Holiday retail sales growth should decelerate this year as consumers' pent-up demand is tempered by uncertainty over the markets and stagnant wage growth, says Morningstar's R.J. Hottovy.
Retailers are right to expect a better November as consumers bounce back following Sandy and continue holiday shopping, says Morningstar's Bob Johnson.
Tough comparisons from 2011 plus stiffer price competition will translate to about 3%-4% growth in holiday sales this year, says Morningstar's director of consumer equity research.
New hit products could provide some upside for Apple but aren't needed to support the current valuation, says Morningstar's Brian Colello.
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