We're frugal, but we're not poor. Restaurants and good fast food have strong appeal for consumers now, making those stocks solid buys.
Lululemon is downgraded to 'sector perform,' and Apple is initiated with a 'buy.'
Panera Bread is upgraded to 'market perform,' and Boston Scientific is downgraded to 'neutral.'
While the number of degree holders working the lowest-paying jobs has fallen a bit since 2010, it's still up 70% in the past decade.
Family Dollar is both upgraded and downgraded, and LinkedIn is initiated with a 'sector perform.'
If you find a few gems, by all means have at it, but the risks remain high for the broader sector.
US markets seem set to rebound from their worst day since November.
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