Forget energy stocks and utilities. This company has a portfolio of premium brands and is one of the most shareholder-friendly stocks in its sector.
Home Depot, Dick's and Best Buy should all be bought on any weakness.
The focus is on the consumer with quarterly summaries due from Best Buy, Home Depot and Target.
Wall Street will pay close attention to reports from Wal-Mart, Macy's and Kohl's as the holiday shopping season gets underway.
As these markets age, investors tend to turn to higher-quality plays.
Autodesk is upgraded to 'buy,' and Dendreon is downgraded to 'sell.'
Looks like shoppers avoid the mall and shop online.
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The company is scrambling to protect its equities arm, which could face declining volume and revenue as competitors close the gap.
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