Stocks are mixed as news of surging US housing starts partially offsets disappointing earnings from 2 of tech's biggest names.
Shares of the bank rose more than 5% Monday, and other financial companies saw a corresponding lift.
Abercrombie is upgraded to 'overweight,' and American Eagle is downgraded to 'neutral.'
A pair of recent analyst reports paints a bullish housing picture.
They're bucking the trend and remain poised to outperform the sector.
Skyworks is upgraded to 'buy,' and Quanta Services is downgraded to 'sell.'
The banking giant reports a profit, and the semiconductor company reports earnings above expectations.
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Breaking up big banks is an untested solution to the too big to fail problem that attempts to isolate and dismantle large, troubled institutions while protecting the rest of the economy.
The Fed's latest statement confirms that it won't be coming to the rescue of depositors soon, but these institutions are worth following anyway.
Six weeks later, most Americans have forgotten about the 2014 tax season -- except those who didn't file by the April 15 deadline.
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