Wednesday, September 30, 2009

7 Stocks you need to know for Thursday

The stock market flipped more times than a sizzling hamburger on a too hot grill today. The session started on a positive note as bullish economic data lifted shares on the open. Soon after the Chicago PMI indicated that the economy was slowing triggering a sharp sell off. Greed driven bargain hunters took advantage of the carnage shooting the market back into positive territory midday. Economic reality soon struck the bulls via Alan Greenspan's bearish sentiment pushing the market into negative territory for the close. The DJIA ended the session lower by 29.92, the tech heavy Nasdaq fell 1.62, and the broad based S&P 500 dipped 3.54.

Here are 7 stocks you need to know for Thursday.

Constellation Brands (STZ | Quote | Chart | News | PowerRating) is expecting to see a fiscal second quarter EPS of 41 cents prior to trading on Thursday.

47 cents/share is the forecast fiscal third quarter 2009 results for CRA International (CRAI | Quote | Chart | News | PowerRating) before the bell on Thursday morning.

MSCI Inc (MXB | Quote | Chart | News | PowerRating) has its sights set on an EPS of 29 cents for the fiscal third quarter 2009 on Thursday prior to the session.

After the close, Accenture (ACN | Quote | Chart | News | PowerRating), will reveal its fiscal fourth quarter 2009 earnings with an expected 63 cents share.

Corel Corp (CREL | Quote | Chart | News | PowerRating) is expecting fiscal third quarter 2009 EPS to be 12 cents/share after trading ends on Thursday.

65 cents is the expected fiscal first quarter 2010 for Global Payments (GPN | Quote | Chart | News | PowerRating) after the bell Thursday evening.

Penske Automotive Group (PAG | Quote | Chart | News | PowerRating) has called off plans to buy the Saturn brand from General Motors.

Sep 30 - Before the Open

Today's Before the Open

Yesterday's Sector Performance

This week's Economic Numbers

This week's Earnings Reports

List of ETFs

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Stocks Trading Up in Pre-Market

AMSC, HOKU, HBAN, TSTR, VVUS

OREX, CENX, GOLD, NVDA, FSLR

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Morning News

Futures are pointing to a higher open

In Japan the Nikkei 225 closed up 0.33%

In Hong Kong the Hang Seng closed down 0.28%

European markets are currently trading slightly higher

MBA Purchase Applications

ADP Employment Report

Corporate Profits

GDP

Chicago PMI

EIA Petroleum Status Report

Monster Employment Index

Motor Vehicle Sales

Crude Oil is $67.50 per barrel

Gold is $1002.50 per ounce

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7 Stocks you need to know for Wednesday

Conflicting economic data resulted in a lackluster session. Profit takers hit the stock market late in the session driving the major indexes solidly lower. Word of the Chinese Investment

Corp investing $2 billion into two distressed funds run by Goldman Sachs failed to generate enough interest to counteract the selling. The DJIA fell 47.16, the tech heavy Nasdaq slipped 6.70 and the broad based S&P 500 gave back 2.37.

Here are 7 stocks you need to know for Wednesday.

Volatile Diamond Foods (DMND | Quote | Chart | News | PowerRating) announces its fiscal fourth quarter 2009 results after the bell on Wednesday, with an expected EPS of 19 cents.

Software maker, Lawson Software (LWSN | Quote | Chart | News | PowerRating), expects to see an EPS of 4 cents for its fiscal first quarter 2010 once the market closes on Wednesday evening.

10 cents/share is the forecast figure for Xyratex Ltd's (XRTX | Quote | Chart | News | PowerRating) fiscal third quarter 2009 after the session on Wednesday.

Long time retailer, Sears Roebuck (SHLD | Quote | Chart | News | PowerRating), has been ordered to pay a record $6 million dollars in an Americans with Disabilities bias suit.

Rumors hit the street of CIT Group (CIT | Quote | Chart | News | PowerRating) merging with Indy Mac Bank facilitated by hedge fund kingpin John Paulson.

Despite the dismal consumer confidence, Morgan Stanley upgraded yuppie favorite clothier Ralph Lauren (RL | Quote | Chart | News | PowerRating).

Huge allocator, China Investment Corp, has decided to invest $2 billion dollars in 3 distressed funds including two run by Goldman Sachs (GS | Quote | Chart | News | PowerRating).

Tuesday, September 29, 2009

Sep 29 - Before the Open

Today's Before the Open

Yesterday's Sector Performance

This week's Economic Numbers

This week's Earnings Reports

List of ETFs

ChartBook - links to hundreds of charts

by Leavitt Brothers

Stocks Trading Up in Pre-Market

AIXG, BRCM, MCGC, SIGA, HBAN

CERS, CLDX, BSDM, SSTI, YRCW

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Stocks to Watch Today

Morning News

Futures are pointing to a slightly lower open

In Japan the Nikkei 225 closed up 0.91%

In Hong Kong the Hang Seng closed up 2.06%

European markets are currently trading lower

ICSC-Goldman Store Sales

Redbook

State Street Investor Confidence Index

Consumer Confidence

Farm Prices

Equity Settlements

Crude Oil is $66.65 per barrel

Gold is $991.50 per ounce

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7 Stocks you need to know for Tuesday

Merger madness is back on the front page as several major corporate mergers drove stock prices higher today. The bulls were clearly in control of the street despite late day profit taking. Word of the FDIC requiring banks to prepay insurance fees up to 3 years in advance sent shivers down the spine of shaky bank executives. The DJIA surged 124.17, the tech heavy Nasdaq advanced 39.82 and the broad based S&P 500 gained 18.60.

Here are 7 stocks

you need to know for Tuesday.

Expanding drug store chain, Walgreen (WAG | Quote | Chart | News | PowerRating), has its sights set on an EPS of 39 cents for its fiscal fourth quarter 2009. WAG will reveal on Tuesday morning before the open.

Popular restaurant owner, Darden Restaurants (DRI | Quote | Chart | News | PowerRating), is expecting to see an EPS of 65 cents for their fiscal first quarter 2010 after the bell on Tuesday.

Back in the limelight, Micron Technologies (MU | Quote | Chart | News | PowerRating), has analyst looking for a loss of 21 cents/share for their fiscal fourth quarter 2009 on Tuesday after the market closes.

99 cents/share is the expected fiscal first quarter 2010 earnings for athletic shoe maker Nike Inc (NKE | Quote | Chart | News | PowerRating) Tuesday evening after the close.

Bank of America (BAC | Quote | Chart | News | PowerRating) is being pursued in a class action lawsuit for billions of dollars per Ohio's Attorney General.

Sleepy ticker mattress company, Sealy Corp (ZZ | Quote | Chart | News | PowerRating), is expecting an EPS of 5 cents/share for their fiscal third quarter 2009 announced after the bell on Tuesday.

Jabil Circuit (JBL | Quote | Chart | News | PowerRating) is awaiting fiscal fourth quarter results of 2 cents/share announced after the close on Tuesday evening.

Monday, September 28, 2009

Sep 28 - Before the Open

Today's Before the Open

Yesterday's Sector Performance

This week's Economic Numbers

This week's Earnings Reports

List of ETFs

ChartBook - links to hundreds of charts

by Leavitt Brothers

Stocks Trading Up in Pre-Market

ASPM, GMTN, TLAB, HLCS, COMS

ACAS, RINO, CYTK, NVAX, VPHM

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Multi Chart Indexes

multi-index charts we are at or slightly below the trend lines however all are above the center Bollinger band, the 20 day average, which is a bullish place to bounce.

Morning News

Futures are pointing to a higher open

In Japan the Nikkei 225 closed down 2.56%

In Hong Kong the Hang Seng closed down 2.07%

European markets are currently trading higher

Swine flu -- and no paid sick leave


China's iPhone plans

Microsoft stages a big comeback

Crude Oil is $66 per barrel

Gold is $993 per ounce

Sunday, September 27, 2009

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7 Stocks you need to know for Monday

Riots at the G20 meeting in Pittsburgh, weaker than expected Durable Goods orders, and New Home Sales missing estimates all combined to push the stock market lower on this final trading day of the week. Good news from stalwart McDonald's quarterly results helped to prevent the most vicious bears from slamming the market into steeper losses in the session. The DJIA dropped 42.25, the tech heavy Nasdaq sunk 16.69 and the broad based S&P 500 lost 6.40.

Here are 7 stocks you need to know for Monday.

18 cents/ share is what Cal-Maine Foods (CALM | Quote | Chart | News | PowerRating) is expecting for the fiscal first quarter 2010 prior to the bell on Monday Morning.

Unilever has agreed to buy Sara Lee Corp's (SLE | Quote | Chart | News | PowerRating) personal product division for $1.88 billion dollars.

Google's (GOOG | Quote | Chart | News | PowerRating) voice product has come under fire by AT&T (T | Quote | Chart | News | PowerRating) who advised the FCC that it improperly blocks some calls.

Citigroup (C | Quote | Chart | News | PowerRating) and Microsoft (MSFT | Quote | Chart | News | PowerRating) are forming a personal finance

site to compete with Intuit's (INTU | Quote | Chart | News | PowerRating) Mint.com.

Friday, September 25, 2009

Sep 25 - Before the Open

Today's Before the Open

Yesterday's Sector Performance

This week's Economic Numbers

This week's Earnings Reports

List of ETFs

ChartBook - links to hundreds of charts

by Leavitt Brothers

Stocks Trading Up in Pre-Market

ACAS, ALTH, EZPW, CLWR, JASO

ADTN, STEC, NVAX, FITB, UAUA

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CAL, EW, FMCN, LSI, MFE

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RIMM, WBSN

Morning News

Futures are pointing to a higher open

In Japan the Nikkei 225 closed down 2.65%

In Hong Kong the Hang Seng closed down 0.15%

European markets are currently flat

Durable Goods Orders

Consumer Sentiment

New Home Sales

President Obama Speech

Crude Oil is $66.25 per barrel

Gold is $999 per ounce

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7 Stocks you need to know for Friday

The bears remained in control today as disturbingly lower home sales and a climbing dollar weighed on equities. Gold plummeted to below the technically critical support of $1000.00/oz while oil followed the downward spiral. The DJIA sunk 41.11, the Nasdaq dropped 23.81 and the broad based market barometer S&P 500 gave back 10.09.

Here are 7 stocks you need to know for Friday.

KB Home (KBH | Quote | Chart | News | PowerRating) is expecting a loss of 68 cents/share for their fiscal 3rd quarter 2009 on Friday before the trading day starts.

An EPS of 65 cents is forecast at AZZ Inc (AZZ | Quote | Chart | News | PowerRating) for their fiscal 2nd quarter 2010 prior to the opening bell on Friday morning.

Citigroup (C | Quote | Chart | News | PowerRating) is seriously considering reducing its 1001 branch network.

Goldman Sachs (GS | Quote | Chart | News | PowerRating) has forecast a huge upswing in home sales for 2010, and has upgraded ratings for builders Toll Brothers (TOL | Quote | Chart | News | PowerRating), DR Horton (DHI | Quote | Chart | News | PowerRating), and Meritage Homes (MTH | Quote | Chart | News | PowerRating).

Thursday, September 24, 2009

Sep 24 - Before the Open

Today's Before the Open

Yesterday's Sector Performance

This week's Economic Numbers

This week's Earnings Reports

List of ETFs

ChartBook - links to hundreds of charts

by Leavitt Brothers

Stocks Trading Up in Pre-Market

ARIA, COMS, HLCS, VICL, YRCW

BSDM, CBAK, CTXS, FLEX, SWHC

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Stocks to Watch Today

Morning News

Futures are pointing to a flat to slightly lower open

In Japan the Nikkei 225 closed up 1.67%

In Hong Kong the Hang Seng closed down 2.5%

European markets are currently trading lower

Jobless Claims

Existing Home Sales

EIA Natural Gas Report

President Obama Speech

Money Supply

Equity Settlements

Crude Oil is $68.40 per barrel

Gold is $1014.50 per ounce

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Wednesday, September 23, 2009

AAPL

Apple, Inc is breaking out here so keep it on the trading radar.

Sep 23 - Before the Open

Today's Before the Open

Yesterday's Sector Performance

This week's Economic Numbers

This week's Earnings Reports

List of ETFs

ChartBook - links to hundreds of charts

by Leavitt Brothers

Stocks Trading Up in Pre-Market

ASTI, BSDM, ONXX, STX, XLNX

RINO, DPTR, MPEL, SPPI, YRCW

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STX, LUV, WWWW

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BAP, GKSR, HERO, HGG, JNPR

SYK, TLAB, WLT

Stocks to Watch Today

Morning News

Futures are currently flat to slightly higher

In Hong Kong the Hang Seng closed down 0.50%

European markets are currently trading higher by 0.50%

MBA Purchase Applications

EIA Petroleum Status Report

FOMC Meeting Announcement

Equity Settlements

Crude Oil is $71.50 per barrel

Gold is $1016 per ounce

Weekly Bill Settlements

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7 Stocks you need to know for Wednesday

The stock market surged higher today on the back of advancing commodity prices. Optimism over the FOMC meeting statement tomorrow further fueled the anticipating bullish bias. Little hope of tightening by the Fed drove the U.S. dollar lower against the major currencies while the commodity complex pushed higher. The DJIA gained 51.01, the Nasdaq moved higher by 8.26 and the broad based market barometer S&P 500 stretched ahead by 7.00.

Here are 7 stocks you need to know for Wednesday.

An incredible $4.45/share is the expected fiscal fourth quarter 2009 EPS for AutoZone (AZO | Quote | Chart | News | PowerRating) on Wednesday prior to trading.

General Mills (GIS | Quote | Chart | News | PowerRating) has its eye on an EPS of $1.03 for its fiscal first quarter 2010. GIS will announce before the bell on Wednesday morning.

Internet bubble darling and survivor, Red Hat (RHT | Quote | Chart | News | PowerRating), is forecast to see an EPS of 11 cents for its fiscal second quarter 2010 after the close Wednesday evening.

34 cents/share is the anticipated number at Paychex Inc (PAYX | Quote | Chart | News | PowerRating) for its fiscal 1st quarter 2010 after trading ends on Wednesday.

Bed Bath & Beyond (BBBY | Quote | Chart | News | PowerRating) has traders expecting fiscal second quarter 2010 earnings of 48 cents/share. BBBY will announce on Wednesday after the close.

Cintas Corp (CTAS | Quote | Chart | News | PowerRating) is expecting to see an EPS of 40 cents for the fiscal first quarter 2010 after the session ends Wednesday.

40 cents/share is the forecast first quarter 2010 results for Comtech Telecommunications (CMTL | Quote | Chart | News | PowerRating). CMTL will reveal on Wednesday after 4:00 PM EST.

Tuesday, September 22, 2009

Sep 22 - Before the Open

Today's Before the Open

Yesterday's Sector Performance

This week's Economic Numbers

This week's Earnings Reports

List of ETFs

ChartBook - links to hundreds of charts

by Leavitt Brothers

Stocks Trading Up in Pre-Market

ASTI, AMMD, CRXX, CYTK, ETFC

NKTR, GOLD, HBAN, DRYS, SQNM

Upgrades and Downgrades

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DISH, GYMB, HPQ, M, BTU, SHPGY

Downgrades:

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Stocks to Watch Today

Morning News

Futures are pointing to a higher open

In Japan the Nikkei 225 closed flat

In Hong Kong the Hang Seng closed up 1.06%

European markets are currently trading higher

ICSC-Goldman Store Sales

Redbook

Bank Reserve Settlement

Equity Settlements

More Cash for 1 Million Jobless

Crude Oil is $70.75 per barrel

Gold is $1020 per ounce

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7 Stocks you need to know for Tuesday

The G20 convened in Pittsburgh today to hammer out ways to reconcile needed regulation within the free market ethos of growth. Worldwide markets dropped while the major indexes closed mixed on fears that the stock growth curve has simply outpaced profit potential in the short term. News of Dell buying out Perot Systems was outgunned by the overall bearish sentiment. The DJIA fell 41.34, the tech heavy Nasdaq bucked the trend gaining 5.18, while the broad based S&P 500 fell 3.64.

Here are 7 stocks you need to know for Tuesday.

Used car retail giant, CarMax (KMX | Quote | Chart | News | PowerRating), has analysts expecting a fiscal second quarter 2010 EPS of 18 cents before the trading day starts on Tuesday.

Cruise line, Carnival Corp (CCL | Quote | Chart | News | PowerRating), has forecast a fiscal third quarter 2009 EPS of $1.18. CCL will report on Tuesday morning before the bell.

33 cents/share is the anticipated EPS for ConAgra Food's (CAG | Quote | Chart | News | PowerRating) fiscal first quarter 2010 prior to the start of trading on Tuesday.

FactSet Research Systems (FDS | Quote | Chart | News | PowerRating) is hoping for a fiscal fourth quarter 2009 EPS of 73 cents Tuesday morning before the session starts.

Railroad car leader, FreightCar America (RAIL | Quote | Chart | News | PowerRating), has its sights set on an EPS of 7 cents for its fiscal second quarter 2009, to be announce prior to the trading day on Tuesday.

A third fiscal quarter 2009 EPS of 32 cents is anticipated by Progress Software Corp (PRGS | Quote | Chart | News | PowerRating) before the bell Tuesday.

After the close, AAR Corp (AIR | Quote | Chart | News | PowerRating), is targeting an EPS of 25 cents for its fiscal first quarter 2010.

Monday, September 21, 2009

Sep 21 - Before the Open

Stocks Trading Up in Pre-Market

ARIA, ACAD, CRXX, AMGN, TKLC

BCRX, ONXX, EBAY

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NVLS, WAT

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MOS, NFG, POT

Economic Data for the Week

Multi Chart Indexes

Morning News

Futures are pointing to a lower open

In Japan the Nikkei 225 closed down 0.70%

In Hong Kong the Hang Seng closed down 0.70%

European markets are currently trading lower

Leading Indicators

Equity Settlements

Fed not acting like there's a recovery


Crude Oil is $70.50 per barrel

Gold is $1001 per ounce

Sunday, September 20, 2009

Stock Tiger Video

7 Stocks you need to know for Monday

Another positive day on the street of dreams as stocks ended the final trading session

of the week nicely in positive territory. News of unemployment rising in 27 states and hitting record levels in Nevada and California failed to stifle the day's bullish attitude. Quadruple Witching added some to the volatility on an otherwise non eventful bullish session. The DJIA advanced 36.28, the tech heavy Nasdaq added 6.11, and the broad based S&P 500 eased higher by 2.81.

Here are 7 stocks you need to know for Monday.

Food giant, General Mills (GIS | Quote | Chart | News | PowerRating), reports fiscal first quarter 2010 earnings before the bell with an expected EPS of $1.03.

A loss of 48 cents/share is the forecast figure for Lennar Corp (LEN | Quote | Chart | News | PowerRating) on Monday prior to trading for their fiscal third quarter 2009.

Citigroup (C | Quote | Chart | News | PowerRating) is restructuring its energy trading unit, Phibro LLC, which will potentially lead to another monster payday for unit head, Andrew Hall.

The Chicago Mercantile Exchange (CME | Quote | Chart | News | PowerRating) is in talks with financial institutions including Goldman Sachs (GS | Quote | Chart | News | PowerRating) and Morgan Stanley (MS | Quote | Chart | News | PowerRating) regarding the best way to handle the $27 billion dollar credit default swap market.

Roche Holdings AG (ROG | Quote | Chart | News | PowerRating) has revealed very positive research in the fields of Autism and Alzheimer conditions.

Friday, September 18, 2009

Sep 18 - Before the Open

Stocks Trading Up in Pre-Market

BPFH, ELOS, HLCS, SNDK, VVUS

ANAD, MDRX, STEC, SXCI, BCRX

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Stocks to Watch

Morning News

Futures are currently flat

In Japan the Nikkei 225 closed down 0.70%

In Hong Kong the Hang Seng closed down 0.70%

European markets are currently flat

SEC wants ban on "flash" trading

Unemployment benefits may be extended


Crude Oil is $71.75 per barrel

Gold is $ 1015 per ounce

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7 Stocks you need to know for Friday

American household net worth increasing by $2 trillion dollars in the second quarter was not enough to counteract the selling pressure in the stock market today. Disturbing news of a labor report signaling that the recovery may be slower than initially forecast triggered the selling. Worse than expected earning results from Oracle and Federal Express did its part to help the bears. The DJIA slipped 7.79, the tech heavy Nasdaq dipped 6.40 and the broad based S&P 500 fell 3.27.

Here are 7 stocks you need to know for Friday.

Rating agencies Moody's (MCO | Quote | Chart | News | PowerRating), Standard & Poor's McGraw-Hill Companies (MHP | Quote | Chart | News | PowerRating) and Fitch Ratings have come under fire from the SEC who is currently discussing stronger disclosure requirements due to their giving junk assets strong ratings.

After the NYSE Euronext (NYX | Quote | Chart | News | PowerRating), Nasdaq OMX (NDAQ | Quote | Chart | News | PowerRating) and BATS Global (BHGU | Quote | Chart | News | PowerRating) voluntarily stopped using flash orders last month, the SEC is considering a complete ban to stop their use by such firms as Direct Edge Holdings LLC.

Good news from the parent of American Airlines AMR Corp (AMR | Quote | Chart | News | PowerRating) that they raised $2.9 billion dollars in cash and plan on expanding helped ease the downward pressure.

Palm Inc (PALM | Quote | Chart | News | PowerRating) beat earnings estimates and is planning an aggressive stock offering.

Thursday, September 17, 2009

Sep 17 - Before the Open

Stocks Trading Up in Pre-Market

CERS, IMGN, QELP, FWLT, UAUA

JBLU, ACAS, HLCS, DRYS, FSLR

Stocks to Watch Today

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LHCG, NTAP, PCX, PBG, SNDA

TSO

Morning News

Futures are currently flat

In Japan the Nikkei 225 closed up 1.68%

In Hong Kong the Hang Seng closed up 1.71%

European markets are currently trading higher

Housing Starts

Jobless Claims

Philadelphia Fed Survey

EIA Natural Gas Report

Money Supply

Equity Settlements

Crude Oil is $72 per barrel

Gold is $1017 per ounce

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7 Stocks you need to know for Thursday

Record global confidence from the Bloomberg index and better than expected industrial production figures kicked the stock market higher today. The VIX volatility index fell to near yearly lows intraday while rebounding slightly closing up on the session. Negative word of Bank of America executives being subpoenaed did little to squelch the optimistic bullish energy of the day. The DJIA surged higher by 108.30, the Nasdaq added 30.51, and the broad based S&P 500 soared higher by 16.13.

Here are 7 stocks you need to know for Thursday.

FedEx Corp (FDX | Quote | Chart | News | PowerRating) finally releases its widely anticipated earnings for its fiscal 1st quarter 2010. Analysts are expecting an EPS of 58 cents prior to the bell on Thursday morning.

Third tier credit card company, Discover Financial (DFS | Quote | Chart | News | PowerRating), is hoping its fiscal 3rd quarter 2009 earnings loss, announce Thursday prior to trading, do not exceed negative 16 cents/share.

Palm Inc (PALM | Quote | Chart | News | PowerRating) is expecting a loss of 22 cents/share for their fiscal first quarter 2010. PALM will announce earnings on Thursday after the close.

Microsoft billionaire Paul Allen is selling 24 wireless spectrum licenses to AT&T (T | Quote | Chart | News | PowerRating).

Berkshire Hathaway (BRK | Quote | Chart | News | PowerRating) owned, Geico Insurance, will soon face competition from London's Admiral Group and their Elephant. Com website.

The New York Attorney General's office has just subpoenaed 5 Bank of America (BAC | Quote | Chart | News | PowerRating) board members regarding the Merrill Lynch acquisition.

A media research group said newspaper advertising is showing improvement lifting the publishing sector higher including the New York Times (NYT | Quote | Chart | News | PowerRating).

Wednesday, September 16, 2009

Sep 16 - Before the Open

Stocks Trading Up in Pre-Market

OMTR, NBIX, ACAS, CRXX, FLEX

NGAS, JBLU, TTWO, QGEN, YRCW

Stocks to Watch

Morning News

Futures are pointing to a higher open

In Japan the Nikkei 225 closed up 0.52%

In Hong Kong the Hang Seng closed up 2.57%

European markets are currently trading higher by 1%

MBA Purchase Applications

Consumer Price Index

Current Account

Treasury International Capital

Industrial Production

EIA Pettoleum Status Report

Housing Market Index

Crude Oil is $70.85 per barrel

Gold is $ 1020 per ounce

Tuesday, September 15, 2009

Stock Tiger Video

7 Stocks you need to know for Wednesday

Famed stock guru and money manager, Warren Buffett, made it clear that he is aggressively buying shares
at the current levels. He firmly believes that great opportunities await prudent investors at this time. Additional good news from the retail front and optimistic words from Fed Chief, Ben Bernanke, powered stocks higher on the session. The DJIA surged 56.61, the tech heavy Nasdaq added 10.86 and the broad based S&P 500 clawed higher by 3.29.

Here are 7 stocks you need to know for Wednesday.

Apogee Enterprises (APOG | Quote | Chart | News | PowerRating) is shooting for an EPS of 25 cents for its fiscal 2nd quarter 2010. APOG reports after the bell on Wednesday evening.

CKE Restaurants (CKR | Quote | Chart | News | PowerRating) has analysts awaiting 22 cents/share for its fiscal second quarter 2010, revealing after the close on Wednesday.

45 cents/share is the forecast fiscal third quarter 2009 earnings for Clarcor Inc (CLC | Quote | Chart | News | PowerRating) on Wednesday after the close.

Low end women clothing purveyor, Dress Barn (DBRN | Quote | Chart | News | PowerRating), is expecting an EPS of 37 cents for its fiscal fourth quarter 2009, Wednesday after the close of trading.

Coventry Health Care (CVH | Quote | Chart | News | PowerRating) and United Health Group (UNH | Quote | Chart | News | PowerRating) dropped after an advisory group stated that the U.S. Government can cut costs by $250 billion.

A Republican backed bill hit the house that would require the U.S. Government to dump shares in companies whose stock it acquired including American International Group (AIG | Quote | Chart | News | PowerRating).

Sep 15 - Before the Open

Stocks Trading Up in Pre-Market

LXRX, BCRX, PLLL, ONTY, NGAS

YRCW, EBAY, VICL, LOPE, DPTR

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Money Markets and More

Morning News

Futures are pointing to a higher open

In Japan the Nikkei 225 closed up 0.15%

In Hong Kong the Hang Sent closed down 0.31%

European markets are trading slightly higher

ICSC-Goldman Store Sales

Producer Price Index

Empire State Mfg Survey

Retail Sales

Redbook

Business Inventories

Crude Oil is $69.25 per barrel

Gold is $999.25 per ounce

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Monday, September 14, 2009

Sep 14 - Before the Open

Stocks Trading Up in Pre-Market

ARIA, BRNC, SLXP, HSTX, CRNT

BCRX, AVII, EROC, SWKS, SPPI

Upgrades and Downgrades

Upgrades:

BVF, CTSH, CMZ, CSC, COCO

DWA, ETFC, LION, MSFT, NZ

TEF, TRI, UPS, ZRAN

Downgrades:

AYE, CAB, CNSL, FSLR

Multi Charts Daily Indexes

Economic Data for the Week

Morning News

Futures are pointing to a lower open

In Japan the Nikkei 225 closed down 2.32%

In Hong Kong the Hang Seng closed down 1.08%

European markets are currently trading lower by 1%

Big Week Ahead on Wall St


Tough Times for Job Seekers


Crude Oil is 68.50 per barrel

Gold is $999 per ounce

Sunday, September 13, 2009

Stock Tiger Video

7 Stocks you need to know for Monday

The 5 day stock market rally ended suddenly today despite better than expected Wholesale Sales figures and dropping inventories. Profit takers took control to secure their gains before the weekend despite the optimistic economic data. Oil slipped lower depressing the energy sector while gold shot higher once again. The DJIA slipped 22.07, the tech heavy Nasdaq dipped 3.12, and the broad based S&P 500 fell 1.41.

Here are 7 stocks
you need to know for Monday.

Reprehensible news of Wells Fargo's (WFC | Quote | Chart | News | PowerRating) executive Cheronda Guyton using a multi-million dollar foreclosed home as her party palace was made all the worse when it was revealed that the original owner lost the home due to investments with fraud king, Bernie Madoff.

FedEx (FDX | Quote | Chart | News | PowerRating) and United Parcel Service (UPS | Quote | Chart | News | PowerRating), long considered to be surrogates for the U.S. economy as they handle 80% of the package deliveries, climbed higher on optimistic forecasts.

Starbucks (SBUX | Quote | Chart | News | PowerRating) stated it will not close 30 stores on its closure list of 960 locations due to the improving economy.

American Eagle Outfitters (AEO | Quote | Chart | News | PowerRating), Gap Inc (GPS | Quote | Chart | News | PowerRating), and Limited Brands (LTD | Quote | Chart | News | PowerRating) all provided better than expected numbers, earlier indicating improvement in Consumer Sentiment.

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