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Charles Rotblut, CFA
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Today's Top Stories: Wednesday- March 04, 2009
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- Aggressive Growth - Omnicare Inc. (OCR) released fourth-quarter and full-year results that included earnings per share of 66 cents. The number was 3 cents higher than Wall Street expected making it the fifth consecutive earnings surprise. Read More...
Growth & Income - Aaron Rents, Inc. (RNT) recently declared a quarterly dividend of $0.017, noting that it is payable on April 1 to shareholders of record as of the close of business on March 6. The company's yield of 0.3% is above the industry average as virtually none of RNT's competitors offer dividend income. Read More...
Momentum - Papa John's International Inc. (PZZA) continues to head higher after the company's recent solid fourth-quarter results. Analysts are bullish on the company, with the next-year estimate projecting 27% earnings growth projection. Read More...
Value - Conn's Inc. (CONN) sales soared in the fourth quarter by 22.3% as the Texas economy stayed hot. The company recently raised fourth quarter guidance. CONN is trading at 8.8x forward earnings. Read More...
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