Raymond James analyst David Long lowered his rating for UMB Financial ( UMBF) of Kansas City, Mo., to "Underperform" from "Market Perform," while lowering his 2012 EPS estimate to $2.72 from $2.76, and his 2013 EPS estimate to $2.93 from $2.98.
Goldman reveals very little about its giant trading operations. That's partly why investors got nervous following a disappointing performance that remains mostly unexplained.
Revenue fell 2%, but still beat Wall Street's expectations of $7.8 billion. Excluding the effects of losing the Costco branded-card deal, it actually rose.
If you piece things together from what companies tell you, the picture is pretty positive.
Crude oil prices threaten to crack $50 a barrel, just weeks to go before OPEC and other producers have to sign off on a new deal to hold down production.