The fall is all around us - this Sunday is the autumnal equinox
Sunday spelled the end of Summers
- yet stocks still stubbornly refuse to drop.
S&P 500 Index
(INDEXSP:.INX) shares advanced 1.98% and have now risen in nine of
10 September sessions.
) surged 28.42% as its equity aged far better than the
company's 30-year-old catalogs
Delta Air Lines
) gained 13% in a week which ended on Friday the 13th. (And if you
think that's scary, be grateful you weren't on
that day's flight 666 to HEL
) endured its worst week since April, sliding some 6.7% to end at
"only" $464.90. Some crisis. Indeed that
Siberian kid who just emerged from the forest after
could be forgiven for asking what all the fuss is about. After all,
when he disappeared in 1997, the almost-bankrupt Cupertino company
trading at a decidedly unfortunate 13-1/16
before being rescued by Bill Gates.
): Shares are now Buy from Neutral at Nomura.
): The pharmaceutical firm gets an unusual 180 degree (Buy from
Sell) upgrade at Nordea.
(OTCMKTS:AXAHY): Bank of America-Merrill Lynch lifts the financial
name to Neutral from Underperform.
(BCS): The British bank is raised to Buy from Reduce at Nomura,
sending it higher in today's London trading.
(BX): The money manager is moved to Buy from Neutral at Bank of
Bristol-Myers Squibb Co
(BMY): The drug stock is showing strength ahead of today's opening
bell after getting upgraded to Overweight from Neutral at JPMorgan.
A relatively plump product pipeline should see average earnings
growth of 13% through 2020, the bank believes. Its price objective,
previously $50, increases to $52.
(D): The electric utility gets a Buy-from-Hold hoist at ISI Group,
which also takes its target price up by $5 to $66.
: Barclays boosts
(NVO) by an unusual 180 degrees (Overweight from Underweight) amid
insulin market optimism.
(SNY), meanwhile, is lifted to Overweight from Equal Weight due to
high hopes for its diabetes drug Lantus.
(HTLF): Raymond James raises its recommendation to Outperform from
(OTCMKTS:HLTOY): Shares are now Buy from Neutral at Citigroup.
(HUN): Jefferies juices the chemical company to Buy from Hold. Its
price objective, previously $20, increases to $26.
(MOH): MOH gets moved to Buy from Hold at Jefferies.
United Parcel Service
(UPS): Shares are upgraded to Overweight from Equal Weight by
(WU): Sterne Agee takes the money transfer titan to Buy from
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