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While the Supreme Court opinion on healthcare is being called a drag on the retail sector by...

While the Supreme Court opinion on healthcare is being called a drag on the retail sector by industry insiders, especially so for high-growth stories such as Chipotle (CMG -4.6%), Starbucks (SBUX -2.1%), and Dunkin' Brands (DNKN -3.2%), NBG's Brian Sozzi suggests a way to trade the news. He throws out WAG, CVS, and TGT as retail names that already have their employee structure in place and could be good long-term plays under the current retail environment.
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  • JIMMCV99
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    health care law is drag to those who would profit from it not being around..who are the industry insiders ?health care companies and their lobbyists and those objective analysts on wall street ...
    28 Jun 2012, 03:44 PM Reply Like
  • Sally G
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    I came here looking to see what those stocks did, curious that the retail sector is the one highlit. . . .
    28 Jun 2012, 09:20 PM Reply Like
  • gh1616
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    Agree, it is curious. Especially listed is SBUX where I believe they have a comprehensive health care plan for employees. I don't follow the other 2 listed. Retailers are justifiably concerned about pricing power, but the larger growth firms surely have plans in place. Are they trying to help the little guys? Not likely. I too am missing something here.
    29 Jun 2012, 10:23 AM Reply Like
  • Sally G
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    Aah, that may shed some light—will SBUX’s and others’ employee-insurance policy be affected by the approval of P-PACA? (I cynically would simply expect the corporations to drop employee coverage if so.) Investors may be reacting to that sort of question, though I still think it is a bet of a stretch, insurance and pharmaceuticals seem to be the most likely affected companies.
    1 Jul 2012, 05:52 PM Reply Like
  • alevin208nt
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    Retail association lobbies against health care bill (ACA). Their reaction is knee jerk.
    29 Jun 2012, 08:55 AM Reply Like
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