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BC-APFN-US--Money & Markets Digest

August 4, 2014

Money & Markets modules for Tuesday, August 5

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TODAY

Wall Street anticipates that Disney’s latest quarterly earnings improved from a year ago.

COMPANY SPOTLIGHT

Kors shares sink

Shares of Michael Kors dropped sharply Monday after the company predicted earnings for the current quarter that fell short of expectations.

CENTERPIECE

Looking abroad

Investors are casting a wider net in their search for big growth from smaller companies. They’re increasingly looking outside the United States, attracted by the cheaper price tags available on stocks from Europe or Asia.

STORY STOCKS

Michael Kors (KORS)

Pike (PIKE)

Trex (TREX)

Realogy Holdings (RLGY)

Alere (ALR)

Insmed (INSM)

Impax Laboratories (IPXL)

Ligand Pharma. (LGND)

FUND FOCUS

MFS New Discovery A (MNDAX)

MFS New Discovery is a small-cap growth fund that Morningstar says is a “capable long-term choice,” though it may go through periods of underperforming.

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