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.'
Dell and Krispy Kreme, both up more than 25%, share a rocky past and a curious future.
Look to these makers of tasty morning treats for performance potential in 2013.
The doughnut maker quietly proves it's not only viable but has room to grow.
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The offering could become the second-biggest this year if underwriters exercise an option to buy more shares.
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