Checking in with our Best Stocks of 2013 contest, Charles Sizemore’s pick, Daimler (DDAIF), recently jumped from seventh place into a second-place tie with Louis Navellier’s Sherwin-Williams (SHW). Both have pocketed 20% year-to-date returns in pocket, but are lagging InvestorPlace Editor Jeff Reeves’ pick of Intel (INTC) as we near the halfway point.
More reading about the contest:
Daimler Comes Roaring Back to Life
Intel Remains a Buy for 2013 and Beyond
Paint Your Portfolio Green With Sherwin-Williams
Full Best Stocks of 2013 scoreboard
Starbucks (SBUX)announced yesterday that it plans to post calorie counts for beverages on all menu boards … even in places it is not yet required. The coffee chain is outpacing the broader market with a 25% climb in the books so far in 2013.
Relatively recent IPO Restoration Hardware (RH) reported better-than-expected earnings late last week and gained 30% during the past five days as a result. The stock has also more than doubled since the start of the year.
Netflix (NFLX) also improved this week thanks to news that it has inked a multiyear deal with DreamWorks Animation (DWA) for a series of original programming. Like Restoration Hardware, NFLX shares also have more than doubled year-to-date.
Terex (TEX) has shed double digits over the past week. Why? The heavy equipment operator slashed its full-year forecast thanks to slower growth in North America and other parts of the world. InvestorPlace contributor Will Ashworth still sees more upside for other names in the industry, though.
Finally, Duke Energy (DUK) announced that current CFO Lynn Good will become its new CEO. For more news from the corner office, check out our Dow Leaderboard or CEOs & Corporate Leadership page.
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