The rally shows its strength by shrugging off weakness in Japan and worries about next week's Fed meeting. Exxon, Chevron and Whole Foods report results.
F5 Networks is downgraded to 'equal weight,' and LinkedIn is initiated with an 'outperform.'
Halliburton is downgraded to 'underweight,' and Eli Lilly is initiated with a 'buy.'
Travel spending is up, and a few select plays in some related sectors stand to benefit most.
American Eagle is downgraded to 'hold,' and Urban Outfitters is upgraded to 'hold.'
Halliburton is upgraded to 'outperform,' and Diamond Foods is downgraded to 'underperform.'
The hurricane could help October retail sales, but some experts see a potential negative impact transportation and hotel stocks.
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