The retailer extends its largest event of the year -- and the strategy pays off.
The warehouse chain offers a better glimpse into the economy than other retailers.
Urban Outfitters is upgraded at 2 firms, and Seattle Genetics is initiated with a 'hold.'
Retail stocks are fluctuating on earnings reports and analyst calls.
AstraZeneca is downgraded to 'underweight,' and Oracle is initiated with a 'buy.'
The stock jumps 21% after the retailer reported a quarter of gains at its Ann Taylor and Loft stores.
Stocks get a modest boost from better-than-expected consumer confidence reading and leading economic indicators reports.
But they are more reluctant to drop their money at Starbucks.
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