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Over 10 years of investing experience, I use dividend reinvestment to accumulate stocks. I view myself as a Long-Long investor, very rarely (if ever) making short term trades. My three model portfolios--Widows and Orphans, Climbers and Dogs, and Pretty Girls and Railroads, are basically each 1/3... More
  • Climbers And Dogs Midday Report (3/20/13) 0 comments
    Mar 20, 2013 2:52 PM | about stocks: WAG, CEO, AFL, EXD, PSO

    Winners

     

     

    SymbolCompany NamePricePrice Chg.Price % Chg.Volume (000)Volume % Chg.
    WAGWalgreen Company$46.041.303%9,903169%
    CEOC N O O C Ltd Adr$186.293.672%450%
    AFLA F L A C Inc$50.570.762%1,148-44%

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    EXDEaton V Tx-Ad Bd And Op$17.73-0.26-1%3435%
    PSOPearson Plc Adr$17.67-0.32-2%43375%
           
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    Walgreens: empire building

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    How hard can it be to move a bunch of pills around? Hard. Pharma distribution is a big business because the inventory is expensive, comes in zillions of varieties, and retailers can't afford to be caught short. The three major US drug distributors - McKesson, Cardinal, and AmerisourceBergen - have...

    18:30 GMTMar 20 2013WAG:NYQ
    Batista struggles to win over investors

    By Samantha Pearson in São Paulo

    In his autobiography the Brazilian billionaire Eike Batista praises his two most important business partners: Brazil and the market. "I could have easily chosen other countries to base my companies," writes the former speedboat racing champion. "I see myself as one of Brazil's soldiers." But while Latin America's largest economy...

    18:06 GMTMar 20 2013BP:NYQ
    Manufacturing wins over climate change levy exemptions

    By Pilita Clark, Environment Correspondent

    Steelmakers and pottery companies have had a boost in a Budget that has exempted some of their manufacturing processes from a contentious tax designed to encourage businesses to use energy more efficiently. "Creating a low carbon economy should be done in a way that creates jobs rather than costing them,"...

    15:19 GMTMar 20 2013RDS.A:NYQ
    American Realty in $5.7bn bid for Cole Credit

    By David Gelles in New York

    American Realty Capital Properties made an unsolicited $5.7bn offer for Cole Credit Property Trust III on Wednesday, a move that would scuttle Cole Credit's bid to go public and sets up a complicated tussle between the two real estate investment trusts. American Realty already manages swaths of commercial space around...

    14:47 GMTMar 20 2013WAG:NYQ
    Investors hit at India business climate

    By Victor Mallet in New Delhi and James Crabtree in Mumbai

    In the eyes of government ministers in New Delhi, India has in the past eight months embarked on a bold programme of liberalisation and economic reform in an effort to attract foreign investors and revive economic growth. "Doing business in India must be seen as easy, friendly and mutually beneficial,"...

    13:25 GMTMar 20 2013NOK:NYQ, RDS.A:NYQ
    Chinese seek change as continuity rules

    By Henny Sender

    Conversation in the coffee shops of Palo Alto is starting to sound more like the talk in the milk tea shops of Hong Kong. It is all about Chinese money going into the property market and driving prices to record highs - though to be fair it is tech industry...

    17:28 GMTMar 19 2013CEO:NYQ
    Cyprus levy concerns weigh on US stocks

    By Anora Mahmudova in New York

    Early gains on Wall Street fizzled out, as fears over imposing a levy on bank deposits in Cyprus overshadowed positive US housing data showing home construction rose in February. The benchmark S&P 500 index was trading marginally lower at 1,550.55, pulling away from near-record levels of last week. The Dow...

    15:13 GMTMar 19 2013WAG:NYQ
    Defensive AstraZeneca punts on Cambridge

    By Jonathan Guthrie

    Karma is revenging itself on George Osborne. In last year's budget he trumpeted news that GlaxoSmithKline would spend £500m on a Cumbrian R&D hub as a vindication of the government's innovation policy. But his 2013 address on the state of the economy will come just after AstraZeneca announced it is...

    00:01 GMTMar 19 2013AZN:NYQ
    Soriot's bitter pill for chancellor

    By Andrew Jack

    A Frenchman has given George Osborne a bitter pill to swallow on the eve of his Budget this week, with the decision by AstraZeneca to sharply cut back staff and investment at its historic Alderley Park medicines research centre in the chancellor's English constituency. For more than half a century,...

    23:06 GMTMar 18 2013AZN:NYQ
    A bitter pill for Osborne's constituency

    By Andrew Jack

    George Osborne has been given a bitter pill to swallow on the eve of his Budget with the decision by AstraZeneca to cut staff and investment at its Alderley Park research centre in the chancellor's constituency. For more than half a century, a large drug development unit in the grounds...

    22:51 GMTMar 18 2013AZN:NYQ
    ENRC slides on cash call rumours

    By Bryce Elder

    ENRCled the London market lower on Monday as miners dragged the FTSE 100 below its five-year high. Ahead of results on Tuesday, ENRC slid 7.2 per cent to 321.9p amid renewed speculation that it would launch a share issue to bolster its balance sheet. The miner flagged up last year...

    20:31 GMTMar 18 2013AZN:NYQ
    Transocean: yes Icahn

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    The oil driller Transocean is poised to initiate a dividend that makes Carl Icahn, its largest shareholder with a 6 per cent stake, a winner. It is not, however, quite the gusher he had hoped. Transocean, known for operating the BP rig that exploded in 2010, leading to the largest...

    20:11 GMTMar 18 2013BP:NYQ
    Bloomberg takes aim at cigarette displays

    By Shannon Bond in New York

    New York City stores would have to keep cigarettes out of sight under new legislation proposed by Michael Bloomberg, in the mayor's latest effort to curb smoking. Under the proposed law, tobacco products would have to be kept in cabinets, drawers, under the counter or behind a curtain. They would...

    19:46 GMTMar 18 2013MO:NYQ
    AstraZeneca revamp to move jobs south

    By Brian Groom, Andrew Jack and Andrew Bounds

    AstraZeneca is to shift more than 1,000 skilled jobs from George Osborne's Cheshire constituency to Cambridge, embarrassing the chancellor on the eve of his Budget. The restructuring by the struggling pharmaceutical group means AstraZeneca will cut 700 jobs in the UK over the next three years and relocate up to...

    19:27 GMTMar 18 2013AZN:NYQ
    Thunderbird ties knot with commercial education partner

    By Della Bradshaw

    Thunderbird, the Arizona-based business school that prides itself on its international focus, has become the latest US school to sign up with a commercial education company in a bid to extend its global reach. The partnership with Laureate Education should enable Thunderbird to open multiple international campuses, expand its online...

    17:31 GMTMar 18 2013PSO:NYQ

    Disclosure: I am long WAG, CEO, AFL, EXD, PSO.

    Themes: Climbers and Dogs Stocks: WAG, CEO, AFL, EXD, PSO
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