For everyone apart from the
Postal Service, which just lost another $1.9
), downgraded this morning, the check is in the mail. Equities
reached records in four days out of five, as investors finally -
and this time they really mean it - bid goodbye to bonds. (
Once more, with feeling
Stocks are partying to an extent not seen since late 1990s boom,
when Bill Clinton felt your pain. (Alas
), which plunged 40.6%, missed out on all the fun.) Amid a rising
tide, Old Navy sales sent
) up an
-best (^GSPC) 5.62% on Friday and film fans donned boater hats to
borne ceaselessly back to the past
There must have been something in the literary water in 1925, the
year F. Scott Fitzgerald penned
The Great Gatsby
. That October the incomparable financial writer Alan Abelson was
His voice was sadly silenced last week
, and Wall Street will not see his eloquent words and erudite wit
Today in economics, analysts expect March business inventories to
tick up from February's pace at 10:00 a.m. Eastern. On the earnings
China Yuchai International
Take Two Interactive
(TTWO) are all due to release results.
(AB): Shares are moved to Market Perform from Outperform by Keefe
(ALLT): Barclays lowers the firm to Equal Weight from Overweight.
): The clothing company is cut to Neutral from Outperform at Cowen.
(AZO): Shares are now Hold from Buy at Deutsche Bank.
(CG): The firm is cut to Neutral from Buy at UBS.
(CHRW): UBS takes the transportation name to Neutral from Buy.
): Troubled by its steep valuation, Goldman Sachs takes the Chinese
accommodation outfit to Neutral from Buy.
(EVEP): Shares get taken to Hold from Buy with Wunderlich, whose
price objective, previously $78, is now $54. Issues include
concerns over the company's ability to monetize assorted properties
related to Utica.
(EZCH): Barclays slashes the semiconductor stock to Equal Weight
(HBC): The banking giant is lower in today's London trading after
getting slashed substantially, to Reduce from Buy, at Invested
Securities. "After the stock's recent outperformance we see limited
further upside," its analyst wrote in a note.
(IVZ): Shares are now Neutral from Buy at UBS.
(PRU): The insurance outfit is now Neutral from Buy at Bank of
(SWX): Brean Capital cuts its rating to Hold from Buy with a price
objective of $52 following the firm's first quarter results.
(TRLG): TRLG is taken to Hold from Buy at The Benchmark Company,
with the stock no longer trading on fundamentals following an $835
million buyout bid.
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