Stock Downgrades: Tilly's Is a Total Turkey
inflatable objects might not get off the ground
, but why bother with balloons tomorrow when we're in a bubble
today? With assistance from another Miracle on 34th Street - the
retailer rose 1.26% to hit its highest level ever - there is indeed
much to be thankful for on Wall Street. US stock markets rose to
records, with the
(INDEXDJX:.DJI) now up for four straight sessions. As for
(INDEXNASDAQ:.IXIC), it hit 4000 for the first time since September
2000, even as its
grassy Noll stepped off the greasy poll
Tiffany & Co.
) topped the
S&P 500 Index
(INDEXSP:.INX) after touching an all-time best of $88.88 after
announcing blingy sales to Beijing. (No wonder eight is a lucky
number in China.) In the words of what
called the "slogan of the century," a diamond is indeed forever.
That matrimonial jingle was, ironically,
the work of two lifelong spinsters
. As for the
they loved and lost,
), home to real-life Don Drapers, gained 1.20% to a historic best.
Other than Frontline ( FRO ), which reported results three hours ago, it is slim pickings for earnings announcements today. In terms of economic events that may move US stock markets this morning, at 9:55 a.m. Eastern the University of Michigan's final figure for November consumer confidence is expected to post an improvement from the preliminary pace announced earlier in the month. At 10:00 a.m., analysts expect October leading indicators to slip from September's rate. US markets will be closed tomorrow in observance of Thanksgiving.
Analog Devices ( ADI ): Following fourth-quarter earnings that revealed weaker than expected revenue, Drexel Hamilton downgrades the tech stock to Hold from Buy.
Copa Holdings (CPA): Shares are slashed to Sell from Neutral at UBS.
Denny's (DENN): The restaurant stock gets reduced to Neutral from Buy at Janney Montgomery Scott. Yesterday's 2.74% jump has left the stock with limited upside, in the broker's estimation.
Gap Inc. (GPS): Argus cuts the clothing company to Hold from Buy.
Intel (INTC): Intel, a key Dow member, is trading lower today after being moved to Sector Perform from Outperform at RBC Capital. Its price objective on Intel, previously $27, is trimmed by $1. There are issues in both the mobile arena and Intel's return on investment, according to the investment house.
Signature Bank (SBNY): Shares are now Neutral from Buy at Sterne Agee.
Tilly's Inc. (TLYS): There is triple pre-Turkey Day trouble for Tilly's this morning. The adolescent apparel outfit gets cut by Goldman Sachs (Neutral from Buy), SunTrust (also Neutral from Buy, with its target price taken to $13 from $20), and William Blair (Market Perform from Outperform). Shares in Tilly's are currently tumbling 26.01% ahead of the open.
TiVo Inc. (TIVO): TiVo is taken to Equal Weight from Overweight at Evercore. Its concerns over TiVo include cautious fiscal fourth-quarter 2014 earnings guidance.
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