Looks like Ole St. Nick helped to rally the market on Christmas Eve bringing presents of light volume, small gains and sparkly new 52 week highs. Gotta love the big guy. 2010 Outlook: Market Predictions
As we enter another short trading week, hopefully folks will stay jolly and finish out 2009 on a high note.
If you are like me and looking beyond to 2010, take a look at these great primers from our panel of experts to get your portfolio ready for the new year.
2010 Outlook Part 2: Favorite Stock Picks
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Today's Top Stories: Monday- December 28, 2009
ZACKS RANK BUY STOCKS
- Aggressive Growth - OPNET Technologies (OPNT) Zacks Consensus Estimate has been pegged at 23 cents for fiscal 2010 and 41 cents for 2011. This shows a slight dip in EPS this year, but 76% growth next year. Shares of OPNET are trading at 52-week highs. Read More...
Growth & Income - DeVry Inc. (DV) recently reported higher fall enrollment with total student enrollment jumping 22.7% to a record 64,003 students. The company is also seeing a higher Zacks Consensus Estimate since DeVry was last featured as a Growth and Income earlier this month. Read More...
Momentum - RINO International Corp (RINO) third-quarter sales were up 41% from last year to $63.3 million. Earnings also came in strong at 78 cents, 31 cents ahead of the Zacks Consensus Estimate. The company has beat in each of the last three quarters by an average of 33%. Read More...
Value - Zhongpin Inc. (HOGS) is still cheap, with a forward P/E of just 9.6 and a price-to-book ratio of only 1.87. Zhongpin also sports a 1-year return on equity of 21.03%, which is much higher than the industry average of 11.08%. Read More...
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ZACKS MUTUAL FUND RANK
- Best of Funds: Top Balanced Asset Allocation Funds
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BEST OF ZACKS EQUITY RESEARCH
- Bull Of The Day:
DeVry, Inc. (DV)
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- Bear Of The Day:
The Andersons (ANDE)
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- ZACKS INDUSTRY OUTLOOK: Non-US Banks Stock Review - Dec. '09
Although non-U.S. banks are still dealing with liquidity and confidence challenges, governments have taken several steps to alleviate the sector, as banks are the lifeblood of the economy. We recommend (SAN), (CS), (DB), (HBC) and (BCH). Read More...
- Finish Line (FINL) Posts Q3 Profit
- Wells Fargo (WFC) Exits TARP
- M&I (MI) Extends Foreclosure Suspension
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