On Hump Day,
(^DJI) acted appropriately,
getting over an early speed bump
to end at yet another historic high. The firm that once claimed to
"do God's work" took on
increasing importance for its financial brethren,
) still isn't a patch on the Pope. Since Argentina's native son
Francis took over at the Vatican, his home stock market has been
the planet's best performer, and yesterday Buenos Aires' own
YPF Sociedad Anonima
) surged a further 9.30%.
Amid all the dough,
) dropped 4.40%, though that was a less
spectacular crash than that experienced by this
. Similarly sliding amid all the ebullience was diamond seller
), which dropped 1.76% after BeyoncÃ©, a big proponent of "putting
a ring on it,"
cancelled a show in Europe's ice capital of
This morning in economics, analysts forecast an improvement in
May's Philadelphia Fed Index at 10:00 a.m. Eastern. Quarterly
earnings announcements continue to roll in, with retailers coming
increasingly to the fore. Today's results are expected to include
(AAPL): Susquehanna has a new Neutral on the tech name.
(CHDN): Brean Capital covers the company, recently trading atop
historic highs, at a Buy.
(COH): The maker of luxury handbags and accessories is started with
a Buy at Sterne Agee.
(DANG): The Chinese e-commerce firm, which earlier today reported
revenue of $214 million, is a fresh Buy at Bank of America-Merrill
: Lazard launches Buys on
(IPG): The advertising giant gets assigned an Overweight at
(PVTB): Credit Suisse picks up PVTB at a Neutral.
): Wells Fargo starts the industrial metals and minerals outfit at
(VCLK): Saying it sees uncertainty surrounding the company's Dotomi
division, Northland Capital has a new Underperform on the firm. Its
price objective is $21.
(YELP): Cowen covers the company at Outperform.
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