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Zacks #1 Stocks on the Move 04/23/2014

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MANPOWERGROU MAN
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LAKE SHORE G LSG
6.05%
BON TON STOR BONT
5.28%
SKECHERS USA SKX
4.50%
ANGLOGOLD AS AU
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Red Flag from Redbook?

This week is about as light as the economic calendar gets. So there is little in the way of new, powerful catalysts for investors to consider. However, there was one report that did stick out.

The Redbook weekly retail sales report fell from +4.9% to only 2.6% year over year growth. That is not what you want to see during the holidays. Even worse was the ICSC-Goldman Store Sales announcement which showed even lower results at only +1.5%.

This is not welcome news as it follows word of soft sales from the Black Friday weekend. Likely the result of all this will be greater discounting to attract shoppers. This may raise sales in the final tally, but at the expense of profits.

Why this is happening is a mystery. That's because most other recent signs pointed to a more robust economy which is generally a positive for consumer spending.

For now this is more of a yellow flag. I will be on the lookout for signs that it does become a red flag signaling more disconcerting stock action ahead.

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