With management raising revenue guidance, fiscal 2013 might be an even bigger year for the chip maker.
Moore's second law increases the cost of making microchips and forces some hard choices.
Interest rate decisions are expected today from the European Central Bank and Bank of England.
SanDisk is upgraded to 'overweight,' while AMD is downgraded to 'market perform.'
Research In Motion is upgraded to 'sector perform,' and Pfizer is initiated with an 'outperform.'
General Motors is upgraded to 'buy,' and Alcoa is downgraded to 'hold .'
Barclays is upgraded to 'buy,' and Green Mountain is initiated with a 'buy.'
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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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