newspaper Bill Gates was seen tossing away in Omaha
over the weekend
was surely the
an article in its pages yesterday
) slumping 1.30% to post the worst performance of all blue chips.
It certainly couldn't have been
(^DJI) 15,000 cover
, for yesterday the index finally closed above that milestone.
(AON) hit the highest level in its history on the eve of this
morning's news that the
side's iconic manager is calling it quits
after over a quarter century of service. He took over in 1986, the
year a sexy new stock called Microsoft went public.
A quiet week for economic releases rolls on, with no top-tier data
due. In earnings action,
Green Mountain Coffee Roasters
(WEN) are all expected to report results.
Bed Bath & Beyond
): Shares are cut to Cautious from Neutral at ISI Group.
(CA): The stock is downgraded to Perform from Outperform at
Oppenheimer, which sees slower revenue and earnings growth ahead.
(CMA): Shares are now Underperform from Neutral at Robert W. Baird,
whose target is $33.
Crestwood Midstream Partners
(CMLP): The stock is now Neutral from Buy at UBS.
(PLOW): Shares get cut to Neutral from Outperform at Robert W.
Baird, which is troubled by ongoing demand uncertainty.
(EMR): The industrial outfit is moved to Market Perform from
Outperform by Sanford Bernstein.
(IEX): Citigroup slashes the stock to Neutral from Buy.
Intercontinental Hotels Group
(IHG): Shares are downgraded to Hold from Add at Numus.
J. Sainsbury plc
): The British grocer gets downgraded to Hold from Buy at Panmure.
(MDLZ): CrÃ©dit Agricole cuts the company, whose brands include
Oreo, Nabisco, Cadbury, and Trident, to Underperform from
Time Warner Telecom
(TWTC): Shares are taken to Perform from Outperform at Oppenheimer
on slower EBITDA growth.
(VCLK): The stock is downgraded to Hold from Buy at Cantor
Fitzgerald amid a weaker outlook.
(VSI): Bank of America-Merrill Lynch lowers the equity to
Underperform from Neutral, sending it down more than 1% ahead of
(Z): Goldman Sachs gives the online real estate outfit, now Neutral
from Buy, a post-earnings downgrade.
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