National Bank of Greece
), which surged some 16.12%, easily tops the entire NYSE, you know
something isn't quite right. Thus did the
(INDEXDJX:.DJI) drop to a one-month low after comments by House
Speaker John Boehner on a show hosted by that proud son of Athens,
where there's a Will, there's a way
. Even if that other George is now a Fox guarding the hen house.)
With Uncle Sam again idle, telecoms were the sole sector to end up.
) - its ability to
charge the government $775 per month to tap our
apparently unimpaired by the shutdown - gained 1.13%.
(TWTR), which isn't even trading yet, followed up
Friday's Tweeter inanity
by being begun with a
bullish "Buy" initiation
) recent attempts to
humanize the hashtag
fell flat on its face, as it plunged 1.91% to a fresh low. And we
received redundant proof that misery does indeed love company as
) - whose stock has been on a rocket to the moon of late - lost
1.36% after the
adult entertainment operator banned the 0-5 Giants
from its premises
Economic data remains on hiatus due to the government shutdown, but
Wolverine World Wide
(WWW) all unofficially usher in third-quarter earnings season when
they release results today.
(ALK): Shares are downgraded to Hold from Buy at Deutsche Bank.
(BXP): Bank of America-Merrill Lynch lowers the real estate outfit
to Neutral from Buy.
(BPO): Shares are moved to Neutral from Outperform at Macquarie.
(CEVA): The specialized semiconductor stock gets slashed to Perform
from Outperform at Oppenheimer, which cites smartphone issues among
other challenges to its earnings.
(OTCMKTS:GDFZY): The utility is trading lower in Europe today after
getting downgraded to Neutral from Buy at Citigroup.
Group 1 Automotive
(GPI): Morgan Stanley inflicts an unusual 180 degree (Underweight
from Overweight) downgrade on the stock. Its reduced price
objective is $64.
(JMBA): The juice giant, falling 15% as I write, is moved to Market
Perform from Outperform at Northland. A sharp slippage in sales,
amid lower overall earnings guidance, are each cited. Its target is
taken to $12.
): The stock, which hit fresh lows yesterday but is bouncing back
impressively this morning, are now Neutral from Buy at Sterne Agee.
(MAS): KeyBanc moves home-builder MAS to Underweight from Hold.
(NVS): The pharmaceutical giant is falling overseas today after
being taken to Neutral from Overweight at JPMorgan, which says that
"improved capital allocation is already reflected [in its stock]."
(WFC): Shares are now Neutral from Outperform at Macquarie.
New Stock Coverage: Energizer, Whole Foods, and
Stock Upgrades: Procter & Gamble, Avon Products, and
Cloud Peak Energy