Nasdaq pulls for listing switches-WSJ The Wall Street Journal reports that Nasdaq Stock Market (NDAQ) is gaining ground in the war for stock-exchange listings. In 2008, Nasdaq attracted companies with $80B of market capitalization to switch from NYSE Euronext's (NYX) New York Stock Exchange, which stole Nasdaq-listed companies with just $8B in market value last year. Nasdaq is using new tactics like advertising perks and "market intelligence" services to steal companies that include DreamWorks Animation SKG (DWA) from the NYSE. Reference Link
DreamWorks names Dan Berger as Head of Corporate Communications DreamWorks Animation announced the appointment of Dan Berger as the Company's Head of Corporate Communications. Berger will serve as DreamWorks Animation's chief corporate spokesperson, while leading the company's global corporate communications efforts and its Glendale-based communications team. His appointment is effective July 27.
On The Fly: Analyst Downgrade Summary Today's noteworthy downgrades include: Autoliv (ALV) downgraded to Underperform from Outperform at Exane BNP Paribas... Baxter (BAX) downgraded to Neutral from Outperform at Credit Suisse... Carter's (CRI) downgraded to Buy from Conviction Buy at Goldman... Fiat Chrysler (FCAU) downgraded to Neutral from Outperform at Exane BNP Paribas... H&E Equipment (HEES) downgraded to Sector Weight from Overweight at KeyBanc... L'Oreal (LRLCY) downgraded to Sell from Neutral at Citi... Marchex (MCHX) downgraded to Equal Weight from Overweight at Stephens... NASDAQ (NDAQ) downgraded to Market Perform from Outperform at Keefe Bruyette... Starbucks (SBUX) downgraded to Buy from Conviction Buy at Goldman... Towers Watson (TW) downgraded to Hold from Buy at Deutsche Bank... Tuesday Morning (TUES) downgraded to Accumulate from Buy at Johnson Rice... United Rentals (URI) downgraded to Sector Weight from Overweight at KeyBanc.