Thursday, May 31, 2007

7 Stocks you need to know for Friday

Dell (DELL | charts | news | PowerRating) easily beat earnings on Thursday afternoon, with $0.34 EPS over an expected $0.26 EPS.

J. Crew (JCG | charts | news | PowerRating) beat earnings on Thursday after the close, announcing $0.39 EPS over an expected $0.30 EPS.

OmniVision (OVTI | charts | news | PowerRating) beat earnings on Thursday after the close, with -$0.03 over a consensus of -$0.12 EPS.

It was reported that A.G. Edwards (AGE | charts | news | PowerRating) agreed to be bought out by Wachovia (WB | charts | news | PowerRating) for $6.08 billion.

Apple (AAPL | charts | news | PowerRating) announced that users will be able to watch Apple TV from YouTube on their televisions.

Motorola (MOT | charts | news | PowerRating) announced that 4,000 jobs would be cut to deal with slowing mobile phone sales.

ARRS CHART


This stock breaks out over $16.30 per share so keep it on the trading radar.

TTWO

Take-Two Interactive Software, Inc. is perking up a bit here so keep it on the radar.

BUCY CHART


This stock is in a nice uptrend so keep it on the radar.

NVEC

NVE Corp. has a decent tone in early trading so keep it on the radar.

AKAM

Akamai Tech, Inc. is in a bullish power trend in early trading so keep it on the radar.

SMSI

Smith Micro Software, Inc. is perking up a bit here so keep it on the radar.

Top Performers

AGE / NVT / DNDN / CIEN

CONN / ZOLL

DNDN

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

Stocks Trading Up In Pre-Market

AAPL, GOOG, YHOO, AMZN, CIEN, CRTX, CYTR, AAUK, GENZ, OXPS, TASR, ENCY, JAS, BIG, LUX, USAT, and ENDP

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Watch for Breakout

ARWR Over $7.25

CMGI Over $2.50

GMST Over $4.75

OPSW Over $8.45

ATGP Continuation

NTRS Over $65.30

KO Over $53.65

TEX Over $84.50

Upgrades and Downgrades

Upgraded this morning include:

AVB, PPS, LFC, MHK, WI, YHOO, CMI, DBRN, OPSW, and RHT

Downgraded this morning include:

OSK, IOMI, ANDE, VSE, PEIX, AVR, AIV, IBN, NOVC, and EMC

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Morning News

Futures are pointing to a slightly higher open at this point this morning.

European markets are to the upside today.

In Tokyo the Nikkei 225 did end higher.

Crude oil just above $63.00 per barrel.

Wholesale gasoline pulling back to $2.26 per gallon.

Natural gas making it back to just below $8.00 per unit.

Gold is $662.00 per ounce.

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

First reading of 1st quarter gross domestic product will also be out at 8:30 this morning.

April construction spending figures will be released at 10:00 this morning.

Energy Dept. will release weekly inventory levels today including natural gas numbers.

S&P 500 closed above previous historic high set in March of 2000. The Dow also closed at a new high.

Wachovia Corp. to buy A.G. Edwards in a deal worth a reported $6.8 billion.

Farzad Nazem chief technology officer at Yahoo Inc. to step down.

Motorola Inc. to slash up to another 4,000 jobs.

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Wednesday, May 30, 2007

URRE CHART


This security is once again trading above the 50 dma which is considered bullish. The break out for this stock is over $10.95 per share.

7 Stocks you need to know for Thursday

Chico's FAS (CHS | charts | news | PowerRating) beat earnings on Wednesday afternoon, with $0.28 EPS over a consensus of $0.26 EPS.

Payless ShoesSource (PSS | charts | news | PowerRating) beat earnings on Wednesday after the close, announcing $0.65 EPS over an expected $0.58 EPS.

Big Lots (BIG | charts | news | PowerRating) announces earnings on Thursday before the market opens; watch for $0.20 EPS.

Costco (COST | charts | news | PowerRating) reports quarterly earnings on Thursday before the bell, with analysts looking for $0.56 EPS.

When Genesco (GCO | charts | news | PowerRating) announces earnings before the market opens on Thursday, be looking for $0.26 EPS.

HJ Heinz (HNZ | charts | news | PowerRating) should report $0.55 EPS on Thursday morning.

Analysts are watching for Jackson Hewitt (JTX | charts | news | PowerRating) to report $1.93 EPS before the market opens on Thursday.

CVC

Cable Vision Systems Corp. we are hearing takeover rumors in the low 50's so keep it on the radar this week.

FOMC will release minutes from its latest meeting at 2:00 this afternoon.

FOMC will release minutes from its latest meeting at 2:00 this afternoon.

CRM

Salesforce.com, Inc. is acting very well so keep it on the radar this afternoon as it could be momentum.

POT

Potash Corp. has a decent tone to it in the dead zone so keep it on the radar.

AAPL

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

Top Performers

novc/ pvh / pei / cbh / ep / cwtr

dakt / bib / opwv / forg

CLF CHART

This stock has a beautiful up trend so keep it on your watch list.

JOYG

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

FORG

Forgent Networks, Inc. is trading up on good earnings so keep it on the radar.

BIIB

Biogen Idec, Inc. is trading up on a 3 Billion stock buy back.

Shanghai Composite plunging 6.5% overnight

Futures indications are trading well below fair value, suggesting stocks will open sharply lower. A sell-off on the Shanghai Composite similar to the one in late February that caused widespread panic puts the valuations of U.S. equities under the microscope and is giving investors an excuse to take some money off the table. News of the Chinese government tripling the tax on stock trading to 0.3%, as an effort to curb speculative buying activity in the market, sent the Shanghai Composite plunging 6.5% overnight after hitting record highs a day earlier.

Pre-Market Gappers

Gapping Up:

CWTR +12.0%, SPNC +4.6%, DBRN +4.5%, OPWV +4.5%, BIIB +3.6%, CDWC +3.5%, SCUR +2.5%...

Gapping Down:

SOLF -20.5%, IBKR -5.5%, KONG -4.6%, CAF -4.5%, TSL -4.3%, FRO -3.0%, GSS -2.9%, PAY -2.9%, LFC -2.8%, MPEL -2.7%, GSK -2.5%.

Watch for Breakout

CBEY Over $36

ERES
Over $9.30

GIM Continuation

DXPE Over $53.90

ARTG Over $2.75

BOBE Over $38.10

BDE Over $16.95

Upgrades and Downgrades

Upgraded this morning include:

FISV, KNXA, PRAA, SPG, MAC, KIM, KRC, DDR, BXP, AIV, AVB, TXRH, and MAR

Downgraded this morning include:

CMCO, ASN, CLAY, CDWC, BIVN, BWLD, and ACN

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Morning News

Futures are pointing to a lower open this morning.

European markets are trading to the downside so far today.

In Tokyo the Nikkei 225 did end lower.

Crude oil dipped down to $63.35 per barrel.

Wholesale gasoline also pulled back a bit yesterday to $2.29 per gallon.

Natural gas is currently $7.75 per unit.

Gold sitting just above $660.00 per ounce.

FOMC will release minutes from its latest meeting at 2:00 this afternoon.

Energy Dept. will release inventory numbers on Thursday this week due to off day on Monday.

China to triple tax on stock trades.

Microsoft Corp. plans to release table top touch computer for use at casinos and hotels.

Pulte Homes Inc. to slash up to 16% of its work force.

Robert Zoellick looks to be the choice by the White House to lead the World Bank.

International Business Machines buys back $12.5 billion worth of stock or about 8%

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Tuesday, May 29, 2007

7 Stocks you need to know for Wednesday

Verifone (PAY | charts | news | PowerRating) beat earnings on Tuesday afternoon, with $0.39 EPS over an expected $0.37 EPS.

Alkermes (ALKS | charts | news | PowerRating) beat earnings on Tuesday after the close, announcing $0.03 EPS over an expected $0.01 EPS.

Daktronics (DAKT | charts | news | PowerRating) announces earnings on Wednesday before the open; look for $0.08 EPS.

Dress Barn (DBRN | charts | news | PowerRating) reports quarterly earnings on Wednesday morning before the market opens, with analysts watching for $0.31 EPS.

Joy Global (JOYG | charts | news | PowerRating) should report $0.72 EPS before the bell on Wednesday.

When Polo Ralph Lauren (RL | charts | news | PowerRating) announces earnings Wednesday morning, be looking for $0.62 EPS.

Analysts expect Williams-Sonoma (WSM | charts | news | PowerRating) to report $0.13 EPS tomorrow morning before the market opens.

RMBS 200 DMA Alert


Rambus, Inc. just bounced off the 200 dma and is forming a flat base here so keep it on your watch list as it could pop sometime this week.

GSOL CHART


Global Sources, Ltd. has broken out so keep it on the radar.

CAL CHART


This stock is once again trading above the 50 dma so keep it on the radar for a possible swing setup.

Top Performers

ASN /WNG / AV / CDWC

GTRC / INSP / LOOP

VCLK

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

MA

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

GMCR CHART


This stock is starting to fall into oversold territory, has a gap to fill and might see support at the 50 dma so keep it on the radar this week.

S&P futures vs fair value: +2.4. Nasdaq futures vs fair value: +1.5.

Early indications still point to a modestly higher start for the cash market; but there is little conviction on the part of buyers as the market is growing accustomed to the liquidity factor that has provided a floor of support for this market for so long. Aside from M&A news contributing to the positive tone, falling oil prices now that the summer driving season is upon us also bode well for the bulls coming back from an extended weekend. Crude for July delivery is down 1.5% near $64.20/bbl as refining capacity comes back online.

Stocks Trading Up In Pre-Market

AAPL, GOOG, BIDU, RIMM, INSP, CDWC, MEND, CHINA, TASR, LWSN, SWSI, VCLK, RTK, JADE, FWLT ERS, DNDN, and BOBJ

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Watch for Breakout

DXD Over $50

NGAS Continuation

NTRI Over $67

CEDC Over $34.35

SNCI Over $10.20

ORBC Over $14.25

VIP Over $105

Upgrades and Downgrades

Upgraded this morning include:

AVP, TIBB, OPTM, BLG, AZN, and ARTC

Downgraded this morning include:

LUV, NFLX, LTD, NVR, UNM, and STLD

Budd Foxx

Morning News

Futures are pointing to a slightly higher open this morning.

European markets are mixed at this point.

In Tokyo the Nikkei 225 did end higher.

Crude oil is currently $64.30 per barrel.

Wholesale gasoline is $2.38 per gallon.

Natural gas is $7.54 per unit.

Gold up just a bit to $658.00 per ounce.

Royal Bank of Scotland group launches offer for ABN Amro for $95.5 billion.

Federal Trade Commission to begin antitrust probe into $3 billion deal between Google and DoubleClick.

Reports are out that BMW could be a buyer of Ford's Volvo unit.

Toshiba to begin using Advanced Micro Devices chips in its computers.

Pirates of The Caribbean At Worlds End takes in $142.1 million over the weekend.

Budd Foxx

Sunday, May 27, 2007

Wall Street to eye inflation, jobs data

Investors better have rested up over the long weekend. This week may be short, but it's heavy on data that spans employment, housing, manufacturing, consumer sentiment and inflation.

The upcoming flood of reports will help decide whether inflation and the economy are rising at paces that investors are comfortable with, and if not, whether the ongoing surge in corporate takeover deals will be enough to keep lifting stocks to new records.

If either inflation or growth is clocking in too fast, the Federal Reserve may refrain from lowering interest rates this year, or even hike them further, which would dampen spending and potentially hurt the stock market. On the other hand, data showing an abrupt halt in growth could also give investors pause.

Mixed housing data caused Wall Street to retreat last Thursday, contributing to the Dow Jones industrial average's drop of 0.36 last week; the Standard & Poor's 500 index's 0.46 percent loss; and the Nasdaq composite index's 0.05 percent decline.

Saturday, May 26, 2007

7 Stocks you need to know for Tuesday

Columbus McKinnon (CMCO | charts | news | PowerRating) reports earnings Tuesday morning, with analysts looking for $0.48 EPS.

HJ Heinz (HNZ | charts | news | PowerRating) is expected to announce $0.55 EPS before the market opens on Tuesday.

When Suntech Power (STP | charts | news | PowerRating) announces earnings before the bell on Tuesday, look for $0.20 EPS.

A number of large companies report on Tuesday after the market closes, so watch for heightened volatility and price action in these stocks. Stocks reporting Tuesday afternoon include: BMC Software (BMC | charts | news | PowerRating), Coldwater Creek (CWTR | charts | news | PowerRating), Phillips-Van Heusen (PVH | charts | news | PowerRating) and Verifone (PAY | charts | news | PowerRating).


Friday, May 25, 2007

Pre-Market Gappers

Gapping Up:

CUP +27.2%, VRGY +11.8%, BIVN +11.1%, LNUX +9.9%, RRGB +9.9%, RFMD +4.7%, SKIL +4.4%, DCX +3.8%, DSCO +3.8%, CCE +3.7%, TCHC +3.7%, BOBJ +3.0%, LJPC +2.5%, NYX +2.1%, LMRA +1.9%...

Gapping Down:

NDAQ -5.1%, CHINA -4.9%, TRB -2.1%, AMGN -1.1%.

Upgrades and Downgrades

Upgraded this morning include:

RRGB, RFMD, QMAR, MDTH, XEL, SYMM, and ZUMZ

Downgraded this morning include:

DITC, KOMG, TIF, SYNT, and SMRT

Budd Foxx

Morning News

Futures are up this morning pointing to a higher open.

European markets are trading slightly lower today.

Most Asian markets ended lower.

Crude oil is $64.80 per barrel.

Wholesale gasoline is $2.37 per gallon.

Natural gas currently $7.70 per unit.

Gold is sitting at $655.00 per ounce.

Nasdaq Stock Market to buy Nordic exchange operator OMX for $3.7 billion.

Coca-Cola to buy Glaceau for $4.1 billion.

Gap Inc. post 26% drop in quarterly profit.

Dell Computer to begin selling PCs at Wal Mart stores.

Budd Foxx

Thursday, May 24, 2007

7 Stocks you need to know for Friday

Aeropostale (ARO | charts | news | PowerRating) beat earnings on Thursday after the close, announcing $0.26 EPS over an expected $0.25 EPS.

Hibbett Sporting Goods (HIBB | charts | news | PowerRating) missed earnings on Thursday afternoon; analysts were looking for $0.33 EPS, but HIBB announced $0.32 EPS.

Agilysys (AGYS | charts | news | PowerRating) announces earnings on Friday before the bell; watch for $0.24 EPS.

SkillSoft (SKIL | charts | news | PowerRating) reports quarterly earnings before the bell on Friday, with analysts looking for $0.06 EPS.

Vimpel Communications (VIP | charts | news | PowerRating) should report $1.27 EPS before the market opens tomorrow.

Dell (DELL | charts | news | PowerRating) announced it would sell its computers at Wal-Mart (WMT | charts | news | PowerRating), marking the first time the company has moved away from its traditional model of making computers made to order for customers.


AFSI to debut on IBD 100

AFSI to debut on IBD 100 at around #7 if it closes above $15
This is the rumor we are hearing.

NFI

Novastar Financial, Inc. could follow through today so keep it on the radar.

TASR

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

TZOO CHART


This depressed stock has been basing for awhile and could break out in the near future. Going above $28.50 per share would be a break out with resistance at the 200 dma around the $32 range.

BA

The Boeing Company is acting very well in early trading so keep it on the radar.

Pre-Market Gappers

Gapping Up:

MITI +63.3%, LJPC +28.9%, SAFM +11.8%, YMI +10.0%, OVEN +8.6%, APPB +8.4%, TASR +7.0%, EXEL +5.9%, GLS +4.4%, VOD +2.4%...

Gapping Down:

NTAP -31.2%, NWY -7.6%, MYL -7.4%, BRLC -6.6%, DNDN -5.6%, CA -5.5%, SNPS -4.8%, ESLR -4.1%, BRCD -2.5%, DLB -1.7%.

JSDA CHART


MACD is turning bullish, volume was good yesterday so look for a follow through. Initial resistance is the 50 dma around $23

S&P futures vs fair value: -1.5. Nasdaq futures vs fair value: -3.0.

Early indications suggest some of the consolidation spurred yesterday by former Fed Chairman Greenspan's warning of a dramatic correction in Chinese stocks may carry over into this morning's open for U.S. equities. Buyers are also showing some reserve heading into this week's first batch of economic data. First out will be updates on labor conditions and business investment at 8:30 ET followed by the latest read on the state of the troubled housing market at 10:00 ET.

Watch for Breakout

NFI Over $7.50 Continuation

JAV Over $7.60

OVTI Over $15.50

TWTI Over $6.05, 6.20

SVR Over $12.65

KOP Over $30

ILMN Over $34

Upgrades and Downgrades

Upgrades:

HNZ, CHR, OFC, MPW, OVEN, NYT

SNTS, BMO, NYB

Downgrades:

VCLK, IMB, LYO, SNPS, TCK, DNDN

Wednesday, May 23, 2007

7 Stocks you need to know for Thursday

Gymboree (GYMB | charts | news | PowerRating) beat earnings on Wednesday after the close, announcing $0.67 EPS over an estimated $0.63 EPS.

Hot Topic (HOTT | charts | news | PowerRating) missed earning on Wednesday afternoon; analysts were looking for -$0.02 EPS, but HOTT reported -$0.03 EPS.

AnnTaylor (ANN | charts | news | PowerRating) reports earnings on Thursday before the stock market opens; watch for $0.45 EPS.

Barnes & Noble (BKS | charts | news | PowerRating) is expected to announce $0.01 EPS before the bell on Thursday.

Analysts are watching for Jabil Circuit (JBL | charts | news | PowerRating) to report $0.38 EPS in quarterly earnings on Thursday morning.

When Toll Brothers (TOL | charts | news | PowerRating) reports earnings on Thursday morning before the market opens, look for $0.14 EPS.

Mylan Labs (MYL | charts | news | PowerRating) should report $0.55 EPS tomorrow morning.


ILMN CHART


Going above $34 per share would be a good sign on this security. The 200 dma becomes resistance around $35.90.

Oil Inventories

Energy Dept. just released weekly inventory levels.

Crude oil saw a build of 2 million barrels.

Gasoline increased by 1.5 million barrels.

Distillate stocks aslo saw a build this week of 500,000 barrels.

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SNDA

Shanda Interactive Entertainment Ltd. is acting very well today so keep it on the radar.

IGT CHART


Closing above the 200 dma would be bullish for this security.

TIE

Titanium Metals Corp is perking up a bit here so keep it on the radar.

GRMN

Garmin, Ltd. has a good tone to it in early trading so keep it on the radar.

Top Performers

MDT / VOD / CEI / FRX / CYPB / FMT

CROX

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

MA

Mastercard is acting very well in early trading so keep it on the radar.

S&P futures vs fair value: +2.1. Nasdaq futures vs fair value: +2.0

The S&P 500 futures are still trading above fair value, implying large-cap stocks may take another crack at closing the benchmark index in record territory after two unsuccessful attempts.

Aside from the absence of potentially troubling economic data scheduled this morning and more deal making, some encouraging earnings news is also in the spotlight. Medtronic (MDT) is up 4% in pre-market action after posting an upside Q4 surprise last night while Target (TGT) just reported, also topping expectations.

Pre-Market Gappers

Gapping Up:

CYPB +104.7%, SRR +32.3%, AATI +19.2%, ZVUE +10.4%, FRX +8.9%, MMR +7.7%, ONT +7.0%, SWKS +6.6%, CEI +4.8%, SNDA +4.1%, MDT +4.0%, ZOLT +3.7%, ALU +3.5%, AL +3.5%, WFR +3.2%, LVLT +3.1%, VOD +3.0%, DCX +2.9%...

Gapping Down:

NFLD -48.2%, ADI -8.1%, DDS -4.2%, LLTC -2.3%.

Watch for Breakout

ATHR Over $29.50

ARIA Over $5.25

OIIM
Over $11

EXBD Over $66.10

PLXS Over $22.30

GILD Over $84.50

CYNO Over $33

Upgrades and Downgrades

Upgraded this morning include:

FRX, RGLD, AU, AEM, SPLS, RDS.B, MDT, COP, AEP, CYPB, BGH, and CLMT

Downgraded this morning include:

HMY, IAG, BVN, GGC, WLK, NCX, DOW, MET, RGA, PNX, NFS, FIS, PNW, XEL, NILE, CVX, LLTC, ISIL, ADI, AZO, BBEP, NS, and MMP

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Morning News

Futures are pointing to a higher open this morning.

European markets are trading to the upside today.

In Tokyo the Nikkei 225 did end higher.

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

Currently crude oil is $65.75 per barrel.

Wholesale gasoline has dipped just a bit to $2.30 per gallon.

Natural gas is $7.80 per unit.

Gold just under $660.00 per ounce.

Alcan Inc. rejects $27 billion bid by Alcoa Inc. Reports are out that Alcan has held talks with BHP Billiton.

Payless ShoeSource to buy Stride Rite for $800 million.

Morgan Stanley real estate unit to buy Crescent Real Estate for $6.5 billion.

Bank of America to offer Nascar checking account in hopes to drum up more ATM business.

Budd Foxx

Tuesday, May 22, 2007

7 Stocks you need to know for Wednesday

Excel Maritime Carriers (EXM | charts | news | PowerRating) missed earnings after the close on Tuesday; analysts were looking for $0.64 EPS, but EXM only announced $0.61.

Medtronic (MDT | charts | news | PowerRating) beat earnings expectations, announcing $0.66 EPS over an expected $0.62 EPS.

Dick's Sporting Goods (DKS | charts | news | PowerRating) announces earnings before the bell on Wednesday; look for $0.37 EPS.

Analysts are looking for Eaton Vance (EV | charts | news | PowerRating) to report $0.21 EPS before the market opens on Wednesday morning.

Gamestop (GME | charts | news | PowerRating) reports quarterly earnings tomorrow before the market opens, with analysts looking for $0.16 EPS.

Target (TGT | charts | news | PowerRating) should announce $0.71 EPS when the company reports earnings before the bell on Wednesday morning.

Abercrombie & Fitch (ANF | charts | news | PowerRating) reports Wednesday after the bell, so watch for heightened price action and volatility ahead of the close.


CSUN

China Sunergy Company Ltd. is a new issue doing well today so keep it on the trading radar the rest of the week.

NTRI CHART

This stock is close to a break out so keep it on the radar.

FSLR CHART


This stock has a good tone to it today but is also close to the 50 dma. Look for support at the 50 dma in the near future.

Top Performers

FMT / MGM /LVS / AVNC / LEND / WYNN

DNDN

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

VCLK

Value Click, Inc. once again has a good tone in early trading so keep it on the radar.

Gaming Stocks to Watch

MGM, BYD, LVS, WYNN, and PENN

OXPS Rumor

OptionsXpress Holdings, Inc. yesterday we heard a rumor that E-Trade was going to buy OptionsXpress for $35-36 per share.

Pre-Market Gappers

Gapping Up:

FMT +49%, AVNC +16.5%, MGM +15.0%, LEND +11.8%, NFI +9.2%, BYD +7.4%, AZZ +7.4%, WYNN +4.9%, LVS +3.8%, CTSH +1.8%, AAPL, VCLK, DNDN, OXPS, LEND, GPCB, MPEL,
NCTY, UBNK, ITWO and PENN

Gapping Down:

KONG -16.2%, ONT -5.8%, GIGM -5.5%, DYN -3.8%, SPLS -3.2%, MNST -2.9%, SSL -2.7%, SKM -1.9%, ELN -1.9%, RS -1.6%.

S&P futures vs fair value: +0.8. Nasdaq futures vs fair value: +2.8.

Early indications suggest stocks may open on a flat to slightly higher note as investors sift through some more deal making. Last night, Kirk Kerkorian's Tracinda Corp. disclosed it wants to buy MGM Mirage's (MGM) Bellagio and CityCenter properties.

Unfortunately for the bulls, this news is about all they have to hang their hat on since the economic calendar is again devoid of any reports, there is nothing on the earnings front with any market-moving potential, and historic highs on the Dow and S&P 500 leave valuations in question.

Watch for Breakout

ADBE Over $44

AMTD Over $18.40

ADSK Over $45.20

IVN Over $13.25

DV Over $35

VII Over $11.85

EAC Over $28

SWK Over $61.30

Upgrades and Downgrades

Upgrades:

RTN, RHT, EQR, UDR, AIV, ASN, CTXS, ORA

ELN, MGM, OFC, DRE, BXP, KRC, UAG

Downgrades:

FMS, LMT, NTBK, WWIN, CYTC, AQNT

Monday, May 21, 2007

7 Stocks you need to know for Tuesday

Pacific Sun (PSUN | charts | news | PowerRating) matched earnings on Monday after the close with -$0.04 EPS.

AutoZone (AZO | charts | news | PowerRating) announces earnings on Tuesday morning before the bell; look for $2.15 EPS.

BJ's Wholesale (BJ | charts | news | PowerRating) is expected to announce $0.20 EPS before the market opens on Tuesday morning.

When Children's Place (PLCE | charts | news | PowerRating) reports quarterly earnings on Tuesday morning, look for $0.43 EPS.

Analysts are watching for Dillard's (DDS | charts | news | PowerRating) to announce $0.73 EPS before the market opens on Tuesday.

GigaMedia (GIGM | charts | news | PowerRating) should report $0.14 EPS before the bell on Tuesday morning.

Staples (SPLS | charts | news | PowerRating) looks set to announce $0.29 EPS tomorrow morning before the market opens.


DNDN

Dendreon Corp. CNBC just had a positive report so keep it on the radar this afternoon.

JOYG

Joy Global, Inc. is acting very well today so keep it on the radar.

OXPS

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

GROW

U.S. Global Investors, Inc. bounced off the 200 dma and has a decent tone in early trading so keep it on the radar.

AAPL

Apple Computer, Inc. just made a new 52 week high so keep it on the radar.

Wall Strip Video

Top Performers

ELN / CRM / AT / WMB / CYTC / VCLK

SINA

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

AMZN

Amazon.com has a good tone in early trading so keep it on the radar.

ICE

Intercontinental Exchange has a good tone in early trading so keep it on the radar.

VCLK

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

EP

EL Paso Corp. is the free Traderhr.com swing pick for today.

Long Above: $16.20

Stop Loss: set just below $15.70

Pre-Market Gappers

Gapping Up:

CYTC +33.5%, EMU +10.0%, ELN +9.6%, VMED +9.5%, OMR +8.1%, DNDN +7.4%, AT +5.8%, CRM +4.7%, EAGL +3.4%, HOLX +3.4%...

Gapping Down:

MEDX -3.9%, SIGM -3.2%, JASO -2.9%, TSL -2.8%, MNST -2.2%, SEPR -1.7%, KRY -1.6%, LOW -1.3%

Watch for Breakout

GT Over $35

OMTR Over $19.25

CEPH Over $82

MNST Over $50.30

CAMH Over $4.10

ALKS Over $17.20

AMSC Over $15.25

Upgrades and Downgrades

Upgraded this morning include:

TIF, SHFL, TWC, CMCSA, AEO, CTRN, SRP, OHB, and HOLX

Downgraded this morning include:

INTU, CLB, CFC, CSE, and NILE

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Morning News

Futures are pointing to a slightly higher open this morning.

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

In Tokyo the Nikkei 225 did end the day higher.

Crude oil is back above $65.00 per barrel.

Wholesale gasoline remains above $2.41 per gallon.

Natural gas is sitting just under $8.00 per unit.

Gold is $660.00 per ounce.

The Lundberg Survey of 7,000 gas stations shows a rise of 11 cents a gallon over the past two weeks. The average cost of a gallon of gasoline is $3.18

Alltel Corp. to be bought by TPG Capital and a unit of Goldman Sachs for $27.5 billion.

Reports are out that Yahoo Inc. may buy a U.K. social networking site called Bebo.

The Chinese government set to invest up to $3 billion in Blackstone Group.

Reports are out that Boeing has won up to $10 million worth of Arab orders.

Shrek the Third takes in $122 million at the box office in first weekend.

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Saturday, May 19, 2007

7 Stocks you need to know for Monday

Campbell Soup (CPB | charts | news | PowerRating) reports earnings on Monday morning before the bell; watch for $0.41 EPS.

Lowe's (LOW | charts | news | PowerRating) reports earning Monday before the market opens, with analysts looking for $0.50 EPS.

When Saks (SKS | charts | news | PowerRating) announces quarterly earnings Monday morning, be looking for $0.16 EPS.

Analysts expect Trina Solar (TSL | charts | news | PowerRating) to report $0.15 EPS in quarterly earnings before the bell on Monday.

American Science & Engineering (ASEI | charts | news | PowerRating), Apollo Group (APOL | charts | news | PowerRating) and Pacific Sunwear (PSUN | charts | news | PowerRating) all report earnings on Monday after the market closes, so watch for heightened price action and volatility ahead of the close.

Friday, May 18, 2007

HOC CHART


This stock has a good looking chart and is close to a break out so keep it on the radar.

TBSI

TBS International Limited we are hearing it will be listed on the IBD top 100 for the first time this coming weekend so keep it on the trading radar.

Top Performers

TRS / IGT / NDN / AQNT / TRMP

AVNR / INTU / VCLK

SLB

Schlumberger, Ltd. is in a bullish power trend in early trading so keep it on the radar.

INTU

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

Financial Stocks to Watch

The influential Financials sector will also be in focus after Bernstein raised their price targets on select U.S Brokers (e.g. GS, MER, MS, LEH, and BSC) due to improving fundamentals.

VCLK

Value Click, Inc. is in a bullish power trend in early trading so keep it on the radar.

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Stocks Trading Up In Pre-Market

AAPL, GOOG, OMR, VCLK, MNST, AKAM, GERN, INTU, INTC, FMCN, LIFC, DRIV, TRMP, AVNR, AQNT, TONE, and UTHR

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Watch for Breakout

AAI Continuation

SWN Continuation

INFA Over $15.40

OMG Over $60.20

RBN Over $45

JKHY Over $25

GPN Over $40.50

Upgrades and Downgrades

Upgraded this morning include:

TOPT, APKT, RVBD, SKT, NYX, REP, VZ, PCLN, and CAI

Downgraded this morning include:

NCX, SONO, CAMP, FBN, CRZ, ADS, THC, and JNPR

Budd Foxx

Morning News

Futures are up this morning pointing to a higher open.

European markets are trading to the upside so far today.

In Tokyo the Nikkei 225 did have a down day.

Crude oil is up to $64.97 per barrel.

Wholesale gasoline continues to go higher current price is $2.43 per gallon.

Natural gas is back above $8.00 per unit.

Gold slipping to $658.00 per ounce.

University of Michigan's poll on May Consumer Sentiment will be released at 10:00 this morning.

Reports are out that General Electric is close to a sale of its plastic unit for as much as $11 billion.

British Airways losing ground after reporting a quarterly loss.

Royal Dutch Shell begins production in Bonny Light Field in Nigeria after protestors took the place over.

World Bank President Paul Wolfowitz to step down.

Ben Bernanke speaking yesterday believes subprime mortgage problems will not hurt the economy badly.

Budd Foxx

Thursday, May 17, 2007

7 Stocks you need to know for Friday

Intuit (INTU | charts | news | PowerRating) beat earnings after the close on Thursday, announcing $1.13 EPS over an expected $1.07 EPS.

Kohl's (KSS | charts | news | PowerRating) beat earnings on Thursday afternoon, with $0.64 EPS over an expected $0.62 EPS.

Alliance Data Systems (ADS | charts | news | PowerRating) agreed to be bought out by private equity firm Blackstone for $7.8 bln.

WPP Group (WPPGY | charts | news | PowerRating) announced on Thursday a deal to buy 24/7 Real Media (TFSM | charts | news | PowerRating) for $649 million.

A major takeover bid is still on the table for Dow Jones (DJ | charts | news | PowerRating). Medial mogul Rupert Murdoch, who runs News Corp (NWS | charts | news | PowerRating) reportedly offered to buy DJ for $60 a share.

Wall Strip Video

OXY

Occidental Petroleum Corp. is perking up a bit here so keep it on the radar this afternoon.

DO

Diamond Offshore Drilling, Inc. is acting very so keep it on the radar this afternoon.

RIG

Transocean, Inc. just made a new high on the day so keep it on the radar this afternoon.

Natural Gas

Energy Dept. just released weekly inventory levels which saw a build of 95 billion cubic feet.

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SWN

South Western Energy Company this stock breaks out over $44 per share so keep it on the radar. Natural Gas numbers will be out at 10:30 am

AAPL

Apple Computer, Inc. continues to have a good tone to it so keep it on the radar.

GROW sitting on the 200 dma


This depressed stock that has been down 5 days in a row is sitting right on the 200 dma so keep it on the radar as large institutions often will support a stock at this technical level.

RVBD

Riverbed Tech is acting well in early trading so keep it on the radar.

BNI

Burlington Nothern continues to act well so keep it on the radar.

Top Performers

ADS / JCP / DUSA / ACXM / NXST

GRB / CTRP / IAAC / RVBD

ONT

ON2 Tech continues to act well so keep it on the radar.

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