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Don't believe most of the nonsense that was discussed in the investment media Wednesday. They always want to create a cause and effect relationship between that days economic news and the direction of the market.
So yes, both the Consumer Price Index [CPI] and Housing Starts reports came out Wednesday. Yet the substance of each had nothing to do with the market being in the red. So why were we in the red? Because it can't be in the green everyday as it has been of late. Until proven otherwise, the trend has been our friend for 7 months. The day to day gyrations and the stories that come with it are just fluff.
Here are some good investment idea commentaries to consider instead:
Growth & Income Stock Picks-Nov. 18, 2009
Industry Outlook: Hotels and Lodging
Executive VP, Zacks Investment Research
Today's Top Stories: Thursday- November 19, 2009
ZACKS RANK BUY STOCKS
- Aggressive Growth - OPNET Technologies, Inc. (OPNT) reported second-quarter results for fiscal 2010 that included record deferred revenue of nearly $35 million. License revenue grew 31% since last quarter. EPS came in at 9 cents compared to the 1 penny that analysts were expecting. Last quarter the company earned 8 cents per share. Read More...
Growth & Income - Gap Inc. (GPS) just declared a quarterly dividend of $0.085 per share, which translates into an industry-leading dividend yield of 1.5%. The company also reported sales growth for the month of October. Read More...
Momentum - Fossil Inc. (FOSL) earnings came in ahead of the mark at 52 cents per share, 10 cents better than the Zacks Consensus Estimate. The company has beat in each of the last 4 quarters by an average of 8 cents, or 37%. Read More...
Value - Ameriprise Financial Inc. (AMP) surprised by 63.49% in the third-quarter. The company has surprised on estimates 3 out of 4 quarters by an average of 50.73%. Ameriprise is trading with a forward P/E of 14.25. Read More...
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INDUSTRY RANK: Some Improvements in Energy
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