Toll Brothers is upgraded to 'neutral,' and Nordstrom is initiated with a 'buy.'
Anticipation of numbers that beat the estimates has investors in an upbeat mood early on Friday.
Sony is upgraded to 'buy,' and JoS. A. Bank is downgraded to 'equal weight.'
Caterpillar, Yahoo and a few other companies report earnings.
In order to avoid obscurity from providing only office supplies, Staples works out a deal that gives it a revenue boost and possibly a new customer or two.
This luxury company was a diamond in a rough Q3 earnings streak.
But the company posts lower profit and cuts outlook.
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