BOSTON ( TheStreet) -- The Russell Mid-Cap Index outperformed the Dow Jones Industrial Average and S&P 500 Index in 2009. Shares of the following medium-sized companies are likely to beat indices in 2010.
Here are Thursday's top research calls, including downgrades for CVS, Edwards Lifesciences and Qorvo, and an upgrade for Tesoro.
However, more consolidation may be needed before the uptrend resumes.
The small business survey signals more building, more hiring, and more buying, Jim Cramer says.