In the following video, Motley Fool consumer-goods analysts Blake Bos and Isaac Pino discuss some beaten-down retailers that took off today. Shares of Best Buy (NYSE:BBY) were up on news that the stock had received upgrades from a couple of analysts, and Office Depot (NASDAQ:ODP) and OfficeMax (UNKNOWN:OMX.DL) were in talks about a possible merger, leading to a jump in shares of office-supply retailers across the sector. Blake and Isaac discuss why analyst upgrades should be taken with a grain of salt, share why the electronics retailer sector may not be dead after all, and tell us what they think of the office-supplies sector as a whole.

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