Forest Labs is upgraded to 'outperform,' and Best Buy is initiated with an 'underperform.'
DreamWorks is downgraded to 'sell,' and Lululemon is initiated with a 'buy.'
Randgold Resources is downgraded to 'neutral,' and Kinross Gold is upgraded to 'buy.'
Interest rate decisions are expected today from the European Central Bank and Bank of England.
Some key energy companies report disappointing third-quarter earnings.
Monster Beverage is downgraded to 'buy' at Goldman, and Buckingham initiates airlines.
Goldman downgrades Royal Dutch Shell to 'sell' and upgrades ConocoPhillips to 'neutral.'
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