Updated with stock prices throughout.
Eyes are on Ben Bernanke today, as the
delivers his testimony
before a congressional panel regarding whether the
in any sort of cover-up during
Bank of America's
BofA closed flat for the day on Thursday at $12.35.
In earnings news,
lower-than-expected second-quarter earnings
, losing $125.2 million, or 76 cents per share, compared with analyst estimates for a loss of 64 cents a share.
Lennar added $1.37, or 17.5%, to close at $9.19 on Thursday.
, while sales have seen a 21% rise this year.
ConAgra slid 85 cents, or 4.2%, to close at $19.18 today.
, Susquehanna downgraded
to neutral from positive, while Goldman Sachs raised its price target on the stock to $49 from $48 and maintained its neutral rating, and Merrill Lynch/Bank of America lowered its 2010 estimates to $3.60 a share and maintained its buy rating and $65 price target.
Nike lost $1.74, or 3.3%, to $51.28 today.
to neutral from buy and lowered its price target on the stock to $53 from $60. The firm upgraded
to neutral with a $42 price target. And Citigroup rated
hold with a $53 price target.
ConocoPhillips added 6 cents to $41.76, Deere closed up $2.12 at $42.11, and Freeport gained $1.95 to $50.75 on Thursday.
With his in mind, we thought we'd take a look at some of the stocks in the news and see what Jim Cramer's had to say about them lately.
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