Consumer Stocks Still Worth Buying

S&P's Thomas Graves has plenty of consumer-discretionary stocks on his buy list. Among them: Best Buy and Mandalay Resort

Gasoline prices are up, and interest rates are set to rise as well, but consumers and their spending habits should not be dramatically affected, even though the momentum may slow. That's the view of Thomas Graves, group head of the Standard & Poor's analysts covering consumer-discretionary stocks -- and he still sees attractive names in that sector, which he suggests investors overweight now.

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