Any upside for the fossil fuel may be muted for the time being.
Homebuilder optimism hits a 6-year high, and the US current account trade deficit narrows more than expected. FedEx cuts its full-year outlook. China's territorial dispute with Japan escalates. Apple trades above $700.
Skyworks is upgraded to 'buy,' and Quanta Services is downgraded to 'sell.'
Stocks retreat as retail sales fall for a third straight month.
Sirius XM is upgraded to 'equal weight' at Barclays, while Tim Hortons is downgraded to 'sell' at Goldman.
Its bankruptcy could start a parade, so beware of falling miners.
Avon is downgraded to 'sell' at UBS, and financials are downgraded at JMP Securities.
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