It looks like a good start for the markets in today's holiday trading session. Check out the names below that are kicking off Monday's headlines.

Story Stocks

Black & Decker ( BDK): Shares are higher after company raises earnings guidance.

Digital River ( DRIV): Stock is down big after Symantec says it will not extend agreement.

Fastenal ( FAST): Stock is dipping following a third-quarter profit drop of 35%.

Philips Electronics ( PHG): Shares are hitting a new 52-week high following company's earnings results.

Upgrades to Watch

American Eagle Outfitters ( AEO): Susquehanna raises stock to a positive. $24 price target.

Advanced Micro Devices ( AMD): UBS raises stock to a buy. $7.50 price target.

Abercrombie & Fitch ( ANF): Pali Research raises stock to a buy. $45 price target.

Amgen ( AMGN): UBS raises stock to a buy. $70 price target.

Burlington Northern ( BNI): Davenport raises stock to a buy.

Citrix Systems ( CTXS): Jefferies upgrades stock to a buy. $40 price target.

DigitalGlobe ( DGI): Citigroup raises price target to $26.

Estee Lauder ( EL): Goldman Sachs adds stock to its "conviction buy" list.

Corning ( GLW): Merrill Lynch/Bank of America reinitiates coverage with a buy rating. $19 price target.

Google ( GOOG): Thomas Weisel raises price target to $620.

W.W. Grainger ( GWW): BB&T Capital raises stock to a buy. $117 price target.

Hewlett-Packard ( HPQ): UBS raises estimates. $55 price target.

IBM ( IBM): UBS raises price target to $125.

Intel ( INTC): FBR Capital Markets raises estimates. $23 price target.

Johnson & Johnson ( JNJ): Deutsche Bank raises price target to $67.

Coca-Cola ( KO): UBS raises estimates. $57 price target.

Kroger ( KR): JPMorgan raises stock to an overweight. $117 price target.

Linear Technology ( LLTC): FBR Capital Markets raises estimates. $22 price target.

Lam Research ( LRCX): UBS increases estimates. $40 price target.

Limited Brands ( LTD): UBS raises estimates. $24 price target.

Mastercard ( MA): Credit Suisse raises stock to an outperform. $255 price target.

McKesson ( MCK): Auriga raises estimates and price target to $70.

O'Reilly Automotive ( ORLY): Credit Suisse adds stock to U.S. Focus list. $48 price target.

PG&E ( PCG): Jefferies raises stock to a buy. $46 price target.

Plum Creek Timber ( PCL): JPMorgan raises stock to a neutral. $31 price target.

Polaris ( PII): Citigroup raises stock to a buy. $49 price target.

Qualcomm ( QCOM): Goldman Sachs raises estimates. $54 price target.

Rock-Tenn ( RKT): Merrill Lynch/Bank of America raises stock to a buy. $52 price target.

Sempra Energy ( SRE): Jefferies raises stock to a buy. $60 price target.

Symantec ( SYMC): Jefferies upgrades stock to a buy. $19 price target.

Texas Instruments ( TXN): FBR Capital Markets raises estimates. $28.50 price target.

Visa ( V): Credit Suisse raises target to an outperform. $84 price target.

VMWare ( VMW): Jefferies raises stock to a hold. $40 price target.

WellCare Health Plans ( WCG): Goldman Sachs raises price target to $34.

Downgrades to Watch

Anadarko Petroleum ( APC): SunTrust Robinson Humphrey cuts stock to a neutral.

Baidu ( BIDU): Deutsche Bank cuts stock to a hold.

Cameron International ( CAM): HSBC cuts stock to a neutral.

Dr. Pepper Snapple Group ( DPS): Deutsche Bank cuts stock to a hold. $32 price target.

DreamWorks Animation ( DWA): Thomas Weisel cuts stock to a market weight. $35 price target.

First Solar ( FSLR): Pacific Crest cuts stock to a sector perform.

L3 Communications ( LLL): FBR Capital Markets cuts estimates. $94 price target.

Lockheed Martin ( LMT): Cowen cuts stock to a neutral.

Nokia ( NOK): HSBC cuts stock to a neutral.

Occidental Petroleum ( OXY): Citigroup cuts stock to a hold. $82 price target.

Transocean ( RIG): Citigroup cuts estimates. $100 price target.

Sandisk ( SNDK): UBS cuts stock to a sell. $18 price target.

Other Key Indexes to Watch

Gold ( GLD): Gold prices are on the move higher again.

Oil ( USO): Oil prices are up this morning as well.

Treasuries ( TLT): Bond prices are flat in the early going.

What's the Trade?

Holiday trading can be quite interesting and there are several keys to watch, including another upgrade for Google as well as the Digital River implosion this morning. I will have more ideas in my next post.

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

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