Wednesday’s Top Analyst Upgrades and Downgrades: Alcoa, Foot Locker, Lockheed Martin, Pfizer, Tyson Foods and More

The futures were lower on Wednesday after yet another rollercoaster trading day in which all the major indexes finished the day higher. The big catalyst was Federal Reserve Chair Jay Powell’s appearance at the Economic Club of Washington. He noted that, while the 2% inflation target remains in place, the disinflationary pressures had begun and were subsiding, though they had […]

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First Look Analysts Research Calls for Tuesday, February 7

This report was sent to Briefing.com subscribers earlier today. Upgrades: > Cipher Mining (CIFR) upgraded to Buy from Neutral at H.C. Wainwright; tgt raised to $3 > Lockheed Martin (LMT) upgraded to Outperform from Underperform at Credit Suisse; tgt raised to $510 Downgrades: > Adecoagro S.A. (AGRO) downgraded to Underweight from Equal-Weight at Morgan Stanley; tgt lowered to $9 > […]

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Panera among restaurant companies looking to test IPO demand

video Panera Breads CEO Niren Chaudhary: Inflation has been a ‘massive challenge’ Panera Breads CEO Niren Chaudhary says he’s ‘very concerned’ about the safety of employees and customers of their more than 300 Florida restaurants and addresses how inflation is impacting business on ‘The Claman Countdown.’ More restaurant companies are aiming to test investors’ demand for new listings after the […]

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Market euphoria to face reality check this earnings season

After a bruising 12 months, investors have started this year on a high. The ASX 200 reversed all of last year’s ugly losses in January alone, and it is hard to ignore the signs the economic backdrop may be less bleak than feared. China is reopening to the world. The supply chain crunch is easing. Inflation – which played havoc […]

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Gold Futures Settle Lower As Dollar Rebounds

Gold prices fell on Thursday, losing for a second straight session, despite staying firm earlier in the day amid a weakening dollar and lower bond yields. Gold prices surged higher earlier in the day amid concerns about a global recession, and on the dollar’s weakness. However, gold prices turned weak as the dollar firmed as the session progressed. The dollar […]

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Unusual Stock Options Volume for Murphy Oil Confirms Institutional Optimism

Amid institutional bullishness for the hydrocarbon energy market, oil and natural gas exploration and production firm Murphy Oil (US:MUR) has so far gained over 7% on a year-to-date basis. For the Jan. 30 session, MUR stock represented one of the highlights of Fintel’s screener for unusual stock options volume, with optimistic traders making their presence felt. Specifically, call volume reached […]

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GM shoves aside recession fears with robust 2023 forecast

video GMC’s Hummer EV is a ‘sold-out,’ ‘phenomenal success’: Global VP Duncan Aldred GMC & Buick global vice president Duncan Aldred discusses the ‘uniqueness’ of GMC’s Hummer electric truck on ‘The Claman Countdown.’  DETROIT -General Motors Co. shares jumped early on Tuesday after it reported higher net income for the fourth quarter, forecast stronger-than-expected earnings for 2023 and said it […]

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