Disappointment with the reports of 2 blue-chip technology companies weighs on the market.
Energy is always a hard sector to sort out since there are so many specialties, and when one is hitting, others may be hurting. Here's the current view.
In the shadow of soaring oil prices, however, another big energy story has been hiding. Natural-gas prices, ironically, have set a string of 10-year lows so far this year.
Gas-station operators might be persuaded to install this natural-gas option from Chesapeake and GE.
E-Trade is downgraded to 'neutral' at Goldman.
OfficeMax, Office Depot, RadioShack are upgraded at Barclays. LinkedIn is initiated with 'outperform.'
A recently launched oil and gas trust offers protected payouts and attractive yield.
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