Friday, March 7, 2008

Castle Conv Fund

Power pick of the day: Castle Conv Fund (CVF) trading at USD 21.49.

  • 52-wk range: USD 18.88 - 26.28
  • EPS: 2.313
  • P/E Ratio: 9.40
  • Market Cap: 48.1M
  • Average Daily Volume: 7,556

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Down-Nesting: The tendency of parents to move to smaller, guest-room-free houses after the children have moved away so as to avoid children aged 20 to 30 who have boomeranged home. -- Douglas Coupland, "Generation X: Tales for an Accelerated

Thursday, March 6, 2008

Realty Income Cp

Power pick of the day: Realty Income Cp (O) trading at USD 23.145.

  • 52-wk range: USD 20.27 - 30.70
  • EPS: 1.158
  • P/E Ratio: 20.48
  • Market Cap: 2.344B
  • Average Daily Volume: 1,615,490

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RTT News, NY - Mar 5, 2008 Pfizer also plans to leverage its global scale and breadth of products to provide health solutions to the growing and untapped market of middle-income [via RTT News on 2008-03-05T17:30:43Z]

Taking the small view Prince George Citizen, Canada - Mar 4, 2008 It's not even that much of a secret - CBC's Realty Check did a piece on it when Harper was elected and former Liberal PM Jean Chretien touched on it in a [via Prince George Citizen on 2008-03-05T06:33:14Z]

LevX 2 draws closer Structured Credit Investor, UK - Mar 5, 2008 Moody's and S&P have assigned provisional P-1/Aaa ratings to the US$40bn senior note programmes (Euro and US CP and MTNs) of Mazarin Funding, [via Structured Credit Investor on 2008-03-05T13:54:14Z]

The Obama Bubble: Why Wall Street Needs a Presidential Brand Black Agenda Report, NJ - Mar 5, 2008 CP Pam Martens worked on Wall Street for 21 years; she has no securities position, long or short, in any company mentioned in this article. [via Black Agenda Report on 2008-03-05T09:00:23Z]

Frontline CP CHANDRASEKHAR Frontline, India - Feb 12, 2008 WITH the release of the quick estimates of national income, which show that gross domestic product (GDP) growth in 2006-07 touched 9.6 per cent, [via Frontline on 2008-02-12T11:10:04Z]

NAMES & FACES Portsmouth Herald News, NH - Mar 2, 2008 For more information visit BEDFORD — Centrix Bank (OTC Bulletin Board: CXBT) recently announced net income of $3.0 million for the year [via Portsmouth Herald News on 2008-03-02T15:21:07Z]

Insurance News Net (press release), PA - Feb 28, 2008 Given impact of liquidity crisis on CP markets, credit facilities experienced higher pricing on CP as a spread to LIBOR. 1. Passed the cost onto Co. 2. [via Insurance News Net (press release) on 2008-02-28T14:56:40Z]

US vacation homes hot prospects London Free Press, Canada - Feb 24, 2008 By LAUREN KRUGEL, CP CALGARY -- West Vancouver realtor Cal Lindberg says a growing number of clients have been inquiring about buying vacation homes in the [via London Free Press on 2008-02-25T07:08:09Z]

Average family debt hits record $80000 London Free Press, Canada - Feb 12, 2008 By SUE BAILEY, CP OTTAWA -- Canadians are juggling record debt loads averaging $80000 a household, says the author of a new report who warns job losses [via London Free Press on 2008-02-12T08:40:50Z]

News in brief Amesbury News, MA - Feb 15, 2008 Kyle MacPhee a CP Berry Construction Company employee was the first to spot the magnificent raptor perched in a tree at the edge of the woods. [via Amesbury News on 2008-02-15T13:04:56Z]

Badger: "Why ain't she talking? She's got a secret." River: "Sure, I got a secret. More'n one. Don't seem likely I'd tell them to you now, do it? Anyone off Dyton Colony knows better than to talk to strangers. You're talkin' loud enough for the both of us, though, ain't you? I've known a dozen like you. Skipped off home early. Run graft jobs 'ere and there. Spent some time in the lockdown, but less than you claim. Now you're what? Petty thief with illusions of standing. Sad little king of a sad little hill." Badger: "...Nice to see someone from the old homestead." River: "Not really." (to Simon) "Call me if anyone interesting shows up."

Citigroup Inc

Power pick of the day: Citigroup Inc (C) trading at USD 22.15.

  • 52-wk range: USD 21.23 - 55.55
  • EPS: 0.717
  • P/E Ratio: 30.82
  • Market Cap: 115.3B
  • Average Daily Volume: 100,742,000

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US Stocks Gain, Led by Commodity Producers; Financials Drop Bloomberg US Stock-Index Futures Advance; Fannie Mae, Exxon Shares Rise Bloomberg all 15 news articles [via Bloomberg on 2008-03-05T18:13:11Z]

WELT ONLINE, Germany - 10 hours ago Credit Suisse Securities (USA) LLC, Citigroup Global Markets Inc., UBS Securities LLC and Banc of America Securities LLC are acting as joint book-running [via WELT ONLINE on 2008-03-05T18:46:40Z]

chip prices will hurt earnings and a Merrill Lynch & Co. analyst predicted Citigroup Inc. may report $18 billion in first-quarter credit writedowns. [via Bloomberg on 2008-03-04T13:37:44Z]

Dubai's implicit criticism of Abu Dhabi, a fellow member of the United Arab Emirates, for making a $7.5 billion investment in Citigroup Inc. last year. [via Bloomberg on 2008-03-05T09:15:03Z]

SKorea's SK Telecom, Citigroup form JV for mobile financial [via Reuters on 2008-03-06T02:33:31Z]

Stocks pull off lows on bargain hunting Houston Chronicle Stocks Pull Off Lows on Bargain Hunting Houston Chronicle THE RATINGS GAME: Merrill Cuts Citi Profit Outlook On More [via Chicago Tribune on 2008-03-05T08:01:27Z]

European Bond Investors to Ignore ECB on Inflation, Says ING Bloomberg all 147 news articles [via Bloomberg on 2008-03-05T17:09:41Z]

Citigroup Chief Pandit Says `Peripheral' Businesses to Be Sold Bloomberg Citigroup CEO Calls Bank 'Financially Sound' Reuters Citi CEO: We've got enough capital Reuters - Wall Street Journalall 28 news articles [via on 2008-03-05T10:22:33Z]

Companies try to steer investors’ view on mark-to-market accounting Boston Herald, United States - 6 hours ago The corporate spin from companies like MBIA Inc., Citigroup Inc., and American International Group Inc. goes like this: The value of investments on their [via Boston Herald on 2008-03-05T22:34:37Z]

Japan's Stock Futures Slip After Bernanke Warns on US Housing Bloomberg - Mar 4, 2008 Citigroup Inc. may report as much as $15 billion in additional writedowns, Merrill Lynch & Co. said, helping send the shares to the lowest in nine years. [via Bloomberg on 2008-03-04T23:54:26Z]

Karlson's Theorem of Snack Food Packages: For all P, where P is a package of snack food, P is a SINGLE-SERVING package of snack food. Gibson the Cat's Corrolary: For all L, where L is a package of lunch meat, L is Gibson's package of lunch meat.

Wednesday, March 5, 2008

Dean Foods Co

Power pick of the day: Dean Foods Co (DF) trading at USD 21.55.

  • 52-wk range: USD 21.03 - 48.64
  • EPS: 0.957
  • P/E Ratio: 22.39
  • Market Cap: 2.859B
  • Average Daily Volume: 1,909,270

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Dean Foods to offer 18.7 million shares to public Trading Markets (press release), CA - Mar 4, 2008 Mar 04, 2008 (Datamonitor via COMTEX) -- DF | news | PowerRating | PR Charts -- Dean Foods Company has agreed to sell approximately 18.7 million shares of [via Trading Markets (press release) on 2008-03-04T10:10:27Z]

Dean Foods rating, outlook unchanged by agreed share sell - S&P - Mar 2, 2008 3, 2008 (Thomson Financial delivered by Newstex) -- Standard & Poor's (NYSE:MHP) Ratings Services said its ratings and outlook on Dean Foods (NYSE:DF) Co [via S&P - on 2008-03-03T05:12:33Z]

MB Alerts: Dean Foods Company Announces Sale of Shares Trading Markets (press release), CA - Feb 29, 2008 Today's activity has brought Dean Foods Co. on our radar. Early trading, Friday February 29, 2008, Dean Foods Co. was trading down more than 7% with a [via Trading Markets (press release) on 2008-02-29T17:00:35Z]

Dean Foods' shares hit 52-week low 2:36 PM CT Dallas Morning News, TX - Feb 29, 2008 By KAREN ROBINSON-JACOBS / The Dallas Morning News Shares of Dallas-based Dean Foods Co. hit a 52-week low in intra-day trading Friday — the second day in a [via Dallas Morning News on 2008-02-29T20:40:46Z]

Dean Foods to Sell Shares in Offering Houston Chronicle, United States - Feb 29, 2008 2008 AP DALLAS — Milk producer Dean Foods Co. on Friday reiterated its earnings guidance and said it will sell about 18.7 million shares in a public [via Houston Chronicle on 2008-02-29T12:41:17Z]

Analysts Debate Dean Foods Offering - Feb 29, 2008 Katzman said the offering will both alleviate pressure on the company to repay debts and could also allow Dean Foods to make acquisitions that could add to [via on 2008-02-29T18:31:44Z]

Dean Foods shares fall on share sale Forbes, NY - Feb 29, 2008 DALLAS (AP) - Shares of Dean Foods Co. fell Friday to a yearlong low after the dairy processor announced it would sell new stock, which would dilute the [via Forbes on 2008-02-29T22:13:21Z]

Dean Foods Company Announces Sale of Shares (press release) - Feb 29, 2008 29 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Dean Foods Company today announced that the Company has agreed to sell approximately 18.7 million shares of common stock in a [via (press release) on 2008-02-29T12:17:45Z]

Dean Foods upgraded to overweight at Morgan Stanley Trading Markets (press release), CA - Mar 3, 2008 BOSTON, Mar 03, 2008 (Thomson Financial via COMTEX) -- MS | news | PowerRating | PR Charts -- Dean Foods Co. Monday was upgraded to overweight from [via Trading Markets (press release) on 2008-03-03T15:42:32Z]

Earthtimes, UK - 23 hours ago Inc.; Dean Foods, Co.; Del Monte Foods; Dole Food Co. Inc.; Farley's & Sathers Candy Co.; Ferrara Pan Candy Co.; Flowers Foods Inc.; Foremost Farms USA; [via Earthtimes on 2008-03-04T18:39:25Z]

Evil isn't all bad.

Tuesday, March 4, 2008

Natural Res Ptnrs

Power pick of the day: Natural Res Ptnrs (NRP) trading at USD 31.84.

  • 52-wk range: USD 24.61 - 43.00
  • EPS: 1.255
  • P/E Ratio: 26.17
  • Market Cap: 2.066B
  • Average Daily Volume: 80,337

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Natural Gas Partners forms new $4B fund, NC - 15 hours ago Natural Gas Partners said it has closed on a $4 billion fund to invest in the oil and gas industry. Since its founding in 1988, the private equity company [via on 2008-03-04T01:59:53Z]

Zambia: New Partners in Fighting Poverty?, Washington - 6 hours ago There is nothing posing a greater threat to the fight against hunger in Zambia because of the vast natural resources available in the country. [via on 2008-03-04T10:58:10Z]

23rd time's the charm? Anchorage Daily News (subscription) all 5 news articles [via Reuters on 2008-03-04T01:45:10Z]

PDAC: Afghanistan's mineral wealth awaits National Post, Canada - 20 hours ago There is no shortage of dangerous places in the world miners are willing to venture to seek natural resources. But one country that may be overlooked by the [via National Post on 2008-03-03T21:05:18Z]

Trading Markets (press release), CA - Feb 29, 2008 Today's activity has brought Natural Resource Partners LP on our radar. Early trading, Friday February 29, 2008, Natural Resource Partners LP was trading [via Trading Markets (press release) on 2008-02-29T18:26:57Z]

PR Newswire (press release), NY - Feb 29, 2008 29 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Natural Resource Partners LP NYSE: NRP today reported that it has filed with the Securities and Exchange Commission its Annual [via PR Newswire (press release) on 2008-02-29T19:05:38Z] (press release) - Feb 29, 2008 29 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Natural Resource Partners LP today reported that it has filed with the Securities and Exchange Commission its Annual Report on [via (press release) on 2008-02-29T15:22:55Z]

Mongolia eyes diplomatic partners, mining deal soon Guardian, UK - 12 hours ago By Teruaki Ueno TOKYO, March 4 (Reuters) - Mongolia will take advantage of its rich natural resources to forge closer ties with new allies and aims to [via Guardian on 2008-03-04T05:47:21Z]

Retransmission: Oromin Engages Otis and Mandy Partners LLC - Mar 3, 2008 For the past several years, O&M has been a leading agent in introducing senior management of natural resource and mining companies to both specialist and [via on 2008-03-03T14:08:30Z]

Natural Resource Partners 4Q Profit Up Houston Chronicle, United States - Feb 14, 2008 2008 AP HOUSTON — Coal mine operator Natural Resource Partners LP said Thursday its fourth-quarter profit jumped 25 percent as its output increased. [via Houston Chronicle on 2008-02-14T15:41:45Z]

Brief History Of Linux (#9) Edison's most important invention One of Thomas Edison's most profound inventions was that of patent litigation. Edison used his many patents on motion pictures to monopolize the motion picture industry. One could argue that Edison was an early pioneer for the business tactics employed by Microsoft and the MPAA. Indeed, Edison's company, the Motion Picture Patent Company (MPPC), formed in 1908, bears a striking resemblance to the modern-day Motion Picture Association of America (MPAA). Similar initials, different people, same evil. The MPCC, with the help of hired thugs, ensured that all motion picture producers paid tribute to Edison and played by his rules. The MPAA, with the help of hired lawyers, ensures that all motion picture producers pay tribute and play by their rules. Ironically, filmmakers that found themselves facing Edison patent litigation (or worse) fled to Texas, California, and Mexico. Those same filmmakers outlasted Edison's monopoly and eventually banded together to form the MPAA! History has a tendency to repeat itself; so it seems likely that today's DVD lawsuit victims may well come to power in the future -- and soon become the evil establishment, thus completing another cycle.

Monday, March 3, 2008

Nuance Communicat

Power pick of the day: Nuance Communicat (NUAN) trading at USD 16.66.

  • 52-wk range: USD 12.45 - 22.56
  • EPS: -0.154
  • P/E Ratio:
  • Market Cap: 3.483B
  • Average Daily Volume: 3,738,020

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FirstAlert: 12-12:30 PM Investrend / Bestcalls Trading Markets (press release), CA - Feb 10, 2008 Decliners followed Aruba Networks, Inc. (NASDAQ: ARUN) down 36.60%, Charter Communicat (NASDAQ: CHTR) down 7.53%, Micron Technology (NYSE: MU) down 6.04%. [via Trading Markets (press release) on 2008-02-11T04:06:16Z]

Needs are a function of what other people have.