Budget brews have gotten costlier recently, but the trend toward cheaper brands is more widespread than this group could account for.
More drama means more beer consumption.
By threatening to drop Maker's Mark from 90 proof to 84 proof, the company spiked demand by 44% -- and saw more potent earnings.
Seagate is both upgraded and upgraded, and MasterCard is downgraded to 'market perform.'
Tenet Healthcare is upgraded to 'buy,' and JetBlue is downgraded to 'neutral.'
Earnings are starting to look a bit better with half the S&P 500's quarterly results in. Revenue, however, is a different and bothersome story.
AB InBev is downgraded to 'conviction sell,' and Boeing is upgraded to 'buy.'
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