due deference to the newly crowed World Series
, this Halloween equities were neither green nor monster. The
S&P 500 Index (INDEXSP:.INX) ended in the red on the day, but
losses were contained and
October - often an awful month
- proved immensely profitable on Wall Street. A witch's brew did,
admittedly, strike Craft Brew Alliance (
), which fell 4.20% and incurs a rating reduction this morning. Yet
Tremor Video (
) jumped 5.13%.
), meanwhile, was to die-t for, nose-diving 19.56%; you'd be better
off with the
Chinese diet drug made up of flesh-eating
. On a horrific calorific day,
Paula Deen - who makes a mighty unlikely mouthpiece
-- saw her Novo Nordisk (
), which treats the ailment, slump some 7.95%.
There was a
Rocky Horror Picture Show
for Rocky Brands (
), which tumbled 22.65%. And an
unloved Kraft Foods (KRFT)
, longtime maker of Oreos,
to dye for
, imploding 1.92%.
Alistair Cookie of Monsterpiece Theater
glowered from the Great Beyond.
Today in economics, October's Institute for Supply Management
manufacturing index is expected to slip from September's pace at
10:00 a.m. Eastern. Another frenzied week for quarterly earnings
announcements concludes with results expected out of
Madison Square Garden
Portland General Electric
Royal Bank of Scotland Group
(AGI): Canaccord Genuity gives the Canadian commodity company a
Buy-from-Hold hoist. (Note that shares also suffered a downgrade
(ALU): SociÃ©tÃ© GÃ©nÃ©rale upgrades its fellow French firm to Hold
(FB): The social networking name, both
yesterday, is today taken to Buy from Hold at Argus.
General Growth Properties
(GGP): The retail Real Estate Investment Trust gets taken to Buy
from Neutral at Bank of America-Merrill Lynch.
(GBX): Bank of America-Merrill moves the railroad operator, which
yesterday increased 6.25% amid a tide of red ink elsewhere, by an
unusual 180 degrees (Buy from Underperform.)
(GDOT): The stock, surging some 14.63% before the bell, is
increased to Overweight from Neutral at JPMorgan.
(ITT): ITT is upgraded to Outperform from Neutral at Robert W.
Baird, which also takes its target price up by $15 to $52.
Catalysts include its earnings expansion and leverage to energy and
Navios Maritime Partners
(NMM): Global Hunter Securities lifts the limited partnership to
Buy from Neutral.
(NFLX): The top
(INDEXSP:.INX) stock of 2013 is today taken to Outperform from
Neutral by Robert W. Baird, whose price objective also increases to
$420 from $383. Original programming offers promise, the bank
(Q): Shares are raised to Outperform from Neutral by Robert W.
Red Robin Gourmet Burgers
(RRGB): Citing its impressive same store sales, Wunderlich boosts
the fast food firm to Buy from Hold, taking its target up by $20 to
(SPIL): UBS boosts the stock an unusual 180 degrees, to Buy from
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