The usual themes keep percolating in the background—rising Covid cases, treatment and vaccine trials, and, of course, the election. No major news has come along to shift the narrative in a market-moving manner.
So we’re left with earnings and upgrades.
Goldman Sachs (GS) stock has gained 2.2% after reporting a profit of $9.68 a share, trouncing analyst forecasts for $5.57. Its earnings were buoyed by trading and investment banking.
Albemarle (ALB) has fallen 3% after getting cut to Underperform from Sector Perform at RBC Capital.
AutoZone (AZO) has risen 2.2% after getting upgraded to Strong Buy from Outperform at Raymond James.
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