4 Consumer Stock Stories Not To Be Overlooked

General Motors Company (NYSE:GM): Current price $27.58

Chief Executive Karl-Thomas Neumann of GM’s Opel remarked that he took the job at the revenue-losing European subsidiary because of its improved vehicles and the automaker’s commitment to spend billions of dollars in a company remake. On his third day as CEO on Tuesday, Neumann said that he believes GM executives will continue on a 10-year growth strategy targeted at reversing the billions in losses that Opel has experienced for more than a decade, commenting: “We have a new leadership team, a 10-year plan…and we have financing from GM in Detroit that not only allows us to cover our losses but also to invest billions of euros into new product.”

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Krispy Kreme Doughnuts (NYSE:KKD): Closing price $14.56

Krispy Kreme is partnering with Huan Hsin Co. for the development of 10 Krispy Kreme franchise locations in Taiwan during the next five years. Huan Hsin has been in business in Taiwan, Malaysia, and China for the past 30 years, with a portfolio of firms in the restaurant sector, food processing and importation, and electronics manufacturing.

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Target Corporation (NYSE:TGT): Current price $66.44

The discount retailer is launching three stores in Ontario Tuesday, marking the first step of its multi-billion invasion of Canada which should ultimately add 124 such stores there by later in 2013. Target’s bold move is expected to threaten a number of Canadian retailers, including department store operators, grocers and pharmacies, while Wal-Mart Stores has planned its own growth drive there to defend its own turf.

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Toyota Motor Corporation (NYSE:TM): Current price $103.26

The automaker intends soon to give a reshuffle to its hierarchy of senior executives, as President Akio Toyoda endeavors to get rid of a regimented decision-making system, said sources to Reuters.

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