Stocks paid appropriate homage to
Jacques Cousteau on his birthday
, with equities ending uncomfortably underwater amid a rising tide
of red ink emanating from the Sea of Japan. (Investors who rode the
waves on a
) did admittedly do better, as a broker boost saw it jump 10.95%.)
) skidded 17.54% on the news its CEO Christine Day is departing,
which seems a mite excessive considering
eased off all of 0.23% the day after Steve Jobs
. Far better value in the fruit aisle could be found in a 22.16%
surge for banana behemoth
), whose 90-year old David Murdoch has absolutely
no intention of expiring until he is at least
) scored an
as investors everywhere learned, in the words of its siren song,
that is indeed an uncomfortably
Small World (After All.)
It's another day without any top-tier economic data, but
(PVH) are all expected to announce earnings.
American Electric Power Company Inc
(AEP): The stock is upgraded to Buy from Neutral at Suntrust
Applied Materials, Inc.
(AMAT): Citigroup takes the tech name to Buy from Neutral as
current market conditions are more favorable for the firm.
Boston Beer Co Inc
(SAM): Citing strength in the company's "Angry Orchard" hard cider
offerings, Goldman Sachs gives the brewer a Neutral-from-Sell
(BG): Piper Jaffray juices its recommendation on the agriculture
firm to Overweight from Neutral.
Community Health Systems
(CYH): Shares get a Buy-from-Hold boost at Deutsche Bank.
Genuine Parts Company
(GPC): GPC gets a Neutral-from-Underperform lift Bank of
(LEN): Keefe Bruyette hoists the luxury homebuilder to Outperform
Peugeot SA ADR
(PEUGY): The CitroÃ«n owner is upgraded to Equal-Weight from
Underweight at Morgan Stanley.
(PX): JPMorgan moves the chemicals name to Overweight from Neutral.
Riverbed Technology, Inc.
(RVBD): RVBD is surging 6.4% before the bell after being raised to
Buy from Neutral at Lazard.
Royal Bank of Scotland Group plc (ADR)
(RBS): Shares are boosted to Overweight from Equal Weight by
Spectra Energy Corp.
(SE): Morgan Stanley moves the stock to Overweight from
(THOR): The medical instruments stock is increased to Outperform
from Perform at Raymond James.
New Stock Coverage: Bob Evans Farms Inc Brings Home the
Stock Downgrades: Legg Mason, Inc. Carried Out Feet