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Stocks to Watch: Lennar, Toyota, Tesoro, More ...
CNBC.com | August 31, 2011 | 10:14 AM EDT

Stocks were sharply higher Wednesday, on pace to close out the month with a four-day winning streak, even after a handful of weaker-than-expected economic reports. Investors were encouraged by news that President Obama may present a range of policy options that could create up to a million new jobs.

The Dow Jones Industrial Average opened sharply higher, turning positive for 2011, led by Caterpillar and Alcoa. The blue-chip index logged a three-day rally in the previous session.

Here are six stocks that are on the move:LennarThe homebuilder was upgraded to buy from neutral at UBS, based on valuation.

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ToyotaThe automaker was downgraded to neutral from outperform at Credit Suisse.

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Reliance SteelThe steel manufacturer was upgraded to buy from neutral at Goldman Sachs.-----------

Jefferies GroupThe investment services company was downgraded to neutral from buy at Rochdale Research.-----------

TesoroThe oil exploration and production company was upgraded to outperform from sector perform at RBC Capital.

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DR Horton

The homebuilder was upgraded to buy from neutral at UBS.

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