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Monsanto Company (MON), ConAgra Foods, Inc. (CAG), Oxford Industries, Inc. (OXM): Five Reasons Not to Worry This Week

The pros see a profit of $0.56 a share out of ConAgra, and the trend here would point to a beat. ConAgra has landed ahead of Wall Street’s profit projections every single time over the past year.

Finally, we have Conn’s hitting the register. Consumer electronics isn’t an easy sell these days. Just ask the ghost of Circuit City.

Conn’s has been able to succeed by emphasizing big-ticket consumer electronics, furniture, appliances, and even lawn care equipment that isn’t easy or cheap for an online retailer to fulfill. There are challenges, naturally, but this strategy has generally played out better than that of the larger superstore operators that try to woo repeat traffic by stocking the latest CDs, DVDs, and software in an era in which digital distribution is making trips to the store obsolete.

Cross those fingers, but know the fundamentals
Investors in these five stocks have a right to be excited. They are all improving their financial situations. They are worthy of the gains that the market rally has bestowed upon them over the past year.

I wouldn’t be uncomfortable owning any of these companies. They’re doing the right thing, regardless of Mr. Market’s mood swings.

The expectations may be high, but these five stocks wouldn’t have it any other way.

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Longtime Fool contributor Rick Munarriz has no position in any stocks mentioned. The Motley Fool has no position in any of the stocks mentioned.

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