Like a gang of clowns in a pie shop, Wall Street brokerages had a merry old time slapping one another with various downgrades, earnings-estimate parings and price-target reductions in the lead-up to their recent earnings announcements.
In baseball, a walk-off home run is a home run which ends the game. It must be a home run that gives the home team the lead in the bottom of the final inning of the game — either the ninth inning, or any extra inning, or any other regularly scheduled final inning. It is called a "walk-off" home run because the teams walk off the field immediately afterward.
Also at MarketBeat (Pre-market this time) David Gaffen had this:
The most actively traded stock in premarket action — and one that’s fast becoming a favorite of day-traders — was China BAK Battery, which was up 24%, yet without any real news at all. Monday, the stock was added to Nasdaq’s “Clean Edge” index, which highlights companies that use clean energy methods, but it’s hard to see how that warrants today’s gain (and yesterday’s 40% increase).
Alright you Mo-mo Mama's, belly up to the keyboard.