The fact is while the $1,000 per share may be a psychological milestone, it also offers real indication of a company's strength and health.
The negotiations mark the latest effort by the largest U.S. bank to remove the dark cloud of legal and regulatory uncertainty that has been hovering above it for months.
The financial sector will be well represented, with quarterly reports due from the likes of Goldman Sachs and American Express, as well as the tech sector.
Nokia is upgraded to 'buy,' and Take-Two is downgraded to 'sector perform.'
Mineral resources and financial services are among those benefiting from policies in Australia. Investors may benefit, too.
The special committee now has extra time to convince skeptical investors of the merits of the $13.65-a-share leveraged buyout.
Family Dollar is downgraded to 'equal weight,' and FedEx is initiated with a 'buy.'
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