Friday's Tech Winners & Losers

Intel rises after a Goldman upgrade.
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A number of tech names were benefiting from positive Wall Street research calls Friday, including chip giant and

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Goldman Sachs lifted its rating on the stock to buy from neutral, and Intel rose 3.8% to $24.12. Should it close there, it would mark a 52-week high.


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was advancing 5% to $39.13 after Credit Suisse said it met with the video-game seller's management this week and now feels confident its financial results could be better than existing projections.

Another winner was

LG. Philips LCD

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, which tacked on 0.5% to $23.89 following a Citigroup upgrade to buy from hold.

On the losing end, Stifel initiated coverage of


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with a hold rating and



with a buy, and both stocks were trading a bit lower.



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is planning to open an R&D site in Shanghai later this month in order to better take on China's Internet search leader

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, according to a report in

The Wall Street Journal


Shares of Google were down 0.3% at $501.47, and Baidu was up 1.9% at $142.84.

Another report, in the

Financial Times

, said


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Chairman and Chief Executive Howard Stringer is trying to determine how much the company could lower the price tag on its PlayStation 3 consoles in order to boost demand. Shares of Sony were up 0.4% at $54.70.

Volume leaders on the tech-heavy



Sun Microsystems

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Sirius Satellite Radio

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