Stocks finished mixed in mushy trading, with
(^DJI) dropping even as the
S&P 500 Index
(^GSPC) hit another new high. Such an indecisive outcome was no way
Joe Louis on his birthday
, for the legendary boxer didn't do split decisions.
There was something in the water in Orlando, with
) surging 4.84%,
) ending at an all-time best, and
) bouncing 2.19% as it begins a three-day conference in Florida's
third largest city.
New York Times
Republican standard bearer
Mitt Romney rarely find themselves on the same page, but a mutual
(TSLA) unites both. Not that the auto outfit will care one whit
after it followed up last week's 40.7% increase by advancing
Elsewhere, love was in the air for
(LOV), with the owner of JDate and ChristianMingle jumping 7.05% on
, and the answer was blowing in the wind for
Vestas Wind Systems
(OTCMKTS:VWDRY) after its 10.85% increase.
Today's quarterly earnings announcements are expected to include
(ALR): Craig Hallum cuts the company to Hold from Buy.
Bank of Montreal
(BMO): Morgan Stanley moves its fellow financial firm to
Underweight from Equal-Weight.
(CREE): Shares are tumbling 2.8% after being slashed to Neutral
from Buy at Sterne Agee.
(KBH): Raymond James cuts KBH to Perform from Outperform.
Melco Crown Entertainment
(MPEL): MPEL is moved to Neutral from Buy at UBS.
(OIS): OIS is downgraded to Hold from Buy at BB&T Capital.
(PDCO): Shares are downgraded to Hold from Buy with a $40 target
price at WallachBeth, which says the risk/reward is unattractive at
(SCTY): Shares, slumping before the bell, are now Neutral from
Outperform at Credit Suisse.
(VVUS): The weight loss stock is shedding 1.5% before the bell
after being lowered to Neutral from Buy at Lazard.
(^DJI) member is dropping 0.6% this morning after being removed
from Citigroup's Top Picks Live list. February sales were weak, the
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