), which fell 4.80% after announcing earnings, to
, yesterday left investors feeling fed up.
(^DJI) endured their worst day of the year in experiencing its
eight straight triple-digit move. To quote a '70s TV show,
Eight Is Enough
) actually ended up amid the destruction).
The last time the index showed such sustained swings was in 2008
and clearly, when the going gets tough, Wall Street plays video
) surged 6.25% to top all
(^GSPC) issues as it hit a high not seen since that fateful
), whose Times Square billboard gives customers a figurative
15 minutes of fame
, tumbled 2.40% on a
. Based on its upgrade today,
) may fare better with its
15 second variety
No top-tier economic data due today, although quadruple witching
sessions rarely lack drama. In corporate earnings action,
(DRI) are all due to release results.
(BAYRY): The Aspirin maker gets a Buy-from-Neutral boost at Goldman
(BF.A): If you prefer a "hair of the dog" hangover cure to Aspirin,
Morgan Stanley moves the maker of Jack Daniel's to Equal-Weight
BT Group plc
(BT): Citigroup takes the British telecom name to Buy from Neutral.
Cardinal Health Inc.
(CAH): CAH gets an Outperform-from-Market Perform hoist by William
(DANOY): JPMorgan moves the French food giant to Overweight from
Neutral, sending it up 2.67% in Paris this morning.
): The social networking name, fresh from unveiling its 15-second
video service on Instagram, is now Buy from Neutral at UBS. The
price objective also increases, to $30 from $28 amid heightened
optimism about advertising revenue and monetization efforts. Shares
are up about 2.59% in today's pre-market activity as a result.
Forest Laboratories, Inc.
(FRX): Goldman Sachs lifts the equity to Buy from Neutral.
(KMT): Shares are raised to Outperform from Market Perform by
(KMB): BMO Capital boosts the Kleenex maker to Market Perform from
Methode Electronics Inc.
(MEI): MEI gets moved to Outperform from Neutral by Robert W. Baird
after its earnings beat Street estimates. The broker sees future
revenue growth and rising margins.
(NTGR): The tech name is now Outperform from Neutral with Wedbush.
(SCS): Longbow lifts the stock to Buy from Neutral.
The Southern Company
(SO): Citigroup juices the electric utility to Buy from Neutral.
Total System Services, Inc.
(TSS): TSS is taken to Outperform from Market Perform with Wells
Vodafone Group Plc
(VOD): Shares are trading higher in London today after Citi added
the British telecom firm to its European Focus List.
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