Salesforce.com is upgraded to 'buy,' and Dendreon is initiated with a 'sell.'
Shares tumble after hours as the company says a hedging strategy basically blew up. It may take until the end of the year to fix everything.
With pre-IPO shares going mostly to Wall Street's top clients, advisers are seeking alternative ways to be part of the action.
The recent price action in four big bank stocks suggests the sector is not yet ready to lead a new market rally.
Despite its decision to lower exposure to risky assets, the bank gave a strong Q1 performance.
Disappointing economic data overshadow some strong earnings reports.
Earnings from JPMorgan and Wells Fargo beat the Street this time, but the companies' gains from mortgage activity may not be sustainable.
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The company is scrambling to protect its equities arm, which could face declining volume and revenue as competitors close the gap.
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Breaking up big banks is an untested solution to the too big to fail problem that attempts to isolate and dismantle large, troubled institutions while protecting the rest of the economy.
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