New Stock Coverage: Mel Karmazin Worth $255.4 Million a Year? You Cannot Be Sirius

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A paltry 148,000 jobs added in a country of 313.9 million isn't exactly a healthy testament to capitalism. You could fit that total, with 2,000 to spare, into a single stadium in communist North Korea . (Always assuming Wikipedia can be trusted .) Yet September's anemic employment report was enough to send S&P 500 (INDEXSP:.INX) shares to yet another record as investors bet that the Fed's monetary morphine will continue. Not all equities shared in the ebullience. A troubled handbag maker, downgraded this morning, slumped 7.53%, so they certainly won't be saying " Cheers , Coach ( COH )" as the World Series opens tonight in Boston. Beantown native Reed Hastings fared even worse, with his Netflix ( NFLX ) nosediving 9.15% after earlier being up big. So much for Pay It Forward , Kevin - you made me look like a total Spacey cadet . And ATM maker Diebold ( DBD ) was charged with bribing officials in Russia , where such shenanigans are sadly no longer tax deductible .

Hump Day of peak week for third quarter earnings is here, with AT&T Inc. ( T ), Boeing ( BA ), Caterpillar (CAT), F5 Networks (FFIV), GlaxoSmithKline (GSK), and WellPoint (WLP) among a multitude of companies releasing results.

Digital Radio : FBR Capital picks up Pandora Media (P) with a Market Perform rating and $25 target price. It assigns Outperforms on Liberty Media (LMCA) and Sirius XM Radio (SIRI), home to shock jock Howard Stern, whose CEO Mel Karmazin made $255.4 million in 2012 . The respective price objectives are $200 and $5.50.

Online Travel : FBR Capital has Market Performs on HomeAway (AWAY) ($29 target), MakeMyTrip (MMYT) ($14), Orbitz (OWW) ($9), and TripAdvisor (TRIP) ($70.) It establishes Outperforms on Expedia (EXPE) ($60 objective) and (PCLN) ($1,250).r

PetSmart (PETM): ISI Group sets a new Neutral on PETM.

(See also: Stock Upgrades: Who Needs an iWatch When There's Fossil? and Stock Downgrades: ARM Gets Thumbs Down in Apple Fallout )

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Referenced Stocks: BA , COH , DBD , NFLX , T



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