Stocks in the news: Apple, Best Buy, Deere, U.S. Steel, American Eagle


Black Friday traffic at online retailers was up 11% over last year, according to digital marketing intelligence firm comScore. Amazon (AMZN) was the most visited retail property, growing 28% from the corresponding shopping day a year ago, followed closely by Wal-mart (WMT), which grew 22%. Apple (AAPL) sites were up 39%, Target's (TGT) up only 2% and Best Buy (BBY) sites saw a 24% increase in traffic, rounding out the top five.

Best Buy attributed its Black Friday jump in traffic to purchases of smart phones, flat panel televisions, laptops, netbooks and digital cameras. Apple appears to have done well over the Thanksgiving weekend even without steep discounting and despite the release of Windows 7.