However you slice it, J&J's prospect of earnings growth looks bleak as economic and competitive 'headwinds' continue.
Zynga is initiated with 'outperform,' and Deutsche Banks is downgraded to 'neutral.'
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An extremely well-run company in the midst of robust growth, Chipotle's stock -- like that of Wal-Mart's a decade ago -- may nonetheless be hitting its peak.
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