American Eagle is downgraded to 'hold,' and Urban Outfitters is upgraded to 'hold.'
The mining equipment company may be the ultimate pick-and-shovel play in the industry.
The Dow fell 185 points as the autumn swoon continues. Partly, the slide was due to worries that President Obama and Congress can't cut a deal to fix the fiscal cliff. But other factors were at play.
TSMC is upgraded to 'conviction buy,' and Garmin is downgraded to 'sell.'
China reports a rise in trade balance.
For the rest of 2012, big picture problems -- and particularly the fiscal cliff -- will dominate how financial markets behave, trumping company-specific news.
Management and model matter more to individual companies and their share prices.
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