Archive for March, 2011

Power One Two Pitch

Friday, March 25th, 2011
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Yup, I like the funny headlines. I also like this pitch for Power One at the Fool and agree on the watch list approach. This being a common Foolish theme these days, I get the feeling the Fools see the market as over-bought at the moment.

Dividend Diva

Thursday, March 24th, 2011
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http://www.nasd100.com/2010/03/top-us-stocks-with-highest-dividend-yield-as-of-mar-13-2010.html led me to http://seekingalpha.com/article/258903-25-dividend-stocks-with-magic-formula-characteristics which led me to keep an eye out for a $5 entry point.

XOMA Pipeline Springs Leak, Sinks Price

Wednesday, March 23rd, 2011
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Yeah, I should write headlines for a living. My Jr High Journalism teacher would be proud. Anyway, while it is definitely a blow to this bio tech, they have a strong pipeline, so I’m going to keep a watch on them.

Where the Heck Did I Get Rentech From?

Tuesday, March 22nd, 2011
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I noticed that two companies in the same sector caught my eye in the same month, went to Google and found the smallest related company.

Intel Inside

Tuesday, March 22nd, 2011
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Cheap, Lazy tracking post for Intel Corporation (INTC)

 

More Air for the Portfolio

Sunday, March 20th, 2011
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This news article:

Air Products Announces 18 Percent Quarterly Dividend Increase and Share Repurchase Action

puts APD on my watch list. With insiders selling in the $90 range, I’m going to look for a pull-back before jumping up in the Air, though.

Home is Where the Wallet is

Monday, March 14th, 2011
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Actually, HSBC has been one of my least-favorite financial services companies to deal with as a consumer. That is generally a sign of profitability, though, as the better the stock is for shareholders the more the consumer is left wanting when it comes to this sector. They are in the mid $52 range as I write this, which seems like a good entry point.