(ETR:TKA), whose Teutonic steel outfitted armies from the Kaiser to
Adolf Hitler, tumbled 3.11% on a
. This on the anniversary of the Kellogg-Briand Pact, a
Pollyanna piece of paper aimed at outlawing
conflict for all time
. No matter, for we never seem to learn. Ninety-nine years after
"the guns of August" ushered in the era of poison gas, its
increasingly undeniable use in Syria sent
(INDEXSP:.INX) shares into their worst tailspin for more than two
National Bank of Greece
) nose-dived 9.54% and here at home the roof will soon cave in on
our debt ceiling, lest anyone think things are hunky dory
elsewhere.) Fears that
There Will Be Blood
in the Middle East saw crude surge 2.9% to an 18-month high, on an
iconic date for the oil industry
. And if "all is fair and love and war," someone forgot to tell
) about the former, as the wedding ring king slumped 1.04% after
Today in economics, analysts expect an increase in July pending
home sales at 10:00 a.m. Eastern. In earnings action,
(ZLC) are all due to release results.
Arch Coal Inc
(ACI): The commodity company is a fresh Outperform at FBR Capital,
whose target price is $6 on a stock it says sports an impressive
pro forma cash balance of $1.3 billion.
Athlon Energy Inc
(ATHL): Citigroup has a new Neutral on the independent oil and gas
(CBT): SunTrust Robinson Humphrey covers the specialty chemicals
company at a Neutral.
(CTRL): The diversified electronics outfit, which bucked Tuesday's
broader market bloodbath with a 2.60% jump, is today begun with a
Buy at Canaccord Genuity.
Drew Industries, Inc.
(DW): Citi rolls out Buy-rated research on the maker of components
for recreational vehicles.
(NLS): The fitness firm is established with an In-Line at Imperial
: Northland Capital assigns upbeat Outperforms on
Applied Materials, Inc.
(AMAT) ($19 target),
Brooks Automation, Inc.
(KLAC) ($64), and
Lam Research Corporation
(LRCX) ($58.) It is less optimistic on
Mattson Technology, Inc.
(MTSN), each only rated Market Perform with respective price
objectives of $10 and $2.
(TAM): Morgan Stanley starts the specialty chemicals stock at an
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