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New Stock Coverage: Much Like Marissa Mayer, Bed Bath & Beyond Needs a Nap
Wall Street ratings agencies set the tone for today's stock market.
Justin Sharon    

Yesterday it emerged that Marissa Mayer fell asleep at a most inopportune time, but Bed Bath & Beyond (NASDAQ:BBBY) apparently isn't seeing much money stuffed in its mattresses as a result. Shares of the specialty retailer, having tumbled 12.87% even in the past year's stellar market, are again moving lower this morning after being slapped with an unusual "Sell" rating. Bed Bath & Beyond is due to release first-quarter earnings after tomorrow's closing bell.
 
Regarding yesterday's equity action, the yawns of Yahoo's (NASDAQ:YHOO) CEO were clearly contagious as on the seventh day, stocks rested. The Dow (INDEXDJX:.DJI) and S&P 500 (INDEXSP:.INX) each snapped six-session winning streaks amid more anemic trading activity. This despite June's Markit flash index fittingly revealing that US manufacturing activity hit its highest since May 2010, the flash-crash monthGoogle's (NASDAQ:GOOGdoodle mocked lost work productivity during the World Cup, but its stock was a highlight of an otherwise somnambulant day. Shares gained 1.54% on high hopes for a $555 million acquisition by its Nest Labs. Buffalo Wild Wings (NASDAQ:BWLD), another big World Cup beneficiary, wasn't about to fly the coop with a 5.95% advance to fresh bests. Elsewhere, American Apparel (NYSEMKT:APPcontinued to be carried out on the wings of a Dov and tumbled 2.47%. President Obama, who never did give up his beloved BlackBerry (NASDAQ:BBRY), saw that suddenly-surging tech titan jump another 3.16% on a broker boost. (For good measure, his trip to the burrito bowl sent Chipotle Mexican Grill (NYSE:CMG) up 1.21%.) And Lands' End (NASDAQ:LE) lost 3.78%. Wait, is it Lands' End or Land's End? Getting grammar right can be tough, as a journalism school can freshly attest.
 
Today in economics analysts expect increases in May new-home sales and June consumer confidence, each released at 10:00 a.m. EDT. On the earnings front, Apogee Enterprises (NASDAQ:APOG), Carnival (NYSE:CCL), and Walgreen (NYSE:WAG) all report results.
 
Now let's turn to this morning's new stock coverage, a list that includes several other specialty retailers besides Bed Bath & Beyond.
 
AerCap (NYSE:AER): AER is assigned a Buy at UBS.
 
Bed Bath & Beyond: Morgan Stanley starts the stock at Underweight.
 
Charles River Labs (NYSE:CRL): Shares are a new Neutral with SunTrust.
 
Chimerix (NASDAQ:CMRX): Brean Capital covers the company with a Buy recommendation and $33 target price amid high hopes for its phase 3 trial to treat cytomegalovirus (CMV) prophylaxis in stem-cell transplant patients.
 
LeMaitre Vascular (NASDAQ:LMAT): LMAT gets launched with a Buy and $11 price objective at Stifel, which cites its deep management bench and solid top-line growth.
 
Retail Stocks: Morgan Stanley's new coverage includes Best Buy (NYSE:BBY) (Overweight), Costco (NASDAQ:COST) (Overweight), PetSmart (NASDAQ:PETM) (Underweight), Target (NYSE:TGT) (Underweight), Wal-Mart (NYSE: WMT) (Overweight), and Pottery Barn owner Williams-Sonoma (NYSE:WSM) (Overweight).
 
Ruckus Wireless (NYSE:RKUS): The stock is picked up at Market Perform with Wells Fargo.
 
Tower Semiconductor (NASDAQ:TSEM): Imperial Capital covers the company at Outperform ($12 target) on account of its ever increasing annual revenue.
 
Also see:

Stock Downgrades: Dr Pepper Snapple Not Worth Its Salt

Stock Upgrades: Wisconsin Energy Brings in Milwaukee Bucks
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The information on this website solely reflects the analysis of or opinion about the performance of securities and financial markets by the writers whose articles appear on the site. The views expressed by the writers are not necessarily the views of Minyanville Media, Inc. or members of its management. Nothing contained on the website is intended to constitute a recommendation or advice addressed to an individual investor or category of investors to purchase, sell or hold any security, or to take any action with respect to the prospective movement of the securities markets or to solicit the purchase or sale of any security. Any investment decisions must be made by the reader either individually or in consultation with his or her investment professional. Minyanville writers and staff may trade or hold positions in securities that are discussed in articles appearing on the website. Writers of articles are required to disclose whether they have a position in any stock or fund discussed in an article, but are not permitted to disclose the size or direction of the position. Nothing on this website is intended to solicit business of any kind for a writer's business or fund. Minyanville management and staff as well as contributing writers will not respond to emails or other communications requesting investment advice.

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New Stock Coverage: Much Like Marissa Mayer, Bed Bath & Beyond Needs a Nap
Wall Street ratings agencies set the tone for today's stock market.
Justin Sharon    

Yesterday it emerged that Marissa Mayer fell asleep at a most inopportune time, but Bed Bath & Beyond (NASDAQ:BBBY) apparently isn't seeing much money stuffed in its mattresses as a result. Shares of the specialty retailer, having tumbled 12.87% even in the past year's stellar market, are again moving lower this morning after being slapped with an unusual "Sell" rating. Bed Bath & Beyond is due to release first-quarter earnings after tomorrow's closing bell.
 
Regarding yesterday's equity action, the yawns of Yahoo's (NASDAQ:YHOO) CEO were clearly contagious as on the seventh day, stocks rested. The Dow (INDEXDJX:.DJI) and S&P 500 (INDEXSP:.INX) each snapped six-session winning streaks amid more anemic trading activity. This despite June's Markit flash index fittingly revealing that US manufacturing activity hit its highest since May 2010, the flash-crash monthGoogle's (NASDAQ:GOOGdoodle mocked lost work productivity during the World Cup, but its stock was a highlight of an otherwise somnambulant day. Shares gained 1.54% on high hopes for a $555 million acquisition by its Nest Labs. Buffalo Wild Wings (NASDAQ:BWLD), another big World Cup beneficiary, wasn't about to fly the coop with a 5.95% advance to fresh bests. Elsewhere, American Apparel (NYSEMKT:APPcontinued to be carried out on the wings of a Dov and tumbled 2.47%. President Obama, who never did give up his beloved BlackBerry (NASDAQ:BBRY), saw that suddenly-surging tech titan jump another 3.16% on a broker boost. (For good measure, his trip to the burrito bowl sent Chipotle Mexican Grill (NYSE:CMG) up 1.21%.) And Lands' End (NASDAQ:LE) lost 3.78%. Wait, is it Lands' End or Land's End? Getting grammar right can be tough, as a journalism school can freshly attest.
 
Today in economics analysts expect increases in May new-home sales and June consumer confidence, each released at 10:00 a.m. EDT. On the earnings front, Apogee Enterprises (NASDAQ:APOG), Carnival (NYSE:CCL), and Walgreen (NYSE:WAG) all report results.
 
Now let's turn to this morning's new stock coverage, a list that includes several other specialty retailers besides Bed Bath & Beyond.
 
AerCap (NYSE:AER): AER is assigned a Buy at UBS.
 
Bed Bath & Beyond: Morgan Stanley starts the stock at Underweight.
 
Charles River Labs (NYSE:CRL): Shares are a new Neutral with SunTrust.
 
Chimerix (NASDAQ:CMRX): Brean Capital covers the company with a Buy recommendation and $33 target price amid high hopes for its phase 3 trial to treat cytomegalovirus (CMV) prophylaxis in stem-cell transplant patients.
 
LeMaitre Vascular (NASDAQ:LMAT): LMAT gets launched with a Buy and $11 price objective at Stifel, which cites its deep management bench and solid top-line growth.
 
Retail Stocks: Morgan Stanley's new coverage includes Best Buy (NYSE:BBY) (Overweight), Costco (NASDAQ:COST) (Overweight), PetSmart (NASDAQ:PETM) (Underweight), Target (NYSE:TGT) (Underweight), Wal-Mart (NYSE: WMT) (Overweight), and Pottery Barn owner Williams-Sonoma (NYSE:WSM) (Overweight).
 
Ruckus Wireless (NYSE:RKUS): The stock is picked up at Market Perform with Wells Fargo.
 
Tower Semiconductor (NASDAQ:TSEM): Imperial Capital covers the company at Outperform ($12 target) on account of its ever increasing annual revenue.
 
Also see:

Stock Downgrades: Dr Pepper Snapple Not Worth Its Salt

Stock Upgrades: Wisconsin Energy Brings in Milwaukee Bucks
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No positions in stocks mentioned.
The information on this website solely reflects the analysis of or opinion about the performance of securities and financial markets by the writers whose articles appear on the site. The views expressed by the writers are not necessarily the views of Minyanville Media, Inc. or members of its management. Nothing contained on the website is intended to constitute a recommendation or advice addressed to an individual investor or category of investors to purchase, sell or hold any security, or to take any action with respect to the prospective movement of the securities markets or to solicit the purchase or sale of any security. Any investment decisions must be made by the reader either individually or in consultation with his or her investment professional. Minyanville writers and staff may trade or hold positions in securities that are discussed in articles appearing on the website. Writers of articles are required to disclose whether they have a position in any stock or fund discussed in an article, but are not permitted to disclose the size or direction of the position. Nothing on this website is intended to solicit business of any kind for a writer's business or fund. Minyanville management and staff as well as contributing writers will not respond to emails or other communications requesting investment advice.

Copyright 2011 Minyanville Media, Inc. All Rights Reserved.
New Stock Coverage: Much Like Marissa Mayer, Bed Bath & Beyond Needs a Nap
Wall Street ratings agencies set the tone for today's stock market.
Justin Sharon    

Yesterday it emerged that Marissa Mayer fell asleep at a most inopportune time, but Bed Bath & Beyond (NASDAQ:BBBY) apparently isn't seeing much money stuffed in its mattresses as a result. Shares of the specialty retailer, having tumbled 12.87% even in the past year's stellar market, are again moving lower this morning after being slapped with an unusual "Sell" rating. Bed Bath & Beyond is due to release first-quarter earnings after tomorrow's closing bell.
 
Regarding yesterday's equity action, the yawns of Yahoo's (NASDAQ:YHOO) CEO were clearly contagious as on the seventh day, stocks rested. The Dow (INDEXDJX:.DJI) and S&P 500 (INDEXSP:.INX) each snapped six-session winning streaks amid more anemic trading activity. This despite June's Markit flash index fittingly revealing that US manufacturing activity hit its highest since May 2010, the flash-crash monthGoogle's (NASDAQ:GOOGdoodle mocked lost work productivity during the World Cup, but its stock was a highlight of an otherwise somnambulant day. Shares gained 1.54% on high hopes for a $555 million acquisition by its Nest Labs. Buffalo Wild Wings (NASDAQ:BWLD), another big World Cup beneficiary, wasn't about to fly the coop with a 5.95% advance to fresh bests. Elsewhere, American Apparel (NYSEMKT:APPcontinued to be carried out on the wings of a Dov and tumbled 2.47%. President Obama, who never did give up his beloved BlackBerry (NASDAQ:BBRY), saw that suddenly-surging tech titan jump another 3.16% on a broker boost. (For good measure, his trip to the burrito bowl sent Chipotle Mexican Grill (NYSE:CMG) up 1.21%.) And Lands' End (NASDAQ:LE) lost 3.78%. Wait, is it Lands' End or Land's End? Getting grammar right can be tough, as a journalism school can freshly attest.
 
Today in economics analysts expect increases in May new-home sales and June consumer confidence, each released at 10:00 a.m. EDT. On the earnings front, Apogee Enterprises (NASDAQ:APOG), Carnival (NYSE:CCL), and Walgreen (NYSE:WAG) all report results.
 
Now let's turn to this morning's new stock coverage, a list that includes several other specialty retailers besides Bed Bath & Beyond.
 
AerCap (NYSE:AER): AER is assigned a Buy at UBS.
 
Bed Bath & Beyond: Morgan Stanley starts the stock at Underweight.
 
Charles River Labs (NYSE:CRL): Shares are a new Neutral with SunTrust.
 
Chimerix (NASDAQ:CMRX): Brean Capital covers the company with a Buy recommendation and $33 target price amid high hopes for its phase 3 trial to treat cytomegalovirus (CMV) prophylaxis in stem-cell transplant patients.
 
LeMaitre Vascular (NASDAQ:LMAT): LMAT gets launched with a Buy and $11 price objective at Stifel, which cites its deep management bench and solid top-line growth.
 
Retail Stocks: Morgan Stanley's new coverage includes Best Buy (NYSE:BBY) (Overweight), Costco (NASDAQ:COST) (Overweight), PetSmart (NASDAQ:PETM) (Underweight), Target (NYSE:TGT) (Underweight), Wal-Mart (NYSE: WMT) (Overweight), and Pottery Barn owner Williams-Sonoma (NYSE:WSM) (Overweight).
 
Ruckus Wireless (NYSE:RKUS): The stock is picked up at Market Perform with Wells Fargo.
 
Tower Semiconductor (NASDAQ:TSEM): Imperial Capital covers the company at Outperform ($12 target) on account of its ever increasing annual revenue.
 
Also see:

Stock Downgrades: Dr Pepper Snapple Not Worth Its Salt

Stock Upgrades: Wisconsin Energy Brings in Milwaukee Bucks
< Previous
  • 1
Next >
No positions in stocks mentioned.
The information on this website solely reflects the analysis of or opinion about the performance of securities and financial markets by the writers whose articles appear on the site. The views expressed by the writers are not necessarily the views of Minyanville Media, Inc. or members of its management. Nothing contained on the website is intended to constitute a recommendation or advice addressed to an individual investor or category of investors to purchase, sell or hold any security, or to take any action with respect to the prospective movement of the securities markets or to solicit the purchase or sale of any security. Any investment decisions must be made by the reader either individually or in consultation with his or her investment professional. Minyanville writers and staff may trade or hold positions in securities that are discussed in articles appearing on the website. Writers of articles are required to disclose whether they have a position in any stock or fund discussed in an article, but are not permitted to disclose the size or direction of the position. Nothing on this website is intended to solicit business of any kind for a writer's business or fund. Minyanville management and staff as well as contributing writers will not respond to emails or other communications requesting investment advice.

Copyright 2011 Minyanville Media, Inc. All Rights Reserved.
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