It's Monday and we are starting this week's trading with a mixed bag this morning. Let's zoom in on the stocks that traders should be watching closely today.

Story Stocks

RadioShack ( RSH): Shares rise after cost-cutting lifts profit.

Aetna ( AET): Stock falls after company's lowered guidance.

Cal-Maine Foods ( CALM): Stock down hard as profit falls 72%.

Honeywell ( HON): Stock is lower after company cuts outlook.

Corning ( GLW): Stock falls after big profit drop is reported.

Enterprise Products ( EPD): Shares are flat following second-quarter results.

Agilent ( A): Shares are down slightly after announcing a $1.5 Billion acquisition of Varian, Inc. ( VARI).

Verizon ( VZ): Stock is slightly lower after Q2 profit falls.

Lorillard ( LO): Shares are higher after second-quarter results.

Duncan Energy Partners LP ( DEP): Stock is up following big profit jump in Q2.

Upgrades to Watch

T. Rowe Price ( TROW): FBR Capital Markets and Barclays Capital both upgrade shares of the asset management company. $42 and $47 price targets, respectively.

Walter Energy ( WLT): FBR Capital Markets raises target price to $59.

Royal Caribbean Cruises ( RCL): Raised to a buy at S&P.

Laboratory Corp. of America ( LH): Goldman Sachs raises target price to $70.

Arch Coal ( ACI): FBR Capital Markets raises target price to $23.

Eastman Chemical ( EMN): Merrill Lynch/Bank of America raises target price to $52.

UnitedHealth Group ( UNH): Credit Suisse upgrades stock to outperform. $33 price target.

Bucyrus International ( BUCY): Goldman Sachs raises target price to $38.

BE Aerospace ( BEAV): FBR Capital Markets upgrades stock to outperform. $22 price target.

Capital One Financial ( COF): FBR Capital Markets raises target price to $27.

Western Union ( WU): Initiated as a buy at Citigroup.

Downgrades to Watch

Autodesk ( ADSK): Deutsche Bank downgrades stock to a hold. $24 price target.

Yamana Gold ( AUY): CIBC cuts rating to a sector perform.

Excelon ( EXC): Keybanc and Wells Fargo both cut their rating on the stock.

Northrop Grumman ( NOC): Credit Suisse lowers target price to $53.

Boeing ( BA): Barclays Capital downgrades rating to an equalweight. $46 price target.

Other Key Indices to Watch

Gold ( GLD): Gold prices off to a good start in the early going.

Oil ( USO): Oil prices looking good early as well.

Treasuries ( TLT): Bond prices getting hit hard in the early action.

What's the Trade?

With the trend continuing from last week of oil and gold on the upswing, and bonds heading downward, traders should pay attention to the stocks that are on a roll here. Check out some of the biggest momentum gainers and be sure to have them on your watchlist.

Look at Intuitive Surgical ( ISRG), Google ( GOOG), Green Mountain Coffee Roasters ( GMCR), Baidu ( BIDU), Apple ( AAPL) and Priceline ( PCLN). Until you see these stocks slow down their ascent, the long side has the wind at its back.

Traders should continue to ride the winners and move up the trailing stops as long as the recent patters persist. That said, traders need to use sell stops to not get hit with a hard reversal that can wipe out gains in a heartbeat, so be sure to use some discipline here.

The Ultrashorts are still a tool to consider if the gains cannot hold (I'd watch the SKF, SRS, and DUG in that case).

I'll be back later with the Midday Update.

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At the time of publication, the author had no positions in stocks mentioned, although positions may change at any time.

Tom Reese and Paul Rubillo are senior editors of Dividend.com. Visit Dividend.com for more dividend stock ratings, picks, news, and analysis for long-term and income-seeking investors.