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The company's earnings fell but it has been focusing on improving efficiencies with new processes and technologies across the product line.
The sector has been lagging the S&P 500. Its relative underperformance may present an opportunity for investors.
TD Ameritrade is downgraded to 'market perform,' and Juniper is downgraded to 'hold.'
Several corporate earnings are on tap, including Dow component McDonald's, and could shape trading.
Markets are set for a lower open after disappointing results from Google and Microsoft.
After months in the doldrums, equities are perking up for the first time since May.
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The offering could become the second-biggest this year if underwriters exercise an option to buy more shares.
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