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We have some major changes announced by S&P for its three key indexes.  Changes are in the S&P 500 Index, S&P Mid-Cap 400 Index, and in the S&P SMall Cap 600 Index. Marathon...
With pump prices for gasoline approaching $4/gal everywhere and $5/gal in some US cities, it would seem logical that crude oil refiners are a good bet to do well. It’s not that simple, though,...
Almost a year ago, Chevron Corp. (NYSE: CVX) put out the word that it was looking to sell its Pembroke refinery in Wales. The offers didn’t exactly come pouring in. Refining is just too tough a...
As crude oil prices continue their steady trend above $100/barrel, US refiners are preparing for the worst. Actually, the worst is already here, in the form of spiking prices. Worse than anything,...
These are some of the top analyst upgrades, downgrades, and initiations seen from Wall Street research calls this Monday morning. Amazon.com Inc. (NASDAQ: AMZN) Cut to Neutral at UBS. Berkshire...
Freddie Mac and Fannie Mae moved to the top of the negative news search as both lost billions of dollars. Frontier Oil remained high on the list due to concerns about its M&A plans. HealthSouth...
Shareholders of Frontier Oil are displeased about its merger with Holly Corp. It would be more accurate to say that Holly is making an acquisition for $2.9 billion. Shareholder class actions suits...
These are some of this Friday’s top analyst calls with upgrades, downgrades, and initiations seen from Wall Street research firms. Akamai Technologies Inc. (NASDAQ: AKAM) Started as Neutral at...
Valero Energy Corp. (NYSE:VLO) is the first of the oil refiners to report earnings this quarter, and this morning’s release is a lot better than a year ago, when diluted EPS soured to -$0.61....
These are some of this Thursday’s top analyst upgrades, downgrades, and initiations seen in Wall Street research notes: Advanced Micro Devices Inc. (NYSE: AMD) Cut to Market Perform at FBR....
Crude oil prices are off more than 20% from their high of $87.15 on May 3rd. The major contributor to that slide are serious concerns over sovereign debt primarily in the European Union. The nearly...
These are this Monday’s top ten analyst upgrades, downgrades, and initiations seen in Wall Street research calls: Akamai Technologies Inc. (NASDAQ: AKAM) Cut to Hold at Citigroup. Boeing Co....
These are this Monday’s top analyst upgrades, downgrades, and initiations seen from Wall Street research calls: Aqua America (NYSE: WTR) Cut to Neutral at Macquarie. Brinker International...
We are starting to see some elevated options trading that appeared on the unusual volume screens.  Many of these are pre-earnings trading and some are on other expectations.  We have more detailed...
These are the top 10 analyst calls we have seen early this Wednesday morning from Wall Street: Chipotle Mexican Grill (CMG) Raised to Outperform at William Blair. Frontier Oil (FTO) Cut to Hold at...