Krispy Kreme is the star but Dunkin' Brands and Starbucks also shine.
Its latest earnings report sent the shares to an 8-year high, but the valuation now appears to be pretty rich.
Investors lost big if they followed the strategy to 'sell in May and go away.'
Stocks are mixed and, barring a collapse in the later hours of the session, the Dow and S&P 500 are on track to gain about 3% and the Nasdaq around 5% for the month of May.
Wall Street awaits a slew of economic data coming out this morning.
Krispy Kreme is rebuilding itself, primarily via international franchising.
Constellation Brands is downgraded to 'neutral,' and Verizon is upgraded to 'overweight.'
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