Wednesday, October 31, 2007

7 Stocks you need to know for Thursday

JDS Uniphase (JDSU | charts | news | PowerRating) beat earnings estimates on Wednesday afternoon, announcing $0.08 EPS over an expected $0.06 EPS.

Advance Auto (AAP | charts | news | PowerRating) beat earnings with $0.61 EPS over a consensus of $0.58 EPS.

Agilysys (AGYS | charts | news | PowerRating) reports earnings on Thursday morning before the bell, with analysts looking for $0.10 EPS.

Dominion (D | charts | news | PowerRating) should announce $1.74 EPS on Thursday before the market opens.

Analysts are watching for Dril-Quip (DRQ | charts | news | PowerRating) to report $0.62 EPS on Thursday morning before the bell.

When Eastman-Kodak (EK | charts | news | PowerRating) announces quarterly results tomorrow morning, analysts will be watching for $0.24 EPS.

Exxon Mobil (XOM | charts | news | PowerRating) looks set to report $1.74 EPS tomorrow morning.

The Fed at 2:15 pm

The Fed will wrap up two days of meetings today with an announcement on interest rates due out at 2:15 today.

CROX

Crocs, Inc. has a good tone to it today so keep it on the radar this afternoon.

FSLR

First Solar is acting well today. This security breaks out over $160 per share.

Top Performers

MSTR / DRYS / FEED / FCGI / SIRF

TUES / SIMO / EQIX / MA /XPRT

NEM / BQI

VMW

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

ICE

Intercontinental Exchange breaks out over $176 per share so keep it on the radar.

DRYS

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

CMG

Chipolte Mexican Grill target raised from $100 to $150 by Piper Jaffray.

Pre-Market Gappers

Gapping up:

HA +13.9%, PMTC +7.1%, DSX +5.7%, DRYS +5.4%, SPWR +4.2%, DB +4.4%, DELL +2.9%, ALU +2.6%, ALKS +2.0%, VZ +1.9%, ANDW +1.7%, AMLN +1.2% , BIDU +1.6%, YHOO +1.5%, GOOG +1.1%...

Gapping down:

GPCB -59.8%, CKSW -14.1%, SPPI -13.0%, FEIC -12.3%, CTV -9.0%, WYNN -5.6%, GRMN -5.4%, LVS -4.7%, NIHD -3.8%, LDK -2.7%, Q -2.3%, INFN -1.6%, UA -1.2%.

MA Earnings

Mastercard prelim $1.80 vs $1.42 Reuters consensus; revs $1.08 bln vs $1.03 bln Reuters consensus

RIMM

Research In Motion target raised to $146 from $114 at Bank of America based upon recent channel checks and higher Smartphone market growth.

Watch for Breakout

ASIA Over $13

CG Over $86.25

PEP Over $74.25

PCU Over $143.25

RGLD
Over $35

SID
Over $80

XEL
Over $22.30

Upgrades and Downgrades

Upgraded this morning include:

NVAX, ENR, RBA, FBTX, SPWR, MCK, TAM, TEVA, and PPS

Downgraded this morning include:

EL, LCAV, SUMT, MXWL, SFLY, LNET, CF, GPCB, Q, BEC, LDK, VTAL, LVS, PACR, AKAM, and BMS

Budd Foxx

Morning News

Futures are pointing to a higher open this morning.

European markets are trading higher so far today.

In Tokyo the Nikkei 225 did end the day higher.

Crude oil has pulled bake to just above $90.00 per barrel.

Wholesale gasoline is $2.26 per gallon.

Natural gas remains above $8.00 per unit.

Gold is currently $786.00 per ounce.

Third quarter GDP report will be out at 8:30 this morning.

Construction spending for the month of September will be released at 10:00 this morning.

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

The Fed will wrap up two days of meetings today with an announcement on interest rates due out at 2:15 today.

Alcatel Lucent reportedly will cut as many as 4,000 more jobs.

Verizon is reportedly in talks with Google about a highly anticipated phone Google has plans for.

Earthquake shakes California no major damage reported.

Budd Foxx

Tuesday, October 30, 2007

Stock Market Review

7 Stocks you need to know for Wednesday

Dollar Financial (DLLR | charts | news | PowerRating) also beat earnings, with $0.52 EPS over a consensus of $0.48 EPS.

Watts (WTS | charts | news | PowerRating) also performed better than analysts expected, announcing $0.58 EPS over a consensus of $0.57 EPS.

Chipotle Mexican Grill (CMG | charts | news | PowerRating) beat earnings on Tuesday afternoon, announcing $0.62 EPS over an expected $0.53 EPS.

Alcatel-Lucent (ALU | charts | news | PowerRating) reports earnings on Wednesday before the bell, with analsyts looking for $0.04 EPS.

Brinks (BCO | charts | news | PowerRating) is expected to report $0.66 EPS on Wednesday morning before the market opens.

Mastercard (MA | charts | news | PowerRating) should announce $1.42 EPS before the bell on Wednesday morning.

Analysts will be watching for Weyerhaeuser (WY | charts | news | PowerRating) to announce $0.50 EPS tomorrow morning.

ISRG

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

Top Performers

AMED / GIGM / FORM / AVP / ACTU

GOOG / SCON

CROX

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

BIDU

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

AAPL News

Apple Sells Two Million Copies of Mac OS X Leopard in First Weekend

SIRI

Sirius Satellite Radio 3rd-Quarter Loss Narrows As Subscribers Grow 50 Percent

Pre-Market Gappers

Gapping up:

SCON +23.1%, BDY +20.0%, EFJI +15.3%, SEPR +14.0%, AG +9.7%, CF +9.1%, ACTU +8.5%, SOHU +8.4%, TWLL +12.5%, NM +7.0%, ATHR +7.0%, PRXI +6.9%, OSG +6.6%, SKS +6.1%...

Gapping down:

SWHC -25.3%, VLCM -23.5%, AMMD -19.3%, SCUR -17.7%, ONNN -16.3%, LIZ -13.6%, FSRV -9.0%, NHY -9.0%, UA -8.9%, LDK -7.2%, PRAA -6.8%, X -4.9%, CRDN -4.6%, RCII -4.6%, TEN -4.5%, BJS -4.3%.

Watch for Breakout

BMRN Over $28

BMY
Over $30.35

CCI
Over $41.75

GOOG
Over $680

TAP
Over $57.70

MCZ Over $1.32

RIG Over $120

Upgrades and Downgrades

Upgraded this morning include:

KOF, TGP, NXG, ACTU, SCHN, MAN, PTP, USBE, GM, FORM, AYI, SU, PCZ, and NXY

Downgraded this morning include:

HMIN, DVW, and DJO

Budd Foxx

Morning News

Futures are pointing to a lower open this morning.

European markets are trading lower so far today.

In Tokyo the Nikkei 225 did end lower.

Crude oil pulling back just a bit to $92.52 per barrel.

Wholesale gasoline is $2.30 per gallon.

Natural gas sitting just below $8.00 per unit.

Gold pulling back just a bit to $787.00 per ounce.

The Fed will begin two days of meetings today. Most expectations call for a rate cut which will be announced on Wednesday.

October consumer confidence will be released this morning.

Google reportedly close to releasing plans for the cell phone market. A phone is expected to be available by the middle of 2008.

Laurence Fink is a name that keeps popping up to replace Stan O'neal at Merrill Lynch.

CEO at KB Home Jeffrey Mezger believes home prices in California could drop another 10-15 percent over the next 18 months.

Budd Foxx

Monday, October 29, 2007

7 Stocks you need to know for Tuesday

Applebee's (APPB | charts | news | PowerRating) missed earnings on Monday afternoon, announcing $0.25 EPS versus expectations of $0.26 EPS.

Actuate (ACTU | charts | news | PowerRating) beat earnings expectations with $0.09 EPS over an expected $0.08 EPS.

Volcom (VLCM | charts | news | PowerRating) beat expectations on Monday after the close with $0.59 EPS versus a consensus of $0.56 EPS.

Automatic Data (ADP | charts | news | PowerRating) reports earnings on Tuesday before the bell, with analysts looking for $0.43 EPS.

When Colgate-Palmolive (CL | charts | news | PowerRating) announces earnings tomorrow morning, analysts will be watching for $0.85 EPS.

Goodyear Tire (GT | charts | news | PowerRating) is expected to report $0.52 EPS on Tuesday before the market opens.

Analysts are watching for Liz Claiborne (LIZ | charts | news | PowerRating) to report $0.70 EPS on Tuesday morning.

FSLR

First Solar is making new highs so keep it on the radar.

FMCN

Focus Media Holdings Ltd. has a good tone to it today so keep it on the radar.

SU

Suncor Energy, Inc. has broken out and made a new 52 week high so keep it on the radar.

VMW

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

Top Performers

CAST / CSUN / LDK / CEO / SSRX

WY / SWIR / YZC / HDB

GS

Goldman Sachs has broken out and made a new 52 week high so keep it on the radar.

PCU

Southern Copper Corp. is acting well in early trading so keep it on the radar.

SIGM

Sigma Designs, Inc. has broken out and made a new 52 week high so keep it on the radar.

CROX

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

LVS

Las Vegas Sands, Inc. is acting very well in early trading so keep it on the radar.

DRYS

Dryships, Inc. has a good tone in early trading so keep it on the radar. This security breaks out over $130 per share.

WYNN CHART


WYNN breaks out over $169.40 per share so keep it radar.

Pre-Market Gappers

Gapping up:

SSRX +8.6%, NSANY +9.6%, RSH +8.0%, AXL +7.9%, CHU +6.9%, HUM +5.7%, NGA +5.7%, RDN +5.6%, CHINA +4.8%...

Gapping down:

GEHL -10.9%, ODP -8.3%, PANC -5.5%, WCG -4.3%, SCHN -3.5%, SILC -3.0%, SNY -1.8%, BEAS -1.5%, CFC -1.3%, ERIC -1.0%.

BIDU CHART


Baidu.com breaks out over $360 per share so keep it on the radar today.

POT

Potash upgraded to Buy from Neutral at Bank of America

Watch for Breakout

AA Over $40.05

RIO Over $36.05

DRYS Over $130

GS Over $239.35

FCX Over $120.20

SID Over $80

PCU Over $140

Upgrades and Downgrades

Upgraded this morning include:

MANT, POT, DCM, WNR, HNR, and WPO

Downgraded this morning include:

PENN, PDGI, VSE, CLAY, NVDA, DDR, SXE, LTM, KNSY, OIS, BHI, and PSD

Budd Foxx

Morning News

Futures are pointing to a higher open this morning.

European markets are trading higher so far today.

In Tokyo the Nikkei 225 did end higher.

Crude oil is sitting just under $93.00 per barrel.

Wholesale gasoline is $2.29 per gallon.

Natural gas is $7.25 per unit.

Gold is on the move again current price is $796.00 per ounce.

Most expectations call for a rate cut when the Federal Reserve meets on Wednesday.

The euro reaching new highs against the U.S. dollar.

Merrill Lynch CEO Stanley O'Neil reportedly on his way out at the company.

Humana, Verizon, Kellogg, Winn Dixie, Radio Shack, and Loew's just a few of the companies set to report earnings today.

Office Depot to delay quarterly results.

In sports the Boston Red Sox swept the Colorado Rockies 4-0 winning game four last night 4-3 in Colorado.

Budd Foxx

Sunday, October 28, 2007

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VIDEO - Specialists Win / Generalists Lose

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Saturday, October 27, 2007

Stock Market Review

Friday, October 26, 2007

7 Stocks you need to know for Monday

Alberto-Culver (ACV | charts | news | PowerRating) reports earnings on Monday morning before the bell, with analysts looking for $0.35 EPS.

When Kellogg (K | charts | news | PowerRating) announces quarterly results on Monday morning, watch for $0.73 EPS.

Analysts are expecting RadioShack (RSH | charts | news | PowerRating) to report $0.26 EPS on Monday morning before the market opens.

Schnitzer Steel (SCHN | charts | news | PowerRating) reports earnings on Monday morning; watch for $1.35 EPS.

Verizon (VZ | charts | news | PowerRating) is looking to announce $0.62 EPS on Monday morning.

United Health (UHS | charts | news | PowerRating) and Actuate (ACTU | charts | news | PowerRating) both report earnings after the bell on Monday, so watch for heightened price action and volatility ahead of the close.

YGE

Yingli Green Energy has broken out and continues to act well so keep it on the radar.

Top Performers

DECK / SCSC / SWIR / OMTR / VPRT

TSO / WFR

Fertilizer Stocks to Watch

POT / AGU / TRA / MOS

DECK

Deckers Outdoor is up in early trading on a better than expected earnings release so keep this stock on that watchlist.

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BIDU

Baidu.com is acting well here in early trading so keep this stock on that trading radar.

Budd Foxx

Pre-Market Gappers

Gapping up:

DV +19.1%, PANC +19.0%, ATSI +11.3%, CFC +18.6%, MSFT +13.3%, RDN +13.2%, SWIR +13.1%, WFR +9.6%, DRIV +8.1%, MTG +6.2%, PALM +5.9%, SLT +3.9%, MER +3.4%, NVDA +2.9%...

Gapping down:

VERT -52.5%, TRID -27.5%, RADS -19.2%, VSEA -14.9%, SU -4.6%, BEAS -3.7%, KLAC -3.3%, BIDU -3.1%, ASML -1.3%.

Watch for Breakout

AKAM Over $38

ATVI Over $23.70

BARE Over $28

CMED
Over $44

MON
Over $94.25

SONS Over $7

YGE Over $33

Upgrades and Downgrades

Upgraded this morning include:

TSM, DFS, MEOH, NILE, NUAN, STD, IPCC, and EXBD

Downgraded this morning include:

MGI, AXTI, DO, TRID, FADV, CPS, MBI, ABK, ALK, BEN, CLP, STLD, TLGD, and CHH

Budd Foxx

Morning News

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

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

In Tokyo the Nikkei 225 did end higher.

Crude oil spiking to $91.40 per barrel.

Wholesale gasoline is up to $2.25 per gallon.

Natural gas is $7.13 per unit.

Gold on the move sitting at levels it has not seen in 28 years $779.00 per ounce.

Final release of October consumer confidence poll will be released this morning.

Microsoft reports a better than expected 23% rise in profit and lifts outlook.The stock in after hours trading was at levels it hasn't seen since 2001.

Baidu.com quarterly profit nearly doubles on demand for online advertising.

There is a report out that Merrill Lynch CEO had discussions about a merger with Wachovia.

In game 2 of the World Series the Boston Red Sox beat the Colorado Rockies 2-1 last night. The Red Sox lead the series 2-0 with game 3 in Colorado Saturday night.

Budd Foxx

Thursday, October 25, 2007

7 Stocks you need to know for Friday

Microsoft (MSFT | charts | news | PowerRating) beat estimates on Thursday, with $0.45 EPS over a consensus of $0.39 EPS.

Rackable Systems (RACK | charts | news | PowerRating) beat estimates this afternoon, announcing $0.09 EPS over estimates of $0.02 EPS.

Dynamic Materials (BOOM | charts | news | PowerRating) beat earnings on Thursday afternoon, announcing $0.58 EPS over an expected $0.50 EPS.

Baker Hughes (BHI | charts | news | PowerRating) reports earnings on Friday morning, with analysts looking for $1.22 EPS.

Ingersoll-Rand (IR | charts | news | PowerRating) is expected to announce $0.87 EPS on Friday before the market opens.

Waste Management (WMI | charts | news | PowerRating) should report $0.59 EPS on Friday morning.

Analysts are watching for Countrywide Financial (CFC | charts | news | PowerRating) to report -$1.66 EPS on Friday before the market opens.

AGU CHART


AGU has broken out and made a new 52 week high so keep it on the radar this afternoon as it could be momentum.

POT

Potash what a roller coaster ride it has been today for this stock. This security has broken out and made a new 52 week high after getting support at the 50 dma early this morning.

MOS

Mosaic has broken out and made a new 52 week high so keep it on the radar this afternoon.

AKAM

Akamai Tech, Inc. is acting very well today so keep it on the radar.

YGE CHART


YGE breaks out over $33.50 per share so keep it on the trading radar.

MA

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

WYNN

Wynn Resorts Ltd. has a decent tone in early trading so keep it on the radar. Closing above $160 per share would be a good sign for this security.

Top Performers

ISRG / LFT / RNOW / PCCC/ IRBT

FLIR / ABAX / SWM / AGP / KAI

BIDU

Baidu.com will report earnings after the market closes today.

GS

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

JASO

JA Solar target raised to $70 from $30 at Piper Jaffray, based on new silicon contracts and financing to build out additional capacity, firm also believe the co is ahead of schedule in its planned production ramp

VMW

VMware target raised to $135 from $125 at Caris

ICE

IntercontinentalExchange beats by $0.04, beats on revs (ICE) 175.48 : Reports Q3 (Sep) earnings of $0.93 per share, $0.04 better than the Reuters Estimates consensus of $0.89; revenues rose 60.2% year/year to $151.7 mln vs the $149.7 mln consensus. The increase in transaction revenue was driven primarily by the addition of ICE Futures U.S. and implementation of around-the-clock electronic trading in its markets, strong trading volume in the futures and global OTC business segments, and the entry of new participants in ICE's markets.

Pre-Market Gappers

Gapping up:

BG +6.7%, LFT +5.9%, EMC +6.4%, SORL +5.4%, VMW +5.3%, AKAM +5.6%, DAI +4.4%, MOT +3.8%, FLIR +3.5% LDK +2.6%, PKX +2.2%, ABB +2.1%...

Gapping down:

ALGN -20.8%, VDSI -16.6%, SYMC -10.1%, CELG -8.4%, FREE -7.5%, PALM -2.3%, CMCSA -1.7%, SPWR -1.2%.

AAPL

AAPL target raised at Piper Jaffray from $222 to $250

Watch for Breakout

ASCA Over $30.25

FLML Over $10.20

ITWO Over $17

LOGI Over 36.30

WYNN Over $160

Upgrades and Downgrades

Upgraded this morning include:

HOG, TLB, PSUN, WSH, CTGX, and NRIM

Downgraded this morning include:

SYMC, MER, UAUA, MCO, TMA, SPWR, WMT, CVC, WSFG, and FORM

Budd Foxx

Morning News

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

European markets are trading higher today.

In Tokyo the Nikkei 225 did end lower.

Crude oil is on the move again the current price is $88.53 per barrel.

Wholesale gasoline is up to $2.18 per gallon.

Natural gas is sitting at $7.07 per unit.

Gold is currently $771.00 per ounce.

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

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

September new home sales will be out at 10:00 this morning.

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

Microsoft, Motorola, Dow Chemical, Comcast, Aetna, Starwood Hotels, and Bristol Myers Squibb just a few of the companies set to release quarterly results.

Bank of America to review its investment banking business, and plans to cut 3,000 jobs.

CFO at Royal Dutch Shell doesn't understand why oil prices are so high. He believes speculation more than demand is pushing the price higher.

Microsoft investing $240 million in Facebook.

In game 1 of the World Series the Boston Red Sox beat the Colorado Rockies 13-1. Game two from Boston is tonight.

Budd Foxx

Wednesday, October 24, 2007

7 Stocks you need to know for Thursday

Airgas (ARG | charts | news | PowerRating) beat earnings expectations on Wednesday, with $0.67 EPS over an expected $0.63 EPS.

Akamai Tech (AKAM | charts | news | PowerRating) beat earnings on Wednesday afternoon, announcing $0.34 EPS over an expected $0.33 EPS.

Advanced Medical Optics (EYE | charts | news | PowerRating) reports earnings on Thursday morning, with analysts looking for -$0.43 EPS.

Aetna (AET | charts | news | PowerRating) should announce $0.92 EPS before the bell on Thursday morning.

When Bunge (BG | charts | news | PowerRating) reports earnings on Thursday before the market opens, look for $1.78 EPS.

Analysts will be watching for Diamond Offshore (DO | charts | news | PowerRating) to report $1.49 EPS on Thursday morning.

Motorola (MOT | charts | news | PowerRating) announces quarterly results tomorrow morning; watch for $0.04 EPS.

Stocks bucking the trend

NMX / GENZ / CME / ATI / NYX

WINN / ICE / SEED / ASIA / PFWD

Oil Inventories

Energy Dept. just released weekly levels.

Crude oil saw a decline of 5.3 million barrels.

Gasoline supplies saw a dip of 2 million barrels.

Distillate supplies down 1.8 million barrels.

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LFT

Long Top Financial new issue which began trading this morning is doing well so keep this stock on that watchlist.

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RIMM

Research in Motion has a decent tone in early trading so keep it on the radar.

GRMN

Garmin Ltd. is bucking the trend in early trading so keep it on the radar.

VMW

Vmware, Inc. is trading up in pre-market so keep it on the radar today.

Pre-Market Gappers

Gapping up:

TASR +4.9%, SGR +4.0%, KMGB +3.8%, STM +3.8%, ASML +1.7%, BA +1.6%, VMW +1.5%, OXY +1.3%, LVLT +1.2%...

Gapping down:

ANAD -18.3%, BRCM -14.6%, AMZN -9.2%, NCC -3.8%, JNPR -6.0%, GLW -6.0%, MICC -4.5%, AZN -4.3%, GSK -2.9%, MER -2.4%, LMC -2.5%, BHP -2.2%, RIMM -2.0%, CFC -2.0%, LFC -2.0%, UBS -1.9%, BIDU -1.8%, RIMM -1.6%.

TASR

TASER earnings beats by $0.04, beats on revs as well

CME

CME Group beats by $0.19, reports revs slightly above consensus

Upgrades and Downgrades

Upgraded this morning include:

AMGN, SYMM, WFT, D, SII, VOD, FMER, QLGC, CTXS, STM, and PTV

Downgraded this morning include:

BWLD, LLY, BCR, BNI, EXM, BBI, BIIB, WB, ZION, BRCM, and PLT

Budd Foxx

Watch for Breakout

EPEX Over $9

FSLR Continuation

YGE Over $34

Morning News

Futures are pointing to a lower open this morning.

European markets are trading pretty flat so far today.

In Tokyo the Nikkei 225 did end lower.

Crude oil is just above $85.00 per barrel.

Wholesale gasoline is $2.10 per gallon.

Natural gas has pulled back to $6.77 per unit.

Gold is $759.00 per ounce.

September existing home sales will be out at 10:00 this morning.

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

Merrill Lynch, Glaxo Smith Kline, Conoco Phillips, Corning, and Boeing set to lead the way on the earnings front today.

Reports are out that Merrill Lynch is ready to write off another $2.5 billion to the $5 billion the company previously announced.

Research In Motion shipping smart phones to China which will hopefully go on sale by the end of the year.

California fires showing no sign of weakness. Winds continue to hamper progress with more than 500,000 people being asked to leave their homes. It is also being reported that 1,800 structures have been lost with that number growing.

Sports fans the World Series between the Colorado Rockies and the Boston Red Sox begins tonight.

Budd Foxx

Tuesday, October 23, 2007

7 Stocks you need to know for Wednesday

Amazon.com (AMZN | charts | news | PowerRating) beat earnings on Tuesday afternoon, announcing $0.19 EPS over an expected $0.18 EPS.

Broadcom (BRCM | charts | news | PowerRating) also beat expectations on Tuesday with $0.27 EPS over a consensus of $0.07 EPS.

Flextronic (FLEX | charts | news | PowerRating) also beat with $0.24 EPS over an expected $0.23 EPS.

Boeing (BA | charts | news | PowerRating) reports earnings on Wednesday morning before the bell, with analysts looking for $1.24 EPS.

ConocoPhillips (COP | charts | news | PowerRating) is expected to report $2.17 EPS on Wednesday morning.

Analysts will be watching for Merrill Lynch (MER | charts | news | PowerRating) to report -$0.49 EPS on Wednesday morning before the market opens.

Moody's (MCO | charts | news | PowerRating) announces quarterly results tomorrow morning; watch for $0.55 EPS.

Upside Watch

SEPR / IMCL / MRK / MA

Biggest point gainers include:

AAPL (188.53 +14.17), MICC (98.93 +12.22), ISRG (296.65 +10.79), GOOG (661.43 +10.68), BIDU (325.14 +8.88), RTP (343.00 +8.70), FXI (208.00 +6.50), FSLR (141.59 +4.69), AMZN (95.32 +4.03), CHL (97.68 +3.78), APOL (69.48 +3.55), DRYS (123.04 +3.52), TBSI (64.93 +3.41), ARTC (60.03 +3.35), ZRAN (24.08 +3.22)...

MA

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

FSLR

First Solar, Inc. is acting well today after Lehman upgraded the stock so keep it on the radar.

Top Performers

WU / SAY / PRE / WAT / CNH

NFLX / CMCO / ZRAN / ARTC / LULU

CROX

Crocs Inc. trading higher here in early trading so put this stock on that watchlist.

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ILMN

Illumina Inc. acting well again this morning so continue to keep this stock on that trading radar.

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BIDU

Baidu.com strong out of the gate this morning so keep this stock on that trading radar.

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ISRG

Intuitive Surgical, Inc. is once again acting well in early trading so keep it on the radar.

Pre-Market Gappers

Gapping up:

GRRF +19.1%, JDAS +10.9%, LXK +7.5%, AAPL +7.6%, RACK +5.4%, ISRG +3.8%, AMZN +3.3%, DRYS +3.5%, FXI +3.0%, MT +2.7%...

Gapping down:

CNTY -6.2%, TXN -6.2%, COH -5.9%, CSUN -5.6%, TLAB -3.4%, BIIB -1.4%, AMAT -0.8%.

AAPL

AAPL Apple upgraded to Buy at ThinkEquity- tgt raised to $227 from $164

Watch for Breakout

VOD Over $37

FCS Over $19.35

MDTL Over $15.15

MYD Over $14.55

ISV Over $1.27

RIMM Over $120

UAUA Over $50

Upgrades and Downgrades

Upgraded this morning include:

SPWR, FRNT, AMSG, JAH, TER, ZRAN, APOL, WSO, and PLL

Downgraded this morning include:

UCTT, AAI, TXN, TPTX, MINI, K, CHKP, and HUBB

Budd Foxx

Morning News

Futures are pointing to a higher open this morning.

European markets are trading higher today.

In Tokyo the Nikkei 225 did advance just a bit.

Crude oil is $87.56 per barrel.

Wholesale gasoline is $2.13 per gallon.

Natural gas is sitting just below $7.00 per unit.

Gold is $763.00 per ounce.

Apple inc. beats the street with a 67% rise in quarterly profit on strong sales of the iPhone, iPod, and its Macintosh computers.

Texas Instruments reports a weaker than expected third quarter, and predicts weaker current quarter.

Netflix earnings better than expected on subscriber growth.

General Motors tops Toyota in vehicle sales for the third quarter.

Dupont, Lockheed Martin, and AT&T to lead the way with earnigs reports due today.

President Bush has declared a national emergency in the state of California. Fires continue to burn out of control forcing the evacuation of as many as 265,000 people. It is believed at this time that at least 700 homes have been lost with that number expected to grow.

Budd Foxx

Monday, October 22, 2007

7 Stocks you need to know for Tuesday

Zoran (ZRAN | charts | news | PowerRating) beat earnings estimates after the bell on Monday, with $0.51 EPS over an expected $0.39 EPS.

Netflix (NFLX | charts | news | PowerRating) also beat earnings, with $0.23 EPS over a consensus of $0.15 EPS.

AT&T (T | charts | news | PowerRating) reports earnings on Tuesday before the bell, with anlaysts looking for $0.71 EPS.

Brinker (EAT | charts | news | PowerRating) should announce $0.40 EPS before the market opens on Tuesday.

When DuPont (DD | charts | news | PowerRating) reports quarterly results on Tuesday, look for $0.52 EPS.

Analysts are watching for Jetblue Airways (JBLU | charts | news | PowerRating) to report $0.07 EPS on Tuesday morning.

Lockheed Martin (LMT | charts | news | PowerRating) is looking to report $1.64 EPS before the market opens on Tuesday.

ILMN

Illumina Inc. is acting well here this afternoon so put this stock on that watchlist.

Budd Foxx

Top Performers

OSTK / PETS / CRNT / DSTI / RSYS

TGIC / SWIR / GGL

ISRG

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

BRCM

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

SNDK

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

GRMN

GRMN Garmin upgraded to Outperform from Sector Perform at Pacific Crest

Pre-Market Gappers

Gapping up:

RTSX +46.1%, CDS +10.3%, GIGA +9.6%, PLUG +9.4%, CRNT +4.3%, NED +4.2%, TMA +2.5%, PTR +2.2%, TGIC +1.9%, RCL +1.9%...

Gapping down:

CPSL -12.2%, BHIP -8.9%, JRJC -6.8%, CSUN -6.4%, CHNR -6.2%, RCH -6.1%, LMC -5.8%, THRX -5.7%, SDTH -5.5%, RIO -5.3%, FTEK -5.2%, STV -5.0%.

AAPL

AAPL Apple tgt raised to $200 from $175 at Caris. Apple will also report earnings after the bell today.

Upgrades and Downgrades

Upgraded this morning include:

NVTL, RSYS, XRX, IPG, SRCL, OSTK, MO, RX, CLWR, and CTXS

Downgraded this morning include:

MPR, ASH, DD, RHI, RTP, BHP, AAUK, DLTR, PMI, WM, IMB, CFC, UTI, DFS, COF, AXP, ANPI, SEPR, RBA, FTEK, CATY, RTSX, KNDL, and APPB

Budd Foxx

Watch for Breakout

ANAD Over $19.30

PGH Over $19.05

NLY Over $16.55

PWR Over $32.60

MFA Over $8.65

POT Over $115

RIMM Over $120

Morning News

Futures are pointing to a very weak open this morning.

European markets are trading lower today.

In Tokyo the Nikkei 225 did end lower.

Crude oil has pulled back to $87.68 per barrel.

Wholesale gasoline is $2.13 per gallon.

Natural gas sitting just above $7.00 per unit.

Gold pulling back to $7.55 per ounce.

On Friday the markets took a hit with the Dow losing 366 points the Nasdaq gave back 74 points and the S&P 500 lost 39 points.

The Lundberg survey of gas stations around the country shows that gas prices have risen nearly 5 cents over the past two weeks.

Merck& Company, Texas Instruments, Apple Inc, and American Express just a few of the companies set to report earnings.

Bear Stearns and Citic Securities to invest in each other.

Microsoft to cut the price of its Xbox 360 in Japan.

Toyota sells 2.34 million vehicles July through September.

In MLB baseball action last night the Boston Red Sox won game 7 11-2 over the Cleveland Indians they will now face the Colorado Rockies in the World Series.

Budd Foxx

Sunday, October 21, 2007

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Friday, October 19, 2007

Stock Market Review

7 Stocks you need to know for Monday

Apple (AAPL | charts | news | PowerRating) reports earnings after the close, with analysts expecting $0.85.

Dow component American Express (AXP | charts | news | PowerRating) also reports after the close, with analysts looking for $0.85.

Check Point Software Technologies (CHKP | charts | news | PowerRating) earnings are due before the open on Monday, look for $0.38.

Haliburton (HAL | charts | news | PowerRating) is expected to report earnings of $0.64 before the open.

Netflix (NFLX | charts | news | PowerRating) reports after the close, with analysts expecting $0.15.

Schering-Plough (SGP | charts | news | PowerRating) is also due before the bell, $0.30 is the magic number.

Texas Instruments (TXN | charts | news | PowerRating) reports after the close, with $0.50 being the target.

ICE

Intercontinental Exchange is bucking the trend today so keep it on the radar. This stock breaks out over $165 per share.

Top Performers

OSTK / TIE / SON / TPX / ISRG

ICUI / ANET / SHOO / CYBS / LCRD

NYX

NYSE Euronext is acting well in early trading so keep it on the radar.

GOOG

Google, Inc. reported good earnings and the stock is trading up on the news so keep it on the radar.

ISRG

Intuitive Surgical target upped to $325 at HSBC

Watch for Breakout

ICE Over $165

GMO
Over $8.65

DELL Over $29.65

RIMM
Over $120

POT Over $115

PKTR Over $8.55

Upgrades and Downgrades

Upgraded this morning include:

HLIT, LHC, TER, ODFL, STI, OSG, PH, JCG, and IEX

Downgraded this morning include:

BKUNA, FED, PFBC, TLB, AMR, COF, AZN, HES, HBC, PCU, HST, CAB, DVA, HANS, UNH, SIRO, and ELOS

Budd Foxx

Morning News

Futures are pointing to a mixed open this morning.

European markets are trading pretty flat so far today.

In Tokyo the Nikkei 225 took a hit to the down side.

Crude oil just keeps going higher current price is $89.72 per barrel.

Wholesale gasoline is up to $2.18 per gallon.

Natural gas is holding at $7.30 per unit.

Gold is up to $773.00 per ounce.

The dollar bouncing off new lows against the euro.

As many as 135 people are dead following a suicide bomb attack in Pakistan.

Google Inc. topping expectations with a 46% rise in quarterly profit.

Massachusetts regulators looking into Bear Stearns trading practices with two in house funds.

Caterpillar, Harley Davidson, Xerox, Wachovia, Honeywell, Boston Scientific, and 3M Company just a few of the companies set to report earnings today.

In case you missed it a great night in sports last night with Rutgers beating #2 South Florida in college footbal. In MLB the Boston Red Sox beat the Cleveland Indians to bring the series back to Boston with the Indians leading the series 3-2.

Budd Foxx

Thursday, October 18, 2007

RIMM

Research in Motion is acting well this afternoon so keep it on the trading radar.

ISRG

Intuitive Surgical, Inc. is acting very well today so keep it on the radar.

BTU

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

POT

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

SU

Suncor Energy, Inc. has broken out and made a new 52 week high so keep it on the radar.

Top Performers

GSOL / PLCM / ANDE / LOGI / WSCI

FCS / ELY / WCC / BAX / ARB

BNI

Burlington Northern Santa Fe has a good tone in early trading so keep it on the radar.

JOYG

Joy Global has a decent tone in early trading so keep it on the radar.

Pre-Market Gappers

Gapping up:

LOGI +12.8%, GIGA +7.0%, CSUN +5.5%, TXT +4.5%, NOK +3.7%, PALM +2.9%, BAX +2.2%...

Gapping down:

SNP -11.7%. CHA -9.3%, ACH -8.9%, PTR -7.1%, LFC -6.3%, WM -4.6%, EBAY -4.4%, IBN -3.3%, SAP -3.1%, BAC -3.1%, CHL -3.1%, HSY -3.0%, ERIC -2.8%, BCS -1.8%.

TMA

TMA Thornburg Mortg upgraded to Market Perform from Underperform at Keefe Bruyette

Watch for Breakout

AUDC Over $7.20

CCU
Over $38.20

STLD Over $49.60

RIMM Over $120

POT
Over $115

Upgrades and Downgrades

Upgraded this morning include:

CRYP, TMA, EOC, ANH, MAT

Downgraded this morning include:

NLC, EGLE, EBAY, LOJN, ETFC, DSL, WM, MOGN, KNX, RX, CBEY, and OCNW

Budd Foxx

Morning News

Futures are pointing to a lower open this morning.

European markets are trading lower so far today.

In Tokyo the Nikkei 225 did end higher.

Crude oil is just above $87.00 per barrel.

Wholesale gasoline is $2.14 per gallon.

Natural gas is currently $7.41 per unit.

Gold sitting right at $763.00 per ounce.

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

September leading indicators will be released at 10:00 this morning.

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

SEC has opened an investigation into the stock sales by Countrywide CEO.

Big expectations for Google Inc. today as the company is ready to announce earnings results.

Bank of America's latest quarter comes in well below expectations.

Sony to sell advanced computer chip department to Toshiba.

Dept. of Energy latest numbers on coal fired power plants shows that 16 have either been delayed or cancelled all together.

Budd Foxx

Wednesday, October 17, 2007

7 Stocks you need to know for Thursday

eBay (EBAY | charts | news | PowerRating) smashed earnings expectations on Wednesday, announcing $0.41 EPS over an expected $0.33 EPS.

Alliance Data (ADS | charts | news | PowerRating) also beat earnings Wednesday, with $1.01 EPS over a consensus of $0.93 EPS.

Bank of America (BAC | charts | news | PowerRating) reports earnings on Thursday before the bell, with analysts looking for $1.06 EPS.

Commerce Bancorp (CBH | charts | news | PowerRating) is looking to report $0.41 EPS before the market opens on Thursday morning.

Dow Jones (DJ | charts | news | PowerRating) should report $0.22 EPS on Thursday morning before the bell.

Analysts are watching for Continental Airlines (CAL | charts | news | PowerRating) to report $2.19 EPS on Thursday before the market opens.

Pfizer (PFE | charts | news | PowerRating) should announce $0.52 EPS tomorrow morning.

CROX

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

Top Performers

FTEK / YHOO / CTDC / SONS / CNTF

ACH / LFC

GS

Goldman Sachs is acting well in early trading so keep it on the radar.

Oil Inventories

Energy Dept. just released weekly levels.

Crude oil saw a build of 1.8 million barrels.

Gasoline saw a build of 2.8 million barrels.

Distillate stocks up 1 million barrels.

Budd Foxx

FSLR

First Solar, Inc. has broken out so keep it on the radar.

RIMM

Research In Motion trading higher here this am. so keep this stock on that radar.

Budd Foxx

BIDU and GOOG

Baidu.com and Google Inc. both trading higher here in early trading so keep these stocks on that trading radar.

Budd Foxx

ILMN

Illumina Inc. has a good tone to it in early trading so keep this stock on that trading radar.

Budd Foxx

AAPL

AAPL Apple initiated with a Buy at Soleil - target raised to $200

Pre-Market Gappers

Gapping up:

CNTF +42.0%, YHOO +9.4%, ASML +6.6%, CHL +6.6%, CBAK +6.0%, PTR +5.6%, SLT +4.4%, INTC +4.9%, LFC +4.6%, JPM +4.2%, DRYS +4.0%, IFX +3.9%, TTM +3.5%...

Gapping down:

VC -3.6%. RTP -2.1%, QMAR -1.4%, IBM -1.1%, LVLT -0.9%.

Watch for Breakout

AAPL Over $172

BCSI Over $49

FSLR
Over $140

JEC
Over $87

KCI
Over $64.50

STO Over $35

POT Over $115

Upgrades and Downgrades

Upgraded this morning include:

LNCR, GTIV, TX, X, SID, and KPN

Downgraded this morning include:

VCLK, SBCF, ERIC, RBN, TIBX, BMC, ADSK, COGN, and PCAR

Budd Foxx

Morning News

Futures are pointing to a higher open this morning.

European markets are trading slightly higher.

In Tokyo the Nikkei 225 did end lower.

Crude oil is sitting at $87.39 per barrel.

Wholesale gasoline is $2.17 per gallon.

Natural gas is $7.35 per unit.

Gold is currently $763.00 per ounce.

Consumer price index for the month of September will be released before the open this morning.

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

Weekly oil inventory levels will be out at 10:30 this morning.

Intel Corp. beating expectations with a 43% jump in quarterly profit.

J.P Morgan, Altria, and Coca Cola will all be out with earnings before the bell.

Walt Disney to spend $1.1 billion in its California theme park over the next few yaers.

Mortgage applications rise for the second straight week.

Budd Foxx

Tuesday, October 16, 2007

7 Stocks you need to know for Wednesday

Intel (INTC | charts | news | PowerRating) beat earnings expectations on Tuesday afternoon, announcing $0.31 EPS over an expected $0.30 EPS.

AMB Property (AMB | charts | news | PowerRating) beat earnings on Tuesday after the close, announcing $0.99 EPS over an expected $0.82 EPS.

Altria (MO | charts | news | PowerRating) reports earnings on Wednesday morning before the bell, with analysts looking for $1.14 EPS.

Coca-Cola (KO | charts | news | PowerRating) should report $0.68 EPS before the market opens on Wednesday morning.

JP Morgan Chase (JPM | charts | news | PowerRating) is looking to announce $0.91 EPS on Wednesday morning before the market opens.

Analysts will be watching for Piper Jaffray (PJC | charts | news | PowerRating) to report $0.56 EPS on Wednesday morning.

United Tech (UTX | charts | news | PowerRating) should announce $1.16 EPS on Wednesday morning.

VMW

VMware, Inc. is acting well this afternoon so keep it on the radar.

WYNN

Wynn Resorts, Ltd. is acting well today so keep it on the radar.

POT

Potash is bucking the trend today so keep it on the radar.

AAPL

Apple, Inc. has gone green so keep it on the trading radar.

TBSI

TBS International Ltd. is acting very well in early trading so keep it on the radar.

DRYS

Drysships, Inc. price target raised by Jefferies and Co. from $108 to $160

Stocks Trading Up In Pre-Market

LULU, QMAR, BHIP, TBSI, MERX, DISH

IMMU, DRYS, PRVT, CLNE, BRCM, DRYS
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