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The markets are looking a bit soft. The downgrade of Goldman Sachs this morning before the company reports earnings tomorrow has some traders a bit nervous. Here are the other names in the headlines this morning.

Story Stocks

Domino's Pizza ( DPZ): Shares are up slightly after company beats analyst's earnings estimates.

Johnson Controls ( JCI): Stock is down slightly despite company raising guidance.

Johnson & Johnson ( JNJ): Shares are lower after company misses revenue estimates.

Starent Networks ( STAR): Shares are up on news that the company is being acquired by Cisco Systems for $35 a share.

Upgrades to Watch

Apple ( AAPL): Credit Suisse raises price target to $235.

Affiliated Managers Group ( AMG): Credit Suisse raises price target to $85.

Amazon ( AMZN): Goldman Sachs raises price target to $106.

Boeing ( BA): Credit Suisse raises price target to $50.

Citigroup ( C): Deutsche Bank initiates stock with a buy, $5.50 price target.

Chico's ( CHS): FBR Capital Markets raises estimates. $15 price target.

Cypress Semiconductor ( CY): Jefferies raises stock to a hold. $10 price target.

eBay ( EBAY): Goldman Sachs raises estimates. $25 price target.

EMC ( EMC): Credit Suisse raises price target to $22.

Expedia ( EXPE): Goldman Sachs raises estimates. $26 price target.

F5 Networks ( FFIV): Jefferies raises stock to a buy. $50 price target.

Fifth Third Bancorp ( FITB): FBR Capital Markets re-initiates stock with an outperform rating.

Google ( GOOG): FBR Capital Markets raises estimates. $660 price target.

Goodrich ( GR): Credit Suisse raises price target to $65.

Juniper Networks ( JNPR): Jefferies raises stock to a buy.

KLA-Tencor ( KLAC): Barclays Capital raises estimates. $45 price target.

Liberty Interactive ( LINTA): Morgan Stanley raises estimates.

Liz Claiborne ( LIZ): Barclays Capital raises estimates. $10 price target.

Lam Research ( LRCX): Barclays Capital raises stock to an overweight. $50 price target.

Lufkin Industries ( LUFK): Wunderlich Securities initiates stock with a buy rating.

Novellus Systems ( NVLS): Barclays Capital raises price target to $25.

Priceline ( PCLN): Goldman Sachs raises price target to $210.

Precision Castparts ( PCP): Credit Suisse raises price target to $93.

Philips Electronics ( PHG): RBS raises stock to a buy.

POSCO ( PKX): Goldman Sachs raises stock to "conviction buy" list. $150 price target.

Philip Morris ( PM): Credit Suisse raises estimates. $48 price target.

PartnerRe ( PRE): Merrill Lynch/Bank of America re-initiates coverage with a buy rating.

Polo Ralph Lauren ( RL): UBS initiates stock with a buy. $86 price target.

StanCorp Financial ( SFG): Credit Suisse raises stock to an outperform. $49 price target.

Sprint AeroSystems ( SPR): Credit Suisse raises price target to $23.

Tupperware ( TUP): Morgan Stanley raises estimates. $53 price target.

U.S. Bancorp ( USB): Merrill Lynch/Bank of America reinitiates coverage with a buy rating.

VF Corp. ( VFC): UBS initiates stock with a buy. $83 price target.

Downgrades to Watch

Abaxis ( ABAX): SunTrust Robinson Humphrey cuts stock to a neutral.

Ameriprise Financial ( AMP): Credit Suisse cuts stock to a neutral. $39 price target.

Carrizo Oil & Gas ( CRZO): SunTrust Robinson Humphrey cuts stock to a neutral.

Digital River ( DRIV): FBR Capital Markets cuts estimates. $27 price target.

Lockheed Martin ( LMT): Credit Suisse cuts price target to $81.

Metlife ( MET): Credit Suisse cuts stock to a neutral.

Onyx Pharmaceuticals ( ONXX): Goldman Sachs cuts estimates.

SuperValu ( SVU): Pali Research cuts stock to a sell. $12 price target.

Synaptics ( SYNA): Jefferies cuts stock to an underperform. $16 price target.

VistaPrint ( VPRT): Goldman Sachs cuts stock to a neutral. $47 price target.

Other Key Indices to Watch

Gold ( GLD): Gold prices are higher so far.

Oil ( USO): Oil prices are up strong this morning.

Treasuries ( TLT): Bond prices are up as traders brace for a pullback in stocks this morning.

What's the Trade?

The battle of upgrades vs. downgrades should be interesting today. Commodity prices are rising once again and it seems that market watchers may be changing their colors and fearing the rise in commodity prices more so than they have been in the recent past.

Be sure to visit our complete recommended list of the Best Dividend Stocks as well as a detailed explanation of our ratings system.

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.

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