The upscale grocer, which reports quarterly earnings Wednesday, has set a recent goal of having 1,200 locations.
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Analysts are looking for strong revenue and profit growth from the grocer.
The stock is simply too risky at current levels.
Lindsay, Micron and Safeway will have news for investors.
Alcoa may have lost some luster now that it's out of the Dow. This week, investors may also want to watch Yum Brands, Wells Fargo, Costco and Family Dollar.
Stocks are higher after data showed the cost of living in the U.S. rose less than forecast in August.
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