$100 bill redesign
, an event that last occurred in 1996, seems to always coincide
with government shutdowns. And no wonder - with Uncle Sam's current
costing us $160 million a day
, America must print money ever more prolifically. (Even if the
), which fell 1.65% yesterday and is assigned a decidedly ho-hum
analyst initiation this morning, suggests it is not always about
the Benjamins.) Congress, having long ago weighed in on
titanic matters like TV volume
turns its undivided attention to beer
. Seriously, guys, don't sweat the small stuff. With Washingtonian
gridlock entering its second week,
(INDEXDJX:.DJI) dropped for a tenth time in 13 sessions to fall
back below 15,000.
For those who prefer old-school philately to newly minted
) slumped 3.98%. However, the Post Office, showing a degree of
entrepreneurship not hitherto associated with it, clearly wants to
turn that frown upside down
. Some equities did buck a bad day.
), increasingly eschewing its eponymous donuts in favor of java,
gained 1.03% as a new study showed
coffee is better than sex
. And an
made money talk at
), specifically in the dulcet tones of a
suburban Atlanta housewife who moonlights as
Economic data remains on hiatus due to the government shutdown, but
Wolverine World Wide
(WWW) all unofficially usher in third-quarter earnings season when
they release results today.
(ALIM): Northland Capital starts the small cap at an Outperform.
Its price objective is $5.
: ISI Group covers dual Dow members
(GS) (Neutral) and
(CHTR): Shares are covered with a Buy opinion and $170 target price
(CHEF): CHEF is a Buy at Jefferies, whose target is $28.
Energizer Holdings, Inc.
(ENR), best known for
its indefatigable bunny
, is assigned an upbeat Outperform with Wells Fargo. The company's
other brands include Banana Boat, Hawaiian Tropic, Playtex, and Wet
Ones. Meanwhile Kleenex maker
(KMB) is a Market Perform.
) BEN gets begun with a Neutral at ISI Group.
: Jefferies has Holds on
(KR) ($45 objective),
The Fresh Market
(TFM) ($54.) It begins Buy-rated research, and a $70 price target,
(NWL): NWL is a new Outperform with Wells Fargo.
(CVS) is covered with a Buy and $71 target at Jefferies. The bank
has Holds on
(WAG), rolling out respective price objectives of $5.30 and $62.
(PINC): The healthcare information stock gets picked up with a
Neutral at ISI Group.
(OTCMKTS:SBMRY): Stifel starts the brewing behemoth at a Buy,
saying it may make an attractive acquisition target for arch rival
(SYY): The food service stock - not to be confused with the
phonetically similar tech stock
funnier things have happened
- is assigned a Hold at Jefferies. Its price objective is $30.
(UHS): Goldman Sachs assigns a Buy opinion and $87 price objective
(ZION): Shares get set a Neutral at ISI Group.
Stock Upgrades: Procter & Gamble, Avon Products, and
Cloud Peak Energy
Stock Downgrades: Jamba, JC Penney, and Alaska