Not a bad birthday for Charles Henry
(INDEXDJX:.DJI), and dude didn't even get a
) doodle. (
The guy could use a shave
, but with Gillette owner and key blue-chip component
Procter & Gamble
) advancing 1.69% to hit a historic high along with his eponymous
index, that shouldn't be an issue.) It will be scant consolation to
50 million Americans now living in poverty
, but US markets keep reaching records. Stocks also surged across
the Atlantic, with Danish turbine titan
Vestas Wind Systems
(OTCMKTS:VWDRY) jumping 15.17% to 167.20 kroner. The pride of
Copenhagen will, of course, be all too aware of Hamlet's famous
soliloquy informing us, "
There is special providence in the fall of a
" Not sure about that, but
) was seriously plucked, falling 1.63% amid all the green ink. This
) lost another 3.00% to end at an all-time low. Does all this augur
)? Probably not, for the San Francisco short-messaging service is
all set to fly much higher than its initial public offering price
of $26. Although frankly,
for that price, I'll take Manhattan
In terms of today's economic events that may move US markets,
September consumer credit is expected to show a contraction at 3:00
p.m. Eastern. Regarding specific stocks,
(WEN) are all due to announce earnings.
(OTCMKTS:ESYJY): Liberum launches the low-cost European air carrier
at a Buy.
(MTW): Shares of the construction machinery company, which fell
4.06% even in yesterday's ebullient market, are initiated with an
Outperform at Credit Suisse.
(PPL): Atlantic Equities picks the stock up at Overweight.
(TRIP): Cantor Fitzgerald has a Hold on TripAdvisor. Over the past
12 months, shares of TripAdvisor have returned a remarkable
(TWTR): Twitter, today's eagerly awaited initial public offering,
is covered with a Buy at Cantor and an equally upbeat Outperform at
RBC Capital. Their respective price objectives are $32 and $33.
for more about the influence of Twitter.)
(SHW): Paint and coating powerhouse Sherwin-Williams is a new
Neutral at Sterne Agee, whose target price is $200. Benjamin Moore,
close competitor of Sherwin-Williams, is
owned by billionaire investor Warren Buffett
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