The Land of the Rising Sun continued to drag stocks down. (Not
), which fell 10.76% in posting the
(^GSPC) single poorest performance.)
Wall Street Journal
was either clairvoyant or crazy like a fox in starting the week
with a front page story about
brokers who are embracing the healing properties of
. Since that article ran,
) has tumbled about 20%, yet such a shameful stock performance may
ironically send more practitioners its way in search of some
desperately-needed inner calm.
) took its two day advance to 22.16%, even as the overall market
implodes. There's only
one quicker way to get high with bananas, and it
Today in economics, April business inventories are expected to tick
up slightly at 10:00 a.m. Eastern. On the corporate front,
Barnes & Noble
Casey's General Stores
) are both due to report results.
AngloGold Ashanti Limited (ADR)
(AU): SociÃ©tÃ© GÃ©nÃ©rale slashes the commodity company to Sell
Banco Santander, S.A. (ADR)
(SAN): The Spanish financial firm gets moved to Underweight from
Neutral at JPMorgan.
(COSI): Shares are now Neutral from Buy at Roth Capital.
Republic Services, Inc.
(RSG): RSG gets removed from Goldman Sachs' list of Conviction
Royal Bank of Scotland Group plc
(RBS): The slumping shares are reduced to Sell from Hold at
Deutsche Bank, which is troubled by the departure of CEO Stephen
(SWY): Shares in the grocery giant, surging some 25.5% before the
bell on a big Canadian deal, get downgraded to Neutral from Buy at
Smithfield Foods, Inc.
(SFD): The pork producer, currently a takeover target, is now
Neutral from Buy at Davenport.
Vantage Drilling Company
(VTG): Wells Fargo cuts the small cap stock to Market Perform from
Waste Management, Inc.
(WM): Shares get downgraded to Neutral from Buy at Goldman due to
New Stock Coverage: American Express Company Set to
Stock Upgrades: Bulls Run on Adidas AG