Friday, March 28, 2008

Ryder System Inc

Power pick of the day: Ryder System Inc (R) trading at USD 62.01.

  • 52-wk range: USD 38.95 - 65.25
  • EPS: 4.242
  • P/E Ratio: 14.66
  • Market Cap: 3.600B
  • Average Daily Volume: 1,329,760

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Recent News

M. Anthony Burns, chairman emeritus of Ryder System, Inc.; Maxine K. Clark, founder, chairman and CEO, Build-A-Bear Workshop, Inc.; Thomas J. Engibous, [via WELT ONLINE on 2008-03-28T00:08:21Z]

Ryder System Best in Industrials Sector Houston Chronicle, United States - Mar 25, 2008 2008 AP NEW YORK — With the year's first quarter drawing to a close, Ryder System Inc. has been the top performer for the year thus far in the S&P 500's [via Houston Chronicle on 2008-03-25T15:37:00Z]

Fitch Affirms Ryder System, Inc.'s IDR at 'A-'; Outlook Stable Earthtimes, UK - Mar 6, 2008 The ratings affirmation reflects Ryder's established market position in the truck leasing business, consistent profitability and operating leverage, [via Earthtimes on 2008-03-06T21:01:13Z]

FOXBusiness - 23 hours ago, Inc. seeks to be Earth's most customer-centric company, where customers can find and discover anything they might want to buy online, [via FOXBusiness on 2008-03-27T17:09:27Z] - Mar 12, 2008 Ryder System, Inc. (NYSE: R) Chairman and Chief Executive Officer Greg Swienton and Executive Vice President and Chief Financial Officer Robert Sanchez will [via on 2008-03-12T12:16:51Z]

Ryder CEO gets $4.4M in '07 compensation Forbes, NY - Mar 21, 2008 NEW YORK (AP) - Gregory Swienton, chairman and chief executive of Miami-based logistics and truck leasing company Ryder System Inc., received $4.4 million [via Forbes on 2008-03-21T16:37:34Z]

chairman and chief executive of Miami-based logistics and truck leasing company Ryder System Inc., received $4.4 million in compensation in 2007, [via Houston Chronicle on 2008-03-21T16:27:17Z]

Ryder System's long-term IDR affirmed at 'A-', outlook stable - Fitch - Mar 6, 2008 7, 2008 (Thomson Financial delivered by Newstex) -- Fitch Ratings affirmed its 'A-' long-term issuer default rating on Ryder System (NYSE:R) Inc citing [via Fitch - on 2008-03-07T05:48:25Z]

UTi Worldwide beats estimates Business Spectator, Australia - Mar 27, 2008 UTI competes with Ryder System Inc and Expeditors International. So far this year, UTi shares are down about 10 per cent, while the Dow Jones US Industrial [via Business Spectator on 2008-03-27T15:30:14Z] - Mar 20, 2008 Ryder ranks 362nd on the FORTUNE 500® and 1458th on the Forbes Global 2000. For more information on Ryder System, Inc., visit [via on 2008-03-20T21:17:38Z]

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Thursday, March 27, 2008

Stifel Financial

Power pick of the day: Stifel Financial (SF) trading at USD 45.94.

  • 52-wk range: USD 37.00 - 63.48
  • EPS: 1.876
  • P/E Ratio: 24.97
  • Market Cap: 719.7M
  • Average Daily Volume: 210,405

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Recent News

WELT ONLINE, Germany - Mar 24, 2008 BankAtlantic Bancorp (NYSE:BBX) announced today that it had received the proceeds from its recently announced sale of 1885000 shares of Stifel Financial [via WELT ONLINE on 2008-03-24T18:44:54Z]

WELT ONLINE, Germany - Mar 19, 2008 Including the exercise of the over-allotment option, the Company has agreed to sell an aggregate of 1885000 shares of Stifel Financial Corporation Common [via WELT ONLINE on 2008-03-19T19:27:34Z]

WELT ONLINE, Germany - Mar 18, 2008 Stifel Financial Corp. ("Stifel” or the "Company”) (NYSE: SF) announced today that the underwriters for the recently announced public offering of Stifel [via WELT ONLINE on 2008-03-19T04:18:02Z]

BankAtlantic Bancorp sells 1.6M shares of Stifel Financial at $40 each - Mar 18, 2008 Shares of BankAtlantic Bancorp rose 1.8% to $4.50, while shares of Stifel Financial gained 5.8% at $42.66 in early morning trading. [via on 2008-03-18T14:03:04Z]

Stifel Financial stock offering priced at $40 Reuters - Mar 17, 2008 NEW YORK, March 18 (Reuters) - Stifel Financial Corp (SF.N: Quote, Profile, Research) said on Tuesday BankAtlantic Bancorp Inc (BBX. [via Reuters on 2008-03-18T04:39:32Z]

BankAtlantic setting up unit to hold bad loans, NC - Mar 25, 2008 Some of the cash will come from the sale of 1.9 million shares of Stifel Financial Corp. common stock, which BankAtlantic acquired after selling investment [via on 2008-03-25T16:04:09Z]

Out of the Gate: ConAgra Jumps - 3 hours ago Stifel Nicolaus & Co. analyst Christopher Growe kept a "Hold" rating on the stock, expecting shares to move "meaningfully higher" on news that ConAgra will [via on 2008-03-27T13:57:35Z]

RTT News, NY - Mar 19, 2008 Including the exercise of the over-allotment option, the company has agreed to sell an aggregate of 1.89 million shares of Stifel Financial Common Stock at [via RTT News on 2008-03-20T00:29:22Z]

Stifel Financial Plans Stock Offering - Mar 5, 2008 NEW YORK (Associated Press) - Investment bank Stifel Financial Corp. said late Tuesday it plans an offering of 2.2 million shares of common stock. [via on 2008-03-05T12:46:33Z]

Big Stifel Shareholders To Sell Forbes, NY - Mar 18, 2008 Stifel Financial is a quiet little Mid-Western company that is doing remarkably well considering current market conditions. Even so, that doesn't mean its [via Forbes on 2008-03-18T22:56:44Z]

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Wednesday, March 26, 2008

Blue Coat Sys Inc

Power pick of the day: Blue Coat Sys Inc (BCSI) trading at USD 23.94.

  • 52-wk range: USD 16.645 - 53.37
  • EPS: 0.515
  • P/E Ratio: 47.34
  • Market Cap: 914.6M
  • Average Daily Volume: 1,325,210

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Recent News

WELT ONLINE, Germany - Mar 24, 2008 Blue Coat Systems, Inc. (Nasdaq:BCSI), the leader in WAN Application Delivery and Secure Web Gateway, today announced that Bank of Taiwan has deployed Blue [via WELT ONLINE on 2008-03-24T11:59:08Z]

Color On Collins Stewart's Buy Rating on Blue Coat Systems (BCSI) (subscription) all 2 news articles [via BloggingStocks on 2008-03-24T16:02:47Z]

Blue Coat Initiated at Collins Stewart at Buy Barron's Blogs - Mar 24, 2008 Data networking security equipment vendor Blue Coat Systems (BCSI) received a Buy rating out of the shoot today at Collins Stewart as analyst Gabe Lowy [via Barron's Blogs on 2008-03-24T18:47:54Z]

WELT ONLINE, Germany - Mar 10, 2008 Blue Coat Systems, Inc. (NASDAQ:BCSI), the leader in WAN Application Delivery and Secure Web Gateway, today announced that Bethany Mayer, [via WELT ONLINE on 2008-03-10T11:56:40Z]

MG Strategies: Blue Coat Systems Inc. Review in Progress Trading Markets (press release), CA - 8 hours ago On Tuesday March 25, 2008, we have added Blue Coat Systems Inc. (NASDAQ:BCSI) to the list of potential prospects. Blue Coat Systems Inc. was down less than [via Trading Markets (press release) on 2008-03-26T08:41:34Z]

Blue Coat Systems (BCSI) NewsBite Market Intelligence Center, VA - Mar 19, 2008 Blue Coat Systems (NasdaqNM: BCSI) closed yesterday at $22.65. So far the stock has hit a 52-week low of $16.65 and 52-week high of $53.37. [via Market Intelligence Center on 2008-03-19T13:11:02Z] - 4 hours ago The new system uses more than 50 million real-time data collecting systems worldwide to monitor and to classify Web, messaging and data content -- giving [via on 2008-03-26T12:06:55Z] (subscription) A matter of the heart (subscription), UK - Mar 25, 2008 Cytokines summon disease-fighting macrophages, which try to eat up the 'bad cholesterol' low-density lipoproteins that coat the arteries of people with [via (subscription) on 2008-03-25T09:54:37Z]

Blue coat reports revenue of $81.4 million Maktoob Business (press release), United Arab Emirates - Feb 25, 2008 Blue Coat Systems, Inc. (NASDAQ: BCSI), the leader in WAN Application Delivery and Secure Web Gateway, today reported its financial results for its third [via Maktoob Business (press release) on 2008-02-25T15:12:32Z]

Small scale, big potential Palo Alto Online, CA - 17 hours ago Dai's team also discovered how to coat tubes with protein that helped them circulate in the blood stream just long enough to be effective and kept them from [via Palo Alto Online on 2008-03-25T23:02:30Z]

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Tuesday, March 25, 2008

Flowers Foods Inc

Power pick of the day: Flowers Foods Inc (FLO) trading at USD 25.25.

  • 52-wk range: USD 18.30 - 25.75
  • EPS: 1.024
  • P/E Ratio: 24.29
  • Market Cap: 2.324B
  • Average Daily Volume: 564,093

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Recent News

Business Wire (press release), CA - 6 hours ago COM has been providing customers around the world with the freshest flowers and finest selection of plants, gift baskets, gourmet foods, confections and [via Business Wire (press release) on 2008-03-25T10:32:48Z]

Dole Food's corporate credit rating cut to 'B-' after Q4 results - S&P - Mar 24, 2008 The outlook on Dole Foods, the world's largest producer of fresh fruit, fresh vegetables and fresh-cut flowers is negative to reflecct its highly leveraged [via S&P - on 2008-03-24T11:02:28Z]

Premium Company Profile: Dole Food Company, Inc. : PRMinds (press release), France - Mar 20, 2008 The company operates through four business segments: fresh fruit, fresh vegetables, packaged foods and fresh-cut flowers. Dole has significant food sourcing [via PRMinds (press release) on 2008-03-21T06:17:22Z]

Moody's Raises Flowers Foods Debt Rating - Mar 7, 2008 NEW YORK (Associated Press) - Moody's Investors Service upgraded the senior unsecured debt rating of bakery products maker Flowers Foods Inc., [via on 2008-03-07T18:47:42Z]

Flowers Foods' senior unsecured debt rating raised to 'Baa2' - Moody's - Mar 7, 2008 7, 2008 (Thomson Financial delivered by Newstex) -- Moody's Investors Service said it has raised Flowers Foods (NYSE:FLO) Inc's senior unsecured debt rating [via Moody's - on 2008-03-07T17:17:07Z]

Moody's Investors Service on Friday upgraded the senior unsecured debt rating of Flowers Foods Inc. to "Baa2" from "Baa3" and assigned a stable outlook. [via Trading Markets (press release) on 2008-03-07T18:14:44Z]

The Gossip Girls Hilary Duff’s Busy Easter Weekend The Gossip Girls - Mar 24, 2008 The “So Yesterday” singer was spotted picking up some Easter flowers at her local Whole Foods market yesterday, looking a bit annoyed with the prying [via The Gossip Girls on 2008-03-24T13:08:29Z]

Earthtimes, UK - Mar 4, 2008 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]

the effect of the most recent price increase by the company pressured margins that already are well below that of regional baker Flowers Foods Inc (FLO. [via Reuters on 2008-03-21T01:49:56Z]

Festivals awakening from winter’s sleep Times Record News, TX - Mar 21, 2008 Of course, traditional festival food will be on the menu, too, like sausage and hot dogs. The festival will benefit Downtown Wichita Falls Development Inc., [via Times Record News on 2008-03-21T16:33:48Z]

What's all this brouhaha?

Monday, March 24, 2008

Commerce Bancorp

Power pick of the day: Commerce Bancorp (CBH) trading at USD 36.67.

  • 52-wk range: USD 31.32 - 41.00
  • EPS: 0.707
  • P/E Ratio: 51.41
  • Market Cap: 7.339B
  • Average Daily Volume: 3,427,780

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Recent News

Tennessee Commerce Bancorp Receives Anticipated NASDAQ Notice FOXBusiness - Mar 21, 2008 Tennessee Commerce Bancorp, Inc. is the parent company of Tennessee Commerce Bank. The Bank provides a wide range of banking services and is primarily [via FOXBusiness on 2008-03-22T01:44:16Z]

Philip Morris, HCP joining S&P 500; Circuit City, Commerce Bancorp out - Mar 20, 2008 S&P also said HCP Inc. will replace Commerce Bancorp (NYSE:CBH) Inc. in the S&P 500 after the close of trading on Monday, March 31. Commerce Bancorp is [via on 2008-03-20T22:02:01Z]

TD Bank Confirms Expected Closing Date of Commerce Bancorp Acquisition CNW Telbec (Communiqués de presse), Canada - Mar 20, 2008 TORONTO, March 20 /CNW/ - TD Bank Financial Group (TSX, NYSE: TD) today confirmed that its acquisition of Commerce Bancorp is expected to close on March 31, [via CNW Telbec (Communiqués de presse) on 2008-03-21T04:10:17Z]

Trading Markets (press release), CA - Mar 20, 2008 (TD | news | PowerRating | PR Charts ) reported it would close the acquisition of Commerce Bancorp on March 31, 2008. Following the closure of the [via Trading Markets (press release) on 2008-03-20T21:33:57Z]

TD Bank Confirms Commerce Closing Date Forbes, NY - Mar 20, 2008 AP 03.20.08, 5:45 PM ET Canadian financial services company TD Bank Financial Group said Thursday that its buyout of Commerce Bancorp is on track to close [via Forbes on 2008-03-20T21:51:55Z]

Morning Links: 24 March 2008 Nashville Post, TN - 5 hours ago The leaders of Tennessee Commerce Bancorp will soon meet with the NASDAQ's listing compliance panel to discuss why they haven't yet filed their annual [via Nashville Post on 2008-03-24T11:29:58Z]

Bank merger gives TD Banknorth a new name Cape Cod Times all 2 news articles [via NECN on 2008-03-24T00:38:51Z]

Commerce Bancorp Exec. VP Sells Shares Forbes, NY - Mar 13, 2008 AP 03.13.08, 4:03 PM ET An executive vice president of banking company Commerce Bancorp Inc. sold 433963 shares of common stock according to a Securities [via Forbes on 2008-03-13T20:19:34Z]

TD Bank, Commerce deal to close March 31, NC - Mar 20, 2008 TD Bank Financial Group said that its acquisition of Commerce Bancorp is expected to close on March 31. Upon the close of the transaction, [via on 2008-03-20T21:15:02Z]

Combined banks will be called TD Commerce, NC - Mar 19, 2008 Commerce Bancorp Inc. Chairman Dennis DiFlorio said Commerce customers can continue to count on seven-day banking with the same long hours, strong customer [via on 2008-03-19T15:43:25Z]

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