Wall Street ended with modest gains with the Dow Jones Industrial Average leading the charge on strength in the financials sector. The blue-chip index remains on track for a monthly loss, though, its first since the election. Lululemon (LULU) was one of the worst performers on markets after guiding for a disappointing first quarter, leading analysts to pile on the downgrades. Citi, Wells Fargo and Bank of America each cut their rating on the stock. Extreme Networks (EXTR) surged after partnering with Broadcom (AVGO) to acquire Brocade's (BRCD) data center networking business. The all-cash deal was worth $55 million. ConocoPhillips (COP) led the energy sector after securing a deal to sell its interest in oil sands assets to Cenovus Energy (CVE) . Cowen analysts said the "unexpected big deal" would be viewed positively by shareholders.
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