The overly battered sector is slowly lumbering toward a turnaround.
Lululemon is initiated with an 'overweight,' and Yahoo is upgraded to 'buy.'
Monsanto and ConAgra will report earnings. General Mills tries to extend its all-time high. Michael Dell's buyout offer of Dell runs into opposition. Gold Fields looking to trade off its 52-week low.
Macy's initiated with a "buy," and Las Vegas Sands upgraded to "buy."
2013 will be a good year for stocks, and particularly strong for gold and silver.
Francesca's is upgraded to 'buy,' and Demand Media is downgraded to 'sell.'
Bristol-Myers Squibb is upgraded to 'conviction buy' at Goldman, and Yelp is initiated with a 'neutral' at Piper Jaffray.
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