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RadioShack stock surges after upgrade

RadioShack has 34,000 employees and 4,660 company-owned stores in addition to dealer and other outlets.

Daniel Acker/Bloomberg News/File 2012

RadioShack has 34,000 employees and 4,660 company-owned stores in addition to dealer and other outlets.

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Bank of America Merrill Lynch has done an about-face on RadioShack­ Corp.’s stock, making its “underperform” rating a “buy” and raising the price target 25 percent to $2.50. In past weeks, Dow Jones reports, the company booted its CEO and lost its spot on the S&P MidCap 400, but its market value is just 20 percent of inventory value and it has $1 billion of liquidity.

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