Top Stories: ConocoPhillips (NYSE:COP), Accenture plc (NYSE:ACN), Signet Jewelers Limited (NYSE:SIG), FTD Companies, Inc. (NASDAQ:FTD), CBS Corporation (NYSE:CBS)

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ConocoPhillips (NYSE:COP) was upgraded to “neutral” from “underperform” at Bank of America . The firm raised its price target to $90 from $84. ConocoPhillips (NYSE:COP) belongs to Basic Materials sector. Its net profit margin is 16.00% and weekly performance is -2.36%. On last trading day company shares ended up $78.99. ConocoPhillips (NYSE:COP) distance from 50-day simple moving average (SMA50) is -4.53%.

Accenture plc (NYSE:ACN) shares moved up 0.32% in last trading session and ended the day at $81.21. ACN Gross Margin is 30.70% and its return on assets is 17.40%. Accenture plc (NYSE:ACN) quarterly performance is -2.09%.

Shares of Signet Jewelers Limited (NYSE:SIG) have received a consensus rating of “Buy” from the twelve brokerages that are presently covering the company, Analyst Ratings.Net reports. Two equities research analysts have rated the stock with a hold rating and nine have given a buy rating to the company. On 10 September, Signet Jewelers Limited (NYSE:SIG) shares moved up 0.42% and was closed at $117.50. SIG EPS growth in last 5 year was 24.30%. Signet Jewelers Limited (NYSE:SIG) year to date (YTD) performance is 49.85%.

On Sept. 4, 2014, FTD Companies, Inc. (NASDAQ:FTD) and Liberty Interactive Corporation announced that the companies received notice of early termination of the waiting period under the Hart-Scott-Rodino Antitrust Improvements Act of 1976, as amended (“HSR”), with respect to FTD’s pending acquisition of Liberty’s Provide Commerce floral and gifting businesses. FTD Companies, Inc. (NASDAQ:FTD) ended the last trading day at $32.67. Company weekly volatility is calculated as 1.96%. FTD Companies, Inc. (NASDAQ:FTD) showed a weekly performance of -0.61%.

In what’s being called an “unprecedented” promotional push, CBS is putting its full heft behind getting viewers to watch “Thursday Night Football,” a high-profile addition to its prime-time schedule. Variety reports that the network, which spent $275 million for the rights to the program, is determined to make sure the deal pays off. “CBS was eager enough to get ‘Thursday Night Football’ to make what amounts to a ‘show me’ deal, where the network has to prove itself to the National Football League,” the publication reports. “It’s an unusual arrangement: CBS adds the most valuable weekly programming in American television to its prime-time lineup for the first time, while the NFL shrewdly enlists CBS to promote its own NFL Network.”

Said CBS Sports Chairman Sean McManus: “There hasn’t been an initiative at the CBS Corporation (NYSE:CBS) in decades as large and all-encompassing as this one.” CBS Corporation (NYSE:CBS) shares decreased -0.38% in last trading session and ended the day on $57.64. CBS Gross Margin is 42.70% and its return on assets is 7.10%. CBS Corporation (NYSE:CBS) quarterly performance is -6.49%.

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