Japan reports weak growth, and Greece logs yet another quarter of contraction. Motorola Mobility will lay off 4,000 workers. Groupon posts earnings after the close.
Adobe is downgraded at 2 firms, while Applied Materials is upgraded to 'overweight.'
Hewlett-Packard is downgraded to 'hold,' and Facebook is initiated with an 'outperform.'
With the seasonal strong period for crude oil now upon us, consider any pullbacks in these refining stocks as a buying opportunity.
Kraft is downgraded to 'hold,' Express Scripts is upgraded to 'outperform,' and Altera is initiated with a 'reduce.'
Don't blindly accept market multiples as evidence of value.
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