Goldman downgrades Royal Dutch Shell to 'sell' and upgrades ConocoPhillips to 'neutral.'
Clearwire is downgraded to 'neutral,' and Halliburton is initiated with an 'outperform.'
Stocks move higher as quarterly results from 3 Dow members provide hope that earnings season may not be as bad as feared.
It may be time for investors to think twice before they ascribe any kind of premium to companies that have trumpeted their success in building a presence in China.
They may explain why this market may stall out after its remarkable advance.
Despite Burberry's recent profit warning, several luxury goods purveyors look attractive.
The warning drumbeats about corporate profits are sounding once more. This time, prudent investors should take heed.
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