Stocks posted slight gains as another rally in crude oil overshadowed lingering concerns about the Federal Reserve and its divided opinions on interest rates. Crude has climbed for the past six sessions. Data-storage company NetApp (NTAP) soared after swinging to a profit in its recent quarter thanks to cost-cutting measures. The better-than-expected quarter pushed JPMorgan to upgrade its rating to NEUTRAL from UNDERWEIGHT. Twitter (TWTR) was downgraded to sell from hold at Evercore. The firm said risks outweigh reward as the social networking space becomes more competitive, particularly as Snapchat moves toward monetization. Harley-Davidson (HOG) dropped after the U.S. government sued for alleged air-pollution violations. The company sold around 340,000 of the engine tuners.
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