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.
Strong cash flow may prompt some casinos to offer special dividends by the end of the year.
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SanDisk is upgraded to 'above average,' and AMD is downgraded to 'hold.'
Stocks rise as housing starts climb more than expected.
Companies can't hide weakness in the top line.
Fiserv is downgraded to 'neutral,' and Agilent is initiated with an 'overweight.'
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