Guys and dolls helped stocks snap out of their slump as a 27.78%
) topped the NYSE and Janet Yellen was nominated as the Fed's first
female head in history. Let Putin
appoint Elvira, Mistress of the dark
to lead his central bank; I'll take our white-haired wonder woman
any day of the week. (Incidentally, if you think capitalism has a
1% problem, it's nothing like the
wealth concentration in that longtime communist
according to a report released, ironically enough, on
There were no half-wits yesterday as
(HPQ) jumped 8.92% to best all blue chips thanks to Ms.
, while Meredith
made a major career move. Meanwhile
Tilson's favorite short
) cratered an NYSE-worst 38.44% after being
sent to the principal's office
Today's quarterly earnings announcements are due to include
(ADTN): Shares are now Neutral from Sell at UBS.
Canadian Natural Resource
(CNQ): Canaccord Genuity gives the energy outfit a Buy-from-Hold
Capital One Financial
(COF): COF gets upgraded to Buy from Neutral at Guggenheim.
Check Point Software
(CHKP): Cowen moves the stock to Outperform from Market Perform.
Discover Financial Services
(DFS): The equity is now Buy from Neutral at Citigroup.
(HPQ): The personal computer powerhouse, up 8.92% yesterday even as
PC sales continue to plunge
, is upgraded to Neutral from Underperform at Mizuho. Its price
objective, previously $18, increases to $22 after an upbeat analyst
meeting that highlighted good growth opportunities. Needham (Hold
from Underperform) and RBC Capital (Sector Perform from
Underperform) add to the love fest, and shares are up again this
morning as a result.
(BLOX): BLOX gets boosted to Buy from Neutral at Sterne Agee.
KAR Auction Services
(KAR): Goldman Sachs gives the auto outfit a boost to Buy from
(ODP): Citing merger synergies, Janney juices its investment
assessment to Buy from Neutral.
(SSYS): JPMorgan moves the 3D printing outfit to Overweight from
(TI): Shares get raised to Sector Perform from Underperform at RBC
(TIF): Amid potential profit opportunities overseas, Sterne Agee
takes the bling king to Buy from Neutral.
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