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Chart Chatter - SPX Intraday

by 6/15/2005 10:53 AM
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The pre-open strength has continued to wane...


Chart Courtesy of Thomson/ILX

The weekly oil inventories data gave crude a boost and the broad market indices were obviously not helped by that...

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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
Gain
Percent of Float
Sold Short
Yesterday's
Close
Today's
Return
Travelzoo Inc (TZOO) 15.2 45.2 36.23 2.71
Omnicell, Inc. (OMCL) 9.2 14.4 7.48 -2.54
Ultratech, Inc. (UTEK) 8.6 11.2 20.55 0.98
Connetics Corporation (CNCT) 7.7 15.5 16.30 1.17
Bowater Incorporated (BOW) 7.5 10.5 35.38 -1.47
California Pizza Kitchen, Inc. (CPKI) 7.0 11.0 26.98 -0.48
LaBranche & Co., Inc. (LAB) 6.8 15.9 5.95 -1.51
Amylin Pharmaceuticals, Inc. (AMLN) 5.8 15.8 18.66 1.13
FuelCell Energy, Inc. (FCEL) 5.8 14.9 9.13 -1.76
Laserscope (LSCP) 5.2 14.4 36.59 3.75

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Must Read

by 6/15/2005 10:06 AM
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If you have not done so yet, make sure you check out Bernie's latest column - Schaeffer's Media Outtakes: Hedge Funds Think Big ... at the Expense of Investors...


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Chart Chatter - GOOG

by 6/15/2005 10:03 AM
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From a purely technical basis, Google (GOOG) is at an interesting juncture...


Created with SuperCharts by Omega Research

...as the shares are testing their 20-day moving average for the first time in nearly two months. On momentum names like this, breaks of moving averages can serve a warning sign as the skew between buying demand and selling pressure can reverse quickly...

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At the Open

by 6/15/2005 9:54 AM
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The opening bell has run and here is what I see...

The broad market indices did open with an upside bias but the strength has waned in the first 20 minutes. At the sector level, most groups are showing some positive price action but the gains are muted as only gold stocks are able to pierce the one percent mark...


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