Randgold Resources is downgraded to 'neutral,' and Kinross Gold is upgraded to 'buy.'
Some key energy companies report disappointing third-quarter earnings.
There is another economy, one that's robust and not seeing a slowdown, and these names showcase it.
Skyworks is upgraded to 'buy,' and Quanta Services is downgraded to 'sell.'
Delta, United are initiated at Goldman with a 'sell,' and Tyson Foods is downgraded to 'underperform' at BofA/Merrill.
McDonald's is downgraded to 'neutral,' and Akamai is upgraded to 'buy.'
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.
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