It looks like the
(INDEXDJX:.DJI), already down for three straight weeks, took
" featuring one of Wall Street's own a little too literally. Shares
slumped again as the skies over Syria and a coming debt ceiling
crisis here at home pointed to storm clouds overhead. As we
apparently prepare to lay down on a bed of nails in Damascus, "I
had a hammer" was one way to make money. Auction house
) advanced 2.99% and
) gained 2.08% to best all blue chips.
Procter & Gamble
) was, by contrast, the index's poorest performer, down 1.84% in a
setback for its commuting CEO
corporate culture similarly encourages corporate
, imploded another 1.11%. Little wonder, then, that
), a maker of fancy business airplanes,
scored a broker boost
Today's economic data includes August consumer sentiment from The
Conference Board at 10:00 a.m. Eastern, with consensus calling for
a fall from the prior month's pace. In earnings action,
Bank of Montreal
(WDAY) are all due to report results.
Accretive Health, Inc.
(AH): Shares are lowered to Perform from Outperform at Oppenheimer
due to accounting concerns and turnover in the executive suite.
(APA) The energy outfit, which has endured a
difficult August amid Egyptian issues
, gets downgraded to Neutral from buy at Guggenheim, Its price
objective, previously $104, is taken to $92.
(SNX): Raymond James reduces the business services stock to
Underperform from Market Perform.
(ETR:TKA): The giant German steelmaker is now Neutral from Buy at
Nomura, sending its stock tumbling in today's European trading.
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