Consumer Spending Misses Estimates. The Commerce Department reported that personal spending for July rose 0.1% missing Wall Street economists’ estimates. Wall Street had expected personal spending to rise 0.3%. June’s numbers where revised higher to 0.6% from 0.5%. Personal income for July rose 0.1% in-line with estimates, but down from the prior months 0.3% reading. Consumer spending accounts for 70% of the economy. Job growth and wage gains are needed as interest rates on mortgages and home prices continue to rise. If not, this could cause consumers to stop spending and detail to housing recovery.
Apache Corp (APA): RBC Capital raised their rating from Sector Perform to Outperform and raised their target price from $93.00 to $99.00.
Deutsche Bank (DB): JPMorgan raised their rating from Neutral to Overweight.
Intel (INTC): Argus raised their rating from Hold to Buy and placed a target price of $28.00 on the company.
Joy Global (JOY): BB&T lowered their rating from Buy to Hold.
OmniVision (OVTI): Northland Securities lowered their rating from Outperform to Market Perform.
OmniVision (OVTI): Craig-Hallum lowered their rating from Buy to Hold and lowered their target price from $24.00 to $18.00.
OmniVision (OVTI): Oppenheimer lowered their rating from Outperform to Perform.
Staples (SPLS): JPMorgan lowered their rating from Overweight to Neutral and lowered their target price from $17.00 to $15.00.
Vodafone (VOD): RW Baird lowered their rating from Outperform to Neutral. Pre-market: 32.03 +0.23 (0.72%)
Baidu (BIDU): JPMorgan initiated coverage with an Overweight rating and raised their target price from $115.00 to $165.00.
Bebe Stores (BEBE): Reported EPS of -$0.14 missing estimates by -$0.01.
Big Lots (BIG): Reported EPS of $0.31 beating estimates by +$0.07. Pre-market: 35.35 +0.71 (2.05%)
Krispy Kreme (KKD): d EPS of -$0.14 missing estimates by -$0.02. Pre-market: 20.82 -2.41 (-10.37%)
OmniVision (OVTI): Reported EPS of $0.55 beating estimates by +$0.12. Pre-market: 16.17 -2.24 (-12.17%)
Pacific Sunwear (PSUN): Reported EPS of $0.02 beating estimates by +$0.02. Pre-market: 3.69 -0.23 (-5.87%)
Salesforce.com (CRM): Reported EPS of $0.09 beating estimates by +$0.02. Pre-market: 47.50 +3.85 (8.82%)
Yingli Green Energy (YGE): Reported EPS of -$0.33 in-line with estimates. Pre-market: 4.36 +0.16 (3.81%)
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