These companies serving the construction industry offer some upside potential.
Monsanto is upgraded to 'outperform,' and DR Horton is downgraded to 'negative .'
Fat corporate cash hoards and a potentially higher tax rate next year may add up to more one-time payments to investors in the fourth quarter.
Time Warner upgraded to 'buy,' Zynga initiated with a 'hold.'
Stocks fall as investors await Federal Reserve minutes.
July home sales show market strength. Investors hope central bank policymakers will hint at more stimulus. Japan's trade deficit heightens worries about a global slowdown. Dell warns of a tough second half.
Luxury home furnishings retailer Restoration Hardware might have a better go this time.
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