Although there were signs of stabilization in Intel's PC business, server chips remain the key to growth, says Morningstar's Andy Ng.
Nestle's shares are fully valued today, but its focus on innovation and new products bodes well for the firm's long-term competitive position, says Morningstar's Erin Lash.
The firm's consumer and medical-device group are lagging, but strong results from the pharmaceuticals side should drive earnings throughout this year and into 2015, says Morningstar's Damien Conover.
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Auto sales and production are near their previous high marks, though there are some positives and negatives with employment.
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Internet stocks have been underperforming the market so far this year, but given that valuations in the space remain elevated, there are still few bargains, says Morningstar's Norm Young.
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As bond-fund returns are expected to stay volatile, high-quality intermediate bonds provide greater portfolio stability than higher-yielding, nontraditional bonds.
Aside from the monthly BLS data, other reports paint a more upbeat picture of the labor market, but we likely won't see near-term changes to current job growth, says Morningstar's Bob Johnson.
A handful of health-care names are selling at premiums now, but buying opportunities are surfacing, as well.
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