Sanford C. Bernstein initiated coverage of the Internet sector and picked Google and Amazon as two stocks with "sustainable competitive advantages and strong growth potential" in a research report released on Friday.
Credit Suisse upgraded Citigroup to an "outperform" rating from "neutral" on Tuesday. Although one Credit Suisse managing director said the financial stock remains "underowned," he thinks that stability in Greece could change this.
Although investors have shied away from the financial sector in recent months, Thursday's rally in financials could "have legs", said one Sandler O'Neill principal.
While a days-long outage of email service for BlackBerry users should not have a direct financial impact on Research in Motion, it could have subsequent ripple effects, a managing director at RBC Capital Markets said.
Richard Ross, global technical strategist for Auerbach Grayson, said this rally was sustainable in the short term, although his outlook for the intermediate and long-term trends is bearish.
JPMorgan adopted a more positive stance toward the integrated oils and major producers sector, while also upgrading several stocks within the sector in a research note on Thursday.
Traditionally, managed-care stocks have performed better in the fourth quarter as investors get pricing visibility for the coming year, one portfolio manager said.
Although utilities companies are very expensive on many metrics compared to the broader market, they offer attractive dividend yields and are more predictable buys for investors because of their regulated business models, one managing director said.
Investors who have an 18-months or longer time horizon should consider buying Morgan Stanley and Goldman Sachs, one analyst said.
Lowe's and Target are just two of the big retailers reporting results this week.
Despite the selloff of Best Buy shares Tuesday, there are early positive signs the turnaround efforts are working.
To the creative, go the spoils. Hoping to boost sales, restaurants are launching a slew of innovative items.
From waffle tacos to doughnut-bacon-and-egg sandwiches, restaurants pull out all the stops to capture your taste buds.