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Earnings, It's All About the Bottom Line

United Parcel Service (UPS - Get Report) ($72.30): Has a buy rating according to ValuEngine with a reasonable P/E and is below its 200-day SMA at $76.31. UPS declined from a multi-year high at $81.79 on March 19 to a year to date low at $71.18 on Sept. 21. The weekly chart is negative but oversold with the stock above its 200-week SMA at $65.35. Investors and traders should employ a buy-and-trade strategy between the value level and risky level.

United Technologies (UTX - Get Report) ($77.99): Has a hold rating according to ValuEngine with a favorable P/E and is below its 200-day SMA at $78.45. The stock set its 2012 high at $87.50 on March 15 and its 2012 low at $70.71 on June 5. The weekly chart is negative with the 200-week SMA at $70.79. Investors and traders should employ a buy-and-trade strategy between the value level and risky level.

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Netflix (NFLX - Get Report) ($64.98): Has a strong sell rating according to ValuEngine with an extremely elevated P/E and is below its 200-day SMA at $83.19. Netflix traded to a parabolic high at $304.79 on July 13, 2011, before the bubble popped. The stock set its 2012 low at $52.81 on Aug. 3. The weekly chart turned positive the week of Oct. 5 with its 200-week SMA at $109.98. Investors and traders should employ a buy-and-trade strategy between the value level and risky level.

Norfolk Southern (NSC) ($65.64): Has a buy rating according to ValuEngine with a favorable P/E and is below its 200-day SMA at $70.24. NSC set a multi-year high at $78.50 on Jan. 12 then a 2012 low at $62.82 on June 4. The stock has a negative weekly chart profile with the 200-week SMA is $58.97. Investors and traders should employ a buy-and-trade strategy between the value level and risky level.

At the time of publication the author held no positions in any of the stocks mentioned.

This article is commentary by an independent contributor, separate from TheStreet's regular news coverage.

Richard Suttmeier has an engineering degree from Georgia Tech and a master of science from Brooklyn Poly. He began his career in the financial services industry in 1972 trading U.S. Treasury securities in the primary dealer community. In 1981 he formed the Government Bond Department at LF Rothschild and helped establish that firm as a primary dealer in 1986. Richard began writing market research in 1984 and held positions as market strategist at firms such as Smith Barney, William R Hough, Joseph Stevens, and Rightside Advisors. He joined www.ValuEngine.com in 2008 producing newsletters covering the U.S. capital markets, and a universe of more than 7,000 stocks. Richard employs a "buy and trade" investment strategy and can be reached at RSuttmeier@Gmail.com.
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