MINYANVILLE ORIGINAL Apple
(AAPL), whose prescription for what currently ails it is clearly to take two tablets and call us in the morning, advanced 1.36% amid brisk sales of its latest iPad. Poison pills
were the preferred medicine at Netflix
(NFLX), a 1.74% gainer.
(PRMW) skyrocketed 54.05%; send some stock options pronto to those brave souls currently “unwatering” the New York subway system
. National Bank of Greece
(NBG) gained 6.09%, providing a deserved reward for Europe’s most overworked darlings
as Athens embarks on its umpteenth general strike today. Elsewhere Dublin-based Ryanair
(RYAAY) — which enabled the Irish to similarly play hooky this summer
, much to Angela Merkel’s disgust — rose 3.38% after reporting impressive Q2 results.
No top-tier economic data due today, but earnings announcements are expected out of AOL Inc.
(AOL), BMW Group
(BAMXY), CVS Caremark
(CVS), InterContinental Hotels
(IHG), News Corp
(NWSA), NYSE Euronext
(NYX), and Office Depot
Apartment Investment & Management
(AIV): AIV is upgraded to Market Perform from Underperform with Wells Fargo following the company’s results.
(NYSE:CHL): Shares are upgraded to Overweight from Equal Weight by Barclays.
Chipotle Mexican Grill
(NYSE:CMG): The company is upgraded to Buy from Hold at Bank of America-Merrill Lynch, sending it up in today’s pre-market trading.
(FXCNY): Jefferies juices its recommendation to Buy from Hold.
(HME): HME gets hoisted to Buy from Neutral at Compass Point.
(LRCX): Shares are lifted to Positive from Neutral at Susquehanna.
(RJET): Bank of America-Merrill moves the stock to Neutral from Sell.
(R): R is added to the Top Pick List at FBR Capital as Hurricane Sandy is yielding commercial rental tailwinds. The target price is $60.
(SIAL): Shares are boosted to Buy from Hold at KeyBanc amid organic growth opportunities from new capacity. Its price objective is $88.
: Credit Suisse
(NYSE:CS) is upgraded to Equal Weight from Underweight at Barclays, which lifts UBS AG
(NYSE:UBS) to Overweight from Underweight.
(TESO): TESO gets taken to Outperform from Market Perform at FBR Capital.
(TREE): Shares are upgraded to Overweight from Equal Weight at Stephens.
(USM): The name is now Neutral from Underweight at JPMorgan due to valuation.
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