Yellen or Kohn
? Twenty-four hours after yelling that the taper tease was all a
con trick, markets mostly retreated to the sounds of silence on
Thursday. Shares slipped slightly and traded in a tight range.
A bad week for Larrys
Mr. Ellison was accused of going AWOL
. As for Mr. Summers,
his nemesis (nemesii?) the Winklevii
despise Mark Zuckerberg even more
) up 1.66% to a fresh peak. The twins would be well advised to
) and call us in the morning after that stock gained 1.34% on the
fifth iteration of its
Grand Theft Auto
. Their shares are certainly more of a steal than
), up another 7.04% to an historic best.
No top-tier economic data due today - a
singularly awful one in stock market history
- but Olive Garden owner
) releases results. It's also a "
" Friday, and they rarely lack action. (This phenomenon is not to
be mistaken for the quartet of Fed officials addressing audiences
this afternoon, in the form of Esther George (12:30 p.m. Eastern),
Daniel Tarullo (12:40 p.m.), James Bullard (12:55 p.m.), and
Narayana Kocherlakota (1:45 p.m.)
American Public Education
(APEI): Stifel slashes the stock to Hold from Buy.
(MT): The steel name is reduced to Sector Perform from Outperform
at RBC Capital Markets.
(CFNL): Concerned about the company's slower mortgage banking
originations, FBR Capital cuts it to Perform from Outperform.
(CLX): Credit Suisse moves the household cleaning name to
Underperform from Neutral.
(PODD): Shares are moved to Market Perform from Outperform at JMP
(LVLT): Morgan Stanley moves the stock to Equal-Weight from
(NTAP): The equity is lower this morning on a downgrade to
Underperform from Perform by William Blair.
(PRU): Goldman Sachs pulls the insurance outfit from its list of
(SWI): Shares get slashed to Sell from Neutral at Goldman.
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