The heirs of Gang Green on the
New York Sack Exchange
have just become the first team in NFL history to alternate between
wins and losses for their first 10 games. No such inconsistency for
the NYSE itself, now a gang of green ink after US stock markets
rose for a sixth straight week. Stocks scraped the sky after both
S&P 500 Index
(INDEXSP:.INX) reached records. Even
), whose iconic Chicago Tower lost its title as the tallest
building in the Western hemisphere to One World Trade Center,
surged 13.52%. An
ice hotel in Sweden was told to get fire alarms
) cooled off 2.8%, and fire-prone
) fell another 1.56% on Friday. At least, as an electric car
company, it does not have to bother about gasoline prices, which
tumbled to their lowest level for three years. This after a new
report said the
US soon will overtake the Saudis in oil
. (Not to be confused with a study that said the exact
same thing last month
indeed last year
There isn't any top-tier economic data to move US markets today
but, as far as specific stocks are concerned,
(TSN) are all due to announce quarterly earnings.
(BAX): Credit Suisse boosts BAX to Outperform from Neutral.
(EPAY): Raymond James raises its recommendation to Strong Buy from
(DBD): Diebold, which makes Automated Teller Machines, gets taken
to Buy from Hold at KeyBanc. Shares are advancing impressively
ahead of the opening bell as a result.
(GG): Goldcorp gives Goldcorp a Buy-from-Neutral upgrade. Over the
past 12 months, shares of Goldcorp have tumbled 38.94% even in this
record-setting stock market. The stock is, however, inching up
today due to the analyst's increased optimism.
(ICE): ICE, the new owner of the New York Stock Exchange, is now
Outperform from Market Perform at BMO Capital.
Maxim Integrated Products
(MXIM): MKM Partners moves MXIM to Buy from Neutral.
(KIRK): SunTrust takes the stock to Buy from Neutral.
(KOS): Shares are moved to Buy from Neutral at Mizuho, whose price
objective also increases to $14 from $11.50. Prospects in both
Ghana and Morocco could act as catalysts, the broker believes.
(LAMR): Evercore lifts Lamar Advertising to Overweight from Equal
Penn National Gaming
(PENN): The stock gets taken to Outperform from Market Perform with
(RDWR): (About the title? What can I tell you; I'm a
child of the '80s
.) Radware is raised to Buy from Neutral at Needham, which notes
both better growth an improvement in its European operations. Its
target price on Radware is $21.
(RYN): RYN is taken to Outperform from Sector Perform at RBC
Capital amid its increased optimism over 2014 pulp prices.
(VSI): Goldman Sachs adds Vitamin Shoppe to its Conviction Buy
list. Its increased optimism on Vitamin Shoppe relates primarily to
an acceleration in industry growth.
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