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  • Coinstar's (Nasdaq: CSTR) new partnership with Verizon (NYSE: VZ) could be big competition for video streaming service Netflix (Nasdaq: NFLX). Coinstar's strong quarter and strategic partnership have the company well positioned to capture market share in digital streaming, which is why I'm giving the stock an outperform rating in CAPS.
  • Coca-Cola's (NYSE: KO) fourth-quarter earnings look good, with solid growth in China.

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