Money & Markets modules for Thursday, May 17

TODAY

Walmart and J.C. Penney report quarterly results. The Conference Board serves up its latest index of leading economic indicators.

SPOTLIGHT

Animal health company Zoetis is spending close to $2 billion to buy Abaxis, a San Francisco Bay Area-based maker of blood testing equipment used by doctors and veterinarians.

CENTERPIECE

Marriott's steady climb

Investors have rewarded hotel giant Marriott for its steady growth, including its 2016 acquisition of Starwood Hotels. But CEO Arne Sorensen has acknowledged that pipeline growth is slowing.

STORY STOCKS

Abaxis (ABAX)

Macy's (M)

GameStop (GME)

Newfield Exploration (NFX)

Teva Pharmaceutical (TEVA)

Phillips 66 (PSX)

Office Depot (ODP)

Packaging Corp. of America (PKG)

FUND FOCUS

Artisan Global Value (ARTGX)

The "prudent and distinct approach" of this fund's co-managers, Dan O'Keefe and David Samra, warranted a recent upgrade of its Morningstar analyst rating to "Gold."

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