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JimVanMeerten (63.05)

May 2011

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G, Willi-Food International sell signals

May 31, 2011 – Comments (1) | RELATED TICKERS: WILC

This morning on Barchart I detected sell signals on G. Willi-Food International (WILC) and deleted it from the Barchart Van Meerten Speculative portfolio for negative price momentum.

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Weyerhaeuser sell signals

May 31, 2011 – Comments (0) | RELATED TICKERS: WY

This morning on Barchart I detected sell signals on Weyerhaeuser (WY) and deleted it form the Barchart Van Meerten New High portfolio for negative price momentum.

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Royal Bank of Canada sell signals

May 31, 2011 – Comments (0) | RELATED TICKERS: RY

This morning on Barchart I detected sell signals on Royal Bank of Canada (RY) and deleted it from the Barchart Van Meerten New High portfolio for negative price momentum.

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AON sell signals

May 31, 2011 – Comments (0) | RELATED TICKERS: AON

This morning on Barchart I detected sell signals on Aon Corp (AON)and deleted it from the Barchart Van Meerten New High portfolio for negative price momentum.

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John Hancock Premium Dividend Fund - 7.40% dividend!

May 28, 2011 – Comments (0) | RELATED TICKERS: PDT

John Hancock Premium Dividend Fund (PDT) is a closed-end, diversified management investment company whose investment objective is to provide high current income, consistent with modest growth of capital.

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H J Heinz is an old favorite

May 27, 2011 – Comments (0) | RELATED TICKERS: HNZ.DL

This morning I was screening on Barchart for S&P 500 stocks that continue to hit new highs even when the overall market is down.  H J Heinz (HNZ) has hit 13 new highs and is up 6.58% last month in the same period the Value Line Index was down 2.11%.  The list of products they sell looks like my grocery shopping list.  They have made major acquisitions in the Latin American markets and let's face it the Latin American diet is very tomato based just like ours, so they should do well there.  The company has made a major investment in IT to help streamline inventory control and delivery.  I'd like the stock on its price momentum alone.

H J Heinz (HNZ)  -- and its subsidiaries manufacture and market an extensive line of processed food products throughout the world. The company's principal products include ketchup, condiments and sauces, frozen food, pet food, soups, beans and pasta meals, tuna and other seafood products, infant food and other processed food products.  Product brand names include: Heinz ketchup, Classico pasta sauces, Ore-Ida frozen potatoes, SmartOnes meals, and Plasmon baby food.  [more]

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Anerican Vanguard - AVD - buy signals

May 27, 2011 – Comments (0) | RELATED TICKERS: AVD

American Vanguard Corp. (AVD) - is 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.

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Valhi - VHI - buy signals

May 27, 2011 – Comments (0) | RELATED TICKERS: VHI

Valhi (VHI) - operates through majority-owned subsidiaries or less than majority-owned affiliates in the chemicals, component products, waste management and titanium metals industries. These subsidiaries and affiliates are NL Industries, Inc. , CompX International Inc., Waste Control Specialists LLC, and Titanium Metal Corporation.

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Salesforce.com is on a roll

May 26, 2011 – Comments (1) | RELATED TICKERS: CRM

One of the fastest rising S&P 500 stocks these days isSalesforce.com (CRM) which is up 8.75% in the last month vs the Value Line Index which is down 2.04% over the same period.  Its interesting that the trading symbol -- CRM -- is an mnemonic for what the company does Customer Relations Management.  I found it onBarchart based on its current momentum.

Salesforce.com (CRM) is the market and technology leader in on-demand business services. The company's Salesforce suite of on-demand CRM applications allows customers to manage and share all of their sales, support, marketing and partner information on-demand. The Salesforce Platform, the world's first on- demand platform, enables customers, developers and partners to build powerful new on-demand applications that extend beyond CRM to deliver the benefits of multi-tenancy and The Business Web across the enterprise. The Salesforce Platform allows applications to be easily shared, exchanged and installed with a few simple clicks via salesforce.com's AppExchange directory. Customers can also take advantage of Successforce, salesforce.com's world-class training, support, consulting and best practices offerings.  [more]

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Autozone keeps on truckin'

May 25, 2011 – Comments (0) | RELATED TICKERS: AZO

During this recent market contraction its been hard to find stocks that buck the trend and keep on growing.  Barchart helped me findAutoZone (AZO) that has still had 12 new highs and increased in price 4.78% while the general market as measured by the Value Line Index of 1700 stocks is down 2.17% for the same period.  As new car sales still are in a slump and the average age of the existing autos get older, repairs with Autozone parts should increase.  The momentum has been impressive.

Autozone (AZO) is the nation's leading specialty retailer of automotive parts and accessories, primarily focusing on do-it-yourself customers. Each of the company's auto parts store carries an extensive product line for cars, vans and light trucks, including new and re-manufactured automotive hard parts, maintenance items, and accessories. Many of the company's domestic auto parts stores also has a commercial sales program, which provides commercial credit and prompt delivery of parts and other products to local repair garages, dealers and service stations.  [more]

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AMT cranks out money

May 24, 2011 – Comments (0) | RELATED TICKERS: AMT

An S&P 500 company that is generating money like an AMT isAmerican Tower (AMT).  The company is seriously considering becoming an REIT and cranking out their cash flow in the form of cash dividends.  I found the company looking on Barchart for companies showing current upward price momentum.

American Tower Corporation (AMT) is a wireless communications and broadcast infrastructure company with three operating segments. The company operates a leading network of communications towers and is the largest independent operator of broadcast towers in North America. The company provides comprehensive network development services for wireless service providers and broadcasters. The company also operates a leading teleport business, which transmits Internet, voice, data and video communications worldwide. They are building or acquiring new towers at the rate of 7800 this year and plans for another 5350 next year.  [more]

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Krispy Kreme revisited

May 24, 2011 – Comments (2) | RELATED TICKERS: KKD

I like to start my day reading the Financial Times with my first several cups of coffee.  It's a well written paper and you get a very different world wide prospective from across the pond.  This morning I learned that O'Bama is Irish and that Krispy Kreme Doughnut (KKD)has expansion plans in Europe.  The article said KKD was trying to become a midday coffee destination and would be looking for ways to increase their coffee and hot chocolate sales.  While researching the company I found Robert P Stiller, Founder and Chairman of Green Mountain Coffee Roasters (GMCR) recently bought 3.5 million shares which is over a 5% interest in KKD.  I'm not that bright but I can connect a few dots on this one.  Let's see what everyone else thinks of the stock by looking at the price momentum on Barchart.


Krispy Kreme Doughnuts Inc. (KKD) is a leading branded specialty retailer of premium quality doughnuts which are made throughout the day in their stores. The principal business is the high volume production and sale of varieties of premium quality doughnuts, including their signature Hot Original Glazed. The company has established Krispy Kreme as a leading consumer brand with a loyal customer base through their long standing commitment to quality and consistency.  The company has been changing it's business plan from capital intensive company owned stores to franchise locations that pay royalties and buy product mixes and other products from the company.  They are also selling donuts in grocery and convenience stores  [more]

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Plum Creek Timber sell signals

May 23, 2011 – Comments (0) | RELATED TICKERS: PCL

Today on Barchart there were sell signals on Plum Creek Timber (PCL) so I deleted it from the Barchart Van Meerten New High portfolio for negative price momentum.

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Amgen - NASDAQ 100 gem

May 23, 2011 – Comments (0) | RELATED TICKERS: MGCD

One of the most consistently rising stocks on the NASDAQ 100 list according to Barchart is Amgen (AMGN) with 15 advances in the last 20 sessions.  The company has well established brand drugs like Aranesp, Epogen and Embrel and looks to bring new drugs into the pipeline.  My only concern is what health care reform may mean to the whole pharma industry. The momentum recently has been impressive.


Amgen Inc. (AMGN) discovers, develops and delivers innovative human therapeutics. A biotechnology pioneer, Amgen was one of the first companies to realize the new science's promise by bringing safe and effective medicines from lab, to manufacturing plant, to patient. Amgen therapeutics have changed the practice of medicine, helping millions of people around the world in the fight against cancer, kidney disease, rheumatoid arthritis, and other serious illnesses. With a deep and broad pipeline of potential new medicines, Amgen remains committed to advancing science to dramatically improve people's lives.  [more]

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Duke - Electric Royalty

May 23, 2011 – Comments (0) | RELATED TICKERS: DUK

While screening on Barchart for S&P 500 companies having current price momentum I found  Duke Energy (DUK) near the top of the list with 14 new highs in the last 2 trading sessions.  Duke is looking to increase sales and its coverage with the acquisition of Progress Energy and the building of 2 new gas-fired and 1 new coal-fired plants.  With a 5.1% dividend and current price momentum it deserves a look.


Duke Energy Corporation (DUK) is an integrated energy and energy services provider with the ability to offer physical delivery and management of both electricity and natural gas throughout the U.S. and abroad. Duke Energy provides these and other services through seven business segments: Electric Operations; Natural Gas Transmission; Field Services; Trading and Marketing; Global Asset Development; Other Energy Services; Real Estate Operations.  [more]

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Hansen's is a Monster

May 23, 2011 – Comments (0) | RELATED TICKERS: MNST

I was surprised to see Hansen's Natural Corp (HANS) near the top of the screen when I was screening on Barchart for high growth stocks having current price momentum.  Hansen's is an old name that's been around since the 1930's selling fresh fruit drinks in southern California.  Lately I've seen their trucks at a lot of music venues the younger crowd likes giving away their new MONSTER energy drink.  They have learned to keep up with the times and are growing not only nationally across the US but they have had recent success in Australia, New Zealand and the Caribbean.  Future growth plans include Brasil, Asia and the rest of South America.

Hansen Natural Corporation, (HANS) through its subsidiaries, engages in the development, marketing, sale, and distribution of beverages in the United States and internationally. The company principally offers natural sodas, fruit juices and juice drinks, energy drinks and energy sports drinks, fruit juice smoothies and functional drinks, non-carbonated ready-to-drink iced teas, children’s multi-vitamin juice drinks, and flavored sparkling beverages under the Hansen’s brand name. It also involves in the development, marketing, sale, and distribution of energy drinks under the Monster Energy, Monster Hitman Energy Shooter, Nitrous Monster Energy, and Lost Energy brand names; and Rumba, Samba, and Tango brand energy juices. In addition, the company markets, sells, and distributes ready-to-drink iced teas under the Peace Tea brand name; natural sodas, premium natural sodas with supplements, organic natural sodas, seltzer waters, and energy drinks under the Blue Sky brand name; and enhanced water beverages under the Vidration brand name, as well as Java Monster line of non-carbonated dairy based coffee and energy drinks, and X-Presso Monster Hammer energy drinks. Further, it offers Monster Energy brand energy drinks, including Monster Energy drinks, lo-carb Monster Energy drinks, Monster Energy Assault energy drinks, Monster Energy Khaos energy drinks, Monster Energy M-80 energy drinks, Monster Energy Heavy Metal energy drinks, Monster Energy MIXXD, Monster Energy Import energy drinks, and Monster Energy Dub Edition energy drinks. The company also provides Hansen’s Natural Lo-Cal juice cocktails; and Hansen’s SELF Beauty Elixir ready-to-drink beauty beverages. Its customers include full service beverage distributors, retail grocery and specialty chains, wholesalers, club stores, drug chains, mass merchandisers, convenience chains, health food distributors, and food service customers. Hansen Natural Corporation was founded in 1985 and is based in Corona, California. ( Yahoo Finance Profile)


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Technical Factors:

1 - 100% Barchart technical buy signal  [more]

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Money grows on Dollar Trees

May 21, 2011 – Comments (0) | RELATED TICKERS: DLTR

I like to screen on Barchart to find growth stocks that are moving in the current market.  With 12 new highs and up by 8.30% in the last month Dollar Tree (DLTR) deserves a look.

Dollar Tree Stores, Inc (DLTR) is an operator of discount variety stores offering merchandise at a fixed price point of $1.00 or less. Its stores successfully operate in major metropolitan areas, mid-sized cities and small towns and perform well in a variety of locations. They offer a wide range of quality everyday general merchandise in many categories, including housewares, seasonal goods, candy and food, toys, health and beauty care, gifts, party goods, stationery, books, personal accessories, and other consumer items.  [more]

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Amtrust Financial is a buy

May 21, 2011 – Comments (1) | RELATED TICKERS: AFSI

AFSI - Amtrust Financial


AMTRUST (AFSI ) is a multinational property and casualty insurer specializing in coverage for small businesses. They offer workers' compensation insurance, extended warranty coverage, specialty middle market property and casualty insurance and a host of related products and services.They have built a reputation as an innovative, technology driven insurance company. Their commitment to excellence is the common thread connecting each of our businesses.  [more]

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I like Ronald McDonald

May 20, 2011 – Comments (0) | RELATED TICKERS: MCD

I like McDonalds (MCD) as a company and I like Ronald McDonald as a mascot.  What is it about the radical left in the US that makes them target success as bad?  They hate Wal-Mart because they revolutionized retail and bring you the lowest prices.  The hate Google because they have brought to the masses information at your finger tips.  They hate the banks because they bring financing to the public and hate Wall Street because public ownership of business is evil.

Lately they claim McDonalds makes kids fat.  They want to ban toys in Happy Meals and now they target Ronald as some kind of evil clown out of a Stephen King novel.  Get a life.

McDonalds amazes me.  I know that an immigrant can be off the boat and the next day make a better hamburger that you can get at Mickey D's but they still sell more than anyone on the planet.  They sell more hamburgers, sell more breakfasts, out sell even Starbucks when it comes to coffee and now target smoothie drinks.  No matter what food item they take on, in short order they are number 1.  Nothing succeeds like success and that is what they do.

I found McDonalds (MCD) when screening on Barchart to find the S&P 500 companies hitting the most frequent new highs in the last month.  I'd buy the stock on price momentum alone.


For those of you who don't know: McDonald's Corporation (MCD)develops, operates, franchises and services a worldwide system of restaurants that prepare, assemble, package and sell a limited menu of value-priced foods. The company operates primarily in the quick-service hamburger restaurant business. All restaurants are operated by the company or, under the terms of franchise arrangements, by franchisees who are independent third parties, or by affiliates operating under joint-venture agreements between the company and local business people.  This year they will open 750 new locations -- that's more new locations opened in one year thant most fast food chains open in a life time.  [more]

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XCEL might be a sure thing

May 19, 2011 – Comments (0) | RELATED TICKERS: XEL

I was screening on Barchart for an electric utility with great price momentum and came across XCEL Energy (XEL).  When I say a sure thing I mean that the company is rated 100 for both price stability and earning predictability so what you see is what you get with a minimum of surprises.  The company has already received a 20 year licence on one of its plants and is soon expected to receive another one on another.  They also have been granted new price increases in several other jurisdictions.  I like the utility on its price momentum alone.


Xcel Energy Inc. (XEL) is predominantly an operating public utility engaged in the generation, transmission and distribution of electricity and the transportation, storage and distribution of natural gas. The company generates electricity using coal, nuclear, hydro, wind, and solar energy. It also purchases, transports, distributes, and sells natural gas to retail customers, as well as transports customer-owned natural gas. Xcel Energy primarily serves customers in the areas of Colorado, Michigan, Minnesota, New Mexico, North Dakota, South Dakota, Texas, and Wisconsin.   [more]

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Lorillard -- Cash cow with growth

May 19, 2011 – Comments (1) | RELATED TICKERS: LO

OK, all you tree huggers, vegans, health nuts and wackos take your best shot.  I live in the Carolinas and just want to bring an investment opportunity to your attention.  This morning I was screening on Barchart for the S&P 500 stocks that were hitting the most frequent new highs in the last month and Lorillard (LO) floated to the top.  I know cream rises to the top and something else floats and sometimes you can't tell the difference.  This stock's steady and current dividend of 5.30% and 18 new highs in the last month cannot be ignored.  The momentum is there.


LORILLARD (LO) is the third largest manufacturer of cigarettes in the United States. Lorillard is the oldest continuously operating tobacco company in the U.S. Newport, Lorillard's flagship brand, is a menthol-flavored premium cigarette brand and the top selling menthol and second largest selling cigarette in the U.S. In addition to Newport, the Lorillard product line has five additional brand families marketed under the Kent', True', Maverick', Old Gold' and Max' brand names. These six brands include 44 different product offerings which vary in price, taste, flavor, length and packaging. Lorillard's manufactures all of its products at its Greensboro, North Carolina facility and maintains its headquarters there.  [more]

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China Techfaith Wireless- Ground Floor Opportunity

May 19, 2011 – Comments (0) | RELATED TICKERS: CNTF

This morning one of the fastest rising stocks on my Barchartscreener is China Techfaith Wireless (CNTF).  The stock is on a roll and might be your chance to get in before the brokerages start pushing to their clients.  There are 13 firms following the stock but at this time they are not willing to commit to forecasts of sales and earnings. Their product -- headsets are going to be a vital product with call centers, Skype users and more and more computers sold with both voice and visual communication capabilities.  Look at the stock momentum in the last month.

China TechFaith Wireless Communication Technology Limited (CNTF) is a leading independent mobile handset design house based in China. They provide complete design services spanning the entire handset design cycle, which involves industrial design, mechanical design, software design, hardware design, component selection and sourcing, prototype testing, pilot production and production support. They design mobile handsets and provides mobile handset solutions on GSM/GPRS, WCDMA/UMTS and CDMA technologies.  [more]

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Merck is serious about growth

May 18, 2011 – Comments (1) | RELATED TICKERS: MRK

If you're looking for an A+ financial strength company that pays a 4.60% dividend and is dedicated to growth you need look no farther than Merck (MRK).  I actually found Merck while screening onBarchart for the S&P 500 stocks hitting the most frequent new highs in the last month and was excited to see the recent price appreciation.  I was also excited by the fact that their R&D budget was 25% of sales -- can you find another company that is plowing back that kind of money into growth?  They are looking to the Chinese consumer to buy their new drugs. Let's look at the price momentum of 17 new highs and up 9.58% in the last month.


Merck & Co., Inc. (MRK) is a global research-driven pharmaceutical company dedicated to putting patients first. Established in 1891, Merck discovers, develops, manufactures and markets vaccines and medicines to address unmet medical needs. The company devotes extensive efforts to increase access to medicines through far-reaching programs that not only donate Merck medicines but help deliver them to the people who need them. Merck also publishes unbiased health information as a not-for-profit service.  [more]

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Lowes goes lower

May 18, 2011 – Comments (0) | RELATED TICKERS: LOW

This morning while screening some of my favorite stocks on BarchartI noticed Lowes (LOW) hitting new lows.  Look at these sell signals.

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Winn-Dixie turns around

May 17, 2011 – Comments (0) | RELATED TICKERS: WINN.DL

Even in this weak market Winn-Dixie (WINN) continues to rise.  I must give a disclosure that I did work for Winn-Dixie while in high school.  I was a stock clerk at the Cordova Road location in Fort Lauderdale. That was over 45 years ago so I guess I'm no longer an insider.  That disclosure is part of why WINN is a turn around story (and its not because I'm no longer an employee).  They are located in some of the wealthier locations in the South East US and as such haven't been as price sensitive to rising food prices.  Their more affluent customers are able to continue their brand loyalty. The price continues to rise.

WINN DIXIE STORES (WINN) currently operates 520 stores in 22 DMAs throughout Florida, Alabama, Louisiana, Georgia, and Mississippi.They are one of the largest food retailers in the nation and ranks 347 on the FORTUNE 500' list.They has a competitive market share with prime convenient locations in some of the most attractive and fastest growing regions of the southeastern United States with high population density.Their vision is to be a leading neighborhood grocer in every market it serves.  [more]

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Express Scripts - Prescription for success

May 17, 2011 – Comments (0) | RELATED TICKERS: ESRX

One of the true growth stocks that is having upward price momentum even during this slight market contraction is Express Scripts (ESRX).  Even now as revealed on Barchart, while over 70% of stocks are trading below their 20 day moving average this company continues to hold above its 20, 50 and 100 day moving average.  They control costs, manage their margins extremely well and have an A financial stability rating.  I'd buy this stock on momentum alone.


Express Scripts, Inc. (ESRX) is one of the largest pharmacy benefit management companies in North America. Through facilities in the states and Canada, the company serves thousands of client groups, including managed care organizations, insurance carriers, third-party administrators, employers and union-sponsored benefit plans.  [more]

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GLU Moblie sell signals

May 17, 2011 – Comments (2) | RELATED TICKERS: GLUU

This afternoon I deleted GLU Mobile (GLUU) from the Barchart Van Meerten Speculative portfolio for negative price momentum.

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Markwest Energy sell signals

May 17, 2011 – Comments (0) | RELATED TICKERS: MWE

This afternoon I deleted Markwest Energy (MWE) from the BarchartVan Meerten New High portfolio for negative price momentum.

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SIFY Technologies -- sell signals

May 17, 2011 – Comments (0) | RELATED TICKERS: SIFY

This morning I deleted SIFY Technologies (SIFY) from the BarchartVan Meerten Speculative portfolio for negative price momentum.


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TREX is a sell

May 17, 2011 – Comments (0) | RELATED TICKERS: TREX

This morning I deleted Trex (TREX) form the Barchart Van Meerten New High portfolio for negative price momentum.

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Ross Stores is a buy

May 16, 2011 – Comments (1) | RELATED TICKERS: ROST

While screening on Barchart for growth stocks hitting the most frequent new highs Ross Stores (ROST) was near the top of the list this morning.  As disposable income increases purse strings will loosen but shoppers will still look for bargains at off price stores like Ross.  Ross has been very good at inventory management and keeping the shelves loaded with new merchandise to encourage return shoppers.  The investors have been enticed with an aggressive stock buy back program.  I'd buy the stock on its price momentum alone.

Ross Stores, Inc. (ROST) operates a chain of off-price retail apparel and home accessories stores, which target value conscious men and women between the ages of 25 and 54 in middle-to-upper middle income households. The decisions of the company, from merchandising, purchasing and pricing, to the location of its stores, are aimed at this customer base. The company offers brand name and designer merchandise at low everyday prices, generally below regular prices of most department and specialty stores.  [more]

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Southern Co - Growth plu 5% dividend

May 11, 2011 – Comments (0) | RELATED TICKERS: SO

One of the best managed utilities in the southeast in Southern Company (SO) headquartered in Atlanta, GA.  I used to be an internal auditor for the company so I got to see that first hand.  Southern has always had a very good relationship with the rate regulators and over the years has been able to get justifiable rate increases to help properly fund operations and expansions.  Georgia Power its largest subsidiary recent received as timely rate increases and will soon.  What brought the stock to my notice was when I was using Barchartto screen for S&P 500 stocks hitting the most frequent highs in the last month.  The current price momentum plus a 5.00% dividend is hard to ignore.


Southern Company (SO), through its subsidiaries, operates as a utility company that provides electric service in the southeastern United States. The company generates, transmits, and distributes electricity through coal, nuclear, oil and gas, and hydro resources. It offers electric service primarily in Alabama, Georgia, Florida, and Mississippi; and serves approximately 4.4 million retail customers with approximately 42,000 megawatts of generating capacity. Southern Company also constructs, acquires, owns, and manages generation assets and sells electricity in the wholesale market. Its transmission assets include 27,000 miles of transmission lines and 3,400 substations. The company also provides digital wireless communications, such as push to talk, cellular service, text messaging, wireless Internet access, and wireless data to approximately 300,000 subscribers in the southeast; and wholesale fiber optic solutions to telecommunication providers under the name Southern Telecom. The company was founded in 1945 and is headquartered in Atlanta, Georgia.

Factors to consider:

Technical Factors:

1 - 96% Barchart technical buy signal  [more]

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Even Paula Deen can't save Smithfield Foods from spiraling down

May 11, 2011 – Comments (0) | RELATED TICKERS: SFD.DL2

This morning on Barchart I detected sell signals on Smithfield Foods (SFD).  Even Paula Deen endorsements can keep the spiral ham company from spiraling downward.


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Nucor - NUE - sell signals

May 11, 2011 – Comments (0) | RELATED TICKERS: NUE

This morning I detected sell signals on Barchart for Nucor (NUE).


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Wells-Gardner Electronics sell signal

May 11, 2011 – Comments (0) | RELATED TICKERS: WGA

This morning I detected sell signals on Barchart and deleted Wells-Gardner Electronics (WGA) from the Barchart Van Meerten Speculative portfolio.


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Take a gamble on Bally

May 10, 2011 – Comments (0) | RELATED TICKERS: BYI

While screening on Barchart for stocks having current upward momentum I can across Bally Technologies (BYI).  The stock looks like a turnaround situation.  35% of revenue comes from new gaming equipment and at the present time new casinos aren't coming on line.  In a few years as the economy recovers that's where the turnaround may set in.  The rest of the revenue stream is from gaming operations and gaming related software and systems, these revenue streams look more stable.  Price momentum is why I'm looking at this issue.


Bally Technologies (BYI) formerly Alliance Gaming Corp. is a diversified, worldwide gaming company that designs, manufactures and distributes gaming machines and computerized monitoring systems for gaming machines, owns and manages a significant installed base of gaming machines, owns and operates casinos and in Germany, is a full-service supplier of wall-mounted gaming machines and amusement games. The company has achieved a leading market position for each of its business units.  [more]

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Should you be serious about Sirius?

May 10, 2011 – Comments (2) | RELATED TICKERS: SIRI

Normally I do not like to follow penny stocks (stocks under $5).  They are hard to get financial information on and aren't followed by the brokerage firms.  There are bottom feeding vultures that like to short penny stocks then bombard the Internet with negative info so the stock tanks then they close their positions before the issue recovers. Sirius XM Radio (SIRI) is an exception. It came up on my Barchartscreener when I was looking for stocks trading over 100K shares and hitting frequent new highs.  The momentum and sales and earnings projection are worth watching.


Sirius Satellite Radio (SIRI) is building a digital satellite radio system that will broadcast up to 100 channels of music and entertainment programming to motorists throughout the continental United States. The company plans to offer channels of commercial-free music and channels of news, sports and entertainment programming for a monthly subscription fee. Sirius Satellite Radio has an exclusive agreement with Ford Motor Company to install Sirius receivers in Ford vehicles.  The company has an advantage of being an offering in new vehicles and sells not only the services but the equipment as well.  [more]

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Virgin Media is a buy

May 10, 2011 – Comments (0) | RELATED TICKERS: VMED

This morning I was screening on Barchart for stocks trading over 100K shares a day that have been hitting the most frequent new highs in the last 20 sessions and Virgin Media (VMED) was near the top of the list.  The stock has been up 15 days and 15.97% in the last month and has great price momentum. The position was added to the Barchart Van Meerten New High portfolio.


Virgin Media Inc., (VMED) through its subsidiaries, provides of entertainment and communications services in the United Kingdom. The company operates through three segments: Consumer, Business, and Content. The Consumer segment offers cable broadband Internet, television, and fixed line telephone services under the Virgin Media brand to residential customers; mobile telephony services through Virgin Mobile, a mobile virtual network operator; and broadband and telephone services to residential customers through third-party telecommunications networks. The Business segment provides a portfolio of voice, data, and Internet solutions to commercial customers, including analog telephony and managed data networks and applications, as well as supplies communications services to emergency services providers. The Content segment operates various television channels, including Virgin1, Living, Bravo, Challenge, and Challenge Jackpot; and owns a 50% interest in the companies that comprise the UKTV Group, a series of joint ventures with BBC Worldwide. The company was formerly known as NTL Incorporated and changed its name to Virgin Media Inc. in February 2007. The company was founded in 1993 and is based in New York, New York. (Yahoo Finance Profile)

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1 - 96% Barchart technical buy signals  [more]

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Cotton sell signals

May 09, 2011 – Comments (0) | RELATED TICKERS: BAL

This morning on Barchart I detected sell signals on the Cotton ETF (BAL).

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Emerson Radio sell signals

May 09, 2011 – Comments (0) | RELATED TICKERS: MSN

Emerson Radio (MSN) isn't making any upward price momentum onBarchart and has some sell signals.

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Hudson Highland sell signals

May 09, 2011 – Comments (0) | RELATED TICKERS: HSON

This morning on Barchart I detected sell signals on Hudson Highland (HHGP) and deleted it from the Barchart Van Meerten Speculative portfolio.

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Employers Holdings sell signal

May 09, 2011 – Comments (0) | RELATED TICKERS: EIG

This morning I detected sell signals on Barchart from Employers Holdings (EIG) and deleted it from the Barchart Van Meerten New High portfolio.

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AGL Resources - Sound utility in a growing region

May 06, 2011 – Comments (0) | RELATED TICKERS: GAS

I was screening on Barchart for companies having new highs and came across AGL Resources (AGL)

Their principal business is the distribution of natural gas to customers in central, northwest, northeast and southeast Georgia and the Chattanooga, Tennessee area through its natural gas distribution subsidiary. AGL's major service area is the ten county metropolitan Atlanta area.

The company is in a fast growing market and recent rate increase make the future look bright.  With a 4.7% dividend rate this company is projected to give a 14.5% total annual return for the next 5 years.

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Why is Proctor and Gamble so popular?

May 06, 2011 – Comments (0) | RELATED TICKERS: PG

When I was screening on Barchart for large cap stocks hitting the most frequent new highs it was no surprise to see Proctor & Gamble (PG) near the top of the list.  This is a real "what you see is what you get" stock.  I respect Value Line's analysis of stocks and have read them for years and this is one of the few stocks they rate 100 for both price stability and earnings predictability.  This company is steady as a rock and for income investors it increases its dividend every year without fail.  When I read the list of their stable of brand names it is had for me to imagine a supermarket without their products on the shelves.  The store would look like a Publix in Miami the day before a hurricane hits -- lots of empty shelves.

The Procter & Gamble Company (P&G) manufactures and markets a broad range of consumer products in many countries throughout the world. Products fall into five business segments: fabric and home care, paper, beauty care, health care, and food and beverage. Today, P&G markets more than 250 products to more than five billion consumers in 130 countries.  [more]

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Intel keeps climbing

May 05, 2011 – Comments (0) | RELATED TICKERS: INTC

I was screening on Barchart for stocks hitting new highs and was surprised to see Intel (INTC) near the top of the list.  The company has been fighting the rumor mill, combating against rumors of problems with products, supply chain in Japan broken and that its Japanese production facilities were damaged.  All these problems were either over stated, false or fixed and the stock is starting to recover even in a down market environment.

Intel Corporation (INTC) is one of the world's largest semiconductor chip maker. The Company develops advanced integrated digital technology products, primarily integrated circuits, for industries such as computing and communications. It also develops platforms, which it defines as integrated suites of digital computing technologies that are designed and configured to work together to provide an optimized user computing solution compared to components that are used separately. Intel designs and manufactures computing and communications components, such as microprocessors, chipsets, motherboards, and wireless and wired connectivity products, as well as platforms that incorporate these components. The Company sells its products primarily to original equipment manufacturers, original design manufacturers, PC and network communications products users, and other manufacturers of industrial and communications equipment. Intel Corporation is based in Santa Clara, California.  [more]

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Copart - One man's junk is another man's treasure

May 05, 2011 – Comments (0) | RELATED TICKERS: CPRT

While I was screening on Barchart for stocks having great growth potential and also have current price momentum I can across Copart (CPRT) a company that acts as an agent to dispose of cars and other vehicles.  Since they mostly act as an agent they aren't a capital intensive company.  The price momentum is what got my attention.

Copart, Inc. (CPRT) provides vehicle suppliers, primarily insurance companies, with a full range of services to process and sell salvage vehicles through auctions, principally to licensed dismantlers, rebuilders and used vehicle dealers. Salvage vehicles are either damaged vehicles deemed a total loss for insurance or business purposes or are recovered stolen vehicles for which an insurance settlement with the vehicle owner has already been made.  [more]

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ABB is a leader in energy utilization

May 04, 2011 – Comments (0) | RELATED TICKERS: ABB

The US needs help in the area of energy conservation.  I recently heard a news story that revealed that only 35% of the electrical energy produced in the US actually gets consumed.  The rest is wasted in "leakage".  Germany consumes almost 85% of the energy they produce and Japan's usage is in the 90%+ range.
The Swiss company ABB Ltd (ABB) came up on my screening onBarchart for stocks hitting frequent new highs.


ABB Ltd (ABB), headquartered in Zurich, Switzerland, is engaged in providing power and automation technologies for its utility and industrial customers. The Company provides a range of products, systems, solutions and services that are designed to improve power grid reliability, increase industrial productivity and enhance energy efficiency. ABB is focused on power transmission, distribution and power-plant automation and serves electric, gas and water utilities, as well as industrial and commercial customers. Its Power Products division manufactures three categories of products: High-voltage Products, Medium-voltage Products and Transformers. The key technologies include high- and medium-voltage switchgear, circuit breakers for various current and voltage levels, power and distribution transformers, as well as sensors and products to automate and control electrical and other utility networks. ABB Ltd is structured into four regions: Europe, the Americas, Asia and the Middle East and Africa.  [more]

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GE keeps marching up

May 04, 2011 – Comments (1) | RELATED TICKERS: GE

I decided to look at some of the most widely held stocks to see how they're doing. General Electric (GE) is always at the top of that list.  The key to success at GE is that it is so big and in so many sectors that it's revenue almost mirrors the whole economy in general.  Where it shines is that most of its divisions seem to me managed better than most of their competitors, which equates to the bottom line.  The price has enjoyed momentum on Barchart as the economy recovers. The leading divisions are expected to be in consumer products, lending and leasing and of course, the aviation division.

General Electric (GE) is one of the largest and most diversified industrial corporations in the world. GE is engaged in developing, manufacturing and marketing a wide variety of products for the generation, transmission, distribution, control and utilization of electricity. Some of GE's products include major appliances; lighting products; industrial automation products; medical diagnostic imaging equipment; motors; electrical distribution and control equipment; locomotives; power generation and delivery products.  [more]

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General Mills is catching up

May 04, 2011 – Comments (0) | RELATED TICKERS: GIS

A stock that has been lagging the market but seems to finally be catching up is General Mills (GIS).  It came to my notice while screening on Barchart for stocks hitting the most frequent new highs in the last month.  All though cereal sales have been down recently a new pricing scheme by all the cereal makers is expected to fall to the bottom line.  GIS has been having difficulty with a distribution agreement for Yoplait but it look like the dispute is about to be settled with a purchase of the company.

General Mills, Inc. (GIS) is one of the leading producers of packaged consumer foods and markets its products primarily through its own sales organizations, supported by advertising and other promotional activities. Such products are primarily distributed directly to retail food chains, cooperatives, membership stores and wholesalers.  [more]

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PC Mall sell signals

May 03, 2011 – Comments (0) | RELATED TICKERS: PCMI

This afternoon on Barchart I detected sell signals on P C Mall (MALL)and deleted it from the Barchart Van Meerten Speculative portfolio.

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Brigham Exploration sell signals

May 03, 2011 – Comments (0) | RELATED TICKERS: BEXP.DL

This afternoon I detected the following signals on Barchart forBrigham Exploration (BEXP) and deleted it from the Barchart Van Meerten New High portfolio.

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Oracle makes money the old fashion way

May 03, 2011 – Comments (0) | RELATED TICKERS: ORCL

When I look for investments in the tech sector my Barchart screener often turns up Oracle (ORCL).  Oracle seems to make money not by being an innovator but by implementing sound business practices and smart acquisitions that round out their offerings to customers.  Money the old fashion way, they earn it.  The stock's recent price momentum is what got my attention.

Oracle Corporation (ORCL) is one of the world's leading suppliers of software for information management. The company develops, manufactures, markets and distributes computer software that helps corporations manage and grow their businesses. The company's software products can be categorized intotwo broad areas: Systems software and Internet business applications software.  [more]

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How to play Gold

May 03, 2011 – Comments (0) | RELATED TICKERS: IAU

Lately, when I screen on Barchart for ETF's hitting new highs theComex Gold Trust (IAU) always seems to be on the list.  It's gains recently have been impressive.

The iShares COMEX Gold Trust (IAU) seeks to correspond generally, to the day-to-day movement of the price of gold bullion. The objective of the trust is for the value of the iShares to reflect, at any given time, the price of gold owned by the trust at that time, less the trust's expenses and liabilities. The trust is not actively managed. It does not engage in any activities designed to obtain a profit from, or to ameliorate losses caused by, changes in the price of gold. The trust receives gold deposited with it in exchange for the creation of Baskets of iShares, sells gold as necessary to cover the trust expenses and other liabilities and delivers gold in exchange for Baskets of iShares surrendered to it for redemption.  [more]

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Is Yahoo a turn around stock?

May 03, 2011 – Comments (0) | RELATED TICKERS: YHOO

I noticed Yahoo (YHOO) when I was screening on Barchart for S&P 500 stocks having positive price momentum.  It looks like this might be a turnaround candidate in every way. Competition is high in this sector and Yahoo has to go up against Google, AOL and MSN.  Hopefully there is enough of the pie to go around.

Yahoo! Inc. (YHOO) is a global Internet communications, commerce and media company that offers a comprehensive branded network of services. As one of the first online navigational guides to the World Wide Web, Yahoo! is one of the leading guides in terms of traffic, advertising, and household and business user reach. The company also provides online business and enterprise services designed to enhance the productivity and Web presence of Yahoo!'s clients.  [more]

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Techne -- TECH -- Biomedical buy

May 02, 2011 – Comments (0) | RELATED TICKERS: TECH

Most of my picks are what some people call momentum investing.  I do not look for patterns but I do use Barchart to find stocks with upward momentum that deserve to be recognized for their increases in sales and earnings.  Techne (TECH) is just such a stock.

Techne Corporation (TECH) is a holding company which has two wholly-owned operating subsidiaries: Research and Diagnostic Systems, Inc. and R&D Systems Europe Ltd. Research and Diagnostic Systems, Inc. is a specialty manufacturer of biological products. R&D Europe distributes Research and Diagnostic Systems' biotechnology products in Europe. Its two major operating segments are hematology controls, which are used in hospital and clinical laboratories to check the accuracy of blood analysis instruments, and biotechnology products including purified proteins and antibodies.  [more]

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