Wall Street dialed "M" for
instead got murder
(^DJI) endured an awful day, whose tone was set when the retailer
gave dismal earnings guidance. Shares subsequently slid down its
iconic wooden escalator
to fall 4.47%, even if the Herald Square horror show was a blessed
relief from having to talk about the
ongoing soap opera in Pershing Square
) surged 8.5% for its best day since June 2010 but elsewhere
investors were well-advised to avoid
The Life Aquatic with Steve Zissou
. Shamu sunk without trace as
) nose-dived 3.77% and, bedeviled by the London Whale,
) ended under water again. Jamie Dimon, proud product of Greek
grandparents, could at least take some consolation from a 7.89%
), a street that will always be music to the ears of old-country
immigrants in Astoria. Diamond ring retailer
(ZLC) jumped 10.96% to a fresh 52-week peak, although the biggest
ice aficionado in America at the moment isn't a blushing bride but
an unlikely 12-year-old boy
(MSFT) managed to buck a bad day on news of an imminent update to
its Windows 8. Although anyone unfortunate enough to use its
infernal Outlook never got the message
Today in economics, analysts forecast a fall in the August
Philadelphia Fed Index at 10:00 a.m. Eastern. On the corporate
front, expect earnings out of
Briggs and Stratton
Red Robin Gourmet Burgers
Agnico Eagle Mines
(AEM): Desjardins has a Hold on the commodity company.
(MT): Barclays starts the steel stock at Underweight.
(BV): The application software outfit is begun with a Buy at B.
Cole Real Estate Investments
(COLE): COLE is covered at Outperform by JMP Securities.
(CEO): Credit Suisse starts the Chinese energy giant at an
(DASTY): Jefferies begins Buy-rated research on the French firm.
(MRTX): The stock is picked up with an Overweight at Piper Jaffray.
(NTRI): NTRI is a new In-Line at Imperial Capital.
(QTWW): Shares are assigned a Strong Buy at Ascendiant Capital
(SIAL): Janney starts the equity at a Buy.
Stock Upgrades: Carnival Corporation Catches a
Stock Downgrades: Smith & Wesson Holding Corp Can't
Keep Up With the Joneses