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December 4, 2018

Money & Markets modules for Wednesday, Dec. 5

TODAY

Major U.S. stock markets are closed in honor of former President George H.W. Bush. Philadelphia-based retailer Five Below reports its third quarter earnings. The Federal Reserve serves up its latest Beige Book report on business conditions in its 12 regional districts.

SPOTLIGHT

AutoZone stock jumped to an all-time high after the Memphis-based car parts retailer reported higher profit and sales in its first quarter.

CENTERPIECE

The other Christmas card

Gift cards have secured another year as one of the most wanted — and most given — holiday gift.

STORY STOCKS

Bank of America (BAC)

Duke Energy (DUK)

Cronos (CRON)

AutoZone (AZO)

Dollar General (DG)

Hovnanian Enterprises (HOV)

United Parcel Service (UPS)

Restoration Hardware (RH)

FUND FOCUS

Boston Partners Small Cap Value II (BPSCX)

This fund’s managers focus on small- and micro-cap stocks with capitalizations between $100 million and $6 billion. It earns a “Silver” rating from Morningstar.

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