Starbucks, other companies report better than expected results. Data out of Europe's biggest economy remain positive.
Louisiana-Pacific, a building materials manufacturer, has been benefiting from the higher demand in the sector.
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As earnings season continues, two of the largest companies miss analyst expectations.
Given the cost cutting that lumber companies have done in the past 2 years, any price boost should fall directly to their bottom lines.
Barclays is upgraded to 'buy,' and Green Mountain is initiated with a 'buy.'
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