Unless you are Italian
, these are indeed the days of wine and roses in equities. The
S&P 500 Index
(INDEXSP:.INX) hit yet another record, ably assisted by a 7.50%
), up 2.87% at a historic high, also merits a mention. The baker
recently bought several Hostess assets, and - based on the
121 Twinkies Joey Chestnut just swallowed in six
- remains rolling in dough. A new study showed
Monday may be your best day to stop smoking
but someone forgot to tell tobacco titan
), which began the week by rising 1.92% to a record. Elsewhere, it
was a stellar session for anything Zen, with
) and hippy
) each oddly increasing an identical 1.24%. Good to know, the next
spiritual guru goes all greedy and decides to sue
you for $5 million
This morning the Federal Open Market Committee starts its two-day
policy meeting in Washington, DC, with an interest rate
announcement expected tomorrow at 2:00 p.m. Eastern. In earnings
Archer Daniels Midland
Buffalo Wild Wings
(YELP) are all due to release results.
A.P. Pharma, Inc.
(APPA): Brean Capital begins Buy-rated research on the micro-cap.
Campus Crest Communities
(CCG): Shares are assigned an Equal Weight by Barclays, whose
target price is $12.
(CBS): The stock is an Outperform at FBR Capital, whose target is
$67 amid pricing power and continued cost containment.
(CTIC): The biotech gets begun with a Buy at Janney.
(CHMI): Barclays covers the company at Overweight, and assigns it a
$22 price objective.
(DG): The discount retailer is picked up with a Positive at
(GME): Stifel starts the stock at a Buy.
: FBR Capital has Outperforms on
(MCK). It has a Market Perform and $72 objective on
(NLSN): NLSN is a new Outperform at FBR Capital, whose target is
(OMC): The ad giant gets begun with an Outperform and $79 target at
FBR Capital, which cites potential merger synergies and an
(PBPB): The sandwich shop, a red-hot recent initial public
offering, is a new Neutral at Goldman Sachs and Robert W. Baird.
William Blair, with a Market Perform, expresses similar concern
over a premium valuation. However, Piper Jaffray (an appropriate
"Overweight" with a $34 price objective) is more upbeat.
(MCO) are each assigned Outperforms at FBR Capital, whose
respective price objectives are $81 and $85.
): Shares haven't even started trading, but Sterne Agee appears
broadly optimistic, saying the stock could potentially be worth as
much as $32.
(OTCMKTS:VOLVY): Nomura has a new Neutral on the Swedish car
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