The telecom giant has been stuck in a weak third place behind AT&T and Verizon Wireless. Will this new deal gain it some ground?
Weyerhaeuser is upgraded to 'outperform,' and Hasbro is downgraded to 'sell.'
I've never seen anything like it, and it makes me want to sell some shares.
Stocks are higher as jobless claims fall to their lowest weekly level in years.
September unemployment declined to nearly a 4-year low as employers added 114,000 jobs. Zynga shares continue to tumble. Facebook shares fall on Zynga concerns. Avon's former CEO steps down as executive chairman.
Sprint is downgraded to 'underperform,' and UPS is downgraded to 'sector perform.'
Even if Sprint gets ditched on a consolidation dance, it may end 2012 as the telecom sector prom queen.
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