- John W. Beam, vice president for supply chain;
- Richard M. Boyer, vice president of manufacturing;
- Hans Landin, vice president of business advancement; and
- Michael P. Morgan, controller.
Companies as diverse as Wendy's and Boeing are among the names big into stock buybacks and raising their payouts.
Their overseas business has been carrying them.
Here are Friday's top research calls, including upgrades for Ford, Intel and Wynn Resorts, and a downgrade for Whirlpool.