(INDEXDJX:.DJI) shrugged off the government shutdown to enter
October with a solid increase. Given certain, ahem, incidents in
equities that scarred this month in
, let's hold off on the champagne, however. Then again, maybe not.
After all, Henry
) famously said "history is bunk" and his car company just rode
stellar sales to advance another 1.90%, and on an
iconic date in its, well, history
. Other good gainers included
Buffalo Wild Wings
), which jumped 4.56% after shrugging off an
. It is actually based in Minnesota but
Computer Task Group
), up 10.77% on a
, really does hail from the upstate New York city. Send some shares
hometown politician who may be the only sane member
No top-tier economic data due today, and even if there were,
good luck hearing about it
thanks to Uncle Sam's shutdown. Corporate earnings announcements
are due to include
(ALL): Keefe Bruyette boosts the insurance outfit, famous for its
"good hands" ads, to Outperform from Market Perform. Its price
objective, previously $54, increases to $62.
(BCS): The British bank is hoisted to Buy from Hold by its fellow
financial firm SociÃ©tÃ© GÃ©nÃ©rale.
(ABX): Deutsche Bank raises the commodity company to Buy from Hold.
(RE): Barclays increases the reinsurance firm to Overweight from
(GPN): GPN gets upgraded to Buy from Neutral at Janney.
(MAN): Bank of America-Merrill Lynch moves the stock to Buy from
(PUK): The British company - a separate entity from America's
(PRU) - is added to the European Focus List at Credit Suisse.
(STX): Pacific Crest takes the recently-surging stock to Outperform
from Sector Perform.
(TSO): The oil refiner is now Buy from Neutral at Citigroup.
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Rejoins the 'Cool Kids
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