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What's happening with OXY: Oil and gas company Occidental Petroleum (OXY) is likely to announce a dividend hike this week. The stock has been trending lower since mid-December, and is currently down 8.2% so far in 2014.

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What's happening with DE: Deere & Co. (DE) will report fiscal first quarter results before the market opens on February 12. The stock has traded lower along with the overall market, having lost 6.0% in 2104. Wall Street has forecast earnings of $1.53 per share, down from $1.65 during the same period last year.

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What's happening with VAL: Paint manufacturer Valspar (VAL) is scheduled to report its fiscal first quarter results before the market opens on February 12. Analysts have forecast Valspar to report earnings of $0.66 per share, up from $0.60 during the same period last year. The stock has traded lower in 2014, but its loss of just 2.7% is actually outperforming the broader market. 

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What's happening with RAD: Drug store retailer Rite Aid (RAD) has had a tough time over the last decade keeping pace with bigger rivals, but the stock has started to show signs of life over the last year, with traders taking a bullish stance on the entire sector due to a higher number of insured Americans under the Affordable Care Act. CVS Corp. (CVS), one of Rite Aid's biggest competitors, recently announced it would stop selling tobacco products, which creates an interesting, albeit ethically questionable opportunity, for Rite Aid. The stock has performed well in 2014, and despite weakness in the overall market, RAD stock has traded up 7.7% since the start of the year.

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What's happening with ZLC: Jewelry retailer Zale (ZLC) has traded lower with the overall market in 2014, having lost 6.7% year to date. Concerns regarding the strength of the economic recovery are pulling down most retailers, and we will get a clearer picture of whether or not those fears are valid when January's retail sales figures are released on February 13.

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