Markets were upbeat despite the OECD cutting growth forecasts of large economies.
Target is upgraded to 'overweight,' and Thomson Reuters is downgraded to 'hold.'
They may begin to ripple through corporate profits and, ultimately, the stock market. But new short opportunities could open up.
Mosaic's earnings miss shouldn't deter sector bulls.
Stocks rise as ADP's estimate of private-sector hiring came in better than expected.
US private-sector payrolls expand by 162,000. Service sector picks up in September. But in China and Europe, data is weak. Also, uncertainty about the timing of Spain's bailout is causing jitters. Best Buy may be up for an $11 billion buyout.
Monsanto is upgraded to 'outperform,' and DR Horton is downgraded to 'negative .'
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