Nuts, bolts, and ball bearings may make for a mighty boring
market, but who needs sexy when dull works so well? Equities scored
their third straight increase thanks to an
S&P 500 Index
(INDEXSP:.INX)-best 6.02% surge in
), maker of the first two utilitarian items, and an NYSE-leading
23.01% advance in
(NYSE:KD), manufacturer of the latter. Elsewhere a
new survey linked low income to migraines
, a headache only compounded by Aspirin owner
(OTCMKTS:BAYRY) falling 1.93% on an otherwise up day. Staying in
Bayerische Motoren Werke
(OTCMKTS:BAMXY) - BMW to you and me - jumped 5.48% to hit its
highest level in over two decades. Last month a
study redundantly revealed its divers really are
, a finding freshly corroborated by one of
its speedsters just arrested in New York
. These days, its equity owners can clearly afford to be equally
Today's quarterly earnings announcements are expected to include
Mattress Firm Holding
(ACI): Macquarie has a new Neutral on the commodity company.
(DWCH): Canaccord Genuity covers the business software company at a
: Nomura rolls out new Neutrals on
(OTCMKTS:VLKAY) but is more bullish on Buy-rated
Bayerische Motoren Werke
(OTCMKTS:BAMXY), better known as BMW.
: Wunderlich has Holds on
(EAT) ($44 target price),
(DRI) ($50), and
Ruby Tuesday, Inc.
(RT) ($8). It is more upbeat on
Jack In The Box
(SONC), both Buy rated with respective price objectives of $46 and
(YELP) is up impressively this morning after being begun with a Buy
opinion and $81 objective at Deutsche Bank, which has a Hold rating
and $83 target on
Jones Energy Inc
(JONE): Shares are assigned an Overweight at JPMorgan.
(MXL): The stock is started with a Buy and $11 objective at
Benchmark, which lauds its high gross margin and strong revenue
Mettler-Toledo International Inc.
(MTD): Morgan Stanley starts the equity at Overweight.
(OPEN): The online restaurant reservation outfit is assigned an
Equal Weight by Barclays.
Rush Enterprises, Inc.
(RUSHA): The commercial vehicle company is launched with a Buy at
(NOW): Canaccord Genuity covers the stock at at Buy.
(SFLY): Shares are set an Overweight at Barclays.
(SPLK): The application software outfit,
upgraded exactly one week ago
, clearly likes Fridays. Today it is begun with a Buy at Canaccord.
Under Armour Inc
(UA): Jefferies has a Hold on the sweat-resistant athletic apparel
outfit, shares of which have lately traded atop historic highs. Its
price objective is $71.
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