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UPS, Exxon, Ford in Earnings Profiles

NEW YORK (TheStreet) -- Today I profile nine stocks from seven sectors including four Dow components, two of which are rated buy according to www.ValuEngine.com. Three companies report their quarterly results pre-market on Wednesday, one after the close on Wednesday, and five pre-market on Thursday.

Today's nine stocks represent seven sectors, all of which are overvalued according to ValuEngine.

By the start of business on Friday we will have a map projecting the path of the transportation sector as the market reacts to quarterly results from two sell rated truckers and one hold rated air freight company. All three of these transports began the year with buy ratings.

On Monday we learned that buy rated Dow component Caterpillar (CAT) missed estimates by nine cents earning $1.31 per share, and that the company also missed on the revenue line. Caterpillar was rated hold on March 26 when I suggested that investors should Allocate U.S. Holdings to 14 Top Dow Stocks. The stock traded up to $83.13 on Monday before ending the session at $82.71. The low for the day was a dip into the red at $79.49.


Reading the Table

OV/UN Valued: Stocks with a red number are undervalued by this percentage. Those with a black number are overvalued by that percentage according to ValuEngine.

VE Rating: A "1-engine" rating is a strong sell, a "2-engine" rating is a sell, a "3-engine" rating is a hold, a "4-engine" rating is a buy and a "5-engine" rating is a strong buy.

Last 12-Month Return (%): Stocks with a red number declined by that percentage over the last 12 months. Stocks with a black number increased by that percentage.

Forecast 1-Year Return: Stocks with a red number are projected to decline by that percentage over the next 12 months. Stocks with a black number in the table are projected to move higher by that percentage over the next 12 months.

Value Level: Price at which to enter a GTC limit order to buy on weakness. The letters mean; W-weekly, M-monthly, Q-quarterly, S-semiannual and A-annual.

Pivot: A level between a value level and risky level that should be a magnet during the time frame noted.

Stock quotes in this article: CAT, BA, F, LSTR, MMM, ODFL, PG, QCOM, UPS, XOM 

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