Materials are likely to underperform sector leaders like health care and consumer staples this summer. Here’s the latest chart action for the materials sector ETF and three of its key holdings.
With the Dow up 10%, it's natural to consider a move into consumer staples. But once they catch up to the rest of the market, they may underperform.
Movie tie-ins might give Hasbro the boost it needs to gain an advantage over larger rival Mattel. The toy-makers report first-quarter results this week.
The coffee giant expects sales from food stores and retail outlets to rival revenues from its coffee operations.
Easter sales aren't as widespread as those of the winter holidays, but they give shoppers the sugar high they need to snap out of their cold spell.
These funds offer stability in turbulent times by focusing on the US recovery through consumer staples.
Shares of Peet's bounce on rumors of a Starbucks buyout. But should the coffee giant try to acquire its cappuccino-size competitor?
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