Although Tyson Foods experienced a difficult summer in its chicken segment, one analyst thinks the company will return to profitability in 2012.
Sanford C. Bernstein initiated coverage of the Internet sector and picked Google and Amazon as two stocks with "sustainable competitive advantages and strong growth potential" in a research report released on Friday.
Credit Suisse upgraded Citigroup to an "outperform" rating from "neutral" on Tuesday. Although one Credit Suisse managing director said the financial stock remains "underowned," he thinks that stability in Greece could change this.
Although investors have shied away from the financial sector in recent months, Thursday's rally in financials could "have legs", said one Sandler O'Neill principal.
While a days-long outage of email service for BlackBerry users should not have a direct financial impact on Research in Motion, it could have subsequent ripple effects, a managing director at RBC Capital Markets said.
Richard Ross, global technical strategist for Auerbach Grayson, said this rally was sustainable in the short term, although his outlook for the intermediate and long-term trends is bearish.
JPMorgan adopted a more positive stance toward the integrated oils and major producers sector, while also upgrading several stocks within the sector in a research note on Thursday.
Traditionally, managed-care stocks have performed better in the fourth quarter as investors get pricing visibility for the coming year, one portfolio manager said.
Bloomingdale's is attaching chunky plastic tags to some dresses to fight "wardrobing."
McDonald's says a revamped version of its Dollar Menu that includes $5 items could be launched nationally this year.
In a move to boost its light beer brand, Heineken is tweaking the taste with a popular hops.
The battle to boost the minimum wage escalated Thursday when fast food workers in 50 cities walked off the job.
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The offering marked the second year the coffee chain has partnered with daily deal site Gilt.com to sell the cards.
The SEC has commenced an investigation into Barnes & Noble's accounting, pushing shares of the bookstore chain sharply lower.
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