UBS downgrades Citigroup, Goldman Sachs and Morgan Stanley to 'neutral.'
Rails could have been a nice card to play in the easing game if not for Norfolk's hard dose of truth.
Reports show contraction in China's manufacturing activity and in the eurozone's private sector. US jobless claims fall by 3,000, but the level remains high. The Philly Fed's manufacturing index improves slightly, while leading indicators slip.
GlaxoSmithKline is downgraded to 'underperform,' while AstraZeneca is upgraded to 'neutral.'
Goldman Sachs is both upgraded and downgraded, and Manchester United is initiated at 2 firms with a 'buy.'
Union Pacific and Norfolk Southern will likely continue to enjoy their higher rates for an additional year or more.
We have some winners over losers and some cyclical trends that only some companies are playing in.
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Consumers are very status conscious in Asia, Africa and other emerging-market areas. This is especially true in China.
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