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Mr. Murphy is Director of Americas for TIM Group. He works with both instituional brokers and their clients to develop tailored alpha capture strategies as investment firms face increasing pressure to perform. Mr. Murphy formerly was Vice President of Sales for SuperDerivatives Inc. responsible... More
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  • Top 10 US Stocks Recommended by Institutional Brokers to Clients 0 comments
    Nov 8, 2010 12:11 PM | about stocks: ENR, HAL, ADM, S, GNW, X, PFG, EOG, FCX, DDR

    Top 10 US Stocks Recommended by Institutional Brokers to Clients

    NEW YORK, New York, November 5, 2010 -- The following are the top ten US stocks recommended by institutional brokers to their clients for the week, according to the Trade Idea Monitor (the TIM).  The TIM is used by more than 500 institutional brokerage firms to send trade ideas to more than 170 hedge and quant funds and traditional long-only asset managers.

    The decisively bullish tone to this week's trade recommendations has certainly been in step with the combined impact of the elections and the Fed's move to pump in money into the economy, both of which were widely anticipated.  Brokers obviously felt confident enough to advise their institutional clients accordingly.

    The TIM Top 10
    Top 10 North American Stocks Recommended by Institutional Brokers to Clients
    Based on Volume of New Ideas Entered into the Trade Idea Monitor
    Week Ended November 4, 2010
               Type of Recommendation / % of Ideas
    RANK   SYMBOL NAME BUY SELL   Close 10/28/10 Close 11/04/10 Performance
    1   ENR Energizer Holdings Inc                        
    92% 8%    $          74.55  $          67.30 -9.7%
    2   HAL Halliburton Company 60% 40%    $          31.68  $          32.85 3.7%
    3   ADM Archer Daniels Midland Co 80% 20%    $          33.45  $          31.56 -5.7%
    4   S Sprint Nextel Corp 13% 87%    $            4.19  $            4.09 -2.4%
    5   GNW Genworth Financial Inc 74% 26%    $          12.58  $          12.25 -2.6%
    6   X United States Steel Corp 88% 12%    $          40.47  $          47.33 17.0%
    7   PFG Principal Financial Group Inc 72% 28%    $          27.10  $          29.59 9.2%
    8   EOG EOG Resources Inc 82% 18%    $          94.94  $          88.29 -7.0%
    9   FCX Freeport McMoRan Copper and Gold Inc                        
    56% 44%    $          95.49  $         103.89 8.8%
    10   DDR Developers Diversified Realty Corp                        
    100% 0%    $          13.14  $          13.62 3.7%
    Buy ideas include both long buys and cover short positions                        
    Sell ides include both short sells and close long positions            

    About the Trade Idea Monitor (the TIM)

    Institutional brokerage firms use the web-based Trade Idea Monitor to generate commissions through the development and distribution of stock trading ideas to hedge and quant funds and long-term asset managers.  As opposed to traditional sell-side research, stock trading ideas are time sensitive, client specific long/short recommendations. Buy side firms typically pay for ideas based on performance.  More than 70% of ideas from TIM contributors outperform their relevant regional indexes.

    Disclosure: None
    Stocks: ENR, HAL, ADM, S, GNW, X, PFG, EOG, FCX, DDR
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