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Dish Network Breaks Out
By Gary Morrow
3:22 P.M. EDT Dish Network ( DISH - Get Report) is up sharply following its first-quarter earnings report.
Early Afternoon Look
By Paul Rubillo
2:04 P.M. EDT I was able to pull a quick First Solar ( FSLR) long for a fast $4 move. I had to decide whether to go long the best name on my long board or short leading contenders J.C. Penney ( JCP - Get Report) and Fortune Brands ( FO).
Health Care Stocks Looking Good
By Alan Farley
12:29 P.M. EDT Health care stocks have been perking up nicely in the last few sessions. It's the top-performing sector today, with a broad variety of issues moving higher. Mindray Medical ( MR - Get Report) is an interesting sector play. The stock rallied into the 200-day moving average about a month ago and has been building a basing pattern since that time. Recent price action shows a small cup and handle pattern, with resistance at $26. A breakout over that level could trigger a strong rally into the low $30s. Caution, though: The company reports earnings after the bell today. No positions.
Activist Campaign Could Lead to Big Gains at Chemed
By Damien Park
11:56 A.M. EDT Jon Heller and I recently began distributing a research product that combines the two disciplines of activist investing with deep-value company analysis in an attempt to uncover decent undervalued public companies with the potential to generate outsized returns due to an activist investor's involvement.
Capital One and Wells Fargo
By Timothy Collins
9:05 A.M. EDT Capital One ( COF - Get Report) has drifted lower. If you were short on Friday, then I would not hesitate to either take some off the table, or cover yourself by buying some calls or selling some May 30, May 27 or May 26 puts against the stock. We have exited Capital One, as well as Principal Financial Group ( PFG - Get Report) and a portion of Wells Fargo ( WFC - Get Report) just a moment ago. Capital One and Principal have now announced the secondaries we were waiting on. Short Wells Fargo.
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