This is going to be another busy week.
The results from the bank stress test should be released on Thursday. On Friday, we will see the April employment numbers.
Plus, the earnings reports are expected - about 850. Cisco Systems (CSCO), Kraft Foods (KFT) and Walt Disney (DIS) are a few scheduled to be released. Find out who could surprise in Earnings Preview.
Also, with the swine flu spreading, Health and Human Services (HHS) Secretary Kathleen Sebelius is looking to restock the government's supply of Tamiflu. This could be good news for Gilead (GILD) as Jason Napodano explains in our Analyst blog.
Wishing you prosperity,
Charles Rotblut, CFA
Senior Market Analyst & Editor,
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- Aggressive Growth - HQ Sustainable Maritime Industries, Inc. (HQS) current estimates for full-year 2009 are now averaging $1.02, which would be a 30% growth. The consensus for 2010 is $1.42, which is another 38% growth.
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