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What: Shares of specialty retailer Cost Plus
So what: Today's gains followed a big day on Friday when shares tacked on 35% after a better-than-expected third-quarter earnings report. The stock was able to build on that huge leap thanks to a very bullish note from Raymond James analyst Budd Bugatch, who boosted his fourth-quarter earnings per share estimate for Cost Plus from $0.48 to $1.08 and took his full-year view from a $0.60 loss to a $0.10 profit. He also maintained a "strong buy" on the stock and slapped on a $10 price target.
Now what: It's been a pretty odd retail environment lately with Wal-Mart
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