S&P 500 Index
(INDEXSP:.INX) snapped a five-session skid, with stocks thus
avoiding a lump of coal in their stockings on a day that was all
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to end up.) A
saw the snack stock surge 11.02%, while
similarly bullish research
sent diamond seller
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went to Washington in an attempt to hold Holder's
Across the Atlantic, several European equities scored good gains.
Hennes & Mauritz
(OTCMKTS:HNNMY), from Stieg Larsson's snowy homeland of Sweden,
jumped 6.98% to a fresh best. (Although, trust me, you do not want
The Girl Who Kicked the Hornet's Nest
in China right now.) And
(OTCMKTS:VWDRY), based in nearby Denmark, advanced 7.55% after
winning an order for 200 wind turbines in Texas,
where they know how to go long wind
Today in economics, analysts expect an uptick in the final
University of Michigan/Thomson Reuters consumer sentiment survey
for September at 9:55 a.m. Eastern. In earnings action,
(MTN) all released results earlier this morning.
: FBR Capital assigns Market Performs on
(SSD) but is more optimistic on Outperform-rated pair
(CYT): The specialty chemicals company is started at Outperform by
Oppenheimer. Its target price is $96.
(NTGR): Raymond James covers the communication equipment company at
Nice Systems Ltd
(NICE): The software stock is a new Outperform with Wedbush.
(RCL): A troubled week for cruise companies ends with an upbeat Buy
initiation for RCL at Investec. The price target is $46.
(SIG): The bling king is a new Buy at Brean Capital.
Sprouts Farmers Market
(SFM): Susquehanna has a new Neutral, and $40 price objective, on
the upscale grocer.
(SBUX): Pacific Crest picks the company up at Outperform.
(WAT): Shares are begun with a Buy rating and $129 objective at
Maxim Group, which says it can capture market share in the
industrial and applied space.
(WAL): Credit Suisse covers the company at Outperform and
establishes a $22 target.
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