New Stock Coverage: The Coca-Cola Company Poised for Nice Pop

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The Dow (^DJI) ended sharply higher in its sixth successive triple-digit move. (Although adjusted for inflation - which is apparently absent everywhere else in the economy - 100-point days clearly aren't what they were.) On the day a new poll revealed 70 million Americans are miserable at work , a broker boost sent professional networking name LinkedIn Corp ( LNKD ) up 1.03%.

Oil hit a nine-month high, just in time for a new "reality" show on the commodity . The big screen was similarly good to Nokia ( NOK ), one of countless companies currently shilling themselves for Man of Steel . It surged some 4.61%.

This afternoon the Federal Open Market Committee concludes its two-day monetary policy meeting, to be followed by Ben Bernanke's press conference. In earnings action, expect announcements from FedEx ( FDX ), Hennes & Mauritz ( HNNMY ), Jabil Circuit ( JBL ), Micron Technology (MU), and Red Hat (RHT).

Beverages : Credit Suisse has new Neutrals on Dr Pepper Snapple Group Inc. (DPS) and PepsiCo, Inc. (PEP) but is more bullish on Outperform-rated Dow (^DJI) component The Coca-Cola Company (KO).

Credit Cards : MasterCard Inc (MA) and Visa Inc (V) are each established with Overweights at Morgan Stanley.

Keryx Biopharmaceuticals (KERX): JPMorgan starts the stock at Overweight, sending shares surging 7% before the bell.

Neurocrine Biosciences, Inc. (NBIX): NBIX is a new Outperform with a $16 price objective at Oppenheimer, which notes elagolix aimed at treating endometriosis and uterine fibroids has potential promise.

Superior Energy Services, Inc. (SPN): Citing the company's good international growth prospects, Cowen starts coverage at Outperform. Its target price is $34.

Teva Pharmaceutical Industries Ltd (TEVA): The generic drug giant gets begun with a Buy recommendation and $56 objective at Maxim Group. Although Copaxone to treat Multiple Sclerosis is going off patent, the broker believes growth opportunities exist elsewhere for the firm.

Ubiquiti Networks Inc (UBNT): Shares are assigned an Outperform at JMP Securities.

The Western Union Company (WU): Morgan Stanley starts Equal Weight-research on the money transfer outfit.

(See also: Stock Upgrades: Adobe Systems Incorporated Is No 'Flash' in the Pan and Stock Downgrades: American Eagle Outfitters Gets Its Wings Clipped .)

The views and opinions expressed herein are the views and opinions of the author and do not necessarily reflect those of The NASDAQ OMX Group, Inc.

This article appears in: Investing , Stocks

Referenced Stocks: FDX , HNNMY , JBL , LNKD , NOK



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