Mercedes that crashed into
) flagship store
on Sunday was an almost-too-perfect coda for a week when Wall
Street's previously effortlessly easy gravy train went off the
(^GSPC) shares tumbled 2.11% in enduring their worst showing since
In a miserable market grocery giant
(FWM) surged 33.46% on its first day of trading. Founded as a
modest fruit and veg stand in 1933, the single worst year of the
Great Depression, it now hosts New York foodies who gather for
gourmet arugula and duck pÃ¢tÃ©.
), lambasted for having a "
depression era mentality
" imploded another 9.1% in falling to a new low on Friday. (Good
thing an eagerly awaited
Steve Jobs biopic was sensibly delayed from its
original release on that day
, for even with today's upgrade a Hollywood ending appears
increasingly unlikely for the stock.)
Brother, can you spare a dime?
was top of the pops back in the Depression.
Brother can now apparently spare considerably more
, at least if you are
This morning in economics, March existing home sales are expected
to increase from the prior month's pace at 10:00 a.m. Eastern. Peak
earnings week is upon us, with today's key results due to include
(ABBV): Morgan Stanley moves the biopharmaceutical stock to
Overweight from Equal-Weight.
): The troubled stock is upgraded to Outperform from Market Perform
Beazer Homes USA
(BZH): Credit Suisse raises the real estate outfit to Outperform
(BHP): Shares are upgraded to Overweight from Neutral at HSBC
(CIR): The stock is moved to Buy from Hold at BB&T Capital
(EQIX): Stephens increases the Internet software stock to
Overweight from Equal Weight.
European Aeronautic Defence & Space Company
): RBC Capital raises its recommendation to Outperform from Sector
(HES): The stock is increased to Overweight from Equal Weight by
(JCI): Robert W. Baird juices JCI to Outperform from Neutral.
Meadowbrook Insurance Group
(MIG): MIG gets upgraded to Outperform from Market Perform at Keefe
): The French investment bank is up 4.10% in today's European
trading after being taken to Outperform from Neutral at Credit
(PRGO): The drug developer gets moved to Overweight from Neutral at
(SKX): BB&T Capital gives the footwear firm a Buy-from-Hold
(VFC): The textile company, whose brands include JanSport backpacks
and North Face jackets, is taken to Outperform from Neutral with
New Stock Coverage: Planet Payment Is Out of This
Stock Downgrades: Lights Go Out on General