This week's highlights include quarterly reports from the two biggest companies by market capitalization, Apple and Exxon Mobil, which are expect to post declining earnings.
Fusion-io is upgraded to 'outperform,' and Fifth Third Bancorp is downgraded to 'market perform.'
Applied Materials, Estee Lauder, Nordstrom on Thursday's earnings scorecard.
Consumers are such a mixed bag that the Fed may have to put off tapering.
These companies scored big surprises in the second quarter -- and according to this trend, they should continue rising for the next few months or longer.
Hewlett-Packard is upgraded to 'buy,' and IBM is downgraded to 'neutral.'
The surprise departure of Christine Day has the industry buzzing.
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