The Dow Jones industrials lag the Nasdaq and S&P 500 heading into February's final week. Earnings from Salesforce.com, Dell and eBay are due.
The earnings calendar is busy again with several leading software stocks set to report, along with recent IPO Birkenstock.
Based on the average brokerage recommendation (ABR), Salesforce.com (CRM) should be added to one's portfolio. Wall Street analysts' overly optimistic recommendations cast doubt on the effectiveness of this highly sought-after metric. So, is the stock worth buying?