4 Consumer Stock Stories To Encourage Investment Shopping

Tesla Motors Inc. (NASDAQ:TSLA): Closing price $135.55

With Chief Executive Elon Musk describing the potential move as a “wild card” in the company’s future, Tesla is planning to enter the largest market on the planet: China. It could be the right moment fohttp://www.cheatsheet.com/wp-admin/post.php?post=493049&action=edit&message=10r the electric carmaker to move into the Chinese market, as the government there wants to shrink the sale of vehicles which emit greenhouses gases, and meanwhile the luxury vehicles are increasingly trendy among Chinese buyers. Tesla intends to open its first showroom in central Beijing, at the exclusive Parkview Green mall later in 2013. The premises would be an 8,000-square-foot showroom, which is three times the size of its showrooms in the United States.

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Macy’s Inc. (NYSE:M): Closing price $49.27

Meanwhile, back in a New York City courtroom, an attorney for J.C. Penney & Co. said that Macy’s should have written a better deal with Martha Stewart in order to prevent other stores from selling the latter’s merchandise. On Thursday, lawyers for the three parties are offering closing arguments. The attorney for Penney’s, Mark Epstein, observed that “It’s been a long trial. But what it comes down to is a poorly written contract Time has come to put an end to this case.” Following a three-month hiatus, attorneys for Penney’s, Martha Stewart, and Macy’s were back before New York State Supreme Court Judge Oing, who is expected to make his ruling as to whether Macy’s has exclusive rights to sell certain merchandise including bed, bath and kitchenware items, as soon as Friday.

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Toyota Motor Corp. (NYSE:TM) Closing price $126.24

On Thursday, Toyota Motor Sales U.S.A. Inc., posted July sales results of 193,394 units, marking an increase of 12.6 percent year-over-year on a daily selling rate basis. On a raw-volume basis, that is, not adjusted for 25 selling days in July 2013 versus 24 selling days in 2012, Toyota sales jumped by 17.3 percent from the year-ago month. Toyota division group Vice President and General Manager Bill Fay said that “Solid industry sales in July point to a stable market indicating a recovering economy. Consumer confidence also maintained elevated levels as evidenced by strong retail sales. For Toyota, we saw growth year-over-year with July sales up more than 16.5 percent.”

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Whole Foods Market Inc. (NASDAQ:WFM): Closing price $55.14

Whole Foods said that its profit jumped by 21 percent in the second quarter, as it worked on getting its prices more competitive for a wider audience of shoppers. The company reported that sales at stores open a minimum of one year rose by 7.5 percent, which is slower than the 8.2-percent rise in 2012. In the current quarter, the organic grocer also noted the figure was up only 5.8 percent thus far.

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