On a decidedly bad day for hammers -
did not distinguish himself in Washington's latest debacle, while
Stanley Black & Decker
) fell an NYSE-worst 14.26% - DC finally nailed down a deal. Our
procrastinating politicians sent the
(INDEXDJX:.DJI) surging, and their can-kicking proved particularity
), which ended up 2.07% on impressive earnings. (Incidentally, Newt
may be one pol to have actually emerged from the mess with his
reputation enhanced. His
janitorial jobs proposal for our kids
now looks slightly less nutty after
one just hit it big at the soft drinks giant
.) Amid much green ink elsewhere,
) - the world's leading maker of computer mice - tumbled 2.91%. The
rodents fared far better
), however, with that stock riding a broker boost to end up 1.87%
at an historic high. Its competitor
), which has always been
much more partial to rats
, rose 3.76%. And
all those mice who gave their life
(GERN) did not die in vain, as that stock advanced 39.74% to top
Today in economics, analysts call for a fall in October's
Philadelphia Fed Index at 10:00 a.m. Eastern. On the quarter
earnings front, expect announcements out of
Capital One Financial
Chipotle Mexican Grill
Advance Auto Parts
(AAP): Encouraged by the company's recent acquisition, Wedbush
raises its recommendation to Outperform from Neutral.
(ATK): RBC Capital Markets moves the munitions maker to Outperform
from Perform, taking its price target up to $122 from $109. A
recent acquisition offers potential, the broker believes.
(OTCMKTS:AAMRQ): The parent of American Airlines is now Overweight
from Neutral at JPMorgan.
(BBY): The big box retailer was left for dead not long ago but,
under its CEO Hubert Joly, is now second only to
(NFLX) for the title of top
S&P 500 Index
(INDEXSP:.INX) stock of 2013. Ahead of the crucial holiday shopping
season, it scores an Outperform-from-Perform upgrade at Oppenheimer
Cliffs Natural Resources
(CLF): Cowen increases the iron ore outfit to Market Perform from
Underperform amid a lack of downside risk. Its price objective is
(EQR): The Real Estate Investment Trust is raised to Outperform
from Perform at Raymond James.
(JKS): Credit Suisse juices the Chinese alternative energy outfit
to Outperform from Neutral.
(SNDK): Shares are now Strong Buy from Buy at Needham.
(SMG): JPMorgan moves the equity to Overweight from Neutral.
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