On Ascension Day, stocks fell for the first time in six
) plunged 5.20% for the
(^GSPC) poorest performance. It makes
but the trigger-happy fared even worse, with
World of Warcraft
propelling a 5.70% implosion in
Baseball card behemoth
) surged 9.36%, this as the world was again reminded that O.J.
Simpson literally got away with murder but was
sent to the slammer for stealing sports
A quiet week in economic data concludes with no top-tier data due
on today's docket. In earnings action,
(OTCMKTS:UNCFF) are all expected to announce results.
American Water Works
second upgrade in 24-hours
for the firm, which finished at a fresh peak on yesterday's broker
boost. This morning Citigroup moves the stock to Buy from Neutral.
(ABFS): Shares are now Buy from Neutral at Citigroup.
(BDX): The stock gets moved to Outperform from Neutral at
(BSX): A robust product pipeline prompts Wells Fargo to move the
medical device maker to Outperform from Market Perform.
(BT): Shares of the British telecom titan are surging 12.04% to a
half decade high in London as we speak, with impressive earnings
and a dividend increase occurring in tandem with a Buy-from-Neutral
boost at Bank of America-Merrill Lynch. Its analysts wrote in a
note that "BT now looks to be within striking distance of its
ambition to return to top line growth."
(EIX): The electric utility is now Buy from Neutral at Citigroup,
which sees a more compelling valuation following yesterday's 2.66%
(FST): Stifel hoists the stock to Buy from Hold.
(GVA): GVA gets upgraded to Neutral from Sell at Goldman Sachs.
(PKE): Shares are upgraded to Buy from Hold at Needham, whose
target is $27. Solid earnings and an improved cost structure are
each cited as catalysts.
Red Robin Gourmet Burgers
(RRGB): The stock is raised to Buy from Neutral at Northcoast.
(SRI): Shares are upgraded to Buy from Hold at BB&T Capital
(TE): TE is taken to Buy from Hold with Williams Capital Group.
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