BlackBerry is downgraded to 'sell,' and Best Buy is initiated with an 'outperform.'
The blue chips jump 181 after reports on jobless claims and retail sales cheer investors. Friday brings reports on consumer confidence and options expirations.
US stocks are poised to open higher Monday following a solid rebound in Japan's benchmark index and despite weak Chinese data.
The bull market has legs: The economy is showing resilience, valuations are still attractive, and the US looks like a haven to global investors.
The Dow briefly tops 15,000, and the broader S&P 500 tops 1,600 for the first time after the government reports 165,000 jobs created in April, more than expected. The unemployment rate drops to 7.5%.
Economists expect the economy rebounded in 1Q compared to the previous quarter and grew at a 3.1% rate.
Stocks are higher and once again within striking distance of all-time highs after unemployment claims fell last week.
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