UK employment data came in weaker than expected as investors also begin to worry about the effects of central banks easing measures.
MasterCard is downgraded to 'neutral,' and Nike is initiated with a 'neutral.'
Investors can still find some compelling valuations among large-cap drug companies even as major stock indices hit new highs.
Pfizer has multiple health care businesses and Elan has Tysabri royalties and a would-be acquirer.
Garmin is initiated with an 'outperform,' and Transocean is downgraded to 'sell.'
The profitable biotech's two cancer drugs could make it an attractive target.
A pharmaceutical takeover rumor is in the air.
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