A recent acquisition will give the conglomerate a larger presence in markets such as China and Brazil.
Steven Madden upgraded to 'outperform,' and Caterpillar downgraded to 'market perform.'
Stocks are mixed as Apple earnings weigh on the Nasdaq but improved outlooks from Boeing and Caterpillar support the Dow.
The iPad maker reports disappointing quarterly results, while the heavy machinery maker surprises to the upside.
Caterpillar is downgraded to 'hold,' while Vivus is upgraded to 'hold.'
Coca-Cola will be the first blue chip since 2005 to divide its shares. What are splits, and why should investors care?
The aluminum maker's forecasts indicate economy is okay, though hardly great.
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