(INDEXDJX:.DJI) again brushed off the threat of war, if
not Warhol, whose
plunged 3.09% as its principal product proved a tough sell in
) gained 2.59% to continue its post-earnings bounce. The company
came of age almost a decade ago with an infamous "
" which now seems positively quaint compared to
Miley Cyrus' recent scantily-clad antics
. The Nashville native clearly inspired a similar wardrobe
malfunction in apparel outfit
), also based in Music City. It nose-dived an NYSE-worst 9.07%.
rotten tomatoes currently spoiling on the streets
were flung at
), which imploded 11.55%. And a new
study said poverty saps brain power
. But you don't need to be an
) - down 3.17% - to know that.
Today in economics, this month's Chicago Purchasing Managers' Index
is out at 9:45 a.m. Eastern, followed by the University of
Michigan's final figure for August consumer confidence at 9:55 a.m.
On the earnings front,
Sears Hometown and Outlet Stores
Yingli Green Energy
(YGE) are all due to report results.
Arlington Asset Investment Corp
(AI): JMP Securities starts the mortgage investment firm at a
Chinese Internet Stocks
: JPMorgan assigns Overweights on
Phoenix New Media Ltd
Qihoo 360 Technology Co Ltd
(QIHU) ($94 price objective),
SouFun Holdings Limited
(CTRP): The Shanghai-based travel and lodging stock is launched
with a lukewarm Neutral at JPMorgan.
Hornbeck Offshore Services, Inc.
(HOS): The oil and gas outfit gets initiated with an Overweight at
(LBTYA): Credit Suisse covers the cable company at Outperform.
Monolithic Power Systems, Inc.
(MPWR): The specialized semiconductor stock is started with an
Outperform at William Blair.
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