Expectations are high for Michael Kors, Fossil and Abercrombie, even after recent gains.
Mattel is upgraded to 'buy,' and Qualcomm is initiated with a 'buy.'
Auto, truck, and chain store sales will be announced. New Year's Eve ushers in 2013 with adult beverages. Mosaic and Family Dollar report earnings.
After years of competition, the electronics manufacturer finds a way to beat the iPad maker out of the game.
Store renovations, new brands and pricing promotions will drive customer traffic and ultimately profitability.
The list of outperforming sectors points to more good fortune next year, but it might not be advisable to back up the truck just yet.
With 2012 rapidly drawing to a close and the holiday shopping season in full swing, investors might consider looking at retailers.
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