British markets were closed for a bank holiday, but across the
Bank of America
) had absolutely no intention of taking Monday off, with its 5.23%
surge topping all
(^DJI). (This as a Senator, supposedly back at work after
Congress's one week vacation, returned from recess to
hit the golf course
. Fear not, however, for our hard working pols did actually do some
voting to enact a tax
Among stocks in the news,
) fell after unveiling plans to start selling Viagra online, and
) - whose
iconic "Hello Boys" Wonderbra ad
was the Viagra of its time - hit the highest level in its history
Elsewhere, Arkansas's own
(WMT) topped the
500, but there was no halo effect for its home-state neighbor
(TSN), which tumbled 3.33% to post the
(^GSPC) poorest performance.
Today in economics, March consumer credit is released at 3:00 p.m.
Eastern. On the earnings front, expect announcements out of
(ACI): The commodity company is now Neutral from Sell at Goldman
Abercrombie & Fitch
(URBN) all get Outperform-from-Market Perform upgrades with Wells
: Longbow lifts both bowling behemoth
(BC) and boat maker
(HZO) to Buy from Neutral.
Hans and Franz
would be proud as B. Riley boosts fitness firm to Buy from Neutral
following its impressive first quarter earnings. Shares, already up
5.13% yesterday, are surging a further 12.89% ahead of the open.
(NOAH): Bank of America-Merrill Lynch lifts the money manager to
Buy from Neutral.
(ZEUS): Shares are moved to Outperform from Neutral at Macquarie.
(TSN): Monday's poorest performing
(^GSPC) stock is today taken to Buy from Hold at Miller Tabak.
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