As the market shows resilience, researchers are seeing upside and spreading the word.
The numbers from a company's balance sheet and fundamentals should drive your investing -- not the results of next Tuesday's vote.
As long as you don't fall into the trap of buying a secular decliner or a serial disappointer, you'll do fine.
Reports show contraction in China's manufacturing activity and in the eurozone's private sector. US jobless claims fall by 3,000, but the level remains high. The Philly Fed's manufacturing index improves slightly, while leading indicators slip.
General Motors is upgraded to 'buy,' and Alcoa is downgraded to 'hold .'
After buying Cost Plus World Market earlier this year, the home goods seller may be looking to expand alcohol sales.
Oracle is upgraded to 'outperform,' and Medivation is initiated with a 'buy.'
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