Salesforce.com is downgraded to 'neutral,' and Marvell is downgraded to 'underperform.'
The Dow briefly tops 15,000, and the broader S&P 500 tops 1,600 for the first time after the government reports 165,000 jobs created in April, more than expected. The unemployment rate drops to 7.5%.
Millions of gallons that might otherwise end up in landfills is being cleaned and resold to the public for a fraction of regular retail prices.
Saks is downgraded to 'neutral,' and Netflix is initiated with a 'buy.'
As homeowners look to renovate rather than sell for a loss, DIY companies are booming.
Nothing refreshes like a look at the charts.
Investors love the very companies they disdained just 6 months ago, and this turn of events is just getting started.
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Activists seem to be lurking everywhere, and boards of directors are listening to them. It's all part of an unexpected 2014 landscape that's making the market tough for negativists.
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