A JPMorgan analyst says "the strong get stronger" as big-name jewelry stores benefit from less...

|By:, SA News Editor

A JPMorgan analyst says "the strong get stronger" as big-name jewelry stores benefit from less competitors - 15% fewer stores by one account - and the ability to pass off higher gold and silver prices to customers. Zale (ZLC -3.9%), Signet (SIG -0.2%) and Tiffany (TIF -1.5%) all posted impressive same-store sales (I, II, III) recently, despite tight consumer spending.