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New Stock Coverage: Lady Luck Likes Look of Manpower
Just when it looked like
The New Yorker
is now on the newsstands, would join all those cover curses of
(INDEXDJX:.DJI) enjoyed its single best point gain since December
2011. This after belated signs of progress in Washington to resolve
our governmental gridlock. Aloha State native President Obama will
have enjoyed a 2.17% jump in
), today assigned an upbeat Outperform initiation. Although our
Xbox-dissing Commander in Chief
could have done without a 2.09% surge in
). Its stock fared far better than PlayStation owner
), which lost 0.91% after
receiving a ratings reduction
. (The fact that its head has just
admitted to owning two
doesn't exactly inspire confidence.) By contrast, a
) bounce 3.87% but, to some of us, such unbridled optimism already
looks like a
Today in economics, the University of Michigan's first take on October consumer confidence is seen slipping from September's pace at 9:55 a.m. Eastern. In earnings action, Bank of the Ozarks ( OZRK ), JPMorgan (JPM), Infosys (INFY), and Wells Fargo (WFC) have all already released results this morning.
Apollo Global Management (APOL): Evercore assigns an Overweight on the money manager.
Becton Dickinson (BDX): Shares are resumed with a Buy at SunTrust Robinson Humphrey.
Blackstone (BX): The limited partnership is picked up with an Equal Weight at Evercore.
Carlyle Group (CG): Evercore establishes Overweight research, and a $36 price objective, on the equity.
Hawaiian Electric ( HE ): Wells Fargo has an Outperform on HE.
Heartland Payment Systems (HPY): Shares are a Hold at Jefferies, whose target price is $42.
Myriad Genetics (MYGN): SunTrust sets a Reduce on the stock.
Sinclair Broadcast Group (SBGI): Credit Suisse covers the company at Outperform.
Staffing Stocks : Jefferies has only a Hold on Robert Half (RHI) but begins Buys on both ManpowerGroup Inc (MAN) and On Assignment (ASGN).
UMB Financial (UMBF): Bank of America-Merrill Lynch launches coverage at a Buy.
Vantiv (VNTV): The business services stock gets established with an Outperform at Oppenheimer.
Western Gas Equity Partners (WGP): WGP is a new Outperform at Credit Suisse.
(See also: Stock Upgrades: Johnson & Johnson Is Head & Shoulders Above the Rest and Stock Downgrades: All Is Not Well Inside Intel . )