Stocks could recover from Monday's decline spurred by disappointing manufacturing data fiscal cliff concerns.
Shares of the gun maker trade higher on the announcement of a payout of $4.50 a share -- timed to avoid the dividend tax increase likely kicking in next year.
Transocean upgraded to 'neutral,' Carnival downgraded to 'hold.'
The cruise company struggles to come back from the Costa Concordia crash. The economic downturn in Europe isn't helping either.
Stocks rise, shrugging off the downgrade of many major global banks.
Carnival is downgraded to 'neutral' at Goldman, and Annie's is initiated at several firms.
Jeff Auxier bought Baxter, Becton Dickinson and Carnival in the first quarter.
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