quite the 81st anniversary
present for Fairfield Connecticut couple Ann Betar, 98-year-old
cradle robber, and her husband John, 102. The
(INDEXDJX:.DJI) touched its Great Depression trough of 40.56 in
1932, the year they eloped. Yesterday, it hit an all-time high of
16,072.54. (With no thanks to Fairfield's own
), it must be said, on a day that stock dropped 1.28%.) With US
stock markets advancing to historic highs, Trojan condom maker
Church & Dwight
) ended up 0.44% on a
. Clearly, 1 billion Chinese are no match for Pauly D. This after
the loosening of the Sino one-child policy was outweighed by news
alum intends to continue with one-night stands -
using portfolio "protection," of course
- even after recently becoming a father as a result of one such
incident. (And truth be told, if that
13-pound, 10-ounce butterball just born in
is any indication, China's recent decision to spur romance is not
to be taken lightly.) In other analyst action
), which slumped more than 7% last week, lost another 1.45% after
. But, with
) having just fired its CFO, COO, and CMO - not long after canning
its CEO - alphabet-soup sales should soon recover.
In terms of economic events that may move US markets this morning,
at 10:00 a.m. Eastern an uptick is expected in the Conference
Board's November consumer confidence index. Regarding specific
Barnes & Noble
(TIVO) are all due to release results.
(AZO): Goldman Sachs gives AutoZone a Neutral-from-Buy downgrade.
Yesterday AutoZone stock ended off 0.43%.
(CSII): Shares are cut to Hold from Speculative Buy at The
Benchmark Company, whose price objective is $35. The rating reset
follows its survey of interventional cardiologists who have used
(TRAK): TRAK is taken to Underweight from Equal Weight by Barclays.
(FRAN): Shares are now Neutral from Buy with a $22 target price at
Janney, which cites less favorable trends in apparel and
(LUX): Luxottica, whose
Oakley sunglasses outfitted those heroic miners in
, gets lowered to Hold from Buy at Berenberg. As as result,
Luxottica stock is trading lower in London today.
(OME): Shares are now in-line from Outperform at Imperial Capital
due to valuation issues.
The Fresh Market
(TFM): Goldman Sachs downgrades The Fresh Market to Neutral from
Buy. It has been an unhappy year for The Fresh Market, whose stock
has slumped 35.92%, even as the overall market sets fresh records.
(WAT): The stock is slashed to Neutral from Buy at Goldman Sachs.
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