With 4 days left until the fiscal cliff, negotiations resume.
Big Lots is initiated with a 'buy,' and Herbalife is downgraded to 'hold.'
The list of outperforming sectors points to more good fortune next year, but it might not be advisable to back up the truck just yet.
The numbers from a company's balance sheet and fundamentals should drive your investing -- not the results of next Tuesday's vote.
These stocks are being supported by strong fundamentals and share repurchase programs.
Third-quarter earnings extend the e-tailer's revitalized growth story.
Abercrombie is upgraded to 'overweight,' and American Eagle is downgraded to 'neutral.'
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