Domestic production, which is shifting toward much more complicated sources, now has a well-defined floor that smart investors can watch for.
Nordstrom is upgraded to 'buy' at Goldman, while AT&T and Verizon are downgraded to 'neutral' at RW Baird.
Energy is always a hard sector to sort out since there are so many specialties, and when one is hitting, others may be hurting. Here's the current view.
Last week's $7.8 billion settlement is really just one small step.
The leverage-loving ocean driller seems less risky after recent moves from the European Central Bank.
The oil-drilling giant's future is beginning to look rosier than it has since the Deepwater Horizon oil well explosion in the Gulf.
Nearly 2 years after the Gulf of Mexico oil spill, the Macondo well still casts a long shadow over the company's valuation and prospects for a higher stock price.
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Down for the short term, BHP Billiton, China Mobile, and McDonald's should have profitable futures.
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