The Top Ten Stocks for Thursday, December 5

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Dec. 5 (Bloomberg) -- Bloomberg's Betty Liu, Scarlet Fu and Julie Hyman report on today's ten most important stocks on Bloomberg Television's "In The Loop."

Company raised its annual dividend.

The fourth straight year the increase comes after posting record sales and profits.

Shares are up 40% this year.

How about something shiny for 99 -- number nine?

Tiffany is shining this morning.

It was named a top into the year and, setting sustained sales momentum and margin upside.

Number eight, we have costco, those shares falling after november same-store sales that fell short of analyst estimates.

The monthly results were negatively affected by lower gasoline prices and weak foreign currencies.

Number seven is kroger.

The grocery store chain reported earnings that met estimates.

We heard from the cfo that the companies benefiting from its customer-first strategy and fuel cells during the quarter, lower fuel sales.

Number six is francesco holdings.

Third-quarter earnings were in line with estimates.

But they caused -- they cut the profit forecast for the year.

Number five, jos.

A. bank, the company that men's wearhouse is wooing as a takeover target.

Third-quarter earnings of the forecast range, with a 20 3.5% -- 23.5% gain.

Shares have gained more than 30% this year.

Number four is ford, taking its mustang global.

Ford unveiled at the revamped sports car that has a sleeker look and smaller engine, targeting buyers across 4 continents.

Number three us nuance communications to carl icahn is boosting his stake in a speech recognition software maker.

Icahn has been steadily acquiring nuance shares since he announced his stake in the company in april.

Number two, a retailer that targets teenagers reporting results that missed wall street estimates.

Aeropostale said that while back friday -- black friday sales showed improvement, it is still cautious for the rest of the season.

It is all about cutting the prices.

Deals are out there.

Number one, apple, closer to reaching a long-awaited deal with china to offer iphones on the tremendously big network in china.

"the wall street journal" reports that the deal has been sealed and the rollout is expected to start later this month.

The much starting right away.

-- pretty much starting out right away.

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