big fish still apparently prefer to ride the
, perhaps inspired by the example of
Wall Street's most notorious shark
, it was four wheels that proved infinitely more profitable
(^DJI) avoided their first four-session swoon of 2013, swept up
with the ebullience surrounding electric car maker
). The company owned by Mr. Musk, a proud son of Pretoria, rose
14.34% to a fresh best. Elsewhere
recent experience with South Africans has been
somewhat less savory
, took its 12-month increase to 37.75% on a
. And a
long-lost silent Orson Wells movie surfaced
Too Much Johnson
. Judging by this morning's mayhem in
), Bill Ackman - for whom silence is anathema - is
already hard at work on a sequel
Today in economics, June wholesale inventories are predicted to
pick up from the prior month's pace at 10:00 a.m. Eastern. In
earnings action, expect
Beacon Roofing Supply
Harvest Natural Resources
(WWAV) to report results.
(ACN): The consulting company is raised to Outperform from Neutral
by Robert W. Baird, which cites offshore Information Technology
growth and a gradual macroeconomic improvement in Europe among
other favorable factors. Its price objective, previously $78, is
(AV): Bank of America-Merrill Lynch lifts the London-based life
insurance firm to Buy from Neutral.
(BBEP): BBEP is boosted to Buy from Neutral at Citigroup.
(BRKR): The scientific and technical instruments outfit is taken to
Buy from Neutral at Bank of America-Merrill.
Cisco Systems, Inc.
): The provider of Internet routers and switches, a key
(^DJI) component, is now Neutral from Underweight at JPMorgan.
Shares are showing strength ahead of this morning's opening bell as
(CRZBY): BNP Paribas increases the German financial giant to
Outperform from Neutral.
(GERN): Piper Jaffray upgrades the biotech to Overweight from
(HTWR): HTWR is hoisted to Outperform from Neutral at Credit
(HBC): Jefferies juices its investment opinion on Europe's biggest
bank to Buy from Hold.
(IHS): Deutsche Bank gives the information and analytics outfit a
(IPI): The recently-slumping stock gets boosted to Buy from Hold at
(KIM): The retail Real Estate Investment Trust is raised to Buy
from Neutral at Bank of America-Merrill Lynch.
(NOAH): NOAH is now Outperform from Perform with an $18 price
objective at Oppenheimer, which highlights the company's Gopher
asset management business.
(RGLD): RBC Capital raises the commodity firm to Outperform from
St. Jude Medical
(STJ): Shares get upgraded to Outperform from Market Perform with
(THI): The Canadian coffee and donut company gets upgraded to Buy
from Hold at Canaccord Genuity.
Stock Downgrades: Foot Locker, Inc. Kicked to the
New Stock Coverage: Take-Two Interactive Software, Inc.
Prepares to Party Like a Rockstar