This Stock Could Make You Feel Pretty Slick

Neutrogena, the maker of premium-priced soap, skin-care, and hair-care products, may be going through a major facelift after 18 months of slumping sales and earnings. Strong second- and third-quarter results that seem to validate forecasts of a turnaround have driven up Neutrogena's stock 50%, to 22 1/2 a share in just two months. But the earnings upturn may not be the only reason behind the stock's perky performance.

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