Lack of Clarity on Economic Outlook Could Continue to Pressure Markets
The major U.S. index futures are pointing to a lower opening on Friday, with sentiment reflecting caution as economic data has turned out to be inconclusive catalysts. Notwithstanding the smaller than expected job additions revealed by the non-farm payrolls report earlier in the day, average job gains thus far this year have been robust and the jobless rate has also declined notably. Another report showed increases in personal income and spending in line with expectations. The markets may also focus on the results of separate consumer sentiment and manufacturing surveys.

8/1/2014 4:23:07 PM While selling pressure was relatively subdued compared to the previous session, stocks moved mostly lower during trading on Friday. The losses on the day extended yesterday's sell-off, with the Dow and the S&P 500 falling to two-month closing lows.

Last update on 8/1/2014 1:54:58 PM
Upgrades
DateBrokerSymbolToFromTarget
08/01/14Deutsche BankIVZBuyHold$43 Up From $39
07/31/14RBC Capital MarketsHBANOutperformSector Perform$12 up from $11
07/31/14RBC Capital MarketsAREOutperformSector Perform$86 up from $77
07/30/14NomuraWINNeutralReduce$7.5 Down from $13
07/30/14NomuraICPTBuyNeutral$323 Up from $294
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Dividends
AnnouncedSymbolAmountRecordPayableEx-Div
08/01/14XRAY$ 0.0662509/26/1410/10/1401/01/00
08/01/14LABL$ 0.0508/15/1409/02/1401/01/00
08/01/14MLI$ 0.07509/05/1409/19/1401/01/00
08/01/14ACP$ 0.1208/11/1408/29/1408/07/14
08/01/14FBIZ$ 0.21 08/11/1408/25/1401/01/00
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Stock Buyback Announcements
DateSymbolBuyBackOutStandingNews
08/01/14HOT$1.5 BlnN/AIncrease
08/01/14OMG$50 MlnN/AN/A
08/01/14ASH$250 MlnN/AN/A
07/31/14DGI$75MlnN/AN/A
07/31/14NVR$300 MlnN/AN/A
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Stock Split Calendar
Date Announ.SplitPrice @ Announ.SymbolRecord DatePayment Around
07/29/143-For-249.7200UGI08/22/1409/05/14
07/28/142-For-1102.7800RKT08/12/1408/27/14
07/24/142-for-183.2500COLM09/08/1409/26/14
07/17/142-for-1103.0400CYT09/02/1409/17/14
07/15/142-for-177.5600EPD08/14/1408/21/14
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