With the universe of this category in its seasonal sweet spot, these picks have tailwinds propelling them into the new year.
Lululemon is initiated with a 'buy,' and AMD is downgraded to 'underweight.'
F5 Networks is downgraded to 'equal weight,' and LinkedIn is initiated with an 'outperform.'
CIBC is downgraded to 'neutral,' and Tiffany is initiated with an 'outperform.'
FedEx is downgraded to 'underperform,' and UPS is upgraded to 'outperform.'
Halliburton is upgraded to 'outperform,' and Diamond Foods is downgraded to 'underperform.'
Stocks rise as hopes for more stimulus from China and a decline in US jobless claims offset some disappointing domestic data.
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