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Those looking for interesting situations might want to keep an eye on Metris Companies (MXT). Last week I featured this stock in my weekly column on the homepage and I just saw the shares on the new high list as they attempt to overtake that resistance I noted...


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Questions?

by 6/7/2005 10:20 AM
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Last night I announced a new endeavor that will focus on education... I have received some positive feedback but I am also interested in concerns and questions you might have.

If you have a question it is likely that others may also have the same question so feel free to send it my way so that I can try to address it.

If you read my post last night but have not yet looked into the details on the Advanced Home Study Program (and special price) make sure you check it out by clicking here.

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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
Audible, Inc. (ADBL) 12.8 12.2 16.33 10.57
Salix Pharmaceuticals, Ltd. (SLXP) 7.6 13.4 18.02 2.11
SurModics, Inc. (SRDX) 7.3 14.3 42.72 2.95
Quality Systems, Inc. (QSII) 7.2 16.2 55.00 2.20
Sharper Image Corporation (SHRP) 6.8 27.0 14.87 -1.88
Ethan Allen Interiors Inc. (ETH) 6.1 12.6 33.24 0.99
Northwest Airlines Corporation (NWAC) 5.1 28.8 6.55 1.38
Gamestop Corporation (GME) 4.7 41.1 32.53 0.43
Central European Distribution Corporation (CEDC) 4.3 10.3 32.60 -0.92
Animas Corporation (PUMP) 4.2 11.8 18.80 0.64
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Early Buying

by 6/7/2005 10:18 AM
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The bulls appear to be off to an early start as my alert for NYSE net ticks has been active and the SPX has moved in straight line higher...


Chart Courtesy of Thomson/ILX

This puts the SPX above last week's highs and at its best level since mid-March...

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In addition to Wild Oats Markets, I am also watching Whole Foods Market (WFMI). On Friday I noted how the stock gapped lower on a downgrade but said it was still an interesting situation.

My alert just hit to tell me the stock has fought its way back from that gap lower and tagged a new annual high...


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