A drop in consumer sentiment illustrates the divide between recent gains for the corporate sector and the stalling of the housing and job markets.
With global manufacturing rebounding, material and energy stocks left for dead since 2011 are making a comeback.
AB InBev is downgraded to 'sell' at Goldman, and Norfolk Southern is downgraded to 'neutral' at Citigroup.
Poor recent performance and heavy bearish sentiment shouldn't overshadow the technical signals that the industry could be bottoming.
A look at the competitive landscape of a volatile industry.
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