The battle between the
was won by the latter. Despite Christine Lagarde's International
Monetary Fund cutting global growth forecasts, shares ended up for
fourth straight session after speculation about a Bill Ackman stake
) saw the economic bellwether increase 4.37%.
Rick Perry just called it quits in Texas
- in the
, it appears - was the
(^DJI)'s top dog, ending up 2.56%.
), which makes Murine ear wax removal, heard the sweet sound of
money talking with an
10.91% gain. (The company, now worth a pretty penny, really ought
exercise greater caution in the placement of its
, however.) And British newspaper distributor
Smiths News Plc
) surged 7.69%. The country's ink-stained inhabitants clearly enjoy
reading their local dailies.
Especially when they are in them
Today in economics, May wholesale inventories are expected to
increase from April's amount at 10:00 a.m. Eastern. In earnings
Family Dollar Stores
(YUM) are all due to report results.
Alliant Techsystems Inc.
(ATK): Shares are increased to Sector Perform from Underperform at
Cliffs Natural Resources Inc
(CLF): A welcome respite for the troubled iron ore outfit, today
taken to Buy from Hold at BB&T Capital. Shares are presently
trading about 3.4% higher after CEO Joseph Carraba said he will
Deutsche Bank AG (USA)
(DB): Credit Suisse upgrades its fellow financial firm to
Outperform from Neutral.
(FTNT): The application software outfit is hoisted to Buy from Hold
Golar LNG Partners LP
(GMLP): Bank of America-Merrill Lynch lifts the limited partnership
to Buy from Neutral.
in as many days for the rebounding tech titan, today taken up an
unusual 180 degrees (Buy from Sell) at Citigroup. The price
objective, previously $16, is now $32 amid optimism about $3
billion in cost cuts. Shares are currently trading up about 2%
ahead of today's opening bell as a result.
Norsk Hydro ASA (ADR)
(NHYDY): Goldman gives the Norwegian aluminium name a
Sealed Air Corp
(SEE): The Bubble Wrap maker is moved to Overweight from Equal
Weight with JPMorgan.
: In the wake of yesterday's merger activity in the North American
grocery space, a trio of European equivalients get upgrades at BNP
Koninklijke Ahold N.V.
WM MORRISON SUPERMAR
(MRWSY) are each now Neutral from Underperform, while
(TSCDY) is taken to Outperform from Neutral.
Tahoe Resources Inc
(TAHO): Shares are taken to Outperform from Perform at CIBC World
Walter Energy, Inc.
(WLT): Raymond James raises its recommendation on the coal company
to Market Perform from Underperform.
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for Yahoo! Inc.'s Marissa Mayer