In the tug-of-war between
) and Frisco, the latter had the final word.
(^DJI) fell from records despite the best efforts of its networking
component, which surged 12.62% to finish at a fresh 52-week peak.
This after comments from San Francisco Fed head John Williams
seemed to suggest that the end is finally in sight for fiscal
Washington was just named the politest place in
. Not DC, where our currently beleaguered president had
extra reason to curse the drizzle
, but its Rain City namesake. Still, with
) ending off 0.92% despite a
, and its Seattle neighbor
) nosediving 3.50% after-hours, its clean-speaking citizens may yet
turn the air blue.
And David Beckham called it quits. Five years ago, his salary was
compared unfavorably to the price Jamie Dimon - then thought to
walk on water -
paid to buy Bear Stearns
. Half a decade on, history has been considerably kinder to the
Spice Boy than
Today in economics, the University of Michigan's preliminary May
consumer sentiment survey and April leading indicators are each
expected to improve at 9:55 a.m. Eastern and 10:00 a.m.,
respectively. In earnings action, look for results from
(CPLA): The stock is increased to Outperform from Market Perform by
(CTRP): Citing an improved business model among other favorable
factors, Citigroup takes the stock to Neutral from Sell.
): The auto giant, up 49.88% in the past year having ended
yesterday at a fresh high, gets a Buy-from-Underperform upgrade at
(PIKE): Stifel hoists the stock to Buy from Hold.
(RKUS): Goldman Sachs raises RKUS to Buy from Neutral. Its
recently-slumping shares are, accordingly, up 4.5% before the bell.
(SPF): CRT Capital raises its recommendation to Buy from Fair
(SLCA): Shares are lifted to Outperform from Sector Perform at RBC
New Stock Coverage: Analyst Has Hang-Ups About
Stock Downgrades: Pottery Barn Owner
Williams-Sonoma Needs to Take a Break