It appears the death of equities, like
that of George Soros, was greatly exaggerated
(^DJI), fresh from suffering its worst swoon since June, is now
positive for the month of April after successive gains. Blue chips
were boosted by a 1.68% post-earnings increase in
), with the company that just sponsored a
Professional Bull Riders show
proving its own animal spirits are anything but amateur.
Even an erroneous Associated Press Twitter report of explosions at
the White House failed to prevent markets ending up, although the
fact that a hacked 7-year-old medium can so swiftly fell a
167-year-old news organization is awfully ominous. The AP was
founded in May 1846, a key month in the sorry saga of The Dinner
The Donner Party
Yesterday Kentucky Fried Chicken was equally unappetizing, with
shares of owner
) sliding 1.70% on a
. A new study - clearly conducted by someone who never set foot in
a New York cinema - showed
an average movie ticket costs $7.94
. The $8.00 per month package on offer at
) surely represents better value, after that stock surged 24.44% to
top the entire
S&P 500 Index
Hump Day of peak earnings week is upon us with
Procter & Gamble
(ZNGA) among a multitude of companies releasing results.
(ARO): The clothing company is picked up with a Positive at
American Water Works
(AWK): Global Hunter establishes Buy rated research on AWK.
(BPO): Wells Fargo begins BPO at a Buy.
(COP): The oil giant is established with a Hold at Cowen, which
says improving margins are balanced out by increased borrowing and
(GNC): Robert W. Baird resumes the vitamin retailer at Outperform
and sets a $52 target price. Catalysts include the rollout of the
company's Gold Card program.
(ELNK): ELNK is assigned a Hold at Jefferies.
): SunTrust starts the independent oil and gas operator at a Buy.
(NPSP): NPSP is a new Outperform at Oppenheimer, whose price
objective is $18 on a stock it says can continue to reap benefits
from its twin principal products Gattex and Natpara.
(PRGO): The consumer healthcare company is covered with a Market
Perform at Leerink.
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