April showers put the
(^DJI) back in bloom, even if its key component
), up 5.3%, has had enough floodwater for all time after the
Illinois River crested at 29 feet
by the banks of its Peoria hometown.
On this, the
six-month anniversary of Super Storm Sandy
, the Tide was not nearly high enough for
Procter & Gamble
), with the detergent maker falling 5.3% in enduring its worst week
since 2009. An utterly unloved tech stock, left for dead and seen
as an increasingly fuddy-duddy dividend play, surged 6.8% in its
best showing of the year.
(AAPL), which rose by an identical amount.
(NOC) jumped 4.6% in a surging defense sector, and investors were
in no hurry to say farewell to arms - unless of the
adjustable rate variety
- across the Atlantic either, after England's own
(ARMH) advanced 12%.
Today in economics, March pending home sales are forecast to show a
pickup from February's pace at 10:00 a.m. Eastern. On the corporate
front, it's another frenzied week for first quarter earnings with
announcements expected out of
Buffalo Wild Wings
J&J Snack Foods
(ANN): BlueFin begins Outperform rated research on the clothing
company, formerly known as AnnTaylor.
Dick's Sporting Goods
(DKS): The athletic apparel retailer is resumed with an Overweight
by Barclays, whose analysts wrote in a note that it has
"distinguished itself as a consolidator."
Independent Bank Group
(IBTX): Evercore assigns an Overweight on IBTX.
Madison Square Garden
): Credit Suisse covers the New York Knicks basketball owner at
Outperform. Shares have surged 57.00% over the past year.
(PCS): Morgan Stanley starts the stock at Equal-Weight.
(NLSN): The provider of TV ratings is itself rated an uninspiring
Underperform at Northland Capital, which notes an approaching
plateau in both revenue and margin growth. Its price objective is
(SCCO): The commodity company is started with an Outperform at
(SWN): Shares are covered with a Buy at Brean Capital.
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