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Don't Miss It

by 6/8/2005 11:15 AM
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If you missed it yesterday, make sure you check out Beth Gaston Moon's latest premium analyst commentary - Blue-Chips Ahoy!.

She divides the Dow and delved into the details...

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Investors Intelligence

by 6/8/2005 11:10 AM
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The weekly figures from Investors Intelligence are out...

The percent bullish was rose to 50.6 (from 47.8) while the percent bearish dropped to 20.9 (from 25.0)...

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Slipping and Sliding?

by 6/8/2005 10:56 AM
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The oil inventory data at 10:30 AM gave a boost to crude...and as you can see below, appears to have put a bit of intraday pressure on the market. However, my alert for NYSE net ticks just hit as the bulls try to rally the SPX off that low. And while all this might sound exciting, note the scale. The SPX has traded in a low-to-high range of less than three points so the action still has room to widen...

Chart Courtesy of Thomson/ILX

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As usual, this table lists stocks that have at least 10 percent of their float sold short and then shows the top ten based on the previous day's gain. The last field shows how the stock is performing in today's session. This can be a useful tool for finding situations where stocks with heavy short interest have begun to move. All returns are shown in percentages.

Note - more information on short interest can be found by clicking here.

Company Yesterday's
Percent of Float
Sold Short
Audible, Inc. (ADBL) 14.1 12.2 18.64 -0.97
Bradley Pharmaceuticals, Inc. (BDY) 12.3 30.0 11.07 -0.63
Deckers Outdoor Corporation (DECK) 8.5 40.4 23.80 0.76
Lexar Media, Inc. (LEXR) 8.1 12.9 5.61 2.68
Medis Technologies Ltd. (MDTL) 5.0 30.4 16.69 1.62
Given Imaging Ltd. (GIVN) 4.9 40.8 26.86 -0.11
Trident Microsystems, Inc. (TRID) 3.9 15.5 21.74 0.97
Polaris Industries Inc. (PII) 3.7 16.1 54.96 -0.24
Greg Manning Auctions, Inc. (GMAI) 3.7 28.8 10.38 -0.87
GSI Commerce, Inc. (GSIC) 3.7 17.4 15.90 0.13

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Its only 30 minutes into the session...and Intel's report tomorrow may still have some traders on the sidelines...but the SMH has gained little traction on the TXN report.

Of course, TXN has gained little traction on their report so I guess this is not a shocking development given that TXN is the second largest component of the SMH...


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