Industry groups whose returns have shifted include REITs, utilities, and a host of consumer staples companies.
Near simultaneous 'sell' recommendations on 11 companies suggest Fed policy is not working.
This ETF is profiting from the rising price of lumber.
Strong demand from home and commerical construction is bringing some spring growth to timber companies.
A bank, a builder and two lumber plays -- these stocks will benefit from a recovery in the property sector.
Given the cost cutting that lumber companies have done in the past 2 years, any price boost should fall directly to their bottom lines.
Viacom is downgraded to 'equal weight,' and Cracker Barrel is downgraded to 'hold.'
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