Apple – The stock was upgraded to "buy" from "hold" at Societe Generale, which points to evidence of continued momentum for sales of the new iPhone 5s and 5c models.
AT&T – The wireless giant is selling or leasing the rights to nearly 10,000 wireless towers to Crown Castle International for $4.85 billion.
Hasbro– The toy maker reported third quarter profit of $1.31 per share, excluding certain items, two cents above estimates, with revenue also above consensus. Hasbro's results were aided by strong overseas performance
, helping to make up for weakness in the U.S. market.
Halliburton – The oilfield services provider earned 83 cents per share for the third quarter, beating estimates by a penny. Like its rivals, it was helped by strong international markets.
Check Point Software – The provider of network security software earned 85 cents per share for the third quarter, one cent above estimates.
SAP – SAP reported a 23 percent increase in third quarter profit versus a year earlier, driven by rapid growth in its cloud computing business as well as cost controls.
McDonald's Corporation Reports Q3 EPS of $1.52 vs $1.51 Est; Revenue of $7.32B vs $7.34B Est
McDonald's Corporation (NYSE: MCD) reports Q3 EPS of $1.52 versus the estimated $1.51, beating by $0.01. EPS were Up 6% from the same quarter last year. Revenue came in at $7.32B versus the estimated $7.34B. Sales were Up 2% year over year.
ManpowerGroUp Reports Q3 EPS of $1.26 vs $1.09 Est; Revenue of $5.19B vs $5.10B Est
ManpowerGroup (NYSE: MAN) reports Q3 EPS of $1.26 versus the estimated $1.09, beating by $0.17. EPS were Up 59% from the same quarter last year. Revenue came in at $5.19B versus the estimated $5.10B. Sales were Up 0% year over year.
Sym. Analyst Action Co.
CLUB Wedbush Upgrades
GT Deutsche Bank Downgrades
ARIA Oppenheimer Downgrades
FHN JP Morgan Downgrades
AAPL Societe Generale Upgrades
CMG Miller Tabak Downgrades
HZNP Piper Jaffray Upgrades
MT Deutsche Bank Upgrades
RGA Keefe Bruyette & Woods Downgrades