We're frugal, but we're not poor. Restaurants and good fast food have strong appeal for consumers now, making those stocks solid buys.
Lululemon is downgraded to 'sector perform,' and Apple is initiated with a 'buy.'
Panera Bread is upgraded to 'market perform,' and Boston Scientific is downgraded to 'neutral.'
The restaurant chain apologizes after an employee thought plainclothes police officers violated its gun policy.
Weakness in Europe and Asia is a concern for UPS. Oil analysts surprise with lower than expected weekly report. Accenture and Dollar General to report earnings. Brinker concerned with lower consumer demand.
Garmin is initiated with an 'outperform,' and Transocean is downgraded to 'sell.'
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