None of these supposedly dire recent worries have amounted to anything in this market, and those who took advantage of them and invested made a nice profit.
Sprint is reinstated with an 'underperform,' Michael Kors is downgraded to 'neutral.'
A slip in shipping and the Dreamliner crash deflate prospects for both companies.
Its latest quarterly report shows a company struggling to adapt to changes in its market. FedEx appears ahead on that score.
The slowdown in growth in the world's second largest economy, however, is not as large as feared.
Stocks are slightly lower following earnings reports from two of the nation's largest banks and a profit warning from the biggest delivery company.
Family Dollar is downgraded to 'equal weight,' and FedEx is initiated with a 'buy.'
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Consumers are very status conscious in Asia, Africa and other emerging-market areas. This is especially true in China.
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