Shall I compare thee to a summer's day?
you are Larry
, who increasingly looks like a lock for Fed head, probably not.
Stocks went nowhere fast from Memorial Day to Labor Day, as
Shakespeare's love sonnets found no takers. The
(INDEXDJX:.DJI) dropped 4.45% in an August when
breaking up wasn't at all hard to do
, even for the telephone industry.
Clint Eastwood, scratching a 17-year itch
, joined Michael Douglas and Catherine Zeta in separating, and
investors agitating for a split at
) got their wish, although perhaps not in the way they intended.
At least love was in the air at diamond seller
), which surged 37.97% in an otherwise awful week. This as poultry
) tumbled 8%; a penny for the thoughts of that
pet chicken who just swallowed one of the precious
Today in economics, analysts expect August's Institute for Supply
Management manufacturing index to soften from the prior month's
pace at 10:00 a.m. Eastern. On the corporate front,
) is due to report quarterly results.
): Norwegian investment bank ABG Sundal Collier slashes the stock,
which surged 7.49% in August, to Sell from Hold.
(KO): The key
(INDEXDJX:.DJI) component gets cut to Underperform from Outperform
at CrÃ©dit Agricole.
(GLW): Oppenheimer gives the maker of glass for flat-panel
televisions a downgrade to Perform from Outperform. A burgeoning
supply glut amid reduced demand for TVs is a concern.
(DF): The dairy giant gets downgraded to Neutral from Buy at
(ESV): Barclays takes the oil services firm to Equal Weight from
Green Mountain Coffee Roasters
(GMCR): GMCR gets downgraded to Neutral from Buy at Suntrust
(ISRG): First Analysis reduces the robotic instruments stock to
Underweight from Equal Weight.
(LF): LF is lowered to Market Perform from Outperform by BMO
Palo Alto Networks
(PANW): JMP Securities slashes the stock to Market Perform from
(COL): Shares get cut to Market Perform from Outperform with Wells
(VOD): Shares, upgraded elsewhere this morning, are now Neutral
from Outperform at Macquarie, which would take profits with the
stock trading at a 13-year high.
(WSM): The Pottery Barn owner gets a post-earnings downgrade to
Hold from Buy at Canaccord Genuity, whose price objective is $59.
Looming gross margin headwinds are an issue, the broker believes.
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