TheStreet Picks: Fluor, Trinity

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3 Stocks I Saw on TV



stock chartologist Dan Fitzpatrick examines three stocks he viewed on

Fast Money

and offers his technical advice. The stocks are

National Semi



ProShares Short Dow 30

(DOG) - Get Report



(FLR) - Get Report

. "If you're long

Fluor, stay long," says Fitzpatrick. "Fluor ultimately moves higher."

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3. Trinity Industries

(TRN) - Get Report

: The stealth wind play of the market. To most investors, Trinity is a manufacturer of railcars for the railroad industry. But, it has a rapidly growing wind energy segment that is going to be a great upside catalyst over the next few years. With the recent pop in shares, I

research associate Patrick Schultz think investors are already beginning to view TRN as a play on wind power and not just railcars. I urge investors to continue to view TRN as a wind play.

-- BUY

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Top Five Large-Cap Stocks: Hess


We Ratings

have rated


(HES) - Get Report

a buy since August 2004 due to a variety of strengths. Propelled by price increases for natural gas, natural gas liquids and oil, the company's total revenue and non-operating income for the first quarter of fiscal 2008 rose 45% year over year. An increase in average daily production of natural gas and crude oil also contributed to the improvement. Hess also announced that its first-quarter net income more than doubled to $759 million from $370 million a year ago, again due to higher crude oil prices and increased production. Additionally, net operating income increased 84% for the first quarter.

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Wall Street Watch: Earnings and M&A

In addition to bullish and bearish takes on individual stocks, TheStreet Picks is also your go-to source for the latest Wall Street news via Earnings Watch and Merger & Acquisitions. Here are two recent highlights.


Toll Brothers Swings to Loss


Toll Brothers

(TOL) - Get Report

swung to a second-quarter loss that was narrower than analysts expected, but new orders for the homebuilder's luxury homes remained weak as Toll remains reluctant to cut prices across the board on its inventory.

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Smucker Jells $3.3 Billion Folgers Deal


J.M. Smucker

(SJM) - Get Report

on Wednesday

June 4 said it was buying the Folgers coffee business from

Proctor & Gamble

(PG) - Get Report

for $3.3 billion.

Smucker, maker of its eponymous jellies, Jif peanut butter and Pillsbury baking products, said current P&G shareholders will receive approximately 53.5% of Smucker shares and current Smucker shareholders will own approximately 46.5% of the combined company upon closing the tax-free deal in the fall. Smucker also will assume responsibility for $350 million of Folgers debt and will offer its shareholders a special $5-a-share



"Folgers is a perfect strategic fit within our portfolio of leading and iconic North American food brands," Smucker Chairman and Co-CEO Tim Smucker said in a company statement. "Folgers will become our tenth number one brand in North America and will further enhance the high quality, great tasting, diverse product offerings that consumers expect from Smucker."

P&G Chairman and CEO A.G. Lafley said the sale fits with the company's strategy of exiting noncore businesses.

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On TheStreet Picks, under "Calendars," you'll find a link labeled "Conference Calls." This link will take you to's


page of quarterly company reports

. This page includes archived Webcasts of real earnings conference calls that you can listen to at anytime.

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