If you find a few gems, by all means have at it, but the risks remain high for the broader sector.
The hedge fund manager hasn't said a word about Martin Marietta, even though he's been vocal on many other investments.
US markets seem set to rebound from their worst day since November.
Despite reporting a decent quarter, McDonald's may not be able to hold a candle to Chipotle stock.
McDonald's, Starbucks and defense industry mainstays report earnings. December home sales likely move homebuilders. Chipotle shakes off weak pre-announcement.
McDonald's, Taco Bell, Chipotle are hesitant to raise menu prices despite the expected increase in commodity costs.
Stocks are mixed as earnings season begins in earnest with some of the country's largest financial institutions reporting fourth-quarter results.
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