US stocks are poised to open higher Monday following a solid rebound in Japan's benchmark index and despite weak Chinese data.
Stocks generally are quiet the week after the monthly jobs report. But all the talk about the Fed and interest rates may still push stocks around.
TiVo is downgraded at 2 firms, and Morgan Stanley is initiated with an 'outperform.'
ValueClick is downgraded to 'hold,' and Bed Bath & Beyond is downgraded to 'cautious.'
Alpha Natural is downgraded to 'sell,' and Michael Kors is initiated with an 'outperform.'
Bed Bath & Beyond downgraded to 'perform,' and Elizabeth Arden downgraded to 'market perform.'
Good trading opportunities aren't always transparent.
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Stocks sag as the Fed chairman says a stronger economy may let the central bank start to end its bond-buying program late this year. But Bernanke sees low rates lasting into 2015.
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