Clearly the bulls were in control yesterday with the S&P 500 finally breaking into positive territory for the year.
Though there is reason to believe that stocks could continue to climb higher, red flags still exist.
Steve Reitmeister, Kevin Matras and I discuss both the bullish and the bearish factors that could influence trading in this week's Roundtable Review.
Wishing you prosperity,
Charles Rotblut, CFA
Senior Market Analyst & Editor
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Today's Top Stories: Tuesday- May 05, 2009
ZACKS RANK BUY STOCKS
- Aggressive Growth - MWI Veterinary Supply Inc. (MWIV) announced second-quarter results on Apr 30 that included net income of $5.8 million, 32% higher than the same quarter last year. Revenues jumped 10% to $215 million. Read More...
Growth & Income - Strayer Education, Inc. (STRA) recently posted record results in the first quarter. Revenues jumped 28% year-over-year, while earnings per share of $2.08 came in 6% ahead of the consensus estimate and topped the year-prior $1.64. Read More...
Momentum - The Steak n Shake Company (SNS) income came in at $2.3 million, up from a loss of $2.8 million last year. This produced earnings of 11 cents per share, blowing past the consensus of a loss of 10 cents. Read More...
Value - Lubrizol Corporation (LZ) has a forward P/E of 9.87 and a price-to-book of 1.82. The company also has a solid 5-year return on equity (ROE) of 13.49%. Additionally, it pays a dividend, with a current yield of 2.80%. Read More...
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