Johnson & Johnson shares took a hit after earnings, but it was more than just the earnings and guidance to blame. Some rivals may have been winning at the company's expense.
The top analyst upgrades, downgrades and other research calls from Tuesday include Alcoa, Alphabet, Apple, Carbonite, Halliburton, Hasbro, Marriott, and Square.
Last week set a record for IPOs on the two major U.S. exchanges. The second-quarter of 2018 also ended last week with the highest total of new IPOs in four years.
A dozen firms are scheduled to test the U.S. equity markets this week seeking $2.8 billion in new IPO capital.
The week ending August 19 had many key Buy or Outperform ratings for oil and gas investors, with some in big names.
Wednesday's top analyst upgrades, downgrades and initiations include Annaly Capital Management, Gap, Google, Johnson Controls, Symantec, Williams Companies and Yelp.
Earlier this year, the IPO market couldn't get enough biotech. To say things have gotten tougher for those usually high-risk, high-reward plays is to put it mildly.
EndoStim Inc. filed with the Securities and Exchange Commission Friday to have an initial public offering.