Rules: 1. Selection must be made prior to the opening bell on the first trading day of the week. 2. Selection may be changed up to the opening bell. 3. Starting price is the opening price on first trading day of week. 4. Ending price is closing price on last trading day of week. 5. No options or complex trading vehicles. Only stocks and ETFs.
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Congratulations to last week's winner -- SlowbutSure
CNIT long Bought some of this on Wednesday. It popped up on one of my value screens. Of course the screens can only work with the reported data. If the data is wrong, the screen is mislead.
P/E 6.74 PEG 0.34 Price/Revenue 1.78 Price/Cash Flow 5.45 Price/Book (MRQ) 1.23 ROA 13.86% ROE 21.61% Current Ratio (MRQ) 1.66 Total Debt/Equity (MRQ) 0.34 NOTE: MRQ - Most Recent Quarter
Growth Rates 1 Year 3 Year 5 Year Revenue 38.30% 104.44% 407.50% EPS 22.06% 43.22% 241.56% Dividend NA% NA% NA%
52 Week Change -12.09% 52 Week Change Relative to SP500 -35.04% 52 Week High $7.44 Last Close $4.58 52 Week Low $4.46 % Return to reach 52W High +62.45% % Return to reach 52W Low -2.62% % Return from 52W Low +2.69% Volume Previous Day (vs 3 Month) (-0.50%) 221 K Avg Daily Vol 10 Days (vs 3 Month) (+4.85%) 233 K Avg Dail Vol 3 month 222 K Beta 1.85
China Information Technology, Inc. (CNIT), formerly China Information Security Technology, Inc., specializes in geographic information systems (GIS), digital public security and hospital information systems. CNIT manages its operations in the development areas of China including the South, the North, the East, the Central, the Southwest, the Northwest China, as well as the Northeast. The Company has established its presence in approximately 30 provinces and provincial cities in China, including Beijing, Shanghai, Guangzhou, Chongqing, Zhejiang, Jiangsu, Jiangxi, Fujian, Hainan, Hubei, Hunan, Guangxi, Inner Mongolia, Xinjiang, Shanxi, Shanxi, Shandong, Henan and Hebei. CNIT owns subsidiaries, which provide solutions on public security, digital healthcare, digital multimedia, education, Internet technology and digital image display.
The growth rates have fallen off from unrealistically high numbers reported the last 3 and 5 years. Maybe that's why the market took it out to the woodshed for a good "talking-to". Could it be that the numbers were artificially inflated in the earlier time periods? Could it be they still are (after all, 38% revenue increase and 22% earnings increase are still numbers that most companies would kill for)? Could it be that the numbers were true all along and the company is just running out of the lowest hanging fruit? Only the shadow knows.
This part of their blurb cracked me up: "manages its operations in the development areas of China including the South, the North, the East, the Central, the Southwest, the Northwest China, as well as the Northeast."
Sounds like some kid trying to make sure he's learned all of his English words for compass directions. But if I were to translate into Chinese -- well, put it this way, I couldn't.
May be a bit early yet for the farmers to start buying fertilizer products, yet will try YONG (Long) for this week. Yongye International, Inc., formerly Yongye Biotechnology International, Inc., incorporated on December 12, 2006, through its primary operating subsidiary, Yongye Nongfeng, is engaged in the manufacturing, research and development and sale of fulvic acid-based liquid and powder nutrient compounds used in the agriculture industry in the People's Republic of China (PRC). The Company manufactures and sells two principal products, which are plant product and animal product. The Company's universal liquid plant product consists of its fulvic acid compound base mixed with additional nutrients that plants typically need to grow. It is applied to various types of crops by mixing with water and spraying directly on the plants, typically in conjunction with normal fertilizer and pesticide usage. Its animal product is a powder and consists of its fulvic acid base compound mixed with other nutrients and Chinese herbs. Valuation Measures Market Cap (intraday)5: 359.41M Enterprise Value (Feb 5, 2011)3: 330.91M Trailing P/E (ttm, intraday): 6.82 Forward P/E (fye Dec 31, 2011)1: 4.85 PEG Ratio (5 yr expected)1: 0.20 Price/Sales (ttm): 1.84 Price/Book (mrq): 1.71 Enterprise Value/Revenue (ttm)3: 1.69 Enterprise Value/EBITDA (ttm)3: 5.60 Financial Highlights Fiscal Year Ends: Dec 31 Most Recent Quarter (mrq): Sep 30, 2010 Profitability Profit Margin (ttm): 23.49% Operating Margin (ttm): 28.89% Management Effectiveness Return on Assets (ttm): 21.41% Return on Equity (ttm): 37.63% WARNING:This SA article appeared this weekend.. under attack again.. seekingalpha.com/article/251103-yongye-international-why-this-stock-s-story-is-too-good-to-be-true?source=yahoo
Long LB (LaBarge Inc. - Scientific and Technical Instruments)
The stock went into a brief swoon throught Jan. 2011 but looks like its back on track to set a new high. Currently trading at 15.36, its Dec. 2010 high was a little over $16. The trend line resistence would be over $17.
Stochastic trades IMO have a low win rate ... however this trade has a very low risk/reward ratio, thus i'm a sucker for it.... if gold drops in value this trade could have a big reward.... i think i'm early but after getting stopped out once i jumped back in friday with another small position in GLL -- Long this is not a trade to bet the farm on, the only good thing about GLL is that it's trading above it's 50 ma. stockcharts.com/h-sc/ui?s=GLL&p=D&yr=0&mn=6&dy=0&id=p87986682057
Last Edit: Feb 5, 2011 18:42:02 GMT -5 by Deleted - Back to Top
Post by architecto25 on Feb 6, 2011 23:23:47 GMT -5
ECTE (ECHO THERAPEUTICS INC.) Long
A very small company. Stock closed Friday at $3.01. 52 wk. high/low = $3.22/$.85. It's located in Wayzata, Minnesota, which is about 13 miles due west of Minneapolis. This "horse" has been running hard and fast for about 2 months; can he last another 5 days..? May be all tuckered out, and just want to trot or even walk..?
Hmph. That CNIT dropped off the screen this morning and now I'm stuck with it for the contest. I'm probably going to hang on to the real position for a little while as well, as it looks pretty bottomed-out to me. Reckon I'll put in a limit sell a bit up from here and wait it out.
Smart asz horse has to leap from the gate and three yards later slip in the mud and lose .50 before starting to recover. Not a good start at all. Let's start all over again. These SA attacks and brokerage downgrades spook people. But, it was an opportunity to pick up some extra shares in defiance of the trolls.
Motto: "Be not discouraged, tomorrow is another day" .... which may lead to a repeat, three-peat, or eventual total disaster and disappointment.... but, it is fact, "tomorrow" is certainly another day.
Post by architecto25 on Feb 8, 2011 22:15:57 GMT -5
uncle.23,..... you're probably right. I stumbled onto this stock only Sunday (using voyageur as a screensaver now that's it's only 15 sec. long). I was shocked that it was in Wayzata, MN. Brought back memories. Years ago, I had designed a Junior High & a pool addition to schools in Wayzata. They were a good client. This was only about 45 years ago. You've known me for a few years....and know I'm strictly a chartist. I would suspect this stock could have some major profit taking at any time.....& we've got 3 days before this race is over. Anyone's guess how this one will play out...?
Post by architecto25 on Feb 10, 2011 12:18:42 GMT -5
SbS,..........if ECTE is still close to the top when the market closes tomorrow, I'll share my secret with you..... if you won't tell anyone. btw, I went by "Arch" for a long time on other boards...easier to type... LOL