a couple of downgrades Wednesday morning from Janney Capital and Nomura. Both firms downgraded the company to neutral from buy and said the turnaround it expected is nowhere in sight.
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