Watchlist, Earnings, Economic Calendar, Upgrades Downgrades, Gap Stocks, Day Trading

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December 27, 2012
Normally, traders would be focusing on the day’s reports on housing and the consumer— new home sales and consumer confidence. But again, markets likely will move on any news of progress or lack of progress on the fiscal cliff.

(Some stocks on the list may be 'hard to borrow', please check with your broker)

Economic Calendar: 

Weekly Bill Settlement
Jobless Claims
8:30 AM ET
New Home Sales
10:00 AM ET
Consumer Confidence
10:00 AM ET
Fed Balance Sheet
4:30 PM ET
Money Supply
4:30 PM ET

Upgrades and Downgrades BXP, CCL, DPZ, GPS, HBC, MRVL, FDO, JDSU, ORCL, FB, GM, YHOO, YUM
(NYSE: BXP) reiterated Buy with a target price of $120 at Argus.
(NYSE: CCL) reiterated Hold but kept as Long-Term Buy at Argus.
(NYSE: DPZ) reiterated Outperform and raised target to $50 from $44 at Oppenheimer.
(NYSE: GPS) named Bull of the Day at Zacks.
(NYSE: HBC) named Bear of the Day at Zacks.
(NASDAQ: MRVL) cut to Market Perform at JMP Securities.

Most investors and traders were out on Monday and Wednesday, but here are some of the standout calls that were still listed with upgrades and downgrades this week:

(NYSE: FDO) reiterated as Buy with a $77 target at Goldman Sachs, but Raymond James lowered its price target to $68 from $72 due to margin pressure (both calls Wednesday).
(NASDAQ: JDSU) reiterated Outperform at Piper Jaffray, but the price target was raised to $16 from $12 in the call.

Credit Suisse commented that Oracle Corp. (NASDAQ: ORCL) could make the software as a service (SaaS) market come with higher multiples. Those noted positively were RNOW and TLEO, and others were CNQR, CSOD, CTCT, JIVE, MKTG, RP, SNCR and ULTI. (Wednesday)

(NASDAQ: FB) reiterated Buy but the price target raised to $33 from $25 at Needham. (Monday)
(NYSE: GM) started as Buy with $35 price target at Goldman Sachs. (Monday)
(NASDAQ: YHOO) reiterated Buy but price target raised to $26 from $19 at Needham. (Monday)
(NYSE: YUM) reiterated Buy with $76 target at Bank of America/Merrill Lynch. (Monday)

Here are the four definite and four runner-ups for the 2013 Dogs of the Dow. Also, here is another take for the Pigs of the Dow for 2013 as the DJIA’s worst performing stocks in 2012.

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