Growth stocks occupy the majority of investor and media mind share. More air time is spent on the sales and earnings growth of companies like Tesla, Chipotle and Netflix than their slower-growing counterparts. These high fliers are trend leaders and their stock price performance, while volatile, is generally volatile to the upside.
Until it isn’t. When one of the growth darlings slips and reports an unexpected earnings miss, a once buoyant stock price can tank in a New York minute. Take Whole Foods (stock ticker: WFM).
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