Just when it looked like
The New Yorker
is now on the newsstands, would join all those cover curses of
(INDEXDJX:.DJI) enjoyed its single best point gain since December
2011. This after belated signs of progress in Washington to resolve
our governmental gridlock. Aloha State native President Obama will
have enjoyed a 2.17% jump in
), today assigned an upbeat Outperform initiation. Although our
Xbox-dissing Commander in Chief
could have done without a 2.09% surge in
). Its stock fared far better than PlayStation owner
), which lost 0.91% after
receiving a ratings reduction
. (The fact that its head has just
admitted to owning two
doesn't exactly inspire confidence.) By contrast, a
) bounce 3.87% but, to some of us, such unbridled optimism already
looks like a
Today in economics, the University of Michigan's first take on
October consumer confidence is seen slipping from September's pace
at 9:55 a.m. Eastern. In earnings action,
Bank of the Ozarks
(WFC) have all already released results this morning.
Apollo Global Management
(APOL): Evercore assigns an Overweight on the money manager.
(BDX): Shares are resumed with a Buy at SunTrust Robinson Humphrey.
(BX): The limited partnership is picked up with an Equal Weight at
(CG): Evercore establishes Overweight research, and a $36 price
objective, on the equity.
): Wells Fargo has an Outperform on HE.
Heartland Payment Systems
(HPY): Shares are a Hold at Jefferies, whose target price is $42.
(MYGN): SunTrust sets a Reduce on the stock.
Sinclair Broadcast Group
(SBGI): Credit Suisse covers the company at Outperform.
: Jefferies has only a Hold on
(RHI) but begins Buys on both
(UMBF): Bank of America-Merrill Lynch launches coverage at a Buy.
(VNTV): The business services stock gets established with an
Outperform at Oppenheimer.
Western Gas Equity Partners
(WGP): WGP is a new Outperform at Credit Suisse.
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