could inspire equities to recapture a little of their 1990s
irrational exuberance. (Given the apparently
frightful financial state of his foundation
, perhaps that's no surprise.) Indeed, as the
(^DJI) logged its first four-day losing streak all year, our former
President was unable to feel your
), which slid some 7.07%. At the risk of pushing Bill's buttons,
his wife Hillary fared little better. Language translation stock
) lost 4.05% as
Russia demanded a "reset."
At least Mr. Gore, still bitter over being burdened with his boss's
Monica mess in the 2000 election, could console himself by
making an additional mint
), now up 12% in six sessions. To paraphrase Paul Simon
of all days,
you can call him Al-Jazeera
) rode a
to jump an
(^GSPC)-best 3.09%. A penny for the thoughts of that
99-year-old who just won a shopping spree at 99
Cent Only Stores
No top-tier economic data due today, but corporate earnings are
expected out of
Barnes & Noble
Dick's Sporting Goods
): The tech stock, a stellar performer thus far in August, gets
downgraded to Buy from Strong Buy at S&P Capital. Valuation
issues loom large, with shares starting to approach the broker's
$550 price objective.
(MT): Morgan Stanley moves the steel stock owned by Europe's
richest man to Underweight from Equal-Weight.
(BBRG): The restaurant owner is reduced to Hold from Buy at
Cliffs Natural Resources
(CLF): The iron ore outfit get cut to Hold from Buy by BB&T
(EVAC): Shares are now Neutral from Overweight at Piper Jaffray.
(LITB): LITB gets lowered to Underperform from Neutral at Credit
: UBS gives Neutral-from-Buy downgrades to
Panera Bread Co
(PNRA): Jefferies cuts the company to Hold from Buy.
(RVBD): The troubled stock is falling a further 5% this morning
after getting slashed to Sell from Hold by Deutsche Bank.
(RGLD): BB&T reduces the commodity company to Hold from Buy.
(TGT): The retailer is taken to Neutral from Positive at
(WMT): Susquehanna slashes the
(^DJI) component, which reported iffy earnings last week, to
Neutral from Buy. Its price objective, previously $85, is now $79.
(WY): The paper and packaging powerhouse gets lowered to Buy from
Neutral at Longbow.
(XEL): The stock is moved to Underweight from Neutral at JPMorgan.
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