MasterCard is downgraded to 'neutral,' and Nike is initiated with a 'neutral.'
In focus this morning are major financial institutions' quarterly results and a slew of upcoming economic data.
In this Investor Beat: Research firm IDC reports that global shipments of personal computers declined 14% in the first quarter. What does this mean for investors? Also, some stocks making big moves today.
Stocks are higher as initial jobless claims pulled back to fall below the 350,000 level.
Markets are set for a higher open ahead of jobless claims data.
The bears have been prowling around the electronics and office products companies, while leaving some other retailers alone for a while.
While the saving's impact is not expected to be substantial, the refinancing increases the firm's borrowing capacity.
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