Shares of small-cap consumer- discretionary companies are outpacing the market on investor optimism about U.S. growth prospects, a sign analysts could increase earnings forecasts for these stocks.
Paychex Inc. and FedEx Corp. may provide an early read on how the economic expansion is faring when they release quarterly results later this month.
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Investor optimism about U.S. holiday sales is declining, as signaled by the performance of two small- cap stock groups.
Sales at DineEquity Inc. , parent of Applebee’s Neighborhood Grill and Bar, are rising at restaurants open for at least 18 months, thanks to its new Sizzling Skillet entrees starting at $8.99.