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January 2009

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Everybody went bearish on Friday,

January 31, 2009 – Comments (1)

because the economy suffered its biggest blow Ever in January.  [more]

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Worst January Ever for S&P 500 index Performance

January 31, 2009 – Comments (2) | RELATED TICKERS: SPY

It was reported on Bloomberg TV last night that the S&P 500 index suffered its worst January performance in its 81 history since being initiated.

That is really shocking to know we just went thru the worst January Ever.

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Computer Program buying at 8000 DJIA

January 30, 2009 – Comments (4)

8026 on the DJIA  right now, get ready for the Computer Program buying based on technical data.

It will trigger buying either before the close or on Monday like it has the last two times we have been here.

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Cold winter causes profits to double for CNX

January 30, 2009 – Comments (0) | RELATED TICKERS: CNX

CNX Gas (NYSE:CXG) on Thursday announced it nearly doubled its fourth-quarter profit, to $57.5 million or 38 cents per share, compared with $29.9 million or 20 cents per share for the same period a year ago.  [more]

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I hope Tomorrows 4th qtr GDP report not too scary

January 29, 2009 – Comments (2)

The last thing we need now is back to back scary economic data.

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Cramer just turned Bullish on the Market

January 28, 2009 – Comments (0)

Cramer's Mad Money: Four Signs of an Upcoming Rally (1/23/09)by: SA Editor Miriam Metzinger January 26, 2009 | about stocks: AAPL / ABT / AZN / BAC / BMY / CRA / FRX / GOOG / GS / LLY / MATK / MER / MS / MSFT / NOK / NVS / PFE / RIMM / SNY / SQNM / WYE / XOM     http://seekingalpha.com/article/116407-cramer-s-mad-money-four-signs-of-an-upcoming-rally-1-23-09?source=article_sb_popular SA Editor
Miriam MetzingerStocks discussed on the in-depth session of Jim Cramer's Mad Money TV show, Friday January 23.

Four Signs of an Upcoming Rally: Apple (AAPL), Google (GOOG), Microsoft (MSFT), Research in Motion (RIMM), Nokia (NOK), Sony (SNY), Exxon Mobil (XOM), Pfizer (PFE), Wyeth (WYE), Bristol-Myers Squibb (BMY), Novartis (NVS), AstraZeneca (AZN), Eli Lilly (LLY), Forest Labs (FRX), Goldman Sachs (GS), Morgan Stanley (MS)  [more]

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Perma Bears feel betrayed by FED.

January 28, 2009 – Comments (6)

FED says it see's an economic recovery later this year.

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BULL MARKET rearing its head. How to Profit:

January 28, 2009 – Comments (1)

Remember, Only the best stocks that are beaten down the most will rise back up the fastest.

The 2nd tier stocks will start rising after the first tier reaches a climax.

 

1st Tier : Visa , CME Group, Stryker, Union Pacific, Metlife, Google

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SYK raised guidance for 2009. Wonder what ZMH will do?

January 28, 2009 – Comments (1) | RELATED TICKERS: SYK , ZMH , STJ

same sector, although ZMH has high profit margins. Should raise too based on higher profit margins.

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SLG beats now what? 20% float is shorted

January 27, 2009 – Comments (1) | RELATED TICKERS: SLG

Amazing 20% shares shorted below book and near Cash value! Then SLG comes out and beats and signs Wells Fargo to a longterm Lease.

LMAO the PE's at 2

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McDonalds - MCD is down even after beating estimates.

January 26, 2009 – Comments (2) | RELATED TICKERS: MCD , CAT

Beats by .04 and is down today, LOL what a great buy. The company see's business so strong that its expanding and adding 1000 more restaurants. They wouldn't be expanding if business was not strong. Look at CAT which is doing the opposite and contracting by eliminating 20,000 jobs.

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Recession will not end Stock trading

January 23, 2009 – Comments (2) | RELATED TICKERS: IBKR

Interactive Brokers: Getting Richer by Getting 'Broker' by: Paul Price December 26, 2008 | about stocks: IBKR     Paul Price Watchlist.author_header_on_article_page__add_to_watchlist_button_initiator('paul-price');

The wild market conditions of 2008 have created unprecedented trading volumes in equities, futures and options. I think it’s time to own one of the healthy ‘transactional’ brokers - the computer-based firms that cater to the trading crowd. They don’t hold inventory of questionable securities and they don’t employ financial consultants to make recommendations to clients.  [more]

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Multi-Billion stocks that say "What Recession"

January 23, 2009 – Comments (3)

Some pretty good numbers by some Giant Multi - Billion dollar market cap stocks, and this is a recession?

GOOG beats

IBM beats

AAPL beats

UNP beats

POT beats

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IBKR ranks highly on IBD and also on Motley Fool , company posted .49 eps this qtr and got crushed by -$2 yesterday

January 23, 2009 – Comments (2) | RELATED TICKERS: IBKR

Motley Fool Total Members 250 Outperforms 14 Underperforms   All-Stars 61 Outperforms 5 Underperforms   Wall Street 2 Outperforms 0 Underperforms

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I should have added GOOG as an IBD top pick..

January 22, 2009 – Comments (1) | RELATED TICKERS: GOOGL

$5.10 eps vs. $4.95 eps consensus.

 

Google shocks me again, with another great qtr. No recession here.

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Computer Programs have been set to trigger buys at DJIA 8,000 or below.

January 22, 2009 – Comments (2)

Thats the reason you see massive buying whenever that occurs. As the market moves higher, the program buy points will move higher as well.

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Warren Buffet buying railroads again? Last time he did the sector rose

January 22, 2009 – Comments (1)

to its highs in the summer. He also was buying them at this time of the year back then too.

Must be something to buying Railroads at the beginning of the year? Anyone can give me insights.

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Massive Insider buying - Bank stocks could Spike again Thursday

January 21, 2009 – Comments (2)

$11,464,600 buy by JPM ceo just reported after the close today:  [more]

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Funniest thing I expected HBHC to beat PNC back to $30+

January 21, 2009 – Comments (0) | RELATED TICKERS: HBHC , PNC

but PNC took the cake first.

If you look at HBHC you will realise that its oversold on really nothing that bad at all.
$9M loan reserve increase to $17M big deal. That does not deserve to be down -$6/shr in fact it should have rallied on that news. Because it was down to $33 from $45 on such a measly reserve. Other banks are losing billions. not a measly few  millions.

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HBHC 4th qtr see's extraordinary asset growth & is taking market share from other banks

January 21, 2009 – Comments (2) | RELATED TICKERS: HBHC

Today looks like an opportunity to buy the longterm winner of this recession. There is always a winner in recessions and HBHC looks like the winner because it did not go crazy in 2003-2008 like other banks into subprimes.   [more]

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Some banks are still profitable but are down 40% since Jan. 2nd, 2009

January 21, 2009 – Comments (2) | RELATED TICKERS: HBHC

One bank that on Jan 2nd 2009 was at $45.56 today at only $26.48 even though they are still profitable and reported .26 eps , loan loss provisions are only in the millions not billions like other banks.

HBHC is down big today for being better off than the big Cap bad banks. This looks like a baby thrown out with the bath water. 

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Re-Test of 7,500 DJIA now a certainty.

January 20, 2009 – Comments (8)

Only question is how fast will it occur. We are only 500 points away from the re-test now.

The Nov. 21, 2008 low is now the benchmark, if that benchmark falls, then a new lower benchmark must take its place . Possibly 7,000 DJIA

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Why is AEP almost negavtive? They raised guidance

January 16, 2009 – Comments (0) | RELATED TICKERS: AEP

this morning. Is the bear market that strong today that even raised guidance means nothing.

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What is a Beige Book? and what does it give us?

January 14, 2009 – Comments (2)

What is a Beige Book? and what does it give us?

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Will Nov. 21 Lows "HOLD" I am worried now that what many hope is a buying chance

January 14, 2009 – Comments (5)

of a lifetime at 7,500 djia may not hold and go to 7,000 and in the process crush those that buy at 7,500

Now only 670 points from Nov. 21 lows.

Its gaining momentum to the downside. A week ago I would have said no way in hell will it re-test lows. Now its not a matter of if it will re-test but will the old lows hold.

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Can't believe it, only 700 pts away from Nov. 21st lows

January 14, 2009 – Comments (14)

We have wiped out all the gains that took 7 weeks to build in 1 1/2 weeks.

 I just hate myself for buying into the fake rally.

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Only 800 pts from retesting lows of Nov. 21

January 13, 2009 – Comments (0)

Market is down -900 on DJIA in just 7 days. Either we are oversold short-term or we are heading to re-test of lows. Either way I am out of the market. Watching the action and waiting for opportunity.

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SMA beaten down to 6 forward PE, might be time to start nibbling at $6.80-$10 range

January 13, 2009 – Comments (1) | RELATED TICKERS: SMA

Ranks highly on IBD ranking.

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Wow we are only -900 pts from re-testing Nov. 21 lows.

January 12, 2009 – Comments (5)

so in a matter of 1 1/2 weeks we could have eliminated 2 months worth of gains.

How come its so much easier to lose gains than it is to make gains??

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Is the economy that bad? That Americans have to shop at dollar stores?

January 12, 2009 – Comments (2) | RELATED TICKERS: FDO , WMT , DLTR

I just can't be caught alive shopping at dollar store? What would my friends think.  [more]

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Last 7 days worth of losses Equal Bankruptcy

January 12, 2009 – Comments (2)

If this was real money with real losses I would have went bankrupt with the sharp declines in the market the last 7 days.

 

My caps rating went from 98.07 to 4.13 in this time span.

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4 Recession proof stocks

January 12, 2009 – Comments (0)

dv,apol,esi,linc
Stocks that do well in a recession because people when they can't find jobs, go back to school in either another trade/major or freshen up their current skills.

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Doom & Gloom bloggers be Warned

January 10, 2009 – Comments (1)

Hi doom & gloom bloggers of Motley Fool and based on postings on this blog there are 5-1 more of you doomsday is coming bloggers here than there are bullish bloggers.    [more]

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NAV makes headlines: Canada military awards C$274 mln contract to Navistar to buy 1,300 trucks

January 09, 2009 – Comments (0) | RELATED TICKERS: NAV

NAV makes headlines: Canada military awards C$274 mln contract to Navistar to buy 1,300 trucks

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AZZ an Infrastructure stock "Ready to help America rebuild to past Greatness"

January 09, 2009 – Comments (0) | RELATED TICKERS: AZZ

AZZ incorporated Reports Year-To-Date and Third Quarter Results of Fiscal - Year 2009 Friday January 9, 2009, 5:00 am EST http://finance.yahoo.com/news/AZZ-incorporated-Reports-prnews-14012315.html

Related:  [more]

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Next week we should see a rebound Rally, Charts show the market will trend

January 09, 2009 – Comments (4)

Between 8,500 & 9000.  The two points are resistance both to downside and upside. The market should trade in that range.   [more]

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AZZ kicks AZZ beats by .07 & guides higher for 2009

January 09, 2009 – Comments (0) | RELATED TICKERS: AZZ

5:11AM AZZ Inc. beats by $0.07, misses on revs; guides FY09 EPS above consensus, revs in-line (AZZ) : Reports Q3 (Nov) earnings of $0.88 per share, $0.07 better than the First Call consensus of $0.81; revenues rose 25.8% year/year to $108.9 mln vs the $113 mln consensus. Co   [more]

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Olde timers don't understand why GME keeps making profits in a recession.

January 08, 2009 – Comments (3) | RELATED TICKERS: GME

The reason is because these olde timers did not grow up with computers or video games.  [more]

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President elect Obama speaking "Live" sounds "Harvard Like"

January 08, 2009 – Comments (1)

Unlike Bush , when Obama speaks he provides investors confidence

that we are being run by a very Smart Individual. President elect Obama is speaking like on Bloomberg radio and he sure is a 180 degree turn from President Bush. Whenever Bush spoke the market would go sharply down as investors could hear he was not capable of taking us out of a recession.

Bush provided fear to investors

Obama provides confidence

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GME shares crashed in 2008 and are slowly rebounding but

January 08, 2009 – Comments (0) | RELATED TICKERS: GME

its earnings have not crashed at all instead they keep rising higher. What does this mean? It means its an IBD stock that will rise fast in 2009. Keep this stock close to your watch list cause its going to be a major winner in 2009.

GameStop Rises Above Recession
Holiday Sales Increase 22% Same Store Sales Increase 10%

    * Thursday January 8, 2009, 8:29 am EST

    * GameStop Corp.

GRAPEVINE, Texas--(BUSINESS WIRE)--GameStop Corp. (NYSE: GME - News), the world’s largest video game and entertainment software retailer, today reported record sales results for the nine-week holiday period, November 2, 2008 thru January 3, 2009.
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During the 2008 holiday period, total sales were $2,856.0 million, a 22.3% increase from the prior year of $2,334.6 million. Comparable store sales for the period increased 10.2%.

New video game software sales were outstanding, growing 23.5% with many titles selling in record numbers. The top five video games sold during the holiday period were Activision’s Call of Duty: World at War and Guitar Hero World Tour, Microsoft’s Gears of War 2, Blizzard Entertainment’s World of Warcraft: Wrath of the Lich King, and Nintendo’s Wii Fit.

Hardware sales, led by Nintendo’s Wii and Microsoft’s Xbox 360, were also robust, dramatically increasing the installed base of new users that should drive software demand in 2009 and beyond.

Daniel DeMatteo, Chief Executive Officer, commented, “As expected, the consumer saw great entertainment value in video games in one of the most challenging holiday shopping seasons ever. In fact, in the midst of a serious recession, our average transaction was higher this year than last. In addition, our proprietary inventory management systems allowed us to maintain a great in-stock position during the busiest season we have ever experienced. A major highlight of the period was that GameStop’s sales grew in every worldwide territory in which we operate; a clear indication that the GameStop model works everywhere.”

J. Paul Raines, Chief Operating Officer, noted, “Our store associates did a tremendous job of making sure all of our holiday shoppers found the right systems, games, and accessories to fill their wish lists. Their hard work and knowledge of our wide assortment of game products was critical in serving a record number of GameStop customers. Of note this year, gift card sales during the nine-week period rose 15% over last year and the day after Christmas was the third highest sales volume day in GameStop’s history.”

Updated Guidance

In a very challenging retail environment, we successfully managed our business to achieve our forecasted earnings. While sales significantly exceeded forecast, gross margin rates were lower than anticipated as a result of a higher mix of hardware sales and the success of our value messaging and promotions during the holiday period. Therefore, we are increasing our fourth quarter 2008 comparable store sales guidance to +9.0% to +9.5%. We are also raising the low end of our previously announced fourth quarter 2008 diluted earnings per share guidance by $0.02, resulting in a range of $1.31 to $1.34, which represents a +15% to +18% increase over the prior year quarter.

Full year diluted earnings per share are now forecast to range from $2.37 to $2.40, an increase of +32% to +33% over the prior year. Comparable store sales are projected to increase between +12.0% and +12.5% for the full year, with total sales growing between +24% and +25%.

Note that guidance does not include debt retirement costs or merger related expenses.

Full year 2008 sales and earnings results and fiscal 2009 earnings guidance are expected to be released in mid-March 2009.

About GameStop

Headquartered in Grapevine, TX, GameStop Corp., a Fortune 500 and S&P 500 company, is the world's largest video game and entertainment software retailer. The company operates 6,188 retail stores in 17 countries worldwide. The company also operates two e-commerce sites, GameStop.com and EBgames.com, and publishes Game Informer(R) magazine, a leading multi-platform video game publication. GameStop Corp. sells new and used video game software, hardware and accessories for video game systems from Sony, Nintendo, and Microsoft. In addition, the company sells PC entertainment software, related accessories and other merchandise. General information on GameStop Corp. can be obtained at the company's corporate website: http://www.gamestopcorp.com.

Safe Harbor

This press release contains forward-looking statements within the meaning of the Private Securities Litigation Reform Act of 1995. Such statements may include, but are not limited to, the outlook for fiscal 2008 and beyond, future financial and operating results, projected store openings, the company's plans, objectives, expectations and intentions, and other statements that are not historical facts. Such statements are based upon the current beliefs and expectations of GameStop's management and are subject to significant risks and uncertainties. Actual results may differ from those set forth in the forward-looking statements. The following factors, among others, could cause actual results to differ from those set forth in the forward-looking statements: the inability to obtain sufficient quantities of product to meet consumer demand, including Nintendo's Wii; the timing of release of video game titles for next generation consoles; the risks associated with expanded international operations and the integration of recent acquisitions, including Micromania; and economic and other events that could reduce or impact consumer demand. Additional factors that could cause GameStop's results to differ materially from those described in the forward-looking statements can be found in GameStop's Annual Report on Form 10-K for the fiscal year ended February 2, 2008 filed with the SEC and available at the SEC's Internet site at http://www.sec.gov or http://investor.gamestop.com.

Schedule I
GameStop Corp.
Sales Mix
                                                
                                        
            9 Weeks Ended             9 Weeks Ended
            Jan. 3, 2009             Jan. 5, 2008
                    Percent                     Percent
            Sales         of Total             Sales         of Total
Sales (in millions):                                         
                                        
New video game hardware         $     680.2         23.8     %         $     607.3         26.0     %
New video game software             1,246.0         43.7     %             1,008.6         43.2     %
Used video game products             543.5         19.0     %             411.5         17.6     %
Other             386.3         13.5     %             307.2         13.2     %
                                              
Total         $     2,856.0         100.0     %         $     2,334.6         100.0     %

Contact:

Media Contact:
Chris Olivera
Vice President,
Corporate Communications
GameStop Corp.
(817) 424-2130
or
Investor Contact:
Matt Hodges
Director,
Investor Relations
GameStop Corp.
(817) 424-2130
  [more]

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LMAO all of 2009 stock gains wiped out in one day.

January 07, 2009 – Comments (1)

Getting ready to pounce on this selloff.

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2 stocks that could move up in a down day: COGO & IR

January 07, 2009 – Comments (0) | RELATED TICKERS: COGO , IR

COGO on China rollout of 3G and IR on $5B contract.  [more]

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Stock to watch for "SHORT SQUEEZE" MIC its down over $1/shr from day high

January 06, 2009 – Comments (0) | RELATED TICKERS: MIC

and now trading at $5.27/shr but I expect continued upside momentum in these type of beaten down stocks that are trading significantly below book values.

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Under $10 stocks rallying hard on Market bottom being hit.

January 06, 2009 – Comments (2)

These stocks are under $10 but most started 2008 in the $20-40 range and now are trading at a fraction of their former self.   [more]

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Updated: Worst to First : stock picking gaining Momentum today:

January 06, 2009 – Comments (2)

Worst to First : stock picking gaining Momentum today:

   [more]

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Worst to First : stock picking gaining Momentum today:

January 06, 2009 – Comments (0)

 ACAS & TCK  are both rallying hard again:   [more]

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Worst to First : stock picking

January 05, 2009 – Comments (2) | RELATED TICKERS: ACAS , AER , NG

You might have heard every year at the end when they list the worst to first stocks for the year.  [more]

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MTW ranks highly on IBD

January 05, 2009 – Comments (1) | RELATED TICKERS: MTW

Manitowoc Company, Inc. (MTW) CAPS Rating:

The Company is a diversified, multi-industry manufacturer of engineered capital goods and support services for selected market segments, which includes Cranes and Related Products, Foodservice Equipment, and Marine.

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Does anyone here follow IBD investing method?

January 02, 2009 – Comments (2)

I wanna see if we can start a group to track IBD stocks.

 

I started this caps thing today to keep track on how some of the IBD listed top stocks do against the market and Caps provides a pretty good way of keeping track with caps.

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