Friday, February 29, 2008

Lufkin Inds Inc

Power pick of the day: Lufkin Inds Inc (LUFK) trading at USD 57.44.

  • 52-wk range: USD 50.23 - 73.25
  • EPS: 4.918
  • P/E Ratio: 11.87
  • Market Cap: 844.5M
  • Average Daily Volume: 123,462

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Recent News

Trading Markets (press release), CA - Feb 18, 2008 Lufkin Industries, Inc. designs, manufactures, sells, and services various types of oil field pumping units, power transmission products, foundry castings [via Trading Markets (press release) on 2008-02-18T10:10:52Z]

Lufkin Industries Inc Reports Fourth Quarter Earnings Tyler Morning Telegraph, TX - Feb 14, 2008 Lufkin Industries Inc. on Thursday reported earnings of $19.9 million, or $1.34 per diluted share, on $157.7 million revenue for the fourth quarter ended [via Tyler Morning Telegraph on 2008-02-15T06:02:35Z] - Feb 19, 2008 19, 2008 (Thomson Financial delivered by Newstex) -- Lufkin Industries (NASDAQ:LUFK) Inc. Tuesday named John Glick chief executive officer, effective March [via on 2008-02-19T12:46:37Z]

Lufkin Industries Announces Fourth Quarter Conference Call Information FOXBusiness - Feb 6, 2008 Lufkin Industries, Inc. sells and services oil field pumping units, foundry castings, power transmission products and highway trailers throughout the world. [via FOXBusiness on 2008-02-06T19:12:16Z]

Lufkin Industries CFO to Retire in May - Feb 15, 2008 NEW YORK (Associated Press) - Lufkin Industries Inc., which makes equipment used in oil production and other industries, said Friday that Chief Financial [via on 2008-02-15T17:47:40Z]

Lufkin Industries raises quarterly dividend 8.7% to 25 cents per share Forbes, NY - Feb 15, 2008 BOSTON (Thomson Financial) - Lufkin Industries Inc. Friday declared a quarterly cash dividend of 25 cents per share, an 8.7% increase from its prior [via Forbes on 2008-02-15T12:31:43Z]

Earthtimes, UK - Feb 14, 2008 14 -- Lufkin Industries, Inc. today announced financial results for the fourth quarter and twelve months ended December 31, 2007. Sales were $157.7 million [via Earthtimes on 2008-02-14T12:08:47Z]

Earnings Roundup: Symmetry, Lufkin - Feb 14, 2008 LUFKIN, Texas (AP) _ Lufkin Industries Inc., which makes equipment used in oil production and other industries, reported Thursday its fourth-quarter profit [via on 2008-02-14T16:38:10Z]

Lufkin Sets Quarterly Dividend - Feb 19, 2008 NEW YORK (Associated Press) - Lufkin Industries Inc. announced its board raised its quarterly dividend by 2 cents, or 8.7 percent, to 25 cents. [via on 2008-02-19T20:41:33Z]

Lufkin Industries (LUFK) Tops Q4 View; Guides Q1/FY08 (subscription), MI - Feb 14, 2008 Lufkin Industries Inc. (Nasdaq: LUFK) reports Q4 EPS of $1.34, 10 cents better than the analyst estimate of $1.24. Revenues for the quarter were $157.7 [via (subscription) on 2008-02-14T12:36:16Z]

One man's "magic" is another man's engineering. "Supernatural" is a null word. -- Robert Heinlein

Thursday, February 28, 2008

Dreamworks Animat

Power pick of the day: Dreamworks Animat (DWA) trading at USD 25.35.

  • 52-wk range: USD 21.25 - 34.99
  • EPS: 1.005
  • P/E Ratio: 25.52
  • Market Cap: 2.527B
  • Average Daily Volume: 692,370

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Recent News

DreamWorks animation back HD DVD DreamWorks Animation rides 'Shrek' to fourth-quarter profit San Jose Mercury News DreamWorks Animation SKG 4Q revenue tops analyst view on Shrek the [via Houston Chronicle on 2008-02-27T17:30:24Z]

FOXBusiness - Feb 27, 2008 "Led by the blockbuster performance of Shrek the Third, 2007 became DreamWorks Animation's most successful year since going public -- both financially and [via FOXBusiness on 2008-02-27T17:09:13Z]

HD DVD Throws Spanner in DreamWorks Home Theater Magazine Dreamworks Animation Confirms: Payoffs Pressured Format War. X-bit Labs DreamWorks sticks with HD DVD Sky News High-Def Digest - T3all 33 news articles [via Digital Media Online on 2008-02-28T04:06:16Z]

Dreamworks Animation still HD DVD exclusive under contract terms TG Daily - 3 minutes ago By Mark Raby Burbank (CA) - In spite of the fact that the creators of HD DVD have officially abandoned the format, Dreamworks Animation is still locked in [via TG Daily on 2008-02-28T17:53:49Z]

You'll Learn How to Train Your Dragon a Bit Later all 3 news articles [via Motley Fool on 2008-02-27T19:12:55Z]

DreamWorks pushes back 'Dragon' Variety DreamWorks set to film in Pittsburgh Dragon Delayed To 2010 Animation World Network all 19 news articles [via Reuters UK on 2008-02-27T08:46:36Z]

Ceradyne "hold," target price reduced all 2 news articles [via on 2008-02-27T16:57:42Z]

Notable movers San Jose Mercury News, USA - 8 hours ago DreamWorks Animation was up $1.21, or 5 percent, to $25.65. The maker of "Shrek" films reported a fourth-quarter profit that beat analysts' estimates on DVD [via San Jose Mercury News on 2008-02-28T09:42:04Z]

Games Putting Crimp In Film Industry PSX Extreme all 2 news articles [via Animation Magazine on 2008-02-28T00:32:09Z] - 8 minutes ago By Henning Molbaek "DreamWorks Animation SKG Inc (DWA.N) said on Tuesday it was locked in an exclusive deal to distribute DVDs on Toshiba Corp's (6502. [via on 2008-02-28T17:48:47Z]

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Wednesday, February 27, 2008

Chemed Corp

Power pick of the day: Chemed Corp (CHE) trading at USD 50.02.

  • 52-wk range: USD 45.34 - 71.30
  • EPS: 2.404
  • P/E Ratio: 20.93
  • Market Cap: 1.197B
  • Average Daily Volume: 283,189

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Recent News

Chemed's 4Q profits below forecasts, NC - Feb 21, 2008 Chemed Corp.'s Vitas and Roto-Rooter segments grew sales and profits by single digits in the fourth quarter, but a shift in the type of care the hospice [via on 2008-02-21T22:47:05Z]

Chemed Rises on Strong 2008 Outlook - Feb 22, 2008 NEW YORK (Associated Press) - Shares of Chemed Corp. rose Friday after the Roto-Rooter operator reported a 15 percent jump in fourth-quarter profit and [via on 2008-02-22T18:51:38Z]

Forbes, NY - Feb 21, 2008 SAN FRANCISCO (Thomson Financial) - Chemed Corp. late Thursday reported fourth-quarter net earnings of $20.2 million, or 83 cents a share, up 15% from $17.6 [via Forbes on 2008-02-21T22:13:18Z]

UPDATE 1-Chemed posts higher Q4 profit Reuters - Feb 21, 2008 Feb 21 (Reuters) - Chemed Corp (CHE.N: Quote, Profile, Research), a provider of hospice care and the parent of Roto-Rooter plumbing services, [via Reuters on 2008-02-21T21:50:15Z]

Stocks In Focus For Friday FOXBusiness - Feb 21, 2008 See pulse Chemed Corp.'s (CHE) fourth-quarter net income rose to $20.2 million, or 83 cents a share, from $17.6 million, or 67 cents a share, a year earlier [via FOXBusiness on 2008-02-21T23:57:32Z]

Chemed Q4 Profit Rises; Guides FY08 - Quick Facts Trading Markets (press release), CA - Feb 21, 2008 (RTTNews) - Chemed Corp. (CHE | news | PowerRating | PR Charts ), which operates VITAS Healthcare Corporation, said that its fourth quarter net income was [via Quick Facts - Trading Markets (press release) on 2008-02-21T22:14:11Z]

Chemed has higher sales, income Cincinnati Enquirer, OH - Feb 22, 2008 Downtown-based Chemed Corp., parent of Vitas Healthcare and Roto-Rooter, Thursday reported higher sales and earnings for the fourth quarter and full year [via Cincinnati Enquirer on 2008-02-22T10:25:21Z]

Chemed Corporation Q4 2007 Earnings Call Transcript Seeking Alpha, NY - Feb 22, 2008 Good morning, ladies and gentlemen, and welcome to Chemed Corporation's fourth quarter 2007 conference call. (Operator Instructions) I would now like to [via Seeking Alpha on 2008-02-22T20:35:54Z]

Chemed Corporation Declares Quarterly Dividend of 6 Cents WELT ONLINE, Germany - Feb 15, 2008 Chemed Corporation (NYSE:CHE) announced today that the Board of Directors has declared a quarterly cash dividend of 6 cents per share on the Company’s [via WELT ONLINE on 2008-02-15T18:48:19Z]

Daily Market Commentary for February 25, 2008 Inside Futures, IL - Feb 25, 2008 Auctioneers Incorporated (RBA) shed 2.40 points with a high on the day of $76.94, a low of $73.06 for a closing price at $74.25; Chemed Corporation (CHE) [via Inside Futures on 2008-02-25T22:31:24Z]

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Heinz H J Co

Power pick of the day: Heinz H J Co (HNZ) trading at USD 45.60.

  • 52-wk range: USD 41.37 - 48.75
  • EPS: 2.546
  • P/E Ratio: 18.06
  • Market Cap: 14.451B
  • Average Daily Volume: 2,263,300

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Recent News

Heinz Q3 profit slips as rising sales offset by higher tax rate [via Houston Chronicle on 2008-02-25T16:30:43Z]

Heinz posts slight dip in Q3 Heinz quarterly profit hit by higher tax rate Reuters Heinz profit flat, sales up MarketWatch all 11 news articles [via on 2008-02-26T13:13:29Z]

Heinz Third-Quarter Profit Declines on Increased Tax Expenses Bloomberg Heinz Reports 14% Growth in Third-Quarter Sales, 8% Growth in [via RTT News on 2008-02-26T16:34:27Z]

HJ Heinz Q3 Profit Drops - Quick Facts Trading Markets (press release), CA - 16 hours ago (RTTNews) - HJ Heinz Company (HNZ | news | PowerRating | PR Charts ) reported third-quarter net income of $218.53 million or $0.68 per share, [via Quick Facts - Trading Markets (press release) on 2008-02-26T12:57:47Z]

New home for Heinz Pittsburgh Post Gazette, PA - 15 minutes ago By Teresa F. Lindeman, Pittsburgh Post-Gazette Bill Johnson, the HJ Heinz Co.'s chairman, president and chief executive officer, never talked to any city [via Pittsburgh Post Gazette on 2008-02-27T05:19:59Z]

Earnings roundup: Liberty Global, Heinz Forbes, NY - 5 hours ago PITTSBURGH (AP) -- HJ Heinz Co. (nyse: HNZ - news - people ), one of the world's largest food companies, said Tuesday its third-quarter profit edged [via Forbes on 2008-02-26T23:46:47Z]

Heinz earnings rise, stock falls Pittsburgh Post Gazette, PA - 15 minutes ago HJ Heinz Co. shares dipped slightly yesterday after the Pittsburgh ketchup company beat analysts' earnings expectations for the quarter but noted commodity [via Pittsburgh Post Gazette on 2008-02-27T05:20:02Z]

Heinz Ketchup profits decline a dab on higher taxes TREND Information, Azerbaijan - 7 hours ago dpa ) - HJ Heinz Co, the world's biggest ketchup maker, said Tuesday that higher taxes had shaved less than 1 per cent from its third-quarter profits [via TREND Information on 2008-02-26T21:44:20Z]

Profit Drops at Heinz, but Beats Expectations New York Times, United States - 10 minutes ago By AP PITTSBURGH (AP) — HJ Heinz, one of the world’s largest food companies, said Tuesday that its third-quarter profit edged slightly lower as a steeper [via New York Times on 2008-02-27T05:24:51Z]

Heinz gets tentative OK to expand benefits in captive Business Insurance, IL - Feb 25, 2008 By Jerry Geisel WASHINGTON—HJ Heinz Co. has received tentative authorization from the Labor Department to expand benefit risks funded through its Vermont [via Business Insurance on 2008-02-25T18:15:40Z]

Marge, I ate those fancy soaps you bought for the bathroom. -- Homer Simpson The Front

Sunday, February 24, 2008

Laboratory Corp N

Power pick of the day: Laboratory Corp N (LH) trading at USD 79.29.

  • 52-wk range: USD 65.13 - 82.32
  • EPS: 3.931
  • P/E Ratio: 20.25
  • Market Cap: 9.293B
  • Average Daily Volume: 1,145,350

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Recent News

UPDATE 1-Labcorp fourth-quarter profit rises 10 percent Reuters - Feb 7, 2008 CHICAGO, Feb 7 (Reuters) - Laboratory Corp of America Holdings (LH.N: Quote, Profile, Research) reported a 10 percent increase in its quarterly net profit [via Reuters on 2008-02-07T13:53:03Z]

Quest Issues Favorable Self-Prognosis Forbes, NY - Feb 21, 2008 At the start of last year, Laboratory Corp. of America (nyse: LH - news - people ) took over that assignment. Quest also had to pay $2.0 billion for the [via Forbes on 2008-02-21T20:56:36Z]

it's your business Topeka Capital Journal (subscription), KS - 14 hours ago David Brotton has joined NanoScale Corp., Manhattan, as vice president of marketing and business development. Brotton oversees marketing, business [via Topeka Capital Journal (subscription) on 2008-02-24T09:55:02Z]

Laboratory Corp to buy drug discovery services firm, UK - Jan 29, 2008 LabCorp, meanwhile, is one of the world's largest clinical laboratories, generating annual revenues of $3.6bn in 2006. Headquartered in Burlington, North [via on 2008-01-29T11:30:53Z]

FOXBusiness - Feb 8, 2008 These check samples are for lab accuracy, contamination, and repeatability. The Company has also established standard practices that commence prior to [via FOXBusiness on 2008-02-09T00:59:12Z]

Utah business in brief Salt Lake Tribune, United States - Feb 15, 2008 Woodbury Corp. has acquired the Kmart Shopping Center at 450 N. State St. in Orem from Orem Realty Ltd. Partnership. The purchase included 98084 square feet [via Salt Lake Tribune on 2008-02-16T07:06:44Z]

GM to offer first gas or ethanol 4-cylinder in N. America Reliable Plant Magazine, OK - Feb 6, 2008 The 2009 Chevrolet HHR small SUV will become the first four-cylinder model in General Motors Corp.'s North American lineup that can run on either gasoline [via Reliable Plant Magazine on 2008-02-06T20:34:00Z]

Newly incorporated businesses. AZ, AZ - Feb 21, 2008 Jeff Silverberg Hydro Supply Corp. 20118 N. 67th Ave., Suite 300-426, Glendale 85308. Jeff W. Lark CGE Professional Cleaning Services LLC 2040 S. Alma [via AZ on 2008-02-21T14:50:29Z]

Hindu Food microbiology laboratory opened Hindu, India - Jan 31, 2008 Inaugurating the facility, KK Acharya, managing director, Chennai Petroleum Corporation Limited, said it was a fitting tribute to NAF founder C. Subramaniam [via Hindu on 2008-01-31T10:36:05Z]

NEW BUSINESSES Providence Journal, RI - Feb 14, 2008 Ramp media lab LLC: Mgr.: David Bettencourt, 4 Caporal St., Cranston 02910. A: Jeff Toste, 378 Carpenter St., Providence 02909. Harbourside Funding Corp. [via Providence Journal on 2008-02-15T00:22:20Z]

"Because he's a character who's looking for his own identity, [He-Man is] an interesting role for an actor." -- Dolph Lundgren, "actor"

Macy's Inc

Power pick of the day: Macy's Inc (M) trading at USD 24.62.

  • 52-wk range: USD 20.94 - 46.70
  • EPS: 1.848
  • P/E Ratio: 13.34
  • Market Cap: 10.660B
  • Average Daily Volume: 8,743,840

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Recent News

Macy's Board declares quarterly dividend all 10 news articles [via Business Wire (press release) on 2008-02-22T16:43:52Z]

US EQUITIES WEEK AHEAD: Retailer Reports Lead Way - Feb 22, 2008 Major retailers, such as Macy's Inc. (M), Target Corp. (TGT) and Home Deport Inc. (HD), will reflect any slowdown in consumer spending when they report [via on 2008-02-22T18:52:27Z]

US Stocks Retreat, Erasing Early Gains; Macy's, Apple Decline Bloomberg - Feb 19, 2008 AMR Corp., Macy's Inc. and Apple Inc. declined as crude oil advanced on speculation OPEC will cut production. AT&T Inc. and Verizon Communications Inc. led [via Bloomberg on 2008-02-19T23:05:37Z], TX - Feb 21, 2008 Carl Icahn added to his holdings in Macy's Inc. by 28.58%. His purchase prices were between $25.48 and $32.9, with an estimated average price of $29.4. [via on 2008-02-22T05:21:33Z]

Bellwether Interviews: Analyst Review of Macy's Inc. Trading Markets (press release), CA - Feb 18, 2008 Yesterday we had a conversation with Brian Sozzi of Wall Street Strategies, to ask his professional opinion on Macy's Inc. (NYSE:M). [via Trading Markets (press release) on 2008-02-18T15:48:48Z] - Feb 7, 2008 This development results from the corporate restructuring initiatives of Macy's, Inc. announced on February 6, 2008. Macy's, Inc. announced three divisional [via on 2008-02-07T12:38:29Z]

Macy's Thanks for Sharing Campaign Raises Record $13 Million FOXBusiness - Feb 21, 2008 Macy's, the largest retail brand of Macy's, Inc., delivers fashion and affordable luxury to customers at more than 800 locations in 45 states, the District [via FOXBusiness on 2008-02-21T13:55:48Z]

the current fiscal year and job cuts totaling about 2550 at the three divisional offices. Macy's Inc. Same-Store Sales Down 7.1% In January - MarketWatch. [via MarketWatch on 2008-02-06T18:27:27Z]

Chicago Tribune, United States - Feb 22, 2008 Sales dropped less last month than at Kohl's Corp. and Macy's Inc. after Penneys made price cuts earlier to clear merchandise. Penneys posted a 1.9 percent [via Chicago Tribune on 2008-02-22T08:02:29Z]

appeals specifically to the area," said Jim Sluzewski, spokesman for Cincinnati-based Macy's Inc. "Some stores sell more size 12s than other stores. [via Indianapolis Star on 2008-02-22T07:46:03Z]

There was a man who sat each day looking out through a narrow vertical opening where a single board had been removed from a tall wooden fence. Each day a wild ass of the desert passed outside the fence and across the narrow opening -- first the nose, then the head, the forelegs, the long brown back, the hindlegs, and lastly the tail. One day, the man leaped to his feet with the light of discovery in his eyes and he shouted for all who could hear him: "It is obvious! The nose causes the tail!" -- Stories of the Hidden Wisdom, from the Oral History of Rakis