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Benzinga's Bulls And Bears For The Past Week: McDonald's, Ford, BlackBerry And More

Benzinga's Bulls And Bears For The Past Week: McDonald's, Ford, BlackBerry And More
  • Benzinga has featured a look at many investor favorite stocks over the past week.
  • Summer is here, but the markets are still trading at all-time highs.
  • Here is a glance some of the past week's bullish and bearish picks.

Summer is upon us, and again in the shortened trading week last week, the major indexes were at new all-time highs. This is despite a bull market run that is now well over eight years in length. Benzinga continues to feature a look at the prospects many investor favorite stocks, and here were some of the bullish and bearish picks from the past week.

The Bulls

"Shares Of McDonald'sHaven't Seen A Run Like This In 50 Years" by Ezra Schwarzbaum takes a look at the rally in shares of McDonald's Corporation (NYSE: MCD) since it posted first-quarter results back in April. It dwarfs any upward move in the history of the stock, says the article, even as the number of premium burger outlets is on the rise.

In "Citron's Andrew Left Makes A Bold Claim: BlackBerry Could Be The Next NVIDIA," Elizabeth Balboa examines the unusual optimism a notable short-seller has demonstrated about BlackBerry Ltd (NASDAQ: BBRY). Could this stock be the next NVIDIA Corporation (NASDAQ: NVDA)?

Merrick Weingarten's "Monster Beverage Remains A Top Pick At Jefferies" discusses why this key analyst reiterated Monster Beverage Corporation (NASDAQ: MNST) as a top pick this past week. What are the odds that The Coca-Cola Co (NYSE: KO) will step up and buy the remaining Monster shares?

Also check out "From Bras To Bottoms, Lululemon's Got A Powerful Brand" for another bullish call.

The Bears

For the first time in more than a year, Ford Motor Company (NYSE: F) outsold General Motors Company (NYSE: GM) last month, according to "Mixed Auto Sales Results For May Despite Heavy Holiday Promotion" by Shanthi Rexaline. Overall, car sales offered little reason for investors to cheer.

In Elizabeth Balboa's "Groupon Is Trying To Evolve, But UBS Isn't Buying It," see what headwinds Groupon Inc (NASDAQ: GRPN) faces, according to one key analyst. The analyst did see some encouraging signs in the most recent quarterly results, but the firm remains cautious until recent changes have a chance to shake out.

"No Follow-Through Rally For Ford After Leadership Change" by Wayne Duggan examines the short-lived optimism about the selection of Jim Hackett as the new Ford Motor Company (NYSE: F) chief executive officer. The U.S. auto industry continues to have a rough go of it so far in 2017, and Ford shares remain in the red year to date.

For another bearish call, check out "Even If You Expect An iPhone 'Super Cycle', Has Apple Stock Just Gotten Too Expensive?.

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