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BC-Money & Markets Digest

March 22, 2019

Money & Markets modules for Saturday, March 23

THE WEEK AHEAD

The Conference Board issues its monthly index of U.S. consumer confidence Tuesday. The Commerce Department delivers its final estimate of fourth-quarter economic growth Thursday. Ride-hailing company Lyft makes its stock market debut Friday.

SPOTLIGHT

Tiffany & Co. posted mixed results for the holiday season, with profit meeting estimates but revenue falling short because of low spending by Chinese tourists.

CENTERPIECE

What’s left to squeeze?

Companies are wringing ever-more profit from every sale, setting a record high last year. How much more can they squeeze?

STORY STOCKS

Nike (NKE)

Boeing (BA)

Hibbett Sports (HIBB)

Denbury Resources (DNR)

Greenbrier Companies (GBX)

Tiffany (TIF)

Caleres (CAL)

Zuora (ZUO)

FUND FOCUS

JPMorgan US Equity (JUEAX)

Morningstar calls this fund a “sound core holding” that ranks in the category’s top quartile over the trailing 10 years through last December.

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