We are hearing of more stock offerings from managements that understand the liquidity window will not stay open forever. Let's take a look at what's moving the market and what areas of the market you should be focused.
EMC ( EMC): Indicated lower after announcing bid for Data Domain ( DDUP). This move is in reaction to Network Appliance's ( NTAP) bid for Data Dominion. Cameron ( CAM): Opened slightly lower after announcing a takeover of Natco Group ( NTG), an oil-services competitor.
Share Offerings:Morgan Stanley ( MS), American Express ( AXP), Express Scripts ( ESRX): All three opened lower after the companies announced they would be selling shares.
Story Stocks:Pepsi Bottling Group ( PBG): Raised estimates for second-quarter and full-year 2009 EPS. Walgreen ( WAG): May same-store sales rose 1%.
Upgrades to Watch:Lockheed Martin ( LMT) and General Dynamics ( GD): Both stocks were upgraded to outperform at Morgan Keegan. Bucyrus ( BUCY) and Joy Global ( JOYG): Both stocks had their target prices raised by Barclay's ( BCS). Intuitive Surgical ( ISRG): High beta play upgraded to a buy at Needham. This is going to be a stock to watch for momentum investors today.
Downgrades to Watch:Bankrate ( RATE): Cut to a hold at Citigroup ( C). Juniper Networks ( JNPR): Downgraded to neutral at UBS ( UBS).
Fast Movers to Watch:Google ( GOOG), Priceline ( PCLN), Baidu ( BIDU) and Amazon ( AMZN): All four of these big-name tech stocks are coming off big days yesterday and will be the gauge for for any continued high-beta strength.