Some upside remains in Apple shares, but the acceleration of the iPhone and iPad businesses has sent the stock closer to fair value, says Morningstar's Mike Holt.
News this week showed market players paying up for media assets, paying out for tax relief, and more.
Five stats from the market and the stories behind them. This week: Samsung enters a new Galaxy, Yum serves improved China sales, inflows continue into bonds, and more.
Despite a mixed bag in the tech giant's fiscal first quarter, the firm's growing earnings power makes Apple shares attractive, says Morningstar's Brian Colello.
An eye-popping runup in homebuilders stocks could foretell a better housing market than many expect, but risks still loom, says Morningstar's Bob Johnson.
First-quarter GDP will have a tough time matching the fourth quarter's relatively robust results, but 2012 should show acceleration overall, says Morningstar's Bob Johnson.
Investors tend to undervalue a firm's dividend growth prospects and overvalue current yield, says Sanibel Captiva Investment Advisers president Pat Dorsey.
The labor market may not be as strong as ADP's December numbers suggest, but it's still on an upswing, say Morningstar's Bob Johnson and Vishnu Lekraj.
Investors should remain selective amid a generally uninspiring marketplace, while keeping an eye on secular themes.
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