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New York – On Monday Yesterday January 23th a Jury awarded a surgery patient $10 Million in punitive damages in a suit against HCA Holdings.

This as a result of a 2007 gastric bypass surgery of which complications arose, resulting in Clay Chandler to go into a coma.  Late Friday, January 20th, the Jacksonville Federal Court found Memorial Hospital Liable for $168 Million in Damages.

HCA Currently has plans to appeal the decision, a spokesman said in an email – The Wall Street Journal

“While we sympathize with him and his family and respect the judicial process, we do not agree with the outcome of the case,” HCA said

HCA Holdings Inc (NYSE:HCA) – is a non-governmental hospital operator in the United States and an integrated provider of health careand related services. HCA provides services through a network of acute care hospitals, outpatient facilities, clinics and other patient care delivery settings. As of September 30, 2010, it operated a diversified portfolio of 162 hospitals (with approximately 41,000 beds) and 104 freestanding surgery centers across 20 states throughout the United States and in England.

HCA Holdings Inc. released as an IPO in March of 2011.  Has a 52 week trading ranging from a high $35.37-$17.03. Yesterday HCA Holdings Inc. (NYSE:HCA) Closed at $24.64 +(o.57%)

Currently I have HCA Rated a Hold with a Target Price at $25.75-26.50 Range.

Biggest worry for this company is the greater than expected Medicare, and Medicaid reimbursement cuts, also an increase in uninsured admissions (charity care resulting in higher uncompensated care) Also have worries from this their could be large swings in stock price.

 

Currently I hold no position in HCA Holdings (NYSE:HCA), and have no plans to within the next 3 trading days.

 

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Clean Energy Fuels Corp. (NASDAQ:CLNE)  Founded in 1996, Clean Energy (CLNE) provides natural gas as an alternative fuel for vehicle fleets in the US and Canada. The company designs, builds, finances, and operates fueling stations, supplying compressed natural gas (CNG) and liquefied natural gas (LNG) to customers in the public transit, refuse hauling, airport, taxi, seaport, and regional trucking markets. Clean Energy is based in Seal Beach, CA.

 

Over the past 52 weeks has bounced back over 55% from its 52 week low. Since the New Year, Clean Energy Fuel Corp. has climbed from closing 2011 at $12.46 to over $14.00 a share.  Over the coming month ahead, Clean Energy Fuel Corp. should continue to climb to Higher levels possibly surpassing their current 52 week high $17.85.  Since the PoulTrend Alert of which was announced back on  10/14/2011 @ $11.48 (CLNE) has climbed over 22%. As of close on Friday January, 20th, 2012

 

On the Day – Clean Energy Fuel Corp. traded up +0.20 (+1.45%).

Even at $14.oo a share, I still believe (CLNE) is Undervalued. I still have them a BUY, with a 2012 Target Price at $17.00 a share.

 

I currently hold a Long term position in this company, and have no plans of adding a new position within the next trading days.

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Fusion-IO (FIO) Has been upgraded to a target price of $27.00. With Fusions High since realeasing as an IPO on June 10th, It climbed rapially to $36.98. Than since has been a steady climb down, and hit its bottom, on Thursday September 22nd at $14.90. With (FIO) closing on Friday 23rd, at $17.55 there is still a $10.00 upside.

Fusion-IO Inc.  is a provider of data-centric computing solutions: a combination of hardware and software that places data closer to processing. Fusion’s family of NAND flash-based ioMemory technologies offer a solution that scales to meet the needs of information technology (IT) administrators and partners and allows them to re-imagine how data centers can be architected. Fusion’s software solutions are built on the ioMemory Virtual Storage Layer (VSL), a flash-optimized operating system (OS) subsystem that allows ioMemory to interact with the central processing unit (CPU) and system memory as a tier of memory, and emulates a block-based storage device to applications. Its ioMemory is for data center applications. A single ioMemory module has the capacity of 100 memory modules, and the performance of 1,000 disk drives. -Google Fiance.com

Fusion-IO also have Partnerships with DELL,HP,IBM, and Supermicro. Not to mention Industries like Facebook use them to accelerate their enterprises, including social media,web business, security, government, and military organizations use Fusions ioMemory to supply their servers with all their critical data that they need to process and run at their needed speeds.

As of 9/25/2011 I call a PoulTrend Alert!

I feel fusion has the potential to rapidly grow in the next few years. This could be a great investment!

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

As I stated back on September 7th -8th the Bulls were still in full force of the Market. I also stated that we were possibly showing signs of  a 1987 Crash.

The Dow Jones Industrial Average opened on September 8th at 11,462.66, and closed at 11,295.81

It than continued lowering until bottoming out mid day on September 12th at 10851.74

The Bulls in the Market continued to rebound the market back up to a high of 11,536.49 on September 20th

Shortly after the talk of Europe and its Default news

The Dow dropped to 10,635.85 on the 22nd

Finally closed on September 23rd at 10,771.48 with hopes Europe would find an answer to its default issues.

The facts are simple, there is no real answer to what will happen with the Europe Defaulting, and it is totally beyond our control. I firmly feel the Government, and the ones talking of the issue are holding back from the truths on how Serious it really is.  Dont Risk it, if you need it, and make wise decisions.

Chimera Investment Corporation   – (CIM)

Best Buy Co., Inc.   -(BBY)

Lululemon Athletica inc – (LULU)

American Express Company  – (AXP)

Rosetta Stone Inc.  – (RST)

PetMed Express, Inc. – (PETS)

 

 

 

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Listed Below are 5 Stocks to add to your watch list the coming week, months ahead.

1. HollyFrontier Corp   – (HFC) (-5%) of which 5 days ago was trading at $37.92. As they just announced they will go ex – dividend tomorrow, many may be dumping there stocks to re buy at a low.

2. Sodastream International Limited -(SODA) (+5%) of which had a 52 week high of $79.72 is currently at $40.00 which is almost 50% off of the high. I am Long SODA, as I feel it has great potential to crank in great Return on Assets, and Equity, Plus net profit, and revenue will continue to jump long term.

3. The Blackstone Group L.P.  – (BX) (+3%) of which is trading around $7.00 off its 52 week high of $19.63 is a sound investment long term. With a 0.10 dividend, and a yield of 3.16. The potential upside, factored in with the dividend payout is solid for many investors to want to eye.

4. MGM Resorts International. – (MGM) (+2%) of which is trading $4.50 off of 52 week highs of $16.94. Even in a down economy, gamblers continue to gamble. Not to mention with the online poker thing still on major crack down, the ones of who used to gamble at home, will be heading to the Casinos, to do there betting. Long Term growth, with a possibility of someday adding a Dividend.

5. Starbucks Corporation – (SBUX) (+.085)  an investment of which I feel could be a stock for the next 10 years. As Starbucks aims for the market overseas, now we can see how big this company can actually get. With the profits, and revenues of which Starbucks generates, the only future ahead for Starbucks is continued growth, and dividend payouts.

Disclosure – I am Long all the stocks named.

In the Brink of a Bear Market of which has happened 3 times in August alone a ETF of which could potential help you during these down times is Direxion Daily Finan. Bear 3X Shs(ETF) (FAZ).

Sell Offs Last Month!! August 2011!

August 1st, to the 5th, resulted in a jump from $49.00 to a high of $79.00 in 4 days! +$30.00 or 38% jump

August 17th-22th, resulted in a jump from   $57.56 to a High of $71.27 + $13.71 or 19% jump

Sell Offs already this Month! September 2011!

September 1st-6th, resulted in a jump from $51.29 to a of $66.42  +$15.13 or 22.8% jump

 

With (FAZ) currently around $55.00 it might be worth your penny to buy a few shares and bet that the market will have another big drop.

Another ETF to add to your watch list is (EDZ)!
Disclosure – Currently I hold a Position in (FAZ), but not (EDZ) and do not plan to initiate another Position within the next 72 hours.

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As today marks the day for Job reporting to come out I expect there to be a bit of sell off. As the White House has recently downgraded its outlook for the economy, and forecasting unemployment averaging around 9% in 2012 many investors may be eager to sell today, and take there gains since there has been a solid rebound since August 18th. The White House also announced that there is slower then expected growth for the coming years ahead.  Even though the Labor Department has reported Thursday a lower number of people claiming new jobless benefits from the week prior, it does not surprise me. Many may of been unable to file due to the storm in the Carolina s, and the North East as there is still upwards of 400,000 plus still without power, and Million Plus out of power from Saturday into Wednesday. In the end I predict if today’s job reports show anything under 20,000 new jobs the market could see another volatility day.
To stay safe I recommend buying (Direxion Daily Emr Mkts Bear 3x Shs (ETF) (EDZ). This is a wonderful ETF to buy when the market has big sell offs or sell offs for multiple days. If the job report does not meet Wall streets Expectations and there is a 600-1000 point drop in the next few trading days (EDZ) could easily jump back to the $25.00 Range. Currently (EDZ) Closed at $20.40, and in Aftermarket increased to $20.59. If a sell off happens (EDZ) will pop! There is no question about this. (EDZ) could easily eclipse $22.00 + in pre-market this morning. I currently do not recommend Buying anything right now, I would stay clear of Stocks, Hold positions of which you are in for long term, and Buy (EDZ) for some quick gains. There is an easy 13% upside here, and this would be if (EDZ) only pops to $25.50.