If you'll forgive the bathroom humor, on
World Toilet Day
stocks did indeed stall. In fact,
) - whose Jamie Dimon went to school in Queens, not far from
Flushing - is suddenly $13 billion less flush. (No comment yet from
his daughter Laura, who is something of
an expert on what goes on in women's restrooms
.) Still, the House of Morgan actually ended up on a day the
(INDEXDJX:.DJI), although lower, hardly went down the drain. Dorks
showed unexpected emotion as
Bill Gates fought back tears
) Geek Squad cried a river as that stock slumped an
(INDEXSP:.INX)-worst 10.97%. Elsewhere it paid to "talk to Chuck"
) reached a multiyear peak and Chuck E. Cheese owner
) gained 1.12%. That fast-food firm, from Dallas County, was
founded in 1980, a year the eyes of the world were
fixated on gunshots in Dallas
17 Novembers earlier, the
Dallas 'Mourning' News
had an entire country reaching for its Kleenex. Yesterday
), publisher of the paper, plunged 3.84%.
(MTN) rode a
to gain 3.29%, finishing at its highest level since the Colorado
company was established in 1997. That year,
on Colorado ski slopes, the tragic Kennedy curse
claimed another victim
In terms of economic events that may move US markets today, at
10:00 a.m. Eastern we get both September business inventories and
October existing home sales. At 2:00 p.m., minutes from the Federal
Open Market Committee's October 30 meeting are released. Regarding
(SPLS) are all due to release quarterly results.
): Best Buy stock, which tumbled an S&P 500-worst 10.97%
yesterday, is rebounding this morning after being boosted to Buy
from Neutral at Citigroup. Catalysts for Best Buy, in the bank's
estimation, include better sales and future stock buybacks.
Cabot Oil & Gas
(COG): Sanford Bernstein moves the energy outfit to Outperform from
Perform, sending its stock up before the bell.
(OTCMKTS:ESYJY): EasyJet, the budget European airline, is now
Neutral from Underweight at HSBC Securities. Yesterday, EasyJet
stock surged 7.1% after the company announced a special dividend.
Green Plains Renewable Energy
(GPRE): GPRE gets upgraded to Overweight from Neutral at Piper
(MBT): Barclays moves MBT to Equal Weight from Underweight.
(OKS): The limited partnership is lifted to Neutral from Sell at
publisher Pearson is now Buy from Neutral at Bank of
(PCLN): Online travel outfit Priceline.com is added to the
Conviction Buy list at Goldman Sachs, which cites mobile
monetization and macroeconomic improvement in Europe. Priceline.com
stock now trades at over $1,000.
(TEVA): Teva is taken to Positive from Neutral at Susquehanna. Its
price objective, previously $43, increases to $50.
New Stock Coverage: Green Mountain Coffee Fits to a
Stock Downgrades: Bidding Boeing Adieu, Farewell,