|Day Low/High||7.49 / 7.97|
|52 Wk Low/High||6.06 / 10.90|
Several stocks trading near $5 were moving on above-average volume during Wednesday's session.
Shares of Newpark Resources rise as analyst upgrades company on potentially higher profit
Smith International downgraded to 'Market Perform' on shrinking market share in Brazil
Newpark Resources expects to post loss in 1st-qtr as competition grows, oil production slows
Stocks such as The Ensign Group and MAXIMUS, Inc. recently raised their dividends.
The best-performer list is dominated by funds benefiting from the greenback's decline.
Frank Curzio's guests include David Peltier and his 'Should You Buy It?', and Chuck Marvin on oil.
Associated Banc Corp., Advanced Semiconductor Engineering, SVB Financial, Energy Conversion Devices upgraded; United Stationers downgraded.
We continue to make the volatility work for us by adjusting the model portfolio based on our expectations for 2008.
Opportunities in small-caps should keep expanding in the new year, as many stocks have already priced in a recession.
We closed one model portfolio position this week and made a few other changes to take advantage of the heavy volatility.
We made a few moves in the model portfolio this week, initiating one new position and adding to two others.
During a very positive week for the model portfolio, we took some profits and changed a couple of our ratings.
It was an active week for the model portfolio as we made several moves to take advantage of the current volatility.
As investors find more safe havens disappear, opportunities in the under-$10 space grow.
Many opportunities are opening up for the model portfolio, though we remain cautious on the broader markets.
The market's overall negativity sparked some moves in the model portfolio this week.
Despite an earnings miss, our thesis for this model portfolio name still holds.
Recent market declines have opened new opportunities in the under-$10 stock space.
We made several moves in the model portfolio this week, including initiating one position and closing out another.
The expected oversold rally will feel incomplete unless more time is worked into the intermediate-term indicators.
This week saw only a few model portfolio changes, but earnings season is opening up new opportunities in the under-$10 area.
It was a quiet week, but the upcoming flurry of earnings may lead to many new investment ideas.
Although the bulls have control of this market, there are risks that continue to be overlooked by investors.
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