The rally showed signs of cracking yesterday. This is not surprising given that there are stocks which have gotten ahead of themselves.
If this is the start of a pullback in the markets, then I think you should have a shopping list ready.
What should be on your shopping list? Growth stocks that are trading at good valuations. Kevin Matras shows you how to find them in the Screen of the Week.
As you know, the big focus for health care has been on efforts to reform the system.
The headlines, however, have overshadowed really good reports from several health care providers. I explain this in the Industry Rank Analysis.
Wishing you prosperity,
Charles Rotblut, CFA
Senior Market Analyst & Editor,
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Today's Top Stories: Thursday- May 14, 2009
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- Aggressive Growth - HMS Holdings Corp. (HMS) revenue rose 28% to $50 million when the company reported first-quarter results on May 1. Net income surged to $0.21, up 75% since the same quarter last year when HMS reported 12 cents per share. Read More...
Growth & Income - Casey's General Stores Inc. (CASY) outperformed the broader market over the past year, receiving an extra boost in early March on a strong third quarter. The company’s solid fundamentals include an industry-leading dividend yield of 1.2%. Read More...
Momentum - Universal Healthcare Svc. (UHS) reported strong first-quarter results on April 27 that were ahead of estimates. Revenue was up 3% from last year to $1.31 billion. Earnings came in $1.37 per share, 24 cents ahead of the consensus estimate. Read More...
Value - CSG Systems International, Inc. (CSGS) reported solid first quarter results that surprised on analysts' estimates by 8.82%. Stock is trading with a forward P/E of 8.6. Its price-to-book is 2.75. The company also has a stellar 5-year return on equity (ROE) of 26.83%. Read More...
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