The Top Ten Stocks for Friday, Dec. 20

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Dec. 20 (Bloomberg) -- Bloomberg's Betty Liu, Cory Johnson and Scarlet Fu report on today's ten most important stocks on Bloomberg Television's "In The Loop." (Source: Bloomberg)

These are the only traits you need to know about.

Let's start with number 10. the truck and engine maker reported a 13.5% drop.

Number nine, shares soared more than 13% in the premarket.

They raise the profit and sales forecast.

Third-quarter earnings rose 50%. number eight is carmax, the nation's biggest retailer of used cards -- used cars.

De son and -- site 10% increase in same-store sales.

At number seven is nike, the world largest business athletic -- athletic maker.

Brand sales grew across every product type.

Oracle, the largest database company, is seeing new focus on the cloud appeared they hope to close in the first half of next year, spending $50 billion to acquire over 100 companies in the last decade.

Revenue growth is slowing down nonetheless.

Number five is walking, the biggest pharmacy chain reported higher sales.

It was cut into the growth -- the gross profit margin.

The company behind the jones new york fashion brand says it is selling itself to private equity firms for $15 per share.

The deals expected to close in the second quarter of next year.

Not everything is rosy.

The cloud platform provider saw a drop in profits.


Number two is carnival.

Shares are soaring higher after the cruise operator posted a small but unexpected third- quarter profit.

They benefited from higher ticket revenue and more onboard spending.

They have been in repair mode after accidents over the past two years.

Number one stock is blackberry.

They reported in sales.

There is a 56% drop in third- quarter revenue.

They have a new deal with foxconn, the largest manufacturing -- largest manufacturer of products.

We are about to have a guest on who says you have to be long in these markets after what we have seen with economic data.

What is your take?

You see me nodding, i can lately agree.

I think 2014 is going to be another good year overall for equities.

I do see a little bit of volatility.

You are starting to hear some whispers about the debt ceiling.

Of i don't think it is going to be as big of a bailey wic as it was last year.

A little bit of weakness in the housing data and unemployment claims.

That will creep up and down as ago through the recovery.

That is the only thing we worry about.

That could cause some of that volatility i am looking for.

I know it is really early to say

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