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Transocean LTD.  (NYSE:RIG) – An Offshore drilling contractor. Transocean of who owns or operates mobile offshore drilling units, inland drilling barges, and many other assets utilized in the suppport of offshore drilling activities on a Worldwide Basis. Transocean also Specializes i technically demanding segments of the offshore drilling business, which includes harsh environmental drilling, and deepwater drilling services.

Since 10/31/2011 Transocean hit a High of $59.24 of which then resulted in a downtrend to a New 52 week Low of $38.21 right before the New Year. However since the New Year there has been a turnaround and a bounce back in share price up over 18% close to $7.00 a share trading today up 1% at $45.15.

Currently I Rate this Company a HOLD. Not only does Transocean have a big dividend at 0.79 a share but could see a decline in the dividend this coming year. This may mark for many to want to sell off, however if you are a long term investor you may want to wait out the storm, and hold onto this investment as there are many Consensus Analyst Price Target at or above $60.00 a share.

Currently I own a Long Term Position in Transocean (RIG).


Verizon: Paying Politicians to Rule the Air (g...Verizon Wireless – announced on Friday, 12/30/2011 there intentions on abandoning a $2 fee for the single bill payments which were planned to be in effect next month. Not only is this wonderful News for the Consumers out their as it now seems their voices are being heard. It was believed that Verizon was doing this as they wanted to discourage ones of who pay their bill by phone or online, and ones who like last minute payments.

Verizon Communications Inc. (Public,NYSE:VZ) -Ended the 2011 Year off in Solid Fashion. Not only is VZ trading close to 52 week highs at $40.25, Verizon has been on a real climb. Since January 1st 2010 Verizon closed at $35.78. During the past year, traded at a low of $32.28, since this low making a beautiful rebound of $7.97 close to $8.00 per share. During these 52 weeks has also keep up its strong Dividend of $0.49 first 3 Pervious months of the Year, and $0.50 its more recent quarter a Yield of 4.99%.

Currently I rate Verizon Wireless, a Hold.

Over the past 2 1/2 months we have seen the Market all over the Place.

Here are some of the 5  Best Performing Vanguard ETF’s Since August 22nd.

Vanguard Dividend Appreciation ETF – (VIG) – Has climbed from under $48.50 to close today at $53.64 of which is a $5.19 dollar climb, or +10.70%.

Notes : Currently has a Dividend/Yield of 0.28/2.14

Vanguard Consumer Discretionary ETF- (VCR) – Has climbed from $56.00 to close today at $61.34 a climb of $5.31 or +9.48%

Notes: Currently has a Dividend/Yield of 0.60/0.98

Vanguard Mega Cap 300 Index ETF- (MGC) – Has climbed from $38.50 to close today at $42.12 which is a $3.63 climb or +9.43%

Notes: Currently has a Dividend/Yield of 0.21.5/0.55

Vanguard Value ETF – (VTV) – Has climbed from $46.70 to close today at $50.89 which is a $4.21 dollar climb or +9.02%.

Notes: Currently has a Dividend/ Yield of 0.36/2.65

Vanguard Information Technology ETF – (VGT) – Has climbed from $57.37 to close today at $62.00 a climb of $4.63 or +8.07%

Notes: Currently has a Dividend/Yield of 0.36/0.58

For some of you Value Investors out there, or the Long Term Investor these might be ETF’s to add to your Watch Lists!

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The Dow Chemical Company (DOW) a diversified manufacturer/supplier of products used primarily as raw materials in the manufacture of customer products and services worldwide. Operates on 8 Segments providing services to a range of industries, including appliance, automotive, agricultural, building and construction, chemical processing, electronics, furniture, house wares, oil and gas, packaging, paints, coatings and adhesives, personal care pharmaceutical processed foods pulp and paper textile. Its portfolio includes specialty chemical, advanced materials, agrosciences and plastics businesses deliver a range of technology-based products and solutions to customers in approximately 160 countries. Section

Dow of which over the past 52 weeks has traded at a High of $42.23, and a low of $20.61 closed on Friday at $24.76. The Dow Chemical Company Currently has a $0.25 Dividend

Currently I am Calling a PoulTrend Alert on DOW, as I believe over the coming month ahead there is large upside potential.

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Bank of America (BAC) is a SELL!!

Bank of America has a 52 week High of $15.31, and a Low of $5.66. Today Bank of America has hit its year low, and I would not be surprised if this stock continues to FALL, and Quickly. After its announcements on Debit Card Fees, and all the Law Suits it is currently Facing, I do not see how anyone could want to even take the Gamble, you are better off putting a match to your cash than investing it with Bank of America. All I have to say is TO BIG TO FAIL?

Over the coming months ahead, I would not be Surprised if Bank of America, Turns into a $4.00 Stock especially with all the Crisis’s all over the world with Banks. Financials are a Stay away right now.

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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.

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Caterpillar Inc. (CAT) currently trading at $91.00 with 52 week high at $116.55 Caterpillar is a still at a bargain. I am announcing a PoulTrend Alert today 8/31/2011. I expect Caterpillar in the coming months ahead to see new highs, and great growth quarter 3, and quarter 4. With analysis EPS being topped as well as revenue. Hmm…Maybe even a Dividend increase?? (No Questions it will happen)

General Electric. (GE) currently trading at $16.30 with 52 week high at $21.65. With Quarter 3 earnings to be released October 21st, and tomorrow being September 1st. I would not be surprised if they climb to $18.25 plus, before the quarter is out. Not to mention (GE) is managed like no other, and they are still #1. I am long (GE), and I am annoucing a PoulTrend Alert on (GE) at $16.30 8/31/2011.


Disclosure – Currently I do not have any positions in General Electric or Caterpillar nor plan to initiate a position in them within the next 72 Hours.

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Jazz Pharmaceutical, Inc. (JAZZ) – a pharmaceutical company of which focus’s on development, identification, and commercialization of pharmaceutical products.


  • Xyrem (sodium oxybate) – a FDA approved product, for treatment of both Cataplexy and excessive daytime sleepiness for patients of who suffer from Narcolepsy
  • Luvox CR (fluvoxamine maleate) which helps with ones who suffer from obsessive compulsive disorder. Products include JZP-6 (sodium oxybate, of which helps with treatment of fibromyalgia
  • JZP-8 (intranasal clonazepam)  ones who may suffer from repetitive seizures in epilepsy.
  • Solid oral sodium oxybate.

At close today (JAZZ) closed at $36.70 which was (-1.53%) or -.57 below their open. Jazz Pharmaceuticals is a company of which I think should be on everyone’s buy list. At $36.70 (JAZZ) is extremely undervalued. Currently many analysis have (JAZZ) valued at around $50-$54.00. I believe  (JAZZ) is undervalued  and valued more around the $45.00-$47.00 range.

The reason why I like (JAZZ) is currently they are the only Pharmaceutical company of which has a product available that can diminish Cataplexy in Narcolepsy patients. With this being said they completely OWN that market. It is thought that only 50,000 people in America are properly diagnosed with Cataplexy, and there is believed to be close to 125,000 to 200,000 people across the USA of which are believed to suffer from Narcolepsy. This figure by the way of which continues to climb in dramatic fashion. On top of that in 2006 it was reported that a Patient of who takes (JAZZ)’s Sodium Oxybate could run you close to $35,000 a year. As of right now (JAZZ) runs close to $50,000 a year plus.

How do I know this, HMMM… Well I have Cataplexy, and take it daily. Do I agree with this outrageous price tag??? Of course not, do I like the fact that living in Connecticut I could not find one Insurance company to cover Co-Pay costs of this FDA approved product? NO!!! However they have plans for ones of who do not have insurance or who cannot afford it of which takes that burden off our chests. The fact is this (JAZZ) the Product Works!! It is the Only product currently out on the market of which controls both of these sleeping disorders. With the fact that Xyrem Sales will continue to increase with more, young adults being diagnosed there figures could really blow any analysis predictions out of the water.  It is estimated that projected earnings growth could soar to 160% plus! has a snapshot of the report at the link listed below

However personally I think (JAZZ) will shatter any analysis predictions! Earnings growth being more like 200% or More! I also estimate that Earnings Per Share could soar to over $2.50! Which would be a $1.36 a spectacular jump in a years time.  With the first 2 Q’s in 2011, 2010’s Revenue being close to $115.45 million, and gross profit at $107.18 (JAZZ) is already on pace to make 2010’s income statement look like garbage. With (JAZZ) only $50.00 million in profit from hitting Last years TOTAL profit they will probably eclipse this a month before the ending off Q3. Revenue being only $60.00 million short from last years totals  hitting $250 million plus by end of Q4 could easily be in reach which would be a $120 million increase year over year or DOUBLE.

As of 8/25/2011 PoulTrend Alert has been Called!

Disclosure – Currently I hold no positions in Jazz Pharmaceutical Inc. Nor do I plan to initiate a position in the next 72 hours

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Potash Corporation of Saskatchewan Inc. (POT) – a company of which produces, and sells fertilizers and other related industrial and feed products of which are mostly sold in the United States, and Canada. Since mid May Potash (POT) has been trading near $50.00-$63.97. As of today 8/24/2011 Potash (POT) is trading below many analyst’s estimates. Potash (POT) has been given a target of $68.00 by many brokers, and a high target price close to $76.00. At close today $55.36  and with after-market trading of -$1.04, $54.28. With Potash (POT) dividend growth rate at 18% , and   anticipated earnings Growth rate to be in the range of 15%-17%, Potash (POT) is currently at a bargain levels. If Potash (POT) can Outperform analysis on EPS of which are anticipated to be in the range of $2.30 – $2.45 there could be a new high on the horizon.

Things to note!

  • 2011 Q2 earnings were reported to be $840 million, this being close to 96 cents per diluted share. In 2010 Q2 earnings were $480 million, close to 53 cents per share.  Over 40% increase year over year.
  • Margins increased from $411 million in 2010 to $793 million in 2011, mainly being from higher demands, and increase in prices. Over 45% increase year over year.
  • Sales in 2011 increased close to 61.6% or $2.3 billion.
  • Potash production also hit record highs increasing .4 million metric tons from previous year 2010 Q2.
  • Potash announced a $7.6 billion dollar expansion plan which will grow operational capacity at their main locations.  In the end this could increase operational capabilities to 17.1 million metric tons near or by 2015.
Currently Potash (POT) has a PoulTrend alert of which is being called for 8/25/2011.Potash(POT) is currently rated a BUY BUY BUY at under $54.50, and a HOLD HOLD HOLD.

Disclosure – Currently I do not hold a position  in Potash (POT) nor plan to initiate one in the next 72 hours.
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Yesterday Futures for Dow Jones Industrial Average were down 178 points. Of which is 132 points off or below the fair value, at 10,839. Futures for the S&P were also lower by 20 points, or 16 points below the fair value of 1123. Nasdaq futures were also hit falling 36 points, of which was 26 points below fair value. Yesterday 8/18/2011 Stocks plunged as financial pressures continue to be a sour subject. Not only has there been talk of a global recession but a double dip for the United States. Continued disappointing news on economic data surfaced as well. Jobs have continued to fall off. Bank of America (BAC) also said they will slash 3,500 jobs, and make more cuts. Verizon wireless (VZ) still has 45,000 on strike just in the North East. I expect the unemployment rate to continue to soar as we are heading to the winter months. Many need to understand that more jobs will be lost. The dollar will probably continue to drop as we just keep printing money are money is not even healthy anymore. Many will pull there stocks as they are feared for losing everything. Will this be the start similar to the AIG meltdown. With worries now of the European Banks in the gutter. Nothing seems like it is going good except for GOLD! Gold his continued to hit new highs, Over 1830.00 an ounce this past week. Many predict it to hit $2500.00.  Will just have to wait and see.