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1. Sold Walgreen After a Nice Six-Week Run
By Brian Gilmartin
12:11 P.M. EDT We sold the majority of our Walgreen ( WAG) today after a nice six- to eight-week run off the low $20s. Walgreen will report April '09 sales next week and the stock is struggling here around its 200-day moving average and the downward sloping trend line off the October '07 high.
2. Whirlpool Up Big; Still Cautious
By Eric Jackson
11:31 AM EDT Earlier this morning, I expressed surprise that Whirlpool ( WHR) was trading down in premarket after it released quarterly numbers. With cost controls, the company posted a slight profit instead of a loss as the market expected. I expected a big rally, given how that kind of news has been received lately by the market.