Ford is downgraded to 'equal weight,' and Saks is initiated with a 'buy.'
Morgan Stanley is downgraded to 'neutral,' and State Street is upgraded to 'neutral.'
Groupon is downgraded to 'equal weight,' while Isis Pharmaceuticals is upgraded to 'outperform.'
The pharma wins US approval for a new rheumatoid arthritis pill, but Abbott's existing treatment isn't likely to suffer a meaningful hit to sales anytime soon.
The stock falls after investors get a peek at the royalty-rate structure that pharma giant Roche will pay if a promising new cancer drug is approved.
Tech, biotech and volatility funds are leading the way so far.
Some stocks in the sector have seen massive gains this year, causing shorts to back off.
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As the market wades through what many people hope is a sixth bull year, some have grown nervous about how long the run can go.
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Breaking up big banks is an untested solution to the too big to fail problem that attempts to isolate and dismantle large, troubled institutions while protecting the rest of the economy.
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In a tax case, a US judge ruled that the agency's published guidelines don't hold up in court.
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