Risk-to-Price Commentary: Blyth Inc. Apr 10

  • ID: 2085819
  • April 2010
  • Standard & Poors
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March's 162,000-job increase in nonfarm payrolls was the strongest gain since 239,000 jobs were added in March 2007. Even if we disregard the 48,000 jobs the federal government created through hiring for the census, the remaining 114,000 jobs gained would be the best nonfarm payroll number since 128,000 jobs were created in November 2007. A single month's data point certainly does not constitute a trend, but in MCRS' opinion, the March employment report is a very important milestone for the U.S. economy and could mark the psychological inflection point coming out of the credit crunch-induced recession. In light of the optimism that the recent jobs data has instilled about the U.S. economy, today's Risk-to-Price (R2P) commentary conducts a hunt for...

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- L Brands Inc.
- Belo Corp.
- 21st Century Fox America Inc.
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- Newell Rubbermaid Inc.
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- Stewart Enterprises Inc.
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- DISH DBS Corp.
- Ameristar Casinos Inc.
- Pinnacle Entertainment Inc.
- Penn National Gaming Inc.
- CSC Holdings LLC
- Jones Group Inc.
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- Blyth Inc.
- Liberty Interactive Corp.
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- Meritage Homes Corp.
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- Asbury Automotive Group Inc.
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- Carriage Services Inc.
- Macy's Retail Holdings Inc.
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- Las Vegas Sands Corp.

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