Compared with what happened exactly half a decade earlier, when
Alan Greenspan told a US House committee the United States was "
in the midst of a once-in-a-century credit
," October 23, 2013 was a walk in the park. Still, the
S&P 500 Index
(INDEXSP:.INX) did snap a streak of four straight records amid some
iffy earnings announcements. Not, however, by
) which rose 5.34% to best all
(INDEXDJX:.DJI) issues in ending at a historic high.
was a well-reviewed play about the "
Coffee, tea, or me?
" era in the sky, and java giant
just bet big on the middle option
. As Germany's "iron chancellor" seethed at snooping, America's
largest iron ore outfit
Cliffs Natural Resources
) cratererd 2.86% in a slumping commodity sector. And a new study
showed many of us
plan to work until we die
. Based on
Jacko's beyond-the-grave earnings
, it's not a bad idea.
The single busiest session for third quarter earnings is upon us,
(ZNGA) all due to announce results.
Apollo Global Management
(APO): Shares are initiated with a Sector Perform at RBC Capital,
whose target is $35.
(BALT): The stock is a new Outperform at Imperial Capital, whose
price objective is $7.
(GG): The commodity company gets begun with a Buy at Canaccord
(HOMB): Sterne Agee has a new Neutral on HOMB.
(LMAT): LATM is launched with a Buy at The Benchmark Company.
Madison Square Garden
(MSG): Guggenheim gives the company a Buy rating.
Media & Entertainment
: Guggenheim has a Buy on
(CBS). Its new Neutrals include
(CVS) is an Outperform at FBR Capital, which has a new Perform on
(TAHO): Shares are initiated with a Buy at Canaccord Genuity.
Stock Downgrades: Caterpillar Still in the
Stock Upgrades: Goldman Given a Blankfein