Weakness in Europe and Asia is a concern for UPS. Oil analysts surprise with lower than expected weekly report. Accenture and Dollar General to report earnings. Brinker concerned with lower consumer demand.
Garmin is initiated with an 'outperform,' and Transocean is downgraded to 'sell.'
When company executives start buying their own stock, it can mean there's money to be made.
Mattel is upgraded to 'buy,' and Qualcomm is initiated with a 'buy.'
Big Lots is initiated with a 'buy,' and Herbalife is downgraded to 'hold.'
Darden is downgraded to 'neutral,' and Burger King is initiated with a 'buy.'
Discussions over next tranche of aid among Troika members are ongoing.
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