Saturday, March 31, 2007

7 Stocks you need to know for Monday

Arena Resources (ARD | charts | news | PowerRating) announces earnings Monday before the market opens; watch for $0.46 EPS.

Merix (MERX | charts | news | PowerRating) reports earnings after the bell Monday, with analysts looking for $0.12 EPS.

United Technologies (UTX | charts | news | PowerRating) made an offer to acquire the electronic security division of Rentokil Initial for $1.17 billion.

Eli Broad and Ron Burkle bested Sam Zell's $8 billion takeover offer for Tribune (TRB | charts | news | PowerRating) by $1 a share.

Oil prices are near their highs for this year. Watch oil producers and energy stocks like ConocoPhillips (COP | charts | news | PowerRating), Exxon Mobil (XOM | charts | news | PowerRating) and the US Oil Fund (USO | charts | news | PowerRating).


Friday, March 30, 2007

Lindsey Williams on Peak Oil Fraud

Gull Island just proved what the oil companies have believed for some time. It authenticated the seismographic findings. Seismographic testing has indicated that there is as much crude oil on the North Slope of Alaska as in Saudi Arabia. Since the Gull Island find proved to be seismographically correct, then the other testings are correct also. There are many hundreds of square miles of oil under the North Slope of Alaska.

To clarify what I am about to say, let me first re-emphasize that the government permitted the oil companies to drill and prove many sites (subsequently making them cap the wells and keep secret the proof of the finds), but they do not allow them to produce from the wells. This is why I have referred (below) to a number of wells having been drilled (after I left the North Slope). The only production permitted is from the small area of the North Slope.


If Gull Island Didn't Blow Your Mind—This Will!

Top Performers

LAVA / CONN / MEDX /HANS

GMTN / CKP / GEO

Stocks Trading Up In Pre-Market

DNDN, NUVO, CEGE, DELL, BIOM, COGN, LJPC,

BOBJ, ARCC
, GOOG, AAPL and SNDK

Watch for Breakout

AKS Over $24

D Over $89.50

ICOP Over $7.10

TTEC Over $37.50

Upgrades and Downgrades

Upgrades:

CONN, WTS, NTGR, AIR, PXD, RATE, CMC, TTWO, BRCM

EMMS, MDG, HMY, NFX, NMX, LPL, HANS, GEO, SONC, X

Downgrades:

CMRG, WCI, LSS, ELNK, BELM, WDC, STX, LIHR

AU, CHU, ASCA, INSU

Morning News

Futures are pointing to a slightly lower open this morning.

Personal income and consumer spending will be released this morning.

University of Michigan will release consumer sentiment poll today.

February construction spending also set for release today.

European markets are trading slightly lower so far today.

In Tokyo the Nikkei 225 did end the day just a bit higher.

Dell Computer finding errors in accounting will delay filing 10-K.

Dendreon Corp. will be active in trading today after advisory board to the FDA gives the company thumbs up on experimental prostate cancer drug.

Beazer Homes has recieved subpoena from U.s. Attorney's Office.

Iran continues to hold 15 British soldiers. Reportedly they will air a soldier's confession to entering Iranian waters.

Bad weather in the central plains leaves thousands without power.

Crude oil is now back above $66.00 per barrel.

Wholesale gasoline is $2.14 per gallon.

Natural gas is $7.66 per unit.

Gold sitting just under $670.00 per ounce.

Budd Foxx

Thursday, March 29, 2007

7 Stocks you need to know for Friday

DSW Incorporated (DSW | charts | news | PowerRating) beat earnings Thursday after the close, with $0.37 EPS over a consensus of $0.30 EPS.

Cognos (COGN | charts | news | PowerRating) beat earnings on Thursday afternoon, announcing $0.74 EPS over an expected $0.65 EPS.

Red Hat (RHT | charts | news | PowerRating) matched earnings Thursday with $0.15 EPS.

Checkpoint Systems (CKP | charts | news | PowerRating) announces earnings Friday before the bell; look for $0.38 EPS.

Global Payment (GPN | charts | news | PowerRating) is looking to announce $0.39 EPS tomorrow morning.

Intel (INTC | charts | news | PowerRating) announced plans to boost chip performance using info and techniques of rival Advanced Micro Devices (AMD | charts | news | PowerRating).


NTRI

Nutrisystem, Inc. is acting well in early trading so keep it on the radar.

Top Performers

MNG / LSS / BCE / GOL

NDE / TGEN / HOKU

HOKU

Hoku Scientific, Inc. has a good tone in early trading so keep it on the radar.

NYX

NYSE Group, Inc. has a good tone in early trading so keep it on the radar.

Stocks Trading Up In Pre-Market

AAPL, RNO, GOOG, WCRX, AKAM, SNDK, FSLR, GROW, FMCN, SIGM, RIMM, KRY, SMTX, CONN, HOKU, VYYO, TGEN, ADBE, HYSL, and AAUK

Budd Foxx

Watch for Breakout

ICLR Over $44

KWK Over $41

CPO Over $35.45

CWTR Over $20.80

CERS Over $6.90

KRY Over $4.15

PDLI Over $22.07

Upgrades and Downgrades

Upgraded this morning include:

KB, OIIM, ARMHY, USBE, FCX, STST, WMG, PDCO, and PTV

Downgraded this morning include:

SIMO, RFMD, UNH, MPG, and SEE

Budd Foxx

Morning News

Futures are pointing to a higher open this morning.

Weekly jobless claims will be released at 8:30 this morning.

Final reading on fourth quarter gross domestic product will also be released at 8:30 this morning.

Energy Dept. will release natural gas inventories at 10:30 this morning.

European markets are trading to the upside so far today.

In Tokyo the Nikkei 225 did end the day just a bit higher.

American Airways expected to purchase 47 Boeing aircraft earlier than thought.

Intel Corp. has reached a deal with the IRS in tax investigation.

For the second year in a row no bonus for General Motors executives.

TJX Companies Inc. who owns T.J. Maxx and Marshall's saying up to 45.7 million credit card numbers have been stolen.

Dendreaon Corp. hearing taking place today with the FDA on prostate cancer drug.

McDonalds and KFC under investigation in China for not paying part time workers enough.

Iran has offered to allow U.K. officials to visit with 15 soldiers being held. Iran still demanding that the U.K. admits they entered Iranian waters.

Crude oil is just below $64.00 per barrel.

Wholesale gasoline is $2.05 per gallon.

Natural gas is currently $7.62 per unit.

Gold is $665.00 per ounce.

Budd Foxx

Wednesday, March 28, 2007

7 Stocks you need to know for Thursday

Resources Connect (RECN | charts | news | PowerRating) missed earnings on Wednesday; analysts were looking for $0.27 EPS, but RECN announced $0.26.

Paychex (PAYX | charts | news | PowerRating) matched earnings estimates Wednesday afternoon, announcing $0.35 EPS.

A.G. Edwards (AGE | charts | news | PowerRating) reports quarterly earnings on Thursday before the bell; analysts are watching for $1.06 EPS.

CarMax (KMX | charts | news | PowerRating) is looking to announce $0.22 EPS before the bell on Thursday.

When Family Dollar Stores (FDO | charts | news | PowerRating) reports earnings Thursday morning, watch for $0.58 EPS.

Steelcase (SCS | charts | news | PowerRating) should announce $0.18 EPS on Thursday morning before the market opens.

Analysts are expecting Worthington Industries (WOR | charts | news | PowerRating) to report $0.06 EPS tomorrow morning.


FUEL and BDCO

FUEL and BDCO are acting well today so keep them on the radar.

Oil Inventories

Energy Dept. just released weekly inventory levels.

Crude oil saw a decline of 900,000 barrels.

Gasoline was down 300,000 barrels.

Distillates also was down by 900,000 barrels.

Budd Foxx

Top Performers

NTY / GOL / VYYO / KRY

LMRA / GMO

FFHL

Fuwei Fuel Holdings Company Ltd. is acting well today so keep it on the radar.

ARRS

Arris Group, Inc. has a good tone in early trading so keep it on the radar.

LMRA

Lumera Corp. has a good tone in early trading so keep it on the radar.

Pre-Market Gappers

Gapping Up:

IDSA +10.4%, PNTR +6.8%, VYYO +5.6%, BQI +5.3%, DNDN +4.8%, ARRS +3.6%, BRLC +3.2%, ACN +3.0%, NUVO +2.3%...

Gapping Down
:

BZH -10.9%, ANGO -7.0%, CVTX -5.9%, CMGI -5.8%, HOV -2.4%, DHI -2.1%, RYL -1.9%, KBH -1.8%.

Watch for Breakout

AZPN Over $13.20

LNET
Over $30.35

PRGS
Over $31.50

NIHD Over $75.15

PANC Over $ 4.75

NKTR Over $13.20

TWTR Over $1.85

Upgrades and Downgrades

Upgraded this morning include:

THS, BLC, SJM, ACN, MPEL, C, and SU

Downgraded this morning include:

SGY, OSG, CVTX, CBA, DT, and BRC

Budd Foxx

7 Stocks you need to know for today

Accenture (ACN | charts | news | PowerRating) beat earnings late Tuesday with $0.47 EPS over an expected $0.42 EPS.

Arrow International (ARRO | charts | news | PowerRating) missed earnings Tuesday afternoon; analysts were looking for $0.36 EPS, but the company announced $0.32 EPS.

It was reported that Sanofi-Aventis (SNY | charts | news | PowerRating) could be eying a partnership with Bristol-Meyers Squibb (BMY | charts | news | PowerRating).

Paychex (PAYX | charts | news | PowerRating), Resources Connect (RECN | charts | news | PowerRating) and Sonic (SONC | charts | news | PowerRating) all report on Wednesday after the market closes, so watch for heightened price action and volume ahead of the bell.

Morning News

Futures are pointing to a very weak open this morning.

Energy Dept. will release weekly oil inventories at 10:30 this morning.

February durable goods orders will be released at 8:30 this morning.

European markets are trading to the downside today.

In Tokyo the Nikkei 225 did experience a down day.

Ben Bernanke will be before congress today.

Hank Paulson will testify today on the 2008 budget.

Beazer Homes under investigation for lending practices.

Ford Motor Company and Sony reach long term deal.

Abercrombie & Fitch to join the S&P 500.

General Motors will not be one of the companies bidding on Chrysler.

Microsoft to release high end version of Xbox 360 at the end of April.

Crude oil spiking up to $64.72 per barrel.

Wholesale gasoline is up to $2.11 per gallon.

Natural gas is $7.68 per unit.

Gold up to $667.00 per ounce.

Budd Foxx

Tuesday, March 27, 2007

Top Performers

NUVO / FCEL / REGN / SMSI / GME

GME

Gamestop Corp. is in a bullish power trend in early trading so keep it on the radar.

FCEL

Fuel Cell Energy, Inc. is acting very well in early trading so keep it on the radar.

NYX

NYSE Group, Inc. is acting well in early trading so keep it on the radar.

Stocks Trading Up In Pre-Market

PDLI, NUVO, CPHD, JSDA, FSLR, REGN, BEBE, GROW, MTOX, HOOK, CVTX, FCEL, ADBE, ELTK, URBN, SPWR, ARTX, AGIX, ASTI, and DCX

Budd Foxx

People and Power: Declining U.S. Dollar

Former wall street broker, Max Keiser, investigates the US economy and reveals how the American officials have maintained the image of a strong dollar since coming off the Gold Standard. We hear from authors and leading economists who claim that central banks have been helping to manipulate the gold markets and keep the prices down.

How will all this unravel? Max looks at the current US debt levels, the shift away from the dollar as a reserve currency and the move to price oil in Euros.

Power and People: Declining Dollar Video

Watch for Breakout

RNIN Over $8.40

GRA Over $26.75

PWAV Over $6

SGP Over $25.35

WFT Over $47

DPTR Over $22.70

Upgrades and Downgrades

Upgraded this morning include:

PRPX, PPL, SONC, GHDX, and CHS

Downgraded this morning include:

NEM, TCB, AEM, EIX, ACS, IR, VG, and SFNT

Budd Foxx

Morning News

Futures are pointing to a lower open this morning.

March consumer confidence will be released at 10:00 this morning.

European markets are trading just a bit higher so far today.

In Tokyo the Nikkei 225 did end the session lower.

Lennar Corp. reports a profit drop of 73%, and has pulled forward guidance.

DaimlerChrysler to delay quarterly report until May 15th which was scheduled for release on April 26th.

Wal-Mart Stores Inc. donates $272.9 million for charity last year.

Microsoft Corp. sells 20 million copies of new operating system Vista in February.

Glenn Tilton CEO of UAL Corp. recieves $39.7 million in 2006.

Crude oil pulling back just a bit to $62.51 per barrel.

Wholesale gasoline continues to rise current price is $2.06 per gallon.

Natural gas reains above $7.00 per unit.

Gold is sitting at $665.00 per ounce.

Budd Foxx

Monday, March 26, 2007

SPAR

Spartan Motors, Inc. has made a new 52 week high today so keep it on the radar this afternoon.

DXPE

Dxp Enterprises, Inc. is acting well today so keep it on the radar this afternoon.

GROW

U.S. Global Investors, Inc. continues to act well so keep it on the radar.

Top Performers

SPC / GT / VG / ALU / BSTE / ALXA

NVTL / DNDN / ALXN

NTRI

Nutrisystems, Inc. has a good tone in early trading so keep it on the radar.

AAPL

Apple Computer, Inc. has a good tone in early trading so keep it on the radar.

Lindsey Williams the truth on Iran

In part 7 of 8 in this video series Lindsey Williams tells us the truth about what is really happening between the U.S. and Iran.

Lindsey Williams on Iran

Watch for Breakout

AKS Over $24

UNP Over $105

ESST Over $1.40

PGI Over $11.10

SONS Over $8.15

SFD Over $28.80

IMMU Over $5.20

TPX Over $27.25

Stocks Trading Up In Pre-Market

BRCD, DELL, ISIS, IDEV, AAPL, ASYS, SNDK, ALXA, PDLI, RNWK, CBST, SBUX, LHCG, JBLU, GROW, DXPE, BSTE, HOKU, and CHAP

Budd Foxx

Upgrades and Downgrades

Upgraded this morning include:

AHO, WPI, CBK, ABI, TWX, DELL, JBLU, MEOH, ISLE, PDLI, SPC, and BID

Downgraded this morning include:

VOLV, HNAB, VG, CVTX, BEC, TSO, ACS, SUN, and PXR

Budd Foxx

Morning News

Futures are pointing to a pretty flat open this morning.

February new home sales will be released at 8:30 this morning.

European markets are trading flat to slightly lower so far today.

In Tokyo the Nikkei 225 did end the day higher.

Porsche has reportedly made a bid for Volkswagen.

Citigroup Inc. reportedly is set to cut up to 15,000 jobs.

Saudi Basic Industries may bid as much as $12.6 billion for plastics unit of General Motors.

Morgan Stanley to auction $2.48 billion in mortgages from New Century Financial.

FedEx Corp. to launch next day delivery service in China.

Iran is now warning 15 British soldiers could face charges.

Crude oil is now $62.78 per barrel.

Wholesale gasoline continues to move higher current price is $2.01 per gallon.

Natural gas is $7.29 per unit.

Gold is sitting at $659.00 per ounce.

Budd Foxx

Sunday, March 25, 2007

7 Stocks you need to know for Monday

Dollar General (DG | charts | news | PowerRating) reports earnings Monday before the bell; watch for $0.38 EPS.

Tiffany & Co. (TIF | charts | news | PowerRating) is looking to report $1.05 EPS Monday before the market opens.

Phillips-Van Heusen (PVH | charts | news | PowerRating) reports earnings after the close Monday, so watch for heightened price action and volume ahead of the bell.

Amgen (AMGN | charts | news | PowerRating) announced negative results for a new trial cancer drug on Friday, which boosted competitor ImClone (IMCL | charts | news | PowerRating).

Kraft Foods (KFT | charts | news | PowerRating) announced that it will be joining the S&P 500 on March 30 of this year.

It was reported that Citigroup (C | charts | news | PowerRating) is eying the Dutch bank ABN Amro as an acquisition target.


Saturday, March 24, 2007

Lindsey Williams - The Energy Non-Crisis

Lindsey Williams, who has been an ordained Baptist minister for 28 years, went to Alaska in 1971 as a missionary. The Transalaska oil pipeline began its construction phase in 1974, and because of Mr. Williams' love for his country and concern for the spiritual welfare of the "pipeliners," he volunteered to serve as Chaplain on the pipeline, with the subsequent full support of the Alyeska Pipeline Company. Because of the executive status accorded to him as Chaplain, he was given access to information documented in his eye opening book, The Energy Non-Crisis.
After numerous public speaking engagements in the western states, certain government officials and concerned individuals urged Mr. Williams to put into print what he saw and heard, stating that they felt this information was vital to national security. Mr. Williams firmly believes that whoever controls energy controls the economy. Thus, The Energy Non-Crisis.

The Energy Non-Crisis Video

Friday, March 23, 2007

EFUT

E-Future Information Tech, Inc. is acting well so keep it on the radar.

FSLR

First Solar, Inc. continues to make new 52 week highs so keep it on the radar.

ASTI

Ascent Solar Tech, Inc. is acting well in early trading so keep it on the radar.

GROW

U.S. Global Investors, Inc. has a good tone in early trading so keep it on the radar.

Top Performers

PXR / NYT / BOW / ABY / DCX

IMCL / DNDN / AGIX / HOKU

WFR

Memc Electronic Materials, Inc. has a good tone in early trading so keep it on the radar.

SNDK

Sandisk, Inc. continues to act well so keep it on the radar.

Stocks Trading Up In Pre-Market

IMCL, OPWV, LEND, AGIX, GOOG, PICO, FRPT, YHOO, FSLR, PXR, DNDN, ADLS, DCX, COMS, BP, GOLD, CMBI, and HOKU

Budd Foxx

Watch for Breakout

ATI Over $110

IPS Over $114

LEAP Over $70

PRXI Over $11.50

OMNI Over $10.45

OFI Over $ 7

IWOV Over $16.65

ZOLT Over $33

Upgrades and Downgrades

Upgraded this morning include:

BOW, IGT, WU, DOM, IMCL, EMC, NTAP, DWA, NOC, URBN, STT, PEG, XTXI, POM, MIR, MCS, CLC, and PGR

Downgraded this morning include:

STP, PVG, JBL, RVSN, FORM, PALM, TRGL, and RRI

Budd Foxx

Morning News

Futures are pointing to a pretty flat open this morning.

February existing home sales will be released at 10:00 this morning.

European markets are trading sideways so far today.

In Tokyo the Nikkei 225 did end the day with another higher session.

General Electric reportedly will offer $1.15 billion for Sanyo Electric Credit.

Jabil Circuit forcast comes in below the streets expectations.

Kraft Foods to replace Sabre Holdings on the S&P 500.

Nike Inc. reports 8% profit rise, but offers light forcast.

Nortel Networks prices $1 billion of convertible notes.

Senior executives from General Motors givin restricted stock units.

Blackstone Group has filed for a $4 billion initial public offering.

Sony launches Playstation 3 in Europe.

Southern California farm files lawsuit against Taco Bell Corp. It was reported that the farms green onions were to blame for ecoli breakout. Test have proven that was not the case.

Crude oil is $61.39 per barrel.

Wholesale gasoline is $1.94 per gallon.

Natural gas remains just above $7.00 per unit.

Gold is currently $662.00 per ounce.

Budd Foxx

Thursday, March 22, 2007

7 Stocks you need to know for Friday

Nike (NKE | charts | news | PowerRating) beat earnings Thursday afternoon with $1.37 EPS over a consensus of $1.33 EPS.

Palm (PALM | charts | news | PowerRating) beat earnings on Thursday after the close, announcing $0.16 EPS over an expected $0.12 EPS.

KB Home (KBH | charts | news | PowerRating) beat earnings estimates Thursday morning, but also said that Q1 profit fell 84%.

Activision (ATVI | charts | news | PowerRating) announced a multi-year deal to develop and distribute videogames based on Live Nation's products.

Motorola (MOT | charts | news | PowerRating) cut its quarterly forecast from $10.46 billion to $9.2 billion, prompting major selling. Watch for more action into the week's end.

Tyson Foods (TSN | charts | news | PowerRating) announced plans to sell two poultry plants in Alabama; around 400 people will lose their jobs in the acquisition.

JP Morgan raised its target for Intermune (ITMN | charts | news | PowerRating) from $29 to $34 because investors are undervaluing some of the company's key products.


Water Powered Motor Bike Video

This man claims to have developed a motorcycle that can
run on a water based fuel.

http://www.biosmeanslife.com/home.html

Video Water Powered Motor Bike

Solar Stocks

FSLR, TSL, STP, and ESLR are acting well today so keep them on the radar.

FSLR

First Solar, Inc. is in a bullish power trend in early trading so keep it on the radar. This stock break out over $58 per share.

Top Performers

TSL / HBG / IPS / SKS / AGIX / ARTX

ISRG CHART


This stock breaks out over $118 per share so keep it on the radar.

GROW

U.S. Global Investors, Inc. has a good tone in early trading so keep it on the radar.

Stocks Trading Up In Pre-Market

LEND, SIGM, ISIS, HAYN, FSLR, PAAS, ICFI, BQI, AGIX, SNDK, EPEX, AIRM, LGND, TSTC, and KOMG

Budd Foxx

Watch for Breakout

GAP Over $34.35

NCX Over $33.35

SIGM Over $30

DYN Over $9

RS Over $47

ESLR Over $11

CMG Over $65

KNL Over $24

Upgrades and Downgrades

Upgraded this morning include:

ALJ, OTT, SKS, EDO, KNXA, BFAM, IMCL, SBNY, NVO, and EMC

Downgraded this morning include:

OMTR, BBBB, IRF, MOT, ALU, ARO, AZN, GSK, and RFMD

Budd Foxx

Morning News

Futures are pointing to a flat to slightly weaker open after yesterday's run.

Energy Dept. will release natural gas inventories at 10:30 this morning.

Weekly jobless claims also set for release this morning before the open.

Leading indicatores for the month of February will be out today.

European markets are trading to the upside today.

In Tokyo the Nikkei 225 did end the day higher.

Motorola lowering quarterly forcast and also cuts profit forcast for the year.

Ryanair Holdings signs five year deal with Expedia Inc.

Tom LaSorda CEO of Chrysler reportedly stating sale could be announced soon.

Managers from lending companies to attend Senate Banking Committee hearing.

Paul McCartney deal with Starbucks new record label.

The dollar is sitting at a two year low vs. the euro.

Crude oil is $60.33 per barrel.

Wholesale gasoline is $1.94 per gallon.

Natural gas back above $7.00 per unit.

Gold up a bit to $664.00 per ounce.

Budd Foxx

Wednesday, March 21, 2007

7 Stocks you need to know for Thursday

Citi Trends (CTRN | charts | news | PowerRating) beat earnings on Wednesday, announcing $0.73 EPS over an expected $0.69 EPS.

Herman Miller (MLHR | charts | news | PowerRating) missed earnings Wednesday afternoon; analysts were looking for $0.52 EPS, but the company only announced $0.50 EPS.

Barnes & Noble (BKS | charts | news | PowerRating) announces earnings on Thursday before the bell; watch for $1.88 EPS.

Cato Corporation (CTR | charts | news | PowerRating) reports earnings Thursday morning, with analysts looking for $0.36 EPS.

When Conagra Foods (CAG | charts | news | PowerRating) announces earnings Thursday before the market opens, watch for $0.35 EPS.

Analysts are looking for General Mills (GIS | charts | news | PowerRating) to report $0.70 EPS tomorrow morning.

KB Home (KBH | charts | news | PowerRating) is expected to announce $0.28 EPS Thursday before the market opens.


GROW

U.S. Global Investors, Inc. is acting well today so keep it on the radar this afternoon.

MAMA

Mamma.com, Inc. has perked up a bit here so keep it on the radar.

Oil Inventories

Energy Dept. just released inventory levels for the week.

Crude oil saw a build of 4 million barrels.

Gasoline saw a decline of 3.4 million barrels.

Distillates saw a build of 1.7 million barrels.

Budd Foxx

VSEA

Varian Semiconductor Equipment is in a bullish power trend in early trading so keep it on the radar.

Top Performers

FMT / NFI / AAI / FIG / OMX

ICFI / TSTC / LEND / TSTC

WFR

Memc Electronic Materials, Inc. has broken out and made a new 52 week high so keep it on the radar.

SNDK

Sandisk, Inc. continues to act well so keep it on the radar.

GMCR CHART


Closing above the 50 dma would be a bullish sign for this security so keep it on your watchlist.

Stocks Trading Up In Pre-Market

MS, ORCL, LEND, PALM, SNDK, ADBE, AAPL, ICFI, NVDA, AVRX, AMAG, TSTC, GOOG, GOLD, IFON, and CYTR

Budd Foxx

Upgrades and Downgrades

Upgraded this morning include:

AAI, NVDA, OMX, SAPE, TIF, PLD, MSCC, CLX, WERN, AXL, AFL, and VCI

Downgraded this morning include:

LLTC, GHL, NCC, BWLD, AL, and AA

Budd Foxx

Morning News

Futures are pointing to a flat to slightly lower open this morning.

The Fed will release a statement on interest rates at 2:15 this afternoon after two days of meetings.

The Energy Dept. will release oil inventories at 10:30 this morning.

European markets are flat to a bit lower so far today.

In Tokyo the Nikkei 225 was closed for trading.

Oracle Corp. out with better than expected earnings.

Starbucks annual meeting to be held today.

Australia's Virgin Blue to purchase six Boeing aircraft.

Reports are out that Motorola is leading the way to buy Palm.

North Korea continues to stall when it comes to nuclear talks.

Morgan Stanley will release earnings today.

New contract on crude oil trading at $59.59 per barrel.

Wholesale gasoline is $1.95 per gallon.

Natural gas remains just a tick under $7.00 per unit.

Gold is up to $661.00 per ounce.

Budd Foxx

Tuesday, March 20, 2007

7 Stocks you need to know for Wednesday

Adobe Systems (ADBE | charts | news | PowerRating) beat earnings Tuesday, with $0.30 EPS over an expected $0.29 EPS. ADBE's PowerRating is 5.

Oracle (ORCL | charts | news | PowerRating) also beat earnings on Tuesday after the close. ORCL reported $0.25 EPS versus expectations for $0.22 EPS. ORCL's PowerRating is 4.

Halliburton (HAL | charts | news | PowerRating) reported in Tuesday's session that they expect first-quarter earnings to come in below analyst forecasts. HAL dropped 6% in today's session. Watch for further price deterioration.

Cintas (CTAS | charts | news | PowerRating) missed earnings Tuesday afternoon reporting EPS of $0.48, while expectations were for $0.52 EPS. CTAS's PowerRating is 5.

Federal Express (FDX | charts | news | PowerRating) reports quarterly earnings on Wednesday morning before the bell, with analysts looking for $1.33 EPS. FDX's PowerRating is 5.

Morgan Stanley (MS | charts | news | PowerRating) announces earnings on Wednesday morning; watch for $1.88 EPS. MS's PowerRating is 5.

Ross Stores (ROST | charts | news | PowerRating) is set to announce its quarterly report before the bell; look for $0.66 earnings per share. ROST's PowerRating is 5.


WFR

Memc Electronic Materials, Inc. acted well today so look for a follow through on Wednesday that could take the stock to a new 52 week high.

Top Performers

NVEC /ACS / NFI / FMT / ARXT

LEND / EFUT / ESCH / VAL / WEL

SNDK

Sandisk, Corp. was upgraded this morning and is acting well in early trading so keep it on the radar.

ATI

Allegheny Tech, Inc. is acting well in early trading due to some positive comments on the stock this morning.

CROX

Crocs, Inc. has a decent tone in early trading so keep it on the radar. Closing above the 50 dma would be a bullish sign for this security.

Palm takeover expected this week

NEW YORK (Reuters) - Palm Inc. (NasdaqGS:PALM - News) could be sold for at least $20 per share this week, and private equity firm Texas Pacific Group and at least three other bidders are interested, according to unnamed sources cited by technology news Web site Unstrung.com.

GILD

Gilead Sciences, Inc. was upgraded this morning by Merrill Lynch so keep it on the radar today.

Watch for Breakout

DST Over $74.25

ONT Over $1.45

BRP Over $45

SRCL Over $80.25

BRCD Over $10

NRLS Over $3.25

SNCR Over $ 19.35

Stocks Trading Up In Pre-Market

SIMO, LEND, RMBS, PALM, GILD, SNDK, AGIX, WEL, PSPT, SIGA, JSDA, PLUG, CTIC, ACS, and NVEC

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Upgrades and Downgrades

Upgraded this morning include:

DOW, PSPT, SNDK, PPG, VAL, and VLCCF

Downgraded this morning include:

MEDI, SFUN, DIGE, OMM, and OPX

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Morning News

Futures are pointing to a weaker open this morning.

February housing starts will be released at 8:30 this morning.

February building permit numbers will also be released this morning.

Fed will kick off two day meeting on interest rates today.

European markets are trading to the downside so far today.

In Tokyo the Nikkei 225 did end the session higher.

Dell Inc. hopes to double sales in India in the near term.

Delta Airlines to give 39,000 employees $480 million in cash and stock once the company comes out of bankruptcy.

Yahoo Inc. expanding search service in mobile phones.

State Farm to look into over 35,00 claims filed from Katrina to free up more money for payments in the south.

Bank of Japan leaves interest rates unchanged.

106 people are dead after a coal mine explosion in Russia.

Saddam Hussein's deputy has been executed.

Crude oil is $56.92 per barrel.

Wholesale gasoline is $1.95 per gallon.

Natural gas is $6.83 per unit.

Gold sitting right at $655.00 per ounce.

Budd Foxx

Monday, March 19, 2007

7 Stocks you need to know for Tuesday

Commercial Metals (CMC | charts | news | PowerRating) announces earnings on Tuesday before the bell, with analysts looking for $0.61 EPS. CMC's PowerRating is 5.

FactSet (FDS | charts | news | PowerRating) reports quarterly earnings Tuesday morning; watch for $0.48 EPS. FDS's PowerRating is 6.

When Progress Software (PRGS | charts | news | PowerRating) reports earnings Tuesday morning before the market opens, analysts will be watching for $0.35 EPS. PRGS's PowerRating is 5.

Superior Industries (SUP | charts | news | PowerRating) is looking to announce -$0.06 EPS on Tuesday before the bell. SUP's PowerRating is 5.

Adobe Systems (ADBE | charts | news | PowerRating), Cintas (CTAS | charts | news | PowerRating) and Oracle (ORCL | charts | news | PowerRating) all report earnings after the close on Tuesday, so watch for heightened volume and price action ahead of the bell. ADBE's PowerRating is 5, CTAS's PowerRating is 4 and ORCL's PowerRating is 5.

PCAR

Paccar, Inc. has broken out and made a new 52 week high so keep it on the radar going into the close as it could be momentum.

GROW

U.S. Global Investors, Inc. is acting very well today so keep it on the radar going into the close as it could be momentum.

PCU

Southern Copper Corp. is acting well this afternoon so keep it on the radar.

BWLD

Buffalo Wild Wings, Inc. is acting very well today so keep it on the radar this afternoon.

AAPL

Apple Computer, Inc. has a good tone to it today so keep it on the radar.

CAM

Cameron International, Inc. has broken out today and made a new 52 week high so keep it on the radar.

ISRG

Intuitive Surgical, Inc. is in a bullish power trend in early trading so keep it on the radar. This stock also breaks out over $118 per share.

ACAD

Acadia Pharmaceuticals, Inc. is acting very well today and could be momentum so keep it on the radar heading into the close.

JSDA

Jones Soda Co. is acting very well today so keep it on the radar.

Top Performers

ACAD / SIGA / JSDA / TTWO / IFS

AGYS / USMO / SIRF / THE / VIP

Watch for Breakout

PALM Over $18.35

FEIC Over $35.55

LNET Over $28

IRIS Over $13.30

AMSC Over $14.45

CDY Over $ 2.15

SBGI Over $15.65

MIR Over $39

Stocks Trading Up In Pre-Market

SIGA, AAPL, HMIN, ADBE, JSDA, DSTI, EBAY, FSLR, GOOG, NSTK, LEND, BTJ, ACAD, SDXC, FRPT, CROX, and TTWO

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Upgrades and Downgrades

Upgraded this morning include:

KFT, SIRF, HRB, ANN, WAG, HRXT, and BEAS

Downgraded this morning include:

ACTS, CERN, SEPR, JTX, OMM, and ACC

Budd Foxx

Morning News

Futures are pointing to a higher open this morning.

Home builders index will be released at 1:00 this afternoon.

European markets are trading higher so far today.

In Tokyo the Nikkei 225 did see a nice rebound.

Airbus A380 set to make first trans Atlantic flight today.

Disney will open retail location in India.

Nortel Networks expects flat to slightly lower revenue for 2007.

Goldman Sachs has upgraded DaimlerChrysler this morning.

Nokia Corp. has filed complaints against Qualcom Inc. in Germany and the Netherlands.

MySpace to launch politics channel in hopes to attract younger generation involved in politics.

3,600 flights grounded over the weekend after winter storm blankets the northeast with snow and ice.

Crude oil is currently $56.76 per barrel.

Wholesale gasoline remains high at $1.91 per gallon.

Natural gas holding just under $7.00 per unit.

Gold is $654.00 per ounce.

Budd Foxx

Sunday, March 18, 2007

7 Stocks you need to know for Monday

Nortel (NT | charts | news | PowerRating) announces earnings on Monday morning; watch for $0.18 EPS.

Cosi (COSI | charts | news | PowerRating) reports quarterly earnings on Monday before the bell, with analysts looking for -$0.08 EPS.

Accredited Home Lending (LEND | charts | news | PowerRating) announced plans to sell $2.7 billion of its loan portfolio at a major discount to meet margin calls and stay afloat. LEND is down around 75% for the year.

Credit Suisse (CS | charts | news | PowerRating) gave Fremont General (FMT | charts | news | PowerRating) an additional $1 billion in credit to help the mortgage lender deal with the recent subprime weakness.

Cepheid (CPHD | charts | news | PowerRating) announced today that the FDA had approved the company's new test to distinguish between bacterial and viral meningitis.

In more drug news, the FDA issued a safety alert warning over Pfizer's (PFE | charts | news | PowerRating) antibiotic Zyvox.

Saturday, March 17, 2007

When to Short a Stock

Most investors by nature will "go long" when they buy stocks. Few investors naturally will short stocks (or bet on their decline) because they really don't know what to look for. Some investors see the shorting process as somewhat counter-intuitive to the traditional investing process since many stocks do appreciate over time. That said, there is a lot of money to be made by shorting, and in this article, we'll give you a list of signs that show when a stock might be ripe for a fall.

Friday, March 16, 2007

Top Performers

ANN / FMT / OMM / PSUN

NOBL / KRSL / ZOLT

MTW

Manitowoc Company, Inc. is acting very well in early trading so keep it on the radar.

DXPE

DXP Enterprises, Inc. is in a full bullish power trend in early trading so keep it on the radar.

LEND

Accredited Home Lenders Holding Corp. continues to act well so keep it on the radar.

Watch for Breakout

AXE Over $64

RVSN
Over$ 23

CLUB Over $22.10

BYI Over $24.05

CHD Over $48.30

VION Over $1.85

DBD Over $48.20

Stocks Trading Up In Pre-Market

LEND, CNTY, BOBJ, USNA, BBND, COGO, DXPE, HYTM, PSUN, SBUX, MAMA, FRPT, and TTWO

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Upgrades and Downgrades

Upgraded this morning include:

TAP, BUD, CFC, DSL, MTB, and FMX

Downgraded this morning include:

BBEP, IPCS, ALLI, MAPS, BOT, WEBX, and VECO

Budd Foxx

Morning News

Futures are pointing to a lower open this morning.

February Consumer Price Index will be released at 8:30 this morning.

Industrial production figures will be out this morning.

March consumer confidence also set for release this morning.

European markets are trading to the downside today.

In Tokyo the Nikkei 225 did end the day lower.

Nissan CEO Carlos Ghosn will no longer be in charge of U.S. operations.

OMI Corp. to explore options including a sale or merger.

Six Flags reports wider loss than expectations.

San Diego judge has thrown out a few claims by Alcatel Lucent against Microsoft in ongoing patent dispute.

Accredited Home Lenders to sell $2.7 billion worth of loans at a discount price.

Cisco Systems to buy WebEx Communications for $2.9 billion.

Crude oil dipping to $57.71 per barrel.

Wholesale gasoline has pulled back a bit to $1.88 per gallon.

Natural gas remains just under $7.00 per unit.

Gold back to just above $650.00 per ounce.

Budd Foxx

Thursday, March 15, 2007

7 Stocks you need to know for Friday

Aeropostale (ARO | charts | news | PowerRating) beat earnings Thursday, with $1.00 EPS over an expected $0.99 EPS.

True Religion Apparel (TRLG | charts | news | PowerRating) missed earnings expectations Thursday; analysts were looking for $0.22 EPS, but TRLG only announced $0.21 EPS.

Pacific Sunwear (PSUN | charts | news | PowerRating) matched earnings expectations on Thursday afternoon with $0.37 EPS.

AnnTaylor (ANN | charts | news | PowerRating) reports earnings Friday before the bell, with analysts looking for $0.29 EPS.

Carnival (CCL | charts | news | PowerRating) is looking to report $0.34 EPS on Friday morning before trading begins.

When Kellwood (KWD | charts | news | PowerRating) reports earnings Friday morning, look for $0.42 EPS.

After the close Friday, Medifast (MED | charts | news | PowerRating) will report earnings, with analysts watching for $0.05 EPS.

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