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The Market In 5 Minutes: Housing Starts A Bit Lower Than Expected, Chipotle Gets A Downgrade

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Bloomberg

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ECONOMIC DATA

  • US MBA mortgage applications w-e 13 Oct 3.6% vs -2.1% prev
  • USA Housing Starts (MoM) for Sep -4.70% vs -0.50% Est; Building Permits for Sep 1.22M vs 1.25M Est
  • The Atlanta Fed's Business Inflation Expectations survey for October will be released at 10:00 a.m. ET.
  • The Energy Information Administration’s weekly report on petroleum inventories in the U.S. is schedule for release at 10:30 a.m. ET.
  • The Federal Reserve will release its latest Beige Book report at 2:00 p.m. ET.

ANALYST RATINGS

  • Longbow upgraded GoPro (NASDAQ: GPRO) from Neutral to Buy
  • Jefferies upgraded Lattice Semiconductor (NASDAQ: LSCC) from Hold to Buy
  • Oppenheimer upgrades W.W. Grainger (NYSE: GWW) from Perform to Outperform
  • Stifel downgraded MGM Resorts (NYSE: MGM) from Buy to Hold
  • Bank of America downgraded Chipotle (NYSE: CMG) from Neutral to Underperform

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