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Harley-Davidson (HOG) – Wedbush initiated coverage of the motorcycle maker's stock with an "outperform" rating, citing a favorable cost structure, an iconic brand, and a robust new product pipeline.
Wal-Mart (WMT) – The retailer has cut prices on Apple's (AAPL) iPhone 6 by $50 to $129 and the iPhone 6 Plus by $50 to $229, with a two-year contract.
Costco (COST) – Janney cut its rating on Costco to "neutral" from "buy", saying the tailwinds from gasoline are likely to become a headwind within a few months, and that a stronger dollar will also impact Costco's results.
Adobe Systems (ADBE) - The software maker reported adjusted quarterly profit of 36 cents per share, six cents above estimates. Revenue was also slightly above estimates as Adobe sold more subscriptions for its Creative Cloud suite. The company did issue current quarter guidance that falls somewhat below forecasts. Separately, Adobe announced the acquisition of stock photography company Fotolia for $800 million.
United Technologies (UTX) – United Technologies is predicting current quarter profit of $1.60 per share, eight cents below consensus estimates, and is also issuing guidance for 2015 that falls below analyst forecasts. The conglomerate points to an expected profit drop at its Pratt & Whitney unit.
Baidu (BIDU) – Baidu will invest in Uber, according to Reuters. The amount of the China-based internet company's investment in the ride-hailing service was not known, although Baidu is expected to make an announcement about the investment next week.