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Who is Wearing the Dunce Cap Now?

The S&P has enjoyed 5 straights sessions in positive territory. The last two marking yet new all-time highs.

Helping the cause was a trio of quality economic reports:

•  Jobless Claims nice and low at 312K

•  Philly Fed Survey at +17.8% versus 13.0 expectations

•  Leading Indicators up from 0.3% to 0.5%. Trending higher for the past year.

Bears need a better thesis to swing investors over to their cause. For now they continue to wear the dunce cap.

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Tower (TOWR)

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Tumi (TUMI)

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Company Symbol Reported Surprise %Price Chg
KROGER CO KR Jun 19 +1.09% +5.06%
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APOLLO GROUP APOL 0.65 0.67 Jun 25 3 +3.08
CARMAX GP (CC) KMX 0.66 0.67 Jun 20 3 +1.52
IMPERIAL OIL-TS T.IMO 1.10 1.14 Jun 19 3 +3.64
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