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During the week of Dec. 30, readers searched for these 10 stocks more than any others. This week, newly public Netsuite (N) joins the list as investors seek answers to its recent price action. Below, research associate Patrick Schultz makes the buy, sell or hold call on them below, in the order of their popularity.

1. Citigroup

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: A fresh new week brings a fresh new low for the House of Pain, also know as Citigroup. I don't think I could have been any more negative recently on this name. There will be a time and place to buy this name. Unfortunately, it is not here, and it is definitely not now. --


2. Apple

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: The market got creamed since the New Year and not even heroic AAPL could withstand the onslaught of selling. Use the market ugliness to buy and better your cost basis. This is one of the few stocks that I would buy aggressively. --


3. Wells Fargo

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: I admire John Stumpf for describing the current housing market as it is. He stated in a recent speech, "We have not seen a nationwide decline in housing like this since the Great Depression." Great Depression? Yikes. His candor is appreciated and now I know that WFC will be one of the first to bounce after the financials recover. Unfortunately, I don't see a recovery yet. --


4. EMC


: We quickly lost the tech sector with the start of 2008. Multiple downgrades of

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set a poor tone that spilled over into the whole sector with EMC being no exception. I like this stock at the deeply discounted levels the market is offering. --


5. Countrywide Financial

( CFC): If you are thinking of buying this stock, here is what you should do. Go and find the closest brick wall. Then, bang your head against it. Buying CFC here will feel as good as doing that. --


6. Intel

: The tech bellwether has just been pummeled on the back of voracious analyst downgrades. I really like the risk/reward at these levels. Last time I checked, Intel had no CDOs, SIVs or RMBS in its portfolio. The tech sector is just not that bad. --


7. Research In Motion

( RIMM): Here is a great example of how silly the market can be at times. RIM comes out with an amazing earnings report and blows away any doubt of its fundamental strength. The stock gaps much higher to the $118 level. Then the overall market gets walloped and good names get dragged down with the bad. RIMM is now trading below where it was before that great earnings report. This is a great opportunity. Buy some. --


8. Corning

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: Everybody wants an LCD television or computer monitor. As a maker and supplier of the glass for LCD products, Corning is more than happy to provide it. GLW is a big beneficiary of the high-definition craze. Also, it has big exposure to


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rollout of the FiOS service. --


9. Google

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: Even the best-of-breed is not immune to jitteriness in the financial markets. The strong base fundamentals of Mr. Google have not changed (I dare say they have even improved), and I would be a buyer into weakness. --


10. Netsuite

: A recent and much-lauded IPO that priced at $26 spiked to a high over $45 in initial trading. The stock had a sharp pull-back to $27, and I would buy it there. At that level, you are getting very close to the same price as the IPO investors. --


Patrick Schultz is a research associate at In keeping with TSC's editorial policy, he doesn't own or short individual stocks. He also doesn't invest in hedge funds or other private investment partnerships. He has previously obtained Securities licenses under the NASD?s Series 7, Series 24, Series 52, and Series 63 exams and has worked in the financial markets on various trading desks in addition to trading for his own account. Schultz appreciates your feedback;

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