The incessantly talkative organization that some call the
"Federal Open Mouth Committee" was greeted with a big yawn by Wall
(^GSPC) shares barely budged after an argument of what constitutes
"many" versus "several"
set off the sort of epistemological head-scratching not seen in our
nation's capital since
Billy boy had us all wondering what the meaning of
peak petroleum website shut down
and, right on contrarian cue, oil hit a fresh 15-month high. It is
now up an unlucky 13% in the past two weeks alone amid a crisis in
Egypt. Far better, then, to invest in
as opposed to anything in the immediate proximity of the pyramids.
) bucked an otherwise dull day to rise a respective 1.23% and
19.21%. Speaking of new skin, there were frozen smiles all around
at Botox maker
), which gained 2.37% as a suddenly resurgent Eliot Spitzer managed
. And, continuing a
bad week for Merediths
) dropped on a
Today's quarterly earnings announcements are expected to include
Bank of The Ozarks
(CSTM): SociÃ©tÃ© GÃ©nÃ©rale starts the metal fabrication name at a
(CMI): The stock is covered with a Buy at BB&T Capital.
(FDX): FDX is a fresh Buy at Buckingham.
: Evercore initiates Equal Weights on
Franklin Resources, Inc.
Legg Mason Inc
(LM). It rates both
T. Rowe Price Group, Inc.
(TROW) as Overweight, the former on account of its impressive
revenue growth prospects over the long haul.
: Susquehanna has a new Negative on
(TRIP). It has fresh Neutrals on
Orbitz Worldwide, Inc.
(YHOO). Positives are assigned on an ebullient
(AMZN) - trading at the highest level in its history -
Pandora Media Inc
Lululemon Athletica inc.
(LULU): Jefferies has a Hold on the cult yoga clothing company.
MacQuarie Infrastructure Company LLC
(MIC): Shares are set an Overweight by Barclays.
: Saying they are a way to play a resurgent housing sector, FBC
Capital resumes Outperforms on
PennyMac Financial Services Inc
(PFSI). Its respective price objectives are $24 and $25.
Subsea 7 SA (ADR)
(SUBCY): Berenberg begins Buy-rated research on the
seabed-to-surface engineering stock.
Sunshine Heart Inc
(SSH): SSH is started with an Outperform at Oppenheimer.
(TOSBF): Sanford Bernstein begins the Japanese electronics giant at
Stock Upgrades: Advanced Micro Devices, Inc. Is on the
Stock Downgrades: Is The New York Times Company a Paper