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10 Best Specialty Retail Stocks for 2014

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Every day TheStreet Ratings produces a list of the top rated stocks. These 10 specialty retail stocks are rated highest by TheStreet Ratings' value-focused stock rating model.

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Stocks with insider trader activity include COST, GIII and MFRM
4/17/14 10:15AM
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With Chipotle's CMG same-store sales up an astonishing 13.5% during some of the worst winter months in recent or even distant memory: Think twice when you see any company from this point on in this earnings cycle blame the weather.Remember: If there were to ever be an earnings cycle retailers and restaurant operators use to blame the weather, it's this one. Even Chipotle, in the risk factors in the fine print of its earnings release, says that "the potential effects of inclement weather" could impact results.Reality: If the weather's not hurting Chipotle, then why is everybody else likely to gripe about it? Because this quarter it's a free pass. And for some companies, like truckers, railroads and airlines, it's real.But truth be told, consumers and even businesses often defer, and don't cancel, their purchases.
4/17/14 10:14AM
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Shares of Western Union (WU) are falling Thursday following Wal-Mart's (WMT) announcement of a competitive money-transfer service.
4/17/14 10:07AM
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Ahead of Easter, the second-largest holiday for the industry behind Halloween, we had the opportunity to talk with jelly bean king Jelly Belly's Vice President of Marketing Rob Swaigen about the company's new products.
4/17/14 10:00AM
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IBM has been cutting a clear path towards a higher margin business through its aggressive entry into the cloud.
4/17/14 9:59AM
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Shares of Barnes & Noble (BKS) are down -5.91% to $17.50 after it was announced today that company Cairman Leonard Riggio sold a portion of his holdings of Barnes & Noble stock.
4/17/14 9:33AM
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Unusual volume can also be a major signal that hedge funds and momentum traders are piling into a stock ahead of a catalyst.
4/17/14 9:27AM
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Google's efforts to diversify are leading to pushback in its basic business of search.
4/17/14 9:18AM
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Netflix (NFLX) has been upgraded to "outperform" from "sector perform" with a $500 price target, Pacific Crest said Thursday. The firm said the company is accelerating the expansion of its dominant model.
4/17/14 8:37AM
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Chipotle proved that once again sales continue to defy expectations, however the burrito chain fell short of bottom line estimates as operating margins took a hit from higher food costs in the quarter.
4/17/14 8:31AM
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Easter weekend may seem like an ideal time to get away if you have Friday off, but there are a whole lot of holiday-celebrating families poking holes in that theory.
4/17/14 8:30AM
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Weibo, often referred to as the Chinese version of Twitter TWTR, will begin trading on the Nasdaq Global Select Market after the company priced its initial public offering at the low end of its expected range.
4/17/14 8:25AM
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Here are today's top research calls, including Oppenheimer's upgrade of Bank of America and RBC Capital's upgrade of Alcoa.
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By controlling its wool directly, Duckworth can remove the volatility of raw material costs -- then make its apparel close by.
4/17/14 8:00AM
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We go behind the scenes with a top PepsiCo executive to learn more about the company's sports marketing magic. You would be surprised to know how it works.
4/17/14 6:00AM

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Ahead of Easter, the second-largest holiday for the industry behind Halloween, we had the opportunity to talk with jelly bean king Jelly Belly's Vice President of Marketing Rob Swaigen about the company's new products.
We're shelling out more on everything from eggs to clothes as consumers welcome spring.
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Disney's video game unit is capitalizing on the popularity of hit film franchises like 'The Avengers' and 'Star Wars.'
This was a week to forget, Cramer says. But it's still earnings season and here's what he'll be watching.

Consumer Goods

A quiet quarter for interest rates did little to help consumers, but there were some bright spots.

Stocks move lower Thursday amid mixed corporate earnings as investors hedge their bets ahead of the Good Friday holiday. Jobless claims for the week beat expectations.
Stocks with insider trader activity include COST, GIII and MFRM
Acme United (ACU) reported a 9% year over year quarterly increase in net sales on Thursday
As Zynga struggles to stay relevant amongst gamers, Wall Street and the tech community itself, it is turning its eyes on a much smaller area: mobile.

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Ahead of Easter, the second-largest holiday for the industry behind Halloween, we had the opportunity to talk with jelly bean king Jelly Belly's Vice President of Marketing Rob Swaigen about the company's new products.
IBM has been cutting a clear path towards a higher margin business through its aggressive entry into the cloud.
Often when above-average volume moves into an equity, it precedes a large spike in volatility.

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