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Founder of EquitiesResearch.com Tom Renna began his professional career on Wall Street 25 years ago after graduating Rutgers University. In 2005 Tom founded Equities Research LLC, a small boutique investment research firm where he provides market research analysis and consulting services to both... More
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    May 22, 2012 12:21 PM | about stocks: KID, HEAT, SNE, CBK, ULTRQ, TRGT, PWAV, PCP, ISNS, PMFG, TSTC, MT, EBS, HUSA, SCIL, STRI, SNMX, SVU, SPWR, AA, IMAX, MXL, WWWW, AME, PCLN, AAPL, PII, SCSS

    the following post was originally published this morning at Equities Research

    May 22,2012
    Ametek, Inc. (NYSE: AME) closed yesterday @ $48.99. Stockdiagnostics upgraded AME @ $7.14(adjusted for split and dividends) on August 19,2002 after the company reported 2nd quarter financials for the period ending June 30,2002. Since the upgrade 10 years ago shares have appreciated 586%.
    click to AME Stockdiagnostics OPS chart
    click to AME Stockdiagnostics FCF 5 yr chart
    click to AME Stockdiagnostics FCF 20q chart
    click to AME GFNN news story

    MaxLinear, Inc. (NYSE: MXL) closed yesterday at an all time low @ $4.13. Stockdiagnostics downgraded MXL @ $11.07 on February 18,2011 after the company reported 4th quarter financials for the period ending December 31,2010. Since the downgrade 15 months ago shares have declined 62%.
    click to MXL Stockdiagnostics OPS chart

    Web.com Group, Inc. (NASDAQ:WWWW) closed yesterday @$15.58. Stockdiagnostics upgraded WWWW @ $5.58 on June 17,2009 after the company reported 1st quarter financials for the period ending March 31,2009. In less than 3 years since the upgrade, shares have appreciated 179%
    click to WWWW Stockdiagnostics OPS chart
    click to WWWW GFNN news story

    Polaris Industries, Inc. (NYSE: PII) closed yesterday @ $75.36. Stockdiagnostics upgraded PII @ $28.91 (split and dividend adjusted) on May 12,2010 after the company reported 1st quarter financials for the period ending March 31,2010. In 2 years since the upgrade shares have gained 160%.
    click to PII Stockdiagnostics OPS chart
    click to PII GFNN news story

    Select Comfort Corporation (NASDAQ: SCSS) closed yesterday @ $25.63. Stockdiagnostics upgraded SCSS @ $13.90 (split and dividend adjusted) on August 4,2011 after the company reported 2nd quarter financials for the period ending June 30,2011. Since the upgrade, shares have appreciated 84% in 9 months.
    click to SCSS Stockdiagnostics OPS chart

    Kid Brands, Inc. (NYSE: KID) closed yesterday @ $2.15. Stockdiagnostics downgraded KID @ $8.98 on November 15,2010 after the company reported 3rd quarter financials for the period ending September 30,2010.
    Since the downgrade 19 months ago shares have declined 76%.
    click to KID Stockdiagnostics OPS chart

    SmartHeat, Inc. (NASDAQ: HEAT) closed yesterday @ $3.72. HEAT is down 97% off a December 2009 high of $145.20 (adjusted for reverse split).
    A simple look at the Operational Cash Flow Charts from Stockdiagnostics illustrated that the company had poor earnings quality and should have been avoided at all costs.
    click to HEAT Stockdiagnostics OPS chart
    click to HEAT GFNN news story
    click to HEAT Stockdiagnostics 20

    Sony Corporation (NYSE: SNE) closed yesterday @ $14.13.
    Stockdiagnostics downgraded SNE @ $28.07 on August 24,2010 after the company reported FY2011 1st quarter financials for the period ending June 30,2010. Since the downgrade 21 months ago shares have declined 49%.
    click to SNE Stockdiagnostics OPS chart
    click to SNE GFNN news story

    Christopher & Bank Corporation (NYSE: CBK) closed yesterday @ $1.46. Stockdiagnostics downgraded CBK @ $5.72 on May 24,2011 after the company reported FY2011 4th quarter financials for the period ending February 28,2011.
    In 1 year since the downgrade shares are trading 74% lower.
    click to CBK Stockdiagnsotics OPS chart

    UltraPetrol Ltd. (NASDAQ: ULTR) closed yesterday @ $1.67. Stockdiagnostics downgraded ULTR @ $5.29 on May 18,2011 after the company reported 1st quarter financials for the period ending March 31,2011. Shares are trading down 68% since the downgrade 1 year ago.
    click to ULTR Stockdiagnsotics OPS chart

    Satcon Technologies Corporation (NASDAQ: SATC) closed yesterday @ $0.33. Stockdiagnostics downgraded SATC @ $3.41 on March 21,2011 after the company reported 4th quarter financials for the period ending December 31,2010.
    Since the downgrade 14 months ago, shares have declined 90%.
    click to SATC Stockdiagnostics OPS chart

    Targacept, Inc. (NASDAQ:TRGT) closed yesterday @ $4.24.
    Stockdiagnostics suspended the ranking on TRGT, November 23,2010 after the company reported 3rd quarter financials for the period ending September 30,2010. TRGT was diagnosed with the EPS SYNDROME, which is a red flag and warns extreme caution should be exercised before owning shares of companies with a Suspended ranking. Since the EPS Syndrome was detected 16 months ago, shares have declined from $22.43, down over $18 or 81%.
    click to TRGT Stockdiagnostics OPS chart
    click to TRGT GFNN news story

    Powerwave Technologies (NASDAQ: PWAV) closed yesterday @ $0.77. Stockdiagnostics downgraded PWAV @ $19.40 (adjusted for split) on May 16,2011 after the company reported 1st quarter financials for the period ending March 31,2011. In 1 year since the downgrade, shares have fallen 96%.
    click to PWAV Stockdiagnostics OPS chart

    Titanium Metals Corporation (NYSE: TIE) closed yesterday @ $12.40. Stockdiagnostics downgraded TIE @ $18.86 on May 13,2011 after the company reported 1st quarter financials for the period ending March 31,2011. In 1 year since the downgrade, shares have declined 34%.
    click to TIE Stockdiagnsotics OPS chart

    Image Sensing Systems (NASDAQ: ISNS) closed yesterday @ $5.79. Stockdiagnostics downgraded ISNS @ $13.50 on April 4,2011 after the company reported 4th quarter financials for the period ending December 31,2010. In 13 months since the downgrade, shares are down 57%.
    click to ISNS Stockdiagnsotics OPS chart

    PMFG, Inc. (NASDAQ: PMFG) closed yesterday @ $8.88. Stockdiagnostics downgraded PMFG @ $18.00 on May 24,2011 after the company reported 1st quarter financials for the period ending March 31,2011. Since the downgrade 1 year ago shares are down 50%.
    click to PMFG Stockdiagnostics OPS chart

    Telestone Technologies Corp. (NASDAQ: TSTC) closed yesterday @ $1.73. Stockdiagnostics downgraded TSTC @ $11.10 on December 2,2010 after the company reported 3rd quarter financials for the period ending September 30,2010. Since the downgrade 18 months ago shares have declined 84%.
    click to TSTC Stockdiagnostics OPS chart

    Arcelor Mittal NY Registry (NYSE: MT) closed yesterday @ $15.11. Stockdiagnostics downgraded MT @ $32.33 (dividend adjusted) on May 16,2011 after the company reported 1st quarter financials for the period ending March 31,2011. Since the downgrade 1 year ago, shares have declined 53%.
    click to MT Stockdiagnostics OPS chart

    Emergent BioSolutions, Inc. (NYSE: EBS) closed yesterday @ $5.80. Stockdiagnostics downgraded EBS @ $ 21.96 on May 16,2011 after the company reported 1st quarter financials for the period ending March 31,2011. Since the downgrade 1 year ago, shares are down 65%.
    click to EBS Stockdiagnostics OPS chart

    Houston American Energy Corporation (AMEX: HUSA) closed yesterday @ $1.63. Stockdiagnostics downgraded HUSA @ $17.25 on May 23,2011 after the company reported 1st quarter financials for the period ending March 31,2011. In 1 year since the downgrade, shares are down 90%.
    click to HUSA Stockdiagnsotics OPS chart
    click to HUSA Stockdiagnostics OPS 5yr chart
    click to HUSA Stockdiagnostics FCF chart

    Scientific Learning Corporation (NASDAQ: SCIL) closed yesterday @ $1.42. Stockdiagnostics downgraded SCIL @ $3 on March 16,2011 after the company reported 4th quarter financials for the period ending December 31,2010. Since the downgrade 14 months ago, shares are down 52%.
    click to SCIL Stockdiagnostics OPS chart

    STR Holdings, Inc. (NYSE: STRI) closed yesterday @ $4.09. Stockdiagnostics downgraded STRI @ $16.35 on May 10,2011 after the company reported 1st quarter financials for the period ending March 31,2011. Since the downgrade, shares have fallen 75% in 1 year.
    click to STRI Stockdiagnostics OPS chart

    Senomyx, Inc. (NASDAQ: SNMX) closed yesterday @ $2.63. Stockdiagnostics downgraded SNMX @ $5.92 on May 16,2011 after the company reported 1st quarter financials for the period ending March 31,2011. In 1 year since the downgrade, shares are down 55%.
    click to SNMX Stockdiagnostics OPS chart

    SuperValu, Inc. (NYSE: SVU) closed yesterday @ $4.86. Stockdiagnostics downgraded SVU @ $13.57 (dividend adjusted) on January 19,2010 after the company reported FY2010 3rd quarter financials for the period ending November 30,2009. Since the downgrade 30 months ago, shares have fallen 64%.
    click to SVU Stockdiagnostics OPS chart
    click to SVU GFNN news story

    SunPower Corporation (NASDAQ :SPWR) closed yesterday @ $5.39. Stockdiagnostics downgraded SPWR @ $21.10 on May 18,2011 after the company reported 1st quarter financials for the period ending March 31,2011. Shares are off 74% in 1 year.
    click to SPWR Stockdiagnostics OPS chart

    Alcoa Inc . (NYSE:AA) closed yesterday $8.52. Stockdiagnostics downgraded this Dow Jones Industrial Average component on April 25,2011 after the company reported negative cash flow for the 1st quarter ending March 31,2011. Since the downgrade at $16.89, shares have fallen over $8, or nearly 49% in 13 months.
    click to AA Stockdiagnostics OPS chart

    IMAX Corporation (NYSE:IMAX) closed yesterday @ $21.46.Stockdiagnostics downgraded the company to a 2 rating on May 2,2011 @ $35.84after IMAX reported negative Operational Cash Flow (OPS) for the 1st quarter ending March 31,2011. Since the downgrade 1 year ago shares are down 40%click to IMAX Stockdiagnostics OPS chart

    Apple Inc. (NASDAQ:AAPL) closed yesterday @ $561.28. Stockdiagnostics upgraded AAPL @ $110.00 on May 14,2007, after the company reported 2nd quarter 2007 financials for the period ending March 31,2007. AAPL has been ranked a "1" by Stockdiagnostics for 21 consecutive quarters. Since the upgrade 5 years ago, shares are up 410% vs the Standard & Poor 500 Index which is down 12.45% over the same period.

    click to AAPL Stockdiagnostics OPS Chart

    click to AAPL GFNN news story

    Priceline.com, Inc. (NASDAQ:PCLN) closed yesterday @ $657.68. Stockdiagnostics upgraded PCLN @ $23.48 on May 13,2004 after the company reported 1st quarter financials for the period ending March 31,2004.

    Since the upgrade 8 years ago the shares have a cumulative return of 2701% vs 20% gain for the S&P500 index during this same time frame.
    click to PCLN Stockdiagnostics OPS chart
    click to PCLN GFNN news story

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