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UBS Says Only Five Retail Stocks Are Worth Buying

Investors who own consumer discretionary stocks have been battered this year. The sector is down 4.53% and is the worst overall performer in the S&P. After being a market leader ...
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Five Unusual Retail Winners From E-commerce Growth

The days of big-box retail dominating the market place are over. Brick-and-mortar stores that want to compete have to have everything online that compliments their traditional store presence, whether it ...
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UBS Retail Stocks to Buy, Focus Is Online Sales Leaders

The two main reasons people argue for online sales tax is they say that it is unfair to the bricks-and-mortar companies, and it will raise more tax revenue. In the ...
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24/7 Wall St. Closing Bell — Thursday: Markets Open Higher, Maintain Positive Trend Today

U.S. equity markets opened higher this morning following a report on U.S. unemployment that was better than analysts expected (more coverage here). There were literally hundreds of U.S. companies reporting ...
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24/7 Wall St. Closing Bell — April 24, 2013: Markets Mixed at Open, Mixed at Close

U.S. equity markets opened mixed this morning as investors and traders tried to make sense of more than 150 earnings reports that were released between last night’s closing bell and ...
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Top Analyst Upgrades and Downgrades (AMD, ACI, BBY, BCC, CNP, CRL, BREW, GNRC, HPQ, ISRG, KMB, OMX, ODP, ONNN, ORLY, BTU, RGLD, SI, STAN, SYMC, UTX, VZ)

Investors and traders are always looking for good research-driven ideas for stocks to buy and stocks to sell. Some of these come from independent research and some come from sell-side ...
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UBS Adds Five New Stocks to Its Quality-GARP Buy List (AMP, CVS, ORLY, VFC, YUM)

Most investors are familiar with the acronym GARP, which stands for growth at a reasonable price. UBS A.G. (NYSE: UBS) has taken that category one step further and added a ...
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Many Big Share Buyback Plans in November (BP, GME, LTD, MNST, NTAP, ORLY, OSK, PG, SBUX, XRX, VRX, YUM)

In the most recent trading days, we have seen more companies turn to new or expanded share buyback plans. If the dividend tax rates rise too much, corporations may ditch ...
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24/7 Wall St. Closing Bell — July 26, 2012: Market Jumps on ECB President’s Vow

The three major US stock indexes opened higher this morning following European Central Bank president Mario Draghi’s promise to “do whatever it takes to preserve the euro” (our coverage here). ...
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24/7 Wall St. Closing Bell — July 25, 2012: Markets Mixed on Spotty Earnings Reports

The three major US stock indexes opened mixed this morning with the Nasdaq Composite slightly negative on an unexpectedly weak earnings report from Apple Inc. (NASDAQ: AAPL) (more coverage here). ...
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June Retail Sales Headed for Modest Gain

Retailers will be announcing June same-store sales this week, and industry research firm Retail Metrics is now predicting sales growth of just 1% for the month. The past weekend’s storms ...
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24/7 Wall St. Closing Bell — June 27, 2012: Markets Finish Higher on Housing, Crude

The three major US stock indexes opened modestly higher this morning as investors appear to have high hopes that tomorrow’s summit meeting of European Union leaders will lead to a ...
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After the Crash… Value Surfaces In Pep Boys Stock (PBY, AZO, AAP, ORLY)

Pep Boys - Manny, Moe & Jack (NYSE: PBY) has been a disaster since its private equity group buyout imploded.  Or has it?  When companies lose a buyer it is ...
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Pep Boys Becomes Dead Boys

Pep Boys - Manny, Moe & Jack (NYSE: PBY) was supposed to be the next buyout.  Apparently not and shares are getting crushed.  The news is out confirming that Gores ...
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Is Buyout of Pep Boys Going Bad? (PBY, AZO, ORLY)

On April 26th, Gores Group LLC asked Pep Boys - Manny, Moe & Jack (NYSE: PBY) to delay a special shareholders meeting by 30 days in order to give the ...
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