Wall Street awaits a slew of economic data coming out this morning.
US markets are set to decline at the open as investors seek hints from the Fed about how long its stimulus program will last.
Alpha Natural is downgraded to 'sell,' and Michael Kors is initiated with an 'outperform.'
Stocks are higher as investors appear to be more cheered by corporate earnings reports than they are disappointed by global manufacturing data.
The company beats profit and revenue expectations, bolstered by sales of men's goods.
MasterCard is downgraded to 'neutral,' and Nike is initiated with a 'neutral.'
Valero Energy is downgraded to 'neutral,' and Francesca's is initiated with a 'buy.'
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