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  • Barchart Chart of the Day -- 2/25 RailAmerica -- RA 0 comments
    Feb 25, 2011 8:24 AM | about stocks: RA
    Barchart Research Team - Barchart.com - Thu Feb 24, 7:14PM CST
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     RA - RailAmerica
    Sym Last Chg Pct
    RA 14.48 +1.13 +8.46%

    The "Chart of the Day" is RailAmerica (RA), which showed up on Thursday's Barchart "NYSE 52-week High" list. RailAmerica on Thursday rallied by 8.46% and posted a new 16-month high of $14.75 that was just 3 cents below the record high of $14.78 posted in October 2009 just after the company held its IPO. RailAmerica on Wednesday reported Q4 EPS of 38 cents versus the consensus of 11 cents and announced a $50 million share repurchase program. On Feb 15, Stephens upgraded RailAmerica to Overweight from Equal Weight and raised the target to $15 from $12. TrendSpotter issued a Buy signal for RailAmerica last Wednesday at $13.53 and is still long. RailAmerica, with a market cap of $680 million, is the owner and operator of short line and regional freight railroads in North America.

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    How we found the Chart of the Day:

    We found the "Chart of the Day" by scanning the Barchart "New Highs/Lows" page. Then we clicked on the entry for NYSE 12-month highs. A new 12-month high is a popular sign of upside momentum. We then clicked on the "12-Month # Highs" column heading twice in order to sort the list in ascending order. Stocks with the fewest number of 12-month highs over the past 12 months are stocks that have only recently broken out to a new 12-month high and may have better upside potential then stocks that have already rallied sharply and have posted many new 12-month highs.

    Barchart's Opinion trading systems are mostly a Buy and Barchart's daily TrendSpotter trading system is a "Buy." Please note that the Barchart Opinion indicators are updated live during the session every 10 minutes and can therefore change during the day as the market fluctuates. The indicator numbers shown below therefore may not match what you see live on the Barchart.com web site when you read this report.

    • TrendSpotter: Buy
    • Short-Term Indicators: 60% Buy
    • Medium-Term Indicators: 100% Buy
    • Long-Term Indicators: 100% Buy
    • Overall Average 88% Buy


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    Jim Van Meerten is a portfolio advisor to Marketocracy Capital Management.  He shares his knowledge and experience from over 40 years of investing in stocks, mutual funds and ETFs on Barchart.com  in his daily blog -- Barchart Portfolio Blogs.
     
     
     
     
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