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Upgrades and Downgrades This Morning


SONO – SonoSite initiated with Buy at Stifel Nicolaus

HEI – HEICO target raised to $56 at FBR Capital

RIMM –  Research In Motion upgraded to Buy from Neutral at Sterne Agee

FSLR – First Solar upgraded to Buy at Collins Stewart

WDR – Waddell & Reed initiated with Buy at Jefferies

ARUN  – Aruba Networks upgraded to Market Perform at BMO Capital Markets

SFSF – SuccessFactors initiated with Overweight at Piper Jaffray

SQNM – Sequenom initiated with Outperform at William Blair

VMW – VMware upgraded to Outperform from Sector Perform at Pacific Crest

THS – TreeHouse Foods initiated with Outperform at Wells Fargo

ARB – Arbitron upgraded yesterday afternoon to Buy at Gilford Securities

LII – Lennox Intl upgraded to Buy at KeyBanc

FRC – First Republic Bank initiated with a Sector Perform at RBC Capital Mkts

BRCM – Broadcom initiated with Buy at ThinkEquity

CLD – Cloud Peak Energy upgraded to Buy at Dahlman Rose

BHP – BHP Billiton upraded to Buy from Neutral at Natixis

WSO – Watsco upgraded to Buy at KeyBanc


HIG – Hartford Financial target lowered to $26 at Argus

SDRL – Seadrill Ltd target lowered to $38 at Dahlman Rose

IEX – IDEX Corp target lowered to $45 at Barrington Research

BLK – BlackRock initiated with Hold at Jefferies

MDCO – The Medicines Co target lowered to $20 at Argus

SWFT – Swift Transportation downgraded to Hold from Buy at Capstone

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Gapping Up and Down This Morning

Gapping Up

ERIC +1.7%, ARUN +4.4%, HAIN +1.9%, GLD +1%, DLLR +8.1%, MCRS +9%, P +7.1%, JADE +4.9%,

Gapping down

CLWR -8%, OVTI -22.6%, SCVL -2.2%, LAVA -10.5%, URZ -8.7%, 

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Nobel Laureate Spence: World Faces a 50% Chance of Global Recession

Spence follows on the heels of major banks taking down growth prospects for the western world. This time he remarks that China will not be able to cushion the blow with stimulus and the slowdown in G-7 nations will spread quickly to developing world.

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