The three major indices were all in the green at midday on Thursday after the Department of Labor announced that last week's
initial jobless claims fell
to 601,000 from the previous week's 625,000, compared with expectations for 615,000 claims. Continuing claims increased by 59,000 to about 6.8 million.
CEO Michael Dell has said he expects a
for the company, according to the
Wall Street Journal
Bank of America
today regarding its Merrill Lynch acquisition, was
at Keefe Bruyette & Woods with a $16.50 price target.
Fifth Third Bancorp
was also upgraded, to buy from neutral at Goldman, with a price target of $8, up from $6.50.
, on the other hand, was downgraded to underperform at Oppenheimer, which decreased its price target to $24 from $32.
With this in mind, we thought we'd take a look at what Jim Cramer's had to say about some of the stocks making headlines today.
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