From Costco on one end to Dollar Tree on the other, there's no shortage of rivals looking to take the retailing giant's business.
These were not the only changes to Warren Buffett's holding company's portfolio.
The market is overbought and very expensive, but some areas still offer potential growth.
Potash is downgraded to 'neutral,' while Agrium is upgraded to 'buy.'
For the rest of 2012, purely American companies are better positioned to deliver than multinationals.
The entertainment company shares are upgraded, and the industrial and construction supplies provider beats estimates.
Two in particular have risen 20% and 33% this year. There are hundreds more for the taking if investors would just look past the gloom across the pond.
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