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JimVanMeerten (63.06)

March 2011

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Kinetic Concepts has buy signals

March 30, 2011 – Comments (1) | RELATED TICKERS: KCI.DL

This morning while using Barchart to screen for highly recommended stocks that are having current positive momentum I ran acrossKinetic Concepts (KCI). This is a company that is one of the leader in Vacuum Assisted Closure (VAC) for helping wounds or surgeries heal.  It's a concept to regularly remove fluids from a wound or surgical area to suppress infection and create a better controlled environment to induce quicker healing.  The stock is getting noticed and has been having very positive momentum.


According to Yahoo Finance Kinetic Concepts (KCI) a medical technology company, engages in the discovery, development, manufacture, marketing, rental, and sale of therapies and products for the wound care, tissue regeneration, and therapeutic support system markets in the United States and internationally. It operates in three segments: Active Healing Solutions, Regenerative Medicine, and Therapeutic Support Systems. The Active Healing Solutions segment offers advanced wound healing and tissue repair systems incorporating its proprietary Negative Pressure Technology Platform to meet the needs of specific care settings and wound or patient requirements. The Regenerative Medicine segment’s product portfolio includes biological soft tissue repair products made from human and animal tissue for use in reconstructive, orthopedic, and urogynecologic surgical procedures to repair or reinforce soft tissue defects or weaknesses. Its products include human-based AlloDerm and porcine-based Strattice in various configurations designed to meet the needs of patients and caregivers. The Therapeutic Support Systems segment offers a portfolio of beds, mattress replacement systems, overlays, and other products for critical care, wound care, and bariatric care settings.  [more]

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5 Great NASDAQ stocks 3/29

March 29, 2011 – Comments (0) | RELATED TICKERS: PMD , FCFS , ICLK.DL2

Here are 5 stocks I found while screening on Barchart for NASDAQ stocks hitting new monthly highs.

Psychemedics (PMD)
1 - 100% Barchart technical buy signal  [more]

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Travel Zoo is on the loose

March 28, 2011 – Comments (0) | RELATED TICKERS: TZOO

After the market closed today I screened for stocks hitting the most frequent new highs on Barchart.  A company I never heard ofTravelzoo ( TZOO) was right at the top of the list.  Travelzoo Inc publishes Travelzoo and Weekend.com. Reaching several million users per month, Travelzoo lists sales and specials from more than 200 advertisers, including Alamo Rent-a-Car, American Airlines, American Express Travel, Avis Rent A Car, Best Western International, British Airways, Carnival Cruise Lines, Delta Air Lines, Fairmont Hotels & Resorts, Funjet Vacations, Gate 1 Travel, Ian Schrager Hotels, JetBlue Airways, Kimpton Hotel & Restaurant Group, Marriott Hotels, Omni Hotels, Pleasant Holidays, Royal Caribbean Cruises, Six Continents Hotels, Starwood Hotels & Resorts, Vail Resorts, Virgin Atlantic Airways, and Wyndham Hotels & Resorts.

This is one you should consider.  [more]

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Give some credit to FICO

March 28, 2011 – Comments (0) | RELATED TICKERS: FICO

A lot has happened in the last few years and one of the biggest changes for a lot of people has been their credit scores.  People who previously never were refused a credit card are finding their cards cancelled and the limits on the ones they've been able to keep current having the limits lowered.  Even households that have never missed a payment are finding the new and tightened underwriting standards means a much larger down payment on houses and autos.

Credit mismanagement and credit fraud are at a all time high and businesses need very current information on any new customer that isn't a COD transaction.  As the economy recovers businesses will need to know which of their new customers is a safe account.  That's where Fair Isaac (FICO) comes in.  We even now have FICO scores a term in almost all of our vocabularies,

Your FICO score may not be increasing but the price of their stock sure is.

Fair Isaac Corporation (FICO) makes decisions smarter. The company's solutions and technologies for Enterprise Decision Management give businesses the power to automate more processes, and apply more intelligence to every customer interaction. Through increasing the precision, consistency and agility of their decisions, Fair Isaac clients worldwide increase sales, build customer value, cut fraud losses, manage credit risk, reduce operational costs, meet changing compliance demands and enter new markets more profitably. Fair Isaac powers hundreds of billions of decisions each year in financial services, insurance, telecommunications, retail, consumer branded goods, health care and the public sector.

Reasons this stock should be on your watch lists:

Technical Factors:

1 - 100% Barchart technical buy signal  [more]

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Apple - Most likely to succeed?

March 26, 2011 – Comments (2) | RELATED TICKERS: AAPL

Apple (AAPL) kind of reminds me of the kid that everyone voted in high school as Valedictorian or "Most Likely to Succeed".  Those awards always seemed to be the kiss of death  That poor kid was all things to all people and there was no way s/he could live up to the expectations every one had for them.  Well that reminds me of Apple (APPL).  The stock is every one's darling.  The most rated stock on Motley Fool - my barometer for general investor interest and sentiment and one of the most widely followed stocks on Wall Street.  I hope you aren't looking to me to tell you what to do.  This article is based on my memories of Dragnet.  When a witness would ramble on with all sorts of unrelated opinions then good old Sargent Joe Friday would say "Just the facts Ma'am".

That's what I'm going to attempt - Just the facts.

Let's start with a five year chart of the weekly price vs the 20, 50  and  100 week moving averages -- shows a slow and steady increase.

Now let's look at my normal analysis pattern.  First the technical indicators from Barchart:  [more]

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Tractor Supply has double digit growth

March 25, 2011 – Comments (0) | RELATED TICKERS: TSCO

This morning I was looking at a list of companies that have had sales and earnings growth of at least 10% annually and are expected to continue that growth rate in the future.  Anytime you have a list of companies that have equal attributes its amazing that some may be over bought while others are over sold.  I take lists that are similar and run them against the Barchart technical indicators to find those that have lagged in the past but are trying to catch up.  Tractor Supply Co. (TSCO) was right at the top of the list.  While researching this company I came across the term "recreational farmers and ranchers" .  These suburban clients are giving this company fantastic sales growth and the stock has very positive momentum.

Tractor Supply Company (TSCO) is a specialty retailer which supplies the daily farming and maintenance needs of its target customers: hobby, part-time and full-time farmers and ranchers, as well as rural customers, contractors and tradesmen.  One of the things that keep customers returning is animal feed.  The average feed customer revisits the store 13 times a year while other repeat customers only visit 7 times a year.  The stores sell not only a private label line of feed but also sell Purina and Nutrena national brands at over 970 location in 44 states.

Technical Factors:
1 - 100% Barchart technical buy signal  [more]

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There's a run on Rugers

March 25, 2011 – Comments (1) | RELATED TICKERS: RGR

I know you all read about how when Obama first got into office there was a run on guns and ammunition.  Well now with all this stuff in the Middle East and Obama's foreign policy flip-flops there seems to be cause for a run on the stock of Strum Ruger (RGR).  I've tried to find some other reason for this recent run up in price but can't find it.  I am adding the stock to my Barchart Van Meerten New High portfolio based on its recent price movement.  [more]

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Profit from pain

March 24, 2011 – Comments (0) | RELATED TICKERS: PTIE

This morning while using Barchart to screen for low priced stocks hitting the most frequent new highs I came across Pain Therapeutics (PTIE) and added it to the Barchart Van Meerten Speculative portfolio. The stock was added mainly for technical reasons.

Pain Therapeutics (PTIE) is developing a new generation of opioid painkillers.Opioids are drugs derived from the poppy plant. The company uses technology to reformulate opioid drugs, such as morphine, into new painkillers with improved clinical benefits. The company has four opioid painkillers in Phase II clinical trials. The company believes its drugs offer enhanced pain relief, fewer adverse side effects and reduced tolerance and addiction compared to existing opioid painkillers.  [more]

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A Japanese quake play?

March 23, 2011 – Comments (0) | RELATED TICKERS: CBI

Lately I've been looking for a way to get in on the building boom that is bound to happen after this Japanese quake.  A company that keeps getting mentioned is Chicago Bridge and Iron (CBI).  Today that company came up when I was comparing companies that have had at least 10% growth in sales and earnings and are expected to continue on the growth path in the future against the Barchart technical indicators and Chicago Bridge and Iron (CBI) was near the top of the list.

Chicago Bridge and Iron Company N.V. (CBI) designs, builds, repairs and modifies steel tanks and other steel plate structures and associated systems. The Company designs and builds petroleum terminals, refinery pressure vessels, low temperature and cryogenic storage facilities and elevated water storage tanks for clients internationally.  It also sells to the waste water treatment, mining, and nuclear industries.  Japan needs these infrastructure goods and services.  [more]

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Is iot time to give Muni's a second look?

March 23, 2011 – Comments (0) | RELATED TICKERS: ITM

Lately there has been a lot of negative press and sentiment about the US Muni bond market.  Maybe this is a market that has been oversold.  Lately I've notice some recovery in this market.  This price movement hasn't been an abrupt dead cat bounce but a slow and steady recovery.

To illustrate let's look at the technical movement of the Intermediate Muni Index ETF (IMT).  Morning Star has this rated as a 3 year 4 star fund on their rating system. There has been a steady recovery since its January lows.

The Market Vectors Intermediate Municipal Index Fund's (ITM)investment objective is to replicate as closely as possible, before fees and expenses, the price and yield performance of the Barclays Capital AMT-Free Intermediate Continuous Municipal Index (the "Intermediate Index"). The Fund will normally invest at least 80% of its total assets in fixed income securities that comprise the Intermediate Index. To be included in the Intermediate Index, bonds must be rated Baa3/BBB- or higher by at least two of the following ratings agencies: Moody's, S&P and Fitch. otential Intermediate Index constituents must have an outstanding par value of at least $7 million and be issued as part of a transaction of at least $75 million. The bonds must be fixed rate, have a dated-date within the last five years and have a nominal maturity of 6 to 17 years.  [more]

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A Smart Balance for your portfolio

March 22, 2011 – Comments (0) | RELATED TICKERS: BDBD

A company that has recently had a depressed price but still has terrific long term prospects in
Smart Balance (SMBL).  Price movement recently has been very positive.

According to the company, Smart Balance (SMBL) is committed to providing superior tasting heart healthier alternatives in every category it enters by avoiding trans fats naturally, balancing fats and/or reducing saturated fats, total fat and cholesterol. The company's products include Smart Balance Buttery Spreads, Milk, Butter Blend Sticks, Cream Cheese, Peanut Butter, Microwave Popcorn, Cooking Oil, Mayonnaise, Non-Stick Cooking Spray and Cheese. Smart Balance Inc. is one of the five fastest growing food companies in the United States, according to Nielsen sales figures.  [more]

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Dollar Thrift Auto - special situation

March 22, 2011 – Comments (0) | RELATED TICKERS: DTG.DL2

This morning my Barchart new high screener detected price movement on Dollar Thrift Automotive Group (DTG) so I added it as a short term holding in the Barchart Van Meerten New High portfolio.

Recently there have been several suitors looking to acquire this company.  In the past I've noticed price movement just like this and have taken advantage.  My advice is to buy and as soon as the bid is announced sell at about 98% of the bid.  Don't hang around for a better bid or disapproval of the stock holders  [more]

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Guess - GES - sell signals

March 22, 2011 – Comments (0) | RELATED TICKERS: GES

This morning my Barchart portfolio screener detected sell signals onGuess (GES).

Technical sell signals:  [more]

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Emangin -- sell signals

March 22, 2011 – Comments (0) | RELATED TICKERS: EMAN

This morning on my portfolio screener on Barchart, I detected sell signals on Emagin (EMAN) and deleted it from the Barchart Van Meerten New High portfolio.


Technical sell signals:  [more]

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Smucker's puts their name on the label

March 21, 2011 – Comments (1) | RELATED TICKERS: SJM

I've enjoyed the nice homey Norman Rockwell-like commercials about the 2 little Smucker boys walking through the orchard preparing themselves to one day take over Grandpa's jam operations.  Well to my surprise the Co-CEO's are the little Smucker boys all grown up with Little Timmy as Chairman and Richard as President.  Grampa's jam operations is J M Smucker (SJM) now a 5 billion dollar operation.

The J.M. Smucker Company (SJM) , headquartered in Orrville, Ohio is the leading marketer of jams, jellies, preserves, and other fruit spreads in the U.S. They are also the leader in dessert toppings, natural peanut butter, and health and natural foods juice products, and market a wide variety of other specialty products throughout the U.S. and in many foreign countries. In the fruit spreads category, they also hold the leadership position in Australia and Canada.
Their product line-up sounds like my pantry. Besides Smucker's jams and jellies, there's Jif, Crisco, Folger's, Pillsbury, Eagle Brand, Hungry Jack and of course Martha White. Does that sound like your pantry too?  [more]

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Whole Foods tastes double digint growth

March 21, 2011 – Comments (0) | RELATED TICKERS: WFM

This morning I took a list of companies that have had double digit growth in both sales and earnings and are projected to have that double digit growth continue and ran them against the Barchart technical indicators and Whole Foods Markets (WFMI) come up on top of the list.


Whole Foods Market (WFMI) is the largest purveyor of natural foods in the world. They own and operate the country's largest chain of natural food supermarkets. They are like an old-fashioned neighborhood grocery store, an organic farmer's market, a European bakery, a New York deli, and a modern supermarket all rolled into one! The Company also offers a wide variety of non-perishable natural products on its Web site at http://wholefoods.com.  [more]

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Breeze-Eastern buy signals

March 21, 2011 – Comments (0) | RELATED TICKERS: BZC

This morning I was screening on Barchart for stocks that continued to hit new highs all through the recent market gyrations and foundBreeze-Eastern (BZC).  It meet all my criteria to be added to the Barchart Van Meerten Speculative portfolio, which contains stock listed for under $10.  The additional was based primarily on recent upward price momentum.   [more]

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Capital Senior Living is growing

March 18, 2011 – Comments (0) | RELATED TICKERS: CSU

I know senior living facilities will be a growth industry in the future but I added Capital Senior Living (CSU) to the Barchart Van Meerten Speculative portfolio because it is moving now.

Capital Senior Living Corporation (CSU) is one of the largest providers of senior living services in the United States. The Company currently owns interests in and/or operates 77 communities with a capacity of approximately 11,000 residents, including 15 communities that it manages for third parties. The Company also operates one home health care agency.  Annual sales are over $211 million dollars.  This is becoming a big business.

Technical Factors:
1 - 100% Barchart technical buy signal  [more]

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Chinese ARD or ETF?

March 18, 2011 – Comments (0) | RELATED TICKERS: KZ

This morning I added Kongzhong (KONG) to the Barchart Van Meerten New High portfolio for very positive price movement. This is one Chinese ADR that you should put on your watch list.

I know many investors are investing in Chinese ETF's but I think you have a better opportunity if you invest in individual Chinese ADRs selectively rather than Chinese baskets of stocks.

Kongzhong (KONG) is the leading provider of 2.5G wireless interactive entertainment, media and community services in terms of revenue to customers of China Mobile.  [more]

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American Capital -- Capital appreciation plus income

March 17, 2011 – Comments (0) | RELATED TICKERS: AGNC

This morning I added American Capital Agency Group (AGNC) to the Barchart Van Meerten New High portfolio.  For those of you not familiar with the requirements to be included in this momentum portfolio a stock must trade over 100K share per day, sell for above 1 dollar, hit new highs in at least 50% of the last 20 trading sessions, have a Barchart short term technical buy signal of at least 80% and also have positive support from both the professional and amateur investing community.  Let's look at this stock,


American Capital Agency Group (AGNC)  is a newly-organized Delaware corporation formed to invest exclusively in single-family residential mortgage pass-through securities and collateralized mortgage obligations for which the principal and interest payments are guaranteed by a U.S. Government agency or a U.S. Government-sponsored entity. The Company will be externally managed and advised by American Capital Agency Management, LLC, a subsidiary of a wholly-owned portfolio company of American Capital. The Company will elect to be taxed, and intends to qualify, as a real estate investment trust for federal income tax purposes.  [more]

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Wells-Gardner Electronics sell signals

March 16, 2011 – Comments (0) | RELATED TICKERS: WGA

This morning I deleted Well-Gardner Electronics (WGA) from the Barchart Van Meerten Speculative portfolio for negative price trends.

1 - 100% Barchart short term technical sell signal  [more]

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Sutron Sell signals

March 16, 2011 – Comments (0) | RELATED TICKERS: STRN

This moring I deleted Sutron (STRN) from the Barchart Van Meerten Speculative portfolio for negative price trends.

1 - 60% Barchart technical sell signal  [more]

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Boise sell signals

March 16, 2011 – Comments (0) | RELATED TICKERS: BZ

This morning I deleted Boise (BZ) from the Barchart Van Meerten Speculative portfolio for negative price trends


1 - 40% Barchart technical sell signal  [more]

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Oneok Partners LP sell signal

March 16, 2011 – Comments (0) | RELATED TICKERS: OKS

This morning I deleted Oneok Partners LP (OKS) from the Barchart Van Meerten New High portfolio for negative price trends.

1 - 60% Barchart technical sell signal  [more]

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Costco Wholesale sell signal

March 16, 2011 – Comments (1) | RELATED TICKERS: COST

This morning I'm deleting Costco Wholesale (COST) from the Barchart Van Meerten New High portfolio for negative price trends.

1 - 40% Barchart technical sell signal  [more]

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Aegon NV sell signal

March 16, 2011 – Comments (0) | RELATED TICKERS: AEG

This morning I'm deleting Aegon NV (AEG) from the Barchart Van Meerten New High portfolio for negative price trends.

1 - 60% Barchart technical sell signal  [more]

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Dot Hill Systems sell signals

March 15, 2011 – Comments (0) | RELATED TICKERS: HILL

This morning I deleted Dot Hill Systems (HILL) from the Barchart Van Meerten Speculative portfolio for negative price trends.

1 - 60% Barchart technical sell signal  [more]

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Hess sell signals

March 15, 2011 – Comments (0) | RELATED TICKERS: HES

This morning I deleted Hess Corp (HES) from the Barchart Van Meerten Speculative portfolio for negative price trends.

1 - 40% Barchart technical sell signal  [more]

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Tanzanian Royalty Exploration Trust sell signals

March 15, 2011 – Comments (0) | RELATED TICKERS: TRX

This morning I deleted Tanzanian Royalty Exploration Trust (TRE)from the Barchart Van Meerten Speculative portfolio for negative price trends.

1 - 80% Barchart technical sell signal  [more]

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Richie Bros Auctioneers sell signals

March 15, 2011 – Comments (0) | RELATED TICKERS: RBA

This morning I deleted Richie Bros. Auctioneers (RBA) from the Barchart Van Meerten New High portfolio for negative price trends.

1 - 20% Barchart technical sell signal  [more]

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Global Payments sell signals

March 15, 2011 – Comments (0) | RELATED TICKERS: GPN

This morning I deleted Global Payments (GPN) from the Barchart Van Meerten New High portfolio for negative price trends.

1 - 40% Barchart technical sell signal  [more]

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Verizon sell signals

March 15, 2011 – Comments (0) | RELATED TICKERS: VZ

This morning I deleted Verizon Communications (VZ) from the Barchart Van Meerten New High portfolio for negative price trends.  [more]

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Suburban Propane sell signals

March 15, 2011 – Comments (1) | RELATED TICKERS: SPH

This morning I deleted Suburban Propane (SPH) from the Barchart Van Meerten  New High portfolio for negative price trends.

1 - 60% Barchart technical sell signal  [more]

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Cimatron sell signals

March 15, 2011 – Comments (1) | RELATED TICKERS: CIMT

This morning I deleted Cimatron (CIMT) from the Barchart Van Meerten New High portfolio for negative price trends.


1 - 60% Barchart short term technical sell signal  [more]

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Soice things up with McCormick

March 13, 2011 – Comments (1) | RELATED TICKERS: MKC

OK, I can't help it but I've always had a fascination with spices.  It's in my blood, I'm Dutch.  During the Dutch Golden Age spices from all over the world made many a fortune for Dutch merchants.     [more]

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I've got the coffee jitters

March 11, 2011 – Comments (0) | RELATED TICKERS: SBUX , GMCR , MCD

Over years coffee has become a world wide beverage.  Coffee is now grown all over the globe.  Insides say that Japan alone buys more Jamaican Blue Mountain coffee than is even grown in Jamaica each year.  How do you know what you're getting?  [more]

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Tim Horton has an appetite for growth

March 09, 2011 – Comments (0) | RELATED TICKERS: THI

I was screening for stocks hitting the most frequent new highs onBarchart and found Tim Horton (THI).  They are Canada's largest quick service restaurant chain and features coffee, fresh-baked goods, soups and sandwiches and have big expansion plans not only in the US but also in the Middle East.

Although things look great on the surface I would caution you that the company's earnings will be sensitive to the commodity prices of coffee, sugar and wheat.  With over 3000 locations and another 1000 planned including 120 in the Middle East they still have room to grow.  [more]

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Silicon Graphics slides higher

March 09, 2011 – Comments (0) | RELATED TICKERS: SGI

A Small Cap stock I found while screening stock on Barchart is Silicon Graphics (SGI). In this fast changing technological world companies that provide others with technology solutions should prosper. Increases in both sales and earnings are forecasted for this one.

Silicon Graphics International Corp, (SGI) formerly Rackable Systems Inc, is a global leader in large-scale clustered computing, clustered storage, HPC and data center enablement and services. It is dedicated to solving these industries' most demanding business and technology challenges. It is a provider of servers, storage, and data center solutions targeting data center deployments. The Company's products are designed to provide benefits in the areas of density, power efficiency, thermal management, ease of serviceability, and remote management. Its customers include the leading names in internet and cloud computing, digital content, oil & gas, eCommerce, social networking, research & education, HPC and federal government.
Technical Factors:

1 - 100% Barchart technical buy signal  [more]

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Whiting USA - sell signals

March 09, 2011 – Comments (0) | RELATED TICKERS: WHX

This morning while using Barchart to screen stocks I detected sell signals on Whiting USA (WHX).


Technical Factors:  [more]

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The sun is shining on Emcore

March 08, 2011 – Comments (0) | RELATED TICKERS: EMKR

This morning I was screening on Barchrart for stocks hitting the most frequent new highs and found
 Emcore (EMKR).  Momentum investors should get on board this one.  The company is highly speculative but is pursuing some highly promising  solar power joint ventures in China not only with Chinese companies but the Huainan municipal government as well..


EMCORE offers a broad portfolio of compound semiconductor- based products for the broadband, fiber optic, satellite and terrestrial solar power markets. The Fiber Optic segment offers optical components, subsystems and systems for high-speed data and telecommunications networks, cable television and fiber-to-the-premises. The Photovoltaic segment provides products for both satellite and terrestrial applications. For satellite applications, they offer high efficiency Gallium Arsenide solar cells, Covered Interconnect Cells and panels. For terrestrial applications, they are adapting their high-efficiency GaAs solar cells for use in solar power concentrator systems.  [more]

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Fidelity Southern sell signals

March 08, 2011 – Comments (0) | RELATED TICKERS: LION

This morning on Barchart I saw sell signals on Fidelity Southern (LION) and deleted it from my Barchart Van Meerten Speculative portfolio.

Fidelity Southern Corporation, through its operating subsidiary Fidelity Bank, provides a wide range of banking, mortgage and investment services through branches in Atlanta, Georgia. Mortgage, construction, and automobile loans are also provided through offices in Jacksonville, Florida.  [more]

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Amtel sell signals

March 08, 2011 – Comments (0) | RELATED TICKERS: ATML

This morning on  Barchart gave technical sell signals on Amtel (ATML) and I deleted it from the Barchart Van Meerten Speculative portfolio.


Technical Factors:  [more]

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Beneficial Mutual sell signals

March 08, 2011 – Comments (0) | RELATED TICKERS: BNCL

This morning on Barchart I detected sell signals in Beneficial Mutual Bancorp (BNCL) and deleted it from my Barchart Van Meerten Speculative portfolio.


Technical Factors:  [more]

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Imperial Oil is gushing

March 07, 2011 – Comments (0) | RELATED TICKERS: IMO

One of the stocks I found on Barchart with the most consistent price momentum is Imperial Oil (IMO).

Imperial Oil  (IMO) is Canada's largest integrated petroleum company. Its operations, conducted under the ESSO banner, are concentrated in the exploration and production of oil and natural gas, refining and marketing petroleum products, and in the manufacture and sale of petrochemicals. The company has approximately 7,500 employees in two operating divisions.  [more]

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Ask a woman about Steven Madden

March 07, 2011 – Comments (0) | RELATED TICKERS: SHOO

As the world wide economies start to recover and women start to loosen their purse strings woman's footware and accessories should be a growth industry and Steven Madden (SHOO) with its recently acquired of the Betsy Johnson brand should benefit.  They look to double their sales internationally this year.


Steven Madden, Ltd. (SHOO) designs, sources, markets and sells fashion-forward footwear brands for women, men and children. They distribute products through their retail stores, their e-commerce websites, catalogs and department and specialty store.  [more]

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Powell Industries sell signals

March 07, 2011 – Comments (0) | RELATED TICKERS: POWL

This morning I detected sell signals on Powell Industries (POWL) on Barchart.


Powell Industries, Inc. (POWL ) sells, designs, develops, manufactures, packages and services systems and equipment for the distribution, control and management of electrical energy and other dynamic processes. The principal products are switchgear and related equipment, bus duct and process control systems. These products and systems are utilized primarily byrefineries, petrochemical plants, utilities, paper mills, offshore platforms, commuter railways, vehicular transportation and numerous other industrial, commercial and governmental facilities.  [more]

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Thor Industries - sell signals

March 07, 2011 – Comments (0) | RELATED TICKERS: THO

This morning on Barchart I detected sell signals on Thor Industries (THO).

THOR INDUSTRIES, INC. (THO) produces and sells a wide range of recreational vehicles and small and mid-size buses in the United States and Canada as well as related parts and accessories. The Company also manufactures axles and suspension systems.  [more]

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Sucampo Pharm - sell signals

March 07, 2011 – Comments (0) | RELATED TICKERS: SCMP

This morning I detected sell signals in Sucampo Pharmaceuticals (SCMP) and deleted it from the Barchart Van Meerten Speculative portfolio.

Sucampo Pharmaceuticals, Inc. (SCMP)  is an emerging pharmaceutical company focused on the discovery, development and commercialization of proprietary drugs based on prostones, a class of compounds derived from functional fatty acids that occur naturally in the human body. Sucampo is focused on developing prostones for the treatment of gastrointestinal, respiratory, vascular and central nervous system diseases and disorders.  [more]

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Sunrise Senior Living improves balance sheet

March 04, 2011 – Comments (0) | RELATED TICKERS: SRZ.DL2

I found Sunrise Senior Living (SZR) when looking for companies recommended by Value Line and screened them on Barchart to find those showing recent price momentum.  Sunrise Senior Living is the nation's largest provider of senior living services. Sunrise communities offer a full range of personalized senior living services, from independent living, to assisted living, to care for individuals with Alzheimer's and other forms of memory loss and nursing and rehabilitative care. Sunrise's senior living services are delivered by staff trained to encourage the independence, preserve the dignity, enable freedom of choice and protect the privacy of residents.

The reasons for the price momentum may be explained in the Fundamental Factors below.

Technical Factors:  [more]

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Time for insurance stocks

March 04, 2011 – Comments (0) | RELATED TICKERS: EIG

In the long run I always like well run insurance companies when the market is booming.  Insurance companies have a simple business plan: underwrite properly and make a profit on the float of money between the time you collect premiums and pay out benefits.  When all the stars are aligned you can make a good investment in these stocks and I think now is that time.

That's not the only reason I added Employer's Holdings (EIG) to the Barchart Van Meerten New High portfolio.

EMPLOYERS HOLDING (EIG) is a group of companies providing workers compensation insurance and services to select, small American businesses. They understand the workers compensation insurance needs of independent, entrepreneurial businesspeople because they focus on only one type of customer small businesses. They understand the small business based risks of workplace injury and accident, and they work hard to help protect each insured business's bottom line.  [more]

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DNR needs no resuscitation

March 03, 2011 – Comments (0) | RELATED TICKERS: DNR

The world is starting to take notice of Denbury Resources (DNR) a Canadian corp. organized under the Canada Business Corp Act engaged in the acquisition, development, operation and exploration of oil and gas properties primarily in the Gulf Coast region of the U.S. through its wholly-owned subsidiary, Denbury Management, Inc. Denbury's production is primarily from developed fields close to major pipelines or refineries and established infrastructure. As a result, Denbury has not experienced any difficulty in finding a market for all of its product as it becomes available or in transporting its product to these markets.

Beside its price momentum the factor that sets this company apart from most of the other oil exploration and development companies is its use of enhanced oil recovery where carbon dioxide is pumped into the oil field in an attempt to get every last drop of oil without many of the environmental concerns of some other recovery systems.


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American Vanguard sell signals

March 03, 2011 – Comments (0) | RELATED TICKERS: AVD

There are sell signals this morning on American Vanguard (AVD) a holding company, which through its subsidiaries, is engaged in the manufacturer and formulation of chemicals for crops, human and animal health protection. These chemicals which include insecticides, fungicides, molluscicides, growth regulatorsain, and soil fumigants, are marketed in liquid, powder, and granular forms.

Technical Factors:  [more]

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First Energy -- sell signals

March 03, 2011 – Comments (0) | RELATED TICKERS: FE

This morning I saw sell signals in First Energy (FE) and deleted it from the Barchart Van Meerten New High portfolio.

FirstEnergy Corp. (FE) is a diversified energy services holding company as the result of the merger of Ohio Edison Company and Centerior Energy Corporation. FirstEnergy companies provide electricity and natural gas services and a wide array of energy-related products and services. FirstEnergy's four electric utility companies, Ohio Edison and its Pennsylvania Power subsidiary, The Illuminating Company and Toledo Edison, serve customers in northern and central Ohio and western Pennsylvania.  [more]

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3 Great Mid Caps on the move

March 02, 2011 – Comments (0) | RELATED TICKERS: KEX , MENT , PDE.DL

I used Barchart.com to screen the S&P 400 Mid Cap Index to find stocks having consistent price momentum and found these 3 stocks to review:   [more]

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Sherwin-Williams sell signals

March 02, 2011 – Comments (0) | RELATED TICKERS: SHW

This morning I detected technical sell signals in Sherwin - Williams (SHW).


Sherwin-Williams Co. (SHW) is a manufacturer, distributor and retailer of paint, coatings and related products. It is the one of largest paint companies in the United States and in the world. Well known brands include Sherwin- Williams, Dutch Boy, Pratt & Lambert, Martin-Senour, Thompson's, Minwax and Krylon.  [more]

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Hickory Tech sell signals

March 02, 2011 – Comments (1) | RELATED TICKERS: ENVE

This morning I detedted sell signals on Hickory Tech (HTCO) and deleted it from the Barchart Van Meerten Speculative portfolio.

HICKORY TECH (HTCO) is a diversified communications company engaged in operating four incumbent local exchange carriers (ILECs). This business consists of connecting customers to the telephone network, providing switched service and dedicated private lines, connecting customers to long distance service providers and providing many other services commonly associated with ILECs. Additionally, they undertook business start up initiatives in long distance, internet access and competitive local exchange carrier businesses.  [more]

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Rowan is on the move

March 01, 2011 – Comments (0) | RELATED TICKERS: RDC

I was using Barchart to screen for S&P 500 stocks having the highest 14 day Relative Strength Index and noticed the price momentum ofRowan (RDC)

Rowan Companies, Inc. is a major provider of international and domestic offshore contract drilling services. The Company also owns and operates a manufacturing division that produces equipment for the drilling, mining and timber industries.  [more]

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CHD-- Best unknown comapny

March 01, 2011 – Comments (0) | RELATED TICKERS: CHD

You may think you've never heard of Dwight & Church (CHD) but the common household brands they own are going great guns in the US and growing fast in Canada, Brasil, The UK and Australia.

Church & Dwight Co, Inc. (CHD) is the world's leading producer of sodium bicarbonate, (baking soda), a versatile chemical which performs a broad range of functions such as cleaning, deodorizing, leavening and buffering. The Company specializes in sodium bicarbonate and sodium bicarbonate-based products, along with other products which use the same raw materials or technology. They sell their products, primarily under the ARM & HAMMER(R) trademark, to consumers through supermarkets, drug stores and mass merchandisers;and to industrial customers/distributors.  [more]

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Malausia ETF sell signals

March 01, 2011 – Comments (0) | RELATED TICKERS: EWM

This morning I detected sell signals in the MSCI Malaysia ETF (EWM).

The iShares MSCI Malaysia Index Fund (EWM) seeks investment results that correspond generally to the price and yield performance, before fees and expenses, of the MSCI Malaysia Index (the "Underlying Index"). The Underlying Index consists of stocks traded primarily on the Kuala Lumpur Stock Exchange. The Fund generally invests at least 95% of its assets in the securities of its Underlying Index and in depositary receipts representing securities in its Underlying Index.  [more]

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FSI International -- sell signals

March 01, 2011 – Comments (0) | RELATED TICKERS: FSII.DL

This morning I see sell signals in FSI International (FSII).

FSI International, Inc. (FSII) is a leading global supplier of processing equipment used at key production steps to manufacture microelectronics. The company develops, manufactures, markets and supports products used in the technology areas of microlithography, surface conditioning and spin-on dielectrics. FSI International's customers include micro-electronics manufacturers located throughout North America, Europe, Japan and the Asia-Pacific region.  [more]

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