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Play of the Day

Wednesday, February 28, 2001
LTR - Play of the Day
Loews put in what we feel is a breakaway gap on Wednesday.

Tuesday, February 27, 2001
PFGC - Play of the Day
Food product manufacturer Performance Food Group continues to buck the market trend.

Monday, February 26, 2001
ELY - Play of the Day
Since reporting its annual financial results a month ago, Callaway has moved ahead $4.50, or 24 percent, to Monday's close of $24.70.

Sunday, February 25, 2001
PII - Play of the Day
The way the NASDAQ has been acting lately, it's easy to forget that there are still pockets of strength to be found.

Thursday, February 22, 2001
IGT - Play of the Day
If you watch too much CNBC, you probably think that every stock is in permanent decline.

Wednesday, February 21, 2001
BVF - Play of the Day
Biovail advanced on lighter than average volume on Wednesday.

Tuesday, February 20, 2001
BDX - Play of the Day
We may have been a bit early when we added medical equipment supplier BDX last week, but we think our patience could be rewarded.

Sunday, February 18, 2001
LAB - Play of the Day
Despite the misconception of many investors, trading volume is the most important driver of Labranche's revenues, not the direction of the market.

Thursday, February 15, 2001
BDK - Play of the Day
Toolmaker Black & Decker has been consolidating in the $44 to $46 range for the past week, which has us thinking that this stock could be coiling for a breakout.

Wednesday, February 14, 2001
ACS - Play of the Day
ACS, the IT service provider, broke out of a tight, four-point trading range today to notch a new 52-week.

Tuesday, February 13, 2001
KREM - Play of the Day
Nouveaux doughnut peddler Krispy Kreme Doughnuts was having a relatively quiet week, until today that is.

Monday, February 12, 2001
JEC - Play of the Day
Since reporting its quarterly financial results three weeks ago, Jacobs Engineering has moved ahead more than $10.00 to Monday's close of $53.80.

Sunday, February 11, 2001
BJS - Play of the Day
Now that technology stocks seem to be petering out, traders are once again finding smoother sailing in the oil service stocks.

Thursday, February 08, 2001
LMT - Play of the Day
Lockheed Martin is regaining its momentum after two days of weakness and a test of support at the 10-dma.

Wednesday, February 07, 2001
AEOS - Play of the Day
Although it sold off into the close, AEOS still managed to breach its old closing high of $57.88 on good volume of 2.3 million shares traded.

Tuesday, February 06, 2001
WWY - Play of the Day
In an effort to pump up profits in the U.S. market, WWY plans to introduce new products throughout this year.

Monday, February 05, 2001
UHS - Play of the Day
Since announcing better-than-expected earnings guidance two weeks ago, UHS's stock has moved ahead nearly $8.00 to Monday's close of $84.45.

Sunday, February 04, 2001
UTEK - Play of the Day
Ultratech Stepper was fantastically strong on Friday, as traders took profits in just about everything else semiconductor related.

Thursday, February 01, 2001
STZ - Play of the Day
Recent price increases in many of Constellation's alcohol products are helping boost profit margins and power earnings growth at a 20% rate.

Wednesday, January 31, 2001
GS - Play of the Day
While Goldman slipped lower on increased volume on Wednesday, (3.5 million shares) we feel it was more of a buy-the-rumor-sell-the-fact reaction from investors than a case of broad based selling.

Tuesday, January 30, 2001
FS - Play of the Day
Luxury hotel operator Four Seasons Hotels continues to coil in a tight trading range, which has us thinking this play could be loaded for bear.

Monday, January 29, 2001
CHBS - Play of the Day
Over the past six weeks, C&B's stock price has nearly doubled, going from a December 21 low of $23 to today's close of $42.75.

Thursday, January 25, 2001
SDS - Play of the Day
SunGard provides integrated IT solutions and "eProcessing" for the financial services industry, a respectable if not uninspiring undertaking.

Wednesday, January 24, 2001
INTC - Play of the Day
Intel breached its 50-dma today on convincing volume of 73.5 million shares traded.

Tuesday, January 23, 2001
ITW - Play of the Day
Illinois Tools Works is starting to climb in anticipation of next week's earnings release.

Monday, January 22, 2001
PDII - Play of the Day
Traders are once again taking note of PDII.

Sunday, January 21, 2001
CVC - Play of the Day
Cablevision Systems Corporation (CVC) is a major owner and operator of cable television systems.

Thursday, January 18, 2001
SPW - Play of the Day
This diversified producer of technical and industrial products continues to recapture investors.

Wednesday, January 17, 2001
PSFT - Play of the Day
PSFT notched a new 52-week closing-high today on the heels of continued strength in the NASDAQ.

Tuesday, January 16, 2001
SSP - Play of the Day
The E. W. Scripps Company operates 21 daily newspapers and 10 broadcast television stations. On Tuesday, the company's stock had a breakout day, closing at a new all-time high on better-than-average volume of 177,000 shares.

Sunday, January 14, 2001
KSS - Play of the Day
Kohl's Corporation operates family oriented, specialty department stores.

Thursday, January 11, 2001
TALX - Play of the Day
TALX is a maker of top-notch voice-response systems that make corporate personnel departments more efficient.

Wednesday, January 10, 2001
ESRX - Play of the Day
ESRX handily broke through resistance at $87.75 today, as the stock continued to rebound from its 50-dma.

Tuesday, January 09, 2001
MSFT - Play of the Day
Microsoft continues to shine in its unaccustomed role as a "bargain" stock.

Monday, January 08, 2001
EPG - Play of the Day
El Paso Energy Corporation offers a wide range of energy related products and services.

Sunday, January 07, 2001
RYL - Play of the Day
New single-family home sales have been on fire in recent years, setting a new all-time record in 1999.

Thursday, January 04, 2001
TBL - Play of the Day
Retail stocks have enjoyed a stellar two-day rally following the reversal in the interest rate trend.

Wednesday, January 03, 2001
TALX - Play of the Day
Despite the impressive gains in many tech issues today (thanks to the Federal Reserve), the tech sector is still anything but a sure thing.

Tuesday, January 02, 2001
MO - Play of the Day
Tobacco and consumer product conglomerate Philip Morris hit a new 52-week high on Tuesday.

Sunday, December 31, 2000
FRE - Play of the Day
Freddie Mac ended the year with a 51% gain as well as trading at its 52-week high.

Thursday, December 28, 2000
JNJ - Play of the Day
Johnson & Johnson, a leading provider of consumer and professional health care products, traded to a new 52-week high of $105.50 on Thursday.

Wednesday, December 27, 2000
XL - Play of the Day
We have been playing XL since the first part of December and the stock is now starting to pay dividends (figuratively, not literally).

Tuesday, December 26, 2000
RHB - Play of the Day
Despite the reduction of Medicare reimbursements over the past two years, RehabCare continues to grow stronger.

Sunday, December 24, 2000
RDN - Play of the Day
The hawkish Fed has turned the corner and rate increases appear to be behind us.

Thursday, December 21, 2000
D - Play of the Day
Dominion Resources, a northeastern utility holding company, continues to move higher along with the rest of the energy sector.

Wednesday, December 20, 2000
UST - Play of the Day
UST confirmed our bullish take on the stock by breaking out to new highs today.

Tuesday, December 19, 2000
TALX - Play of the Day
Through its interactive Web and voice response solutions, TALX has developed a cutting-edge technology that enables employee's to input information directly into a central computer via phone or Internet.

Monday, December 18, 2000
PFGC - Play of the Day
Recently, PFGC successfully sold 2.8 million shares at $41 each, purchased the nation's largest fresh-cut produce processor, Redi-Cut, and was upgraded by Merrill Lynch to a long-term buy.

Sunday, December 17, 2000
AT - Play of the Day
This major wireless communications and information services provider could be on the verge of breaking through major consolidation.

Thursday, December 14, 2000
DGX - Play of the Day
Admittedly, Quest Diagnostics, a leading provider of medical testing services, is having some trouble breaking through resistance at $130.

Wednesday, December 13, 2000
MO - Play of the Day
Big Mo hit a new 52-week high on Wednesday after comments out of the U.S. Supreme court all but confirmed a Bush win.

Tuesday, December 12, 2000
RKY - Play of the Day
Thanks to its fast-growing brands Coors Light, Killian's and Zima, Adolph Coors is expected to boost annual earnings by 19 percent this year.

Monday, December 11, 2000
BRCD - Play of the Day
Brocade closed trading on Monday up $5.25 to $225.00, capping an amazing five-day rally which has seen the stock gain $65 in value

Sunday, December 10, 2000
CEFT - Play of the Day
Concord EFS is a leading provider of the many services required for successful electronic transactions.

Thursday, December 07, 2000
XL - Play of the Day
On Wednesday, insurance and financial services conglomerate XL Capital was rewarded by Standard and Poor's with an AAA rating for its XL Capital Assurance subsidiary, the company's flagship financial guarantee vehicle.

Wednesday, December 06, 2000
GELX - Play of the Day
Geltex ventured to a new high of $57.75 this morning, only to give it back throughout the rest of the day to finish down with the rest of the drug sector.

Tuesday, December 05, 2000
UTX - Play of the Day
United Technologies is a difficult stock to classify.

Monday, December 04, 2000
THC - Play of the Day
At current price levels, Tenet is only trading at 17 times the Legg Mason 2001 earnings estimate of $2.40 a share.

Sunday, December 03, 2000
DGX - Play of the Day
Quest Diagnostics is the leading provider of gene-based medical testing equipment, information and services in the US.

Thursday, November 30, 2000
AXF - Play of the Day
AXA Financial is a diversified financial service company offering a broad spectrum of financial services.

Wednesday, November 29, 2000
MRK - Play of the Day
Drug stocks across the whole pharmaceutical sector (DRG.X) benefited from favorable comments/upgrades from James Kelly of Goldman Sachs today.

Tuesday, November 28, 2000
CGP - Play of the Day
Oil conglomerate Coastal Corp. achieved a new 52-week high today, as it continued its rise after a recent breakout.

Monday, November 27, 2000
CTAS - Play of the Day
Since late-October, Cintas has advanced more than $11 from a consolidation base of $41 to today's close of $52.31, providing a tidy 27 percent return in little over a month.

Sunday, November 26, 2000
EOG - Play of the Day
Many of you are probably more familiar with this Company's former name, Enron Oil & Gas.

Wednesday, November 22, 2000
SYY - Play of the Day
Sysco had a very strong day today, especially when considering the volatile down day we experienced in the major indices.

Tuesday, November 21, 2000
GD - Play of the Day
General Dynamics (GD) is the largest U.S. maker of naval vessels and tanks.

Monday, November 20, 2000
D - Play of the Day
Admittedly, Dominion isn't one of those volatile, high-flying tech issues traders used to long for.

Sunday, November 19, 2000
AUD - Play of the Day
Investors fleeing the battered down technology stocks are looking for stable companies that have a proven business model and steadily rising earnings.

Thursday, November 16, 2000
DHR - Play of the Day
Tool making powerhouse Danaher may not be one of our more exciting plays, but it is one of our more profitable ones.

Wednesday, November 15, 2000
SEIC - Play of the Day
SEIC rocketed to a new high today on the heels of news that hit the wires late Tuesday.

Tuesday, November 14, 2000
CB - Play of the Day
The Chubb Corporation is a large, broadly based property-casualty insurance company.

Monday, November 13, 2000
SBC - Play of the Day
Admittedly, SBC isn't one of those volatile, high-flying tech issues that many traders long for.

Sunday, November 12, 2000
SKYW - Play of the Day
SkyWest ended the week fractionally higher after announcing a 2:1 stock split.

Thursday, November 09, 2000
SYY - Play of the Day
Sysco Corporation is the largest food service distributor in North America, providing an inventory of 275,000 products to over 325,000 customers.

Wednesday, November 08, 2000
UNH - Play of the Day
On Wednesday, UNH gapped up $1.25 on hopes that George W. Bush would take office on January 20th.

Tuesday, November 07, 2000
CVTX - Play of the Day
CV Therapeutics (CVTX) is part of a new generation of biopharmaceutical companies.

Monday, November 06, 2000
ATK - Play of the Day
On Monday, ATK proved that Friday's $4.13 advance was not a fluke, as the company's shares gapped up $1.38 to $95.38 at the open and never looked back, closing at $95.50, a new all-time high.

Sunday, November 05, 2000
SUNW - Play of the Day
Sun Microsystems (SUNW) is a leading supplier of products (servers, workstations, storage devices, network switches) incorporating UltraSPARC microprocessors and the Solaris operating system.

Thursday, November 02, 2000
MEDI - Play of the Day
MedImmune is a biotech leader in developing products that combat infectious diseases and cancer.

Wednesday, November 01, 2000
BMET - Play of the Day
Biomet gapped open almost $0.75 this morning and then sold off throughout the day.

Tuesday, October 31, 2000
CEFT - Play of the Day
Concord EFS, Inc. is a leading provider of electronic transaction authorization and funds transfer services for credit and debit card transactions.

Monday, October 30, 2000
MO - Play of the Day
Philip Morris' stock has been trading consistently higher since last September thanks to investors rotating into the more predictable consumer sector and out of the more volatile tech sector.

Sunday, October 29, 2000
MTG - Play of the Day
Mortgage Guaranty Insurance Corporation (MGIC), the principal subsidiary of MGIC Investment Corp., is the leading provider of private mortgage insurance in the United States.

Thursday, October 26, 2000
AHP - Play of the Day
American Home Products is probably best known as a purveyor of popular consumer products Robitussin, Dimetapp and Centrum Vitamins.

Wednesday, October 25, 2000
ENZN - Play of the Day
Enzon held up relatively well amidst today's NASDAQ debacle.

Tuesday, October 24, 2000
UTHR - Play of the Day
Investors of United Therapeutics (UTHR) have seen their holdings fall nearly 60% over the last few months and today became just another day of routine selling.

Monday, October 23, 2000
IGT - Play of the Day
Slowly but surely IGT keeps moving higher.

Sunday, October 22, 2000
ELNT - Play of the Day
The Semiconductor Index (SOX) had a split personality problem last week, as it couldn't decide whether it was going to be evil or nice to investors.

Thursday, October 19, 2000
OSIP - Play of the Day
OSI Pharmaceuticals uses gene transcription and other technologies to develop products to treat cancer, cardiovascular and other diseases.

Wednesday, October 18, 2000
IGT - Play of the Day
IGT hit the jackpot today as shares closed up $1.44 or 4.06% to $36.82 on almost 3 times average volume.

Tuesday, October 17, 2000
TRMS - Play of the Day
Trimeris is a biopharmaceutical research and development company that focuses on the discovery and development of therapeutic agents.

Monday, October 16, 2000
BLDP - Play of the Day
Ballard has been trending up nicely since bouncing off its 200-dma of $87 last week.

Sunday, October 15, 2000
BEAS - Play of the Day
Any trader who is looking for stocks to buy following Friday's historical comeback should be scouring the charts looking for stocks that did not collapse last week and are showing good relative strength.

Thursday, October 12, 2000
LXK - Play of the Day
Lexmark International continues to fall as the market trades lower. On Thursday, the stock traded down to an intra-day low of $30.50, with a small bounce at the end of the session.

Wednesday, October 11, 2000
SGR - Play of the Day
Despite the week's widespread market routing, pipe-fabricator Shaw Group just keeps on rising.

Tuesday, October 10, 2000
DY - Play of the Day
Telecommunication stocks continue to get hammered, and Lucent's (LU) disappointing earnings warning after the close today doesn't help matters.

Monday, October 09, 2000
BMY - Play of the Day
There was little chance of being stopped out of Bristol-Myers on Monday, as the stock traded flat for most of the day.

Sunday, October 08, 2000
MRK - Play of the Day
A leading manufacturer of human and animal pharmaceutical products, Merck (MRK) is expected to reap the benefits of a strong trend in prescription drug sales.

Thursday, October 05, 2000
NEWP - Play of the Day
NEWP designs, manufactures and markets high-precision optical equipment, and the company is experiencing a whole never level of demand for its products.

Wednesday, October 04, 2000
DY - Play of the Day
Dycom hovered around breakeven for most of the day today.

Tuesday, October 03, 2000
COF - Play of the Day
The pre-earnings run seems to be alive and well for Capital One Financial.

Monday, October 02, 2000
MXT - Play of the Day
One of the harsh realities of the consumer finance world is that people who probably can least afford it, end up paying the highest interest rates and fees on their credit.

Sunday, October 01, 2000
EXAR - Play of the Day
Exar Corporation is a leading supplier of mixed-signal integrated circuits for high-speed broadband communications and data acquisition markets.

Thursday, September 28, 2000
MBI - Play of the Day
MBIA achieves a new 52-week high on big volume.

Wednesday, September 27, 2000
TEVA - Play of the Day
Teva made a new 52-week high today, closing at $74.38 on volume of 1.25 million shares.

Tuesday, September 26, 2000
CMVT - Play of the Day
Comverse Technology, Inc. designs, develops, manufactures and markets software for multimedia communications and information processing applications.

Monday, September 25, 2000
AGIL - Play of the Day
Agile convincingly broke through the $80 level today, which had been providing some resistance over the past few trading sessions, by closing up $3.69 to $83.69.

Sunday, September 24, 2000
ELN - Play of the Day
Elan provides a strong line of therapeutic products and services in the field of neurology.

Thursday, September 21, 2000
BMY - Play of the Day
After a sleepy September, Drug stocks started making their move today as the Pharmaceutical Index (DRG) was among the strongest with a gain 13.58 points to a close at 396.98.

Wednesday, September 20, 2000
GMST - Play of the Day
GMST still looks good at these levels.

Tuesday, September 19, 2000
ELNT - Play of the Day
Elantec Semiconductor provides high performance analog integrated circuits primarily for the video, optical storage and xDSL markets.

Monday, September 18, 2000
EMC - Play of the Day
EMC seems to be in as good a shape technically as it is fundamentally.

Sunday, September 17, 2000
CAH - Play of the Day
Although the healthcare industry has suffered significant losses over the past couple of years, CAH has remained a strong performer through solid internal growth and accretive income from recent acquisitions.

Thursday, September 14, 2000
JDSU - Play of the Day
Today we found 200 reasons to like JDS Uniphase Corporation.

Wednesday, September 13, 2000
THC - Play of the Day
It took awhile but Tenet Healthcare has finally come to life.

Tuesday, September 12, 2000
INTC - Play of the Day
Intel has been relatively solid this week compared to other technology stocks, and it's this relative strength that has piqued our interest.

Monday, September 11, 2000
CMRC - Play of the Day
Commerce One made a clean break of its 200-dma today, closing up $3.63 to $75.00.

Sunday, September 10, 2000
AXP - Play of the Day
American Express is testing 52-week highs.

Thursday, September 07, 2000
FORR - Play of the Day
How valuable is intelligence?

Wednesday, September 06, 2000
EFNT - Play of the Day
Efficient Networks, Inc. is a leading supplier of DSL networking equipment for small and medium-size businesses.

Tuesday, September 05, 2000
HELX - Play of the Day
Helix Technology Corporation provides critical enabling vacuum system technology used in the production of semiconductors, data storage and flat panel displays.

Sunday, September 03, 2000
VRTS - Play of the Day
Veritas is prominent and on the move.

Thursday, August 31, 2000
RIMM - Play of the Day

Wednesday, August 30, 2000
BEAS - Play of the Day
BEA Systems continue with it's winning ways today, advancing another $1.63 to close at $63.50.

Tuesday, August 29, 2000
CPTH - Play of the Day
Forging a critical path by which businesses communicate, CPTH is not just about email anymore.

Monday, August 28, 2000
NTAP - Play of the Day
Network Appliances continues to plug away.

Sunday, August 27, 2000
COHR - Play of the Day
In the organic world, advanced organisms grow larger.

Thursday, August 24, 2000
SEPR - Play of the Day
Sepracor's business is improving the efficacy of currently available drugs by reducing side effects and by making them easier and more effective to use, a business it does quite well.

Wednesday, August 23, 2000
BMY - Play of the Day
Bristol-Myers Squibb continues to advance on the news it may be able to prevent the manufacture of generic versions of its popular cancer drug Taxol.

Tuesday, August 22, 2000
LVLT - Play of the Day
Through its own an international Internet Protocol (IP) fiber network, Level 3 (LVLT) provides voice, data and Internet services to a broad range of subscribers.

Monday, August 21, 2000
CECO - Play of the Day
We are going to play it safe ahead of the Federal Reserve FOMC meeting tomorrow, that's why we've made Career Education Corp. our play of the day.

Sunday, August 20, 2000
LWIN - Play of the Day
Is Leap Wireless International on the verge of announcing their first stock split?

Thursday, August 17, 2000
SUNW - Play of the Day
Simply put, Sun Microsystems is on a tear. From our original entry, SUNW has done nothing but make new all time highs.

Wednesday, August 16, 2000
COHR - Play of the Day
Coherent added another $3.94 today to close at $72.00.

Tuesday, August 15, 2000
MRVC - Play of the Day
As the Internet and the global communication network evolved into a strategic grouping, MRV Communications (MRVC) has launched the development of new technologies that power the next generation infrastructures.

Monday, August 14, 2000
IDTI - Play of the Day
IDTI continued its winning ways today, advancing another $0.44 to close at $65.88.

Sunday, August 13, 2000
ADCT - Play of the Day
ADCT calls itself The Broadband Company.

Thursday, August 10, 2000
NTRS - Play of the Day
There are very few financial stocks as attractive as NTRS.

Wednesday, August 09, 2000
PCG - Play of the Day
After today's roller coaster ride on the Nasdaq, we thought it best to play it safe tomorrow, and it doesn't get much safer than a great-big public utility.

Tuesday, August 08, 2000
NT - Play of the Day
The strong demand for networking equipment solutions from communication carriers has allowed Nortel to produce a steady flow of solid revenue growth.

Monday, August 07, 2000
APOL - Play of the Day
Apollo continued its rally today, advancing another $1.00 to close at $40.94, a new record-high.

Sunday, August 06, 2000
AFL - Play of the Day
The Insurance Index (IUX) closed at a new high and so did AFLAC, which provides supplemental health and life insurance through its principle subsidiary, American Family Life Assurance Company of Columbus.

Thursday, August 03, 2000
AGE - Play of the Day
A.G. Edwards, Inc. is a holding company that offers financial services to individual, corporate, governmental and institutional clients.

Wednesday, August 02, 2000
LIT - Play of the Day
Litton continued in rally-mode today, advancing another $2.00 to close at $53.63.

Tuesday, August 01, 2000
IVX - Play of the Day
Ivax stock tripled in less than a year and hit a new high Tuesday.

Monday, July 31, 2000
NVLS - Play of the Day
Novellus continued to rally on Monday; the stock added another $2.43 to close at $53.94.

Sunday, July 30, 2000
GSPN - Play of the Day
On Friday, a report issued by Robbie Stephens called GSPN "one of the leading ways to play DSL".

Thursday, July 27, 2000
GENZ - Play of the Day
Having at least one key drug is a crucial element for the future success of a Biotech firm.

Wednesday, July 26, 2000
ADCT - Play of the Day
ADCT continues to roll.

Tuesday, July 25, 2000
GNET - Play of the Day
Go2Net, Inc provides a network of branded, technology and community-driven Websites.

Monday, July 24, 2000
TEVA - Play of the Day
Teva made a nice move today, advancing $1.78 to $58.16.

Sunday, July 23, 2000
CRA - Play of the Day
Being the first to map the entire human genome, a 3-billion-character DNA sequence for making a human being, Celera (CRA) is transforming itself into a $25 billion gene machine.

Thursday, July 20, 2000
MMC - Play of the Day
Holding up much better than virtually all of its peers in the insurance brokerage group, Marsh and McLennan (MMC) has gained a stout 17% this year.

Wednesday, July 19, 2000
MRVC - Play of the Day
This fiber optics play benefited from rumors Wednesday.

Monday, July 17, 2000
HGSI - Play of the Day
Human Genome had a nice bounce today off its new 20-dma of $150.

Sunday, July 16, 2000
FDRY - Play of the Day
FDRY was lifted early in Friday's session on continued strength in the networking group.

Thursday, July 13, 2000
QSFT - Play of the Day
A breakout of consolidation sent Quest barreling right through two trendlines on strong volume.

Wednesday, July 12, 2000
CI - Play of the Day
And a breakout did indeed occur.

Tuesday, July 11, 2000
MERQ - Play of the Day
Mercury continues to rise ahead of Thursday's earnings announcement.

Monday, July 10, 2000
SANM - Play of the Day
Sanmina closed at a new 52-week high today of $91.94, which isn't so bad considering most tech issues went nowhere today.

Sunday, July 09, 2000
MERQ - Play of the Day
Like Mercury in a thermometer this stock has been going up, up, up!

Thursday, July 06, 2000
CSCO - Play of the Day
When we began this play on Monday we stated that we may be jumping the gun a bit but CSCO is very likely to get its act together if there is any kind of NASDAQ rally.

Wednesday, July 05, 2000
FRX - Play of the Day
Drug stocks are at an all time high and so is FRX.

Monday, July 03, 2000
NT - Play of the Day
Record highs all around!

Sunday, July 02, 2000
MRVC - Play of the Day
Hi, our name is MRV Communications and we are a recovering stock split candidate.

Sunday, July 02, 2000
IWOV - Play of the Day
Friday, IWOV soared to an intra-day high of $124.63 but reversed directions in the middle of the day on 2 x ADV. A possible explanation for the action could be related to the reconstitution of the Russell 2000.

Thursday, June 29, 2000
ENTU - Play of the Day
Many software stocks escaped Thursday's selling with only minor scrapes and bruises.

Wednesday, June 28, 2000
EMC - Play of the Day
An analyst upgrade, move to trendline support and a market rally all combined for a possible reversal of EMC's six-day slide.

Tuesday, June 27, 2000
CMVT - Play of the Day
Let's dispel any confusion right up front: Comverse is not a basketball shoe company.

Monday, June 26, 2000
CLRN - Play of the Day
Clarent broke into a gallop Monday as it moved over trendline resistance.

Sunday, June 25, 2000
CRA - Play of the Day
CRA is putting the final touches on the world's most intricate map, the human genome sequence.

Thursday, June 22, 2000
MUSE - Play of the Day
What an entry point, if you had the stomach for it.

Wednesday, June 21, 2000
BRCD - Play of the Day
Brocade sets its sights on $200.

Tuesday, June 20, 2000
XLNX - Play of the Day
What's a computer without its internal devices?

Sunday, June 19, 2000
CIEN - Play of the Day
Optic networking picked up more speed Monday.

Sunday, June 18, 2000
TEK - Play of the Day
Tektronix, Inc. is a provider of Measurement, Video and Networking products.

Sunday, June 18, 2000
TQNT - Play of the Day
We have had a lot of success with this stock in the past and we cannot help but to lick our chops on pullbacks.

Thursday, June 15, 2000
SEBL - Play of the Day
SEBL continues to make progress despite the fickle nature of the market these past two days.

Wednesday, June 14, 2000
GS - Play of the Day
Finally, some daylight!

Tuesday, June 13, 2000
ADBE - Play of the Day
Adobe Systems continues to trade higher in front of their earnings report.

Sunday, June 12, 2000
GLW - Play of the Day
Whoa Nelly!

Sunday, June 11, 2000
SEBL - Play of the Day
eBusiness is alive and well despite the setbacks many of the stocks of the major players suffered during the correction.

Sunday, June 11, 2000
CHP - Play of the Day
Welcome to the Alfred E. Newman School of Trading. Some of you will remember MAD Magazine's poster boy, Alfred E. Newman, who had a big gap between his front teeth.

Thursday, June 08, 2000
ADCT - Play of the Day
We're in there!

Wednesday, June 07, 2000
GLW - Play of the Day
Corning turned up missing in Wednesday's rally.

Tuesday, June 06, 2000
AXP - Play of the Day
Profit taking has been dragging on the financials this week.

Sunday, June 05, 2000
CHP - Play of the Day
CHP isn't creating news of their own, but they are benefiting from the competition's kudos.

Sunday, June 04, 2000
VSH - Play of the Day
I think I can, I think I can; like the little train that could, Vishay Intertechnology is chugging along into their 26th stock split.

Sunday, June 04, 2000
FLEX - Play of the Day
With the technology stocks En Fuego last week, Flextronics helped itself at the right time with a gigantic new contract from Motorola (MOT).

Thursday, June 01, 2000
DYN - Play of the Day
Dynergy becomes an Octogenarian!

Wednesday, May 31, 2000
IVX - Play of the Day
A gap higher on Wednesday has IVX moving along the chart in a parabolic arc.

Tuesday, May 30, 2000
ENE - Play of the Day
Enron traded in step with the rest of the energy sector on Tuesday, starting the day in positive territory, pulling back early in the day, and making a recovery by the closing bell.

Sunday, May 28, 2000
BUD - Play of the Day
Step on up and crack open a cold one with us as we attempt to capitalize upon the trend to buy consumer stocks.

Sunday, May 28, 2000
AES - Play of the Day
The AES Corporation and its subsidiaries are a global power company.

Thursday, May 25, 2000
MRK - Play of the Day
Although it is likely that Merck (MRK) will have to endure some slowdown in earnings due to patent expirations on several key drugs, the company is hoping to make up much of this growth from its Medco (prescription drug benefits program).

Wednesday, May 24, 2000
CSCO - Play of the Day
The 'Internet backbone' Company led the charge higher during Wednesday's tech rally.

Tuesday, May 23, 2000
SEIC - Play of the Day
SEIC, a silver lining amidst a sky of dark clouds.

Monday, May 22, 2000
SGY - Play of the Day
Despite a slide in crude prices, oil stocks were showing green during Monday's selling action.

Sunday, May 21, 2000
FRX - Play of the Day
Not only is Forest Labs (FRX) a top rated producer of major pharmaceuticals, it also holds a unique niche, generic drugs.

Thursday, May 18, 2000
AVX - Play of the Day
Good things come in small packages.

Wednesday, May 17, 2000
AAPL - Play of the Day
A broad market retracement has AAPL trading once again near support at the century mark.

Tuesday, May 16, 2000
CIEN - Play of the Day
CIENA is heating up.

Monday, May 15, 2000
CIEN - Play of the Day
CIENA is entering that pre-earnings warm-up.

Sunday, May 14, 2000
AVX - Play of the Day
Sometimes it's the little things that matter most.

Sunday, May 14, 2000
ADI - Play of the Day
We are not looking for too much from ADI, but a recovery of last week's loss seems very possible.

Thursday, May 11, 2000
FLEX - Play of the Day
FLEX posted a heavy volume reversal Thursday, after bouncing up from support and getting an analyst upgrade.

Wednesday, May 10, 2000
Play of the Day
Due to the extreme volatility of Wednesday's market, there will be no play of the day for Thursday.

Tuesday, May 09, 2000
CPN - Play of the Day
Looking for high-growth in the conservative utility sector?

Monday, May 08, 2000
MXIM - Play of the Day
Looking at MXIM, you wouldn't know that tech stocks sold off on a light volume day.

Sunday, May 07, 2000
LHSP - Play of the Day
Feeling a little lonely on those long drives to work?

Sunday, May 07, 2000
PMCS - Play of the Day
Will PMC have PMS? Before you take offense of this comment let me explain.

Thursday, May 04, 2000
AMD - Play of the Day
"What me worry?"

Wednesday, May 03, 2000
INKT - Play of the Day
INKT did its best to defy the market slide Wednesday.

Tuesday, May 02, 2000
CHKP - Play of the Day
Question: Are you comfortable conducting business over the Internet?

Monday, May 01, 2000
AMD - Play of the Day
After the close, AMD gave us a new reason to buy up shares.

Sunday, April 30, 2000
JNPR - Play of the Day
Juniper Networks provides high-performance IP networking systems that enables service providers to meet the demands of the rapidly growing Internet.

Sunday, April 30, 2000
CMGI - Play of the Day
The bottom fishers were out trolling last week and one of the trophies they caught was CMGI.

Thursday, April 27, 2000
VRSN - Play of the Day
VeriSign rallied today on a 50% increase in volume, no doubt in response to the stellar earnings report from Network Solutions.

Wednesday, April 26, 2000
CIEN - Play of the Day
The optical networking sector once again experienced a positive day Wednesday, one of the few in the overall market.

Tuesday, April 25, 2000
AMD - Play of the Day
We want chips, we want chips!

Monday, April 24, 2000
WLA - Play of the Day
Warner Lambert scored a new high on the strength of the pharmaceutical sector.

Sunday, April 23, 2000
DOW - Play of the Day
Strong demand for chemical and agricultural products should bode well for the second largest chemical company in the U.S., DOW.

Sunday, April 23, 2000
AMD - Play of the Day
Pass the "tweezers" please.

Wednesday, April 19, 2000
LVLT - Play of the Day
LVLT traders ignored Wednesday's tech retracement.

Tuesday, April 18, 2000
TFS - Play of the Day
So what has insulated this LCD manufacturer?

Monday, April 17, 2000
SDLI - Play of the Day
The record gain posted on the Nasdaq Composite may have come just in time to accelerate SDLI's earnings run.

Sunday, April 16, 2000
Play of the Day
Due to the extreme volatility of Friday's sector-wide selloff, we will not have a Play of the Day for Monday's session.

Thursday, April 13, 2000
SEBL - Play of the Day
Sit Siebel Sit, Gooood Siebel.

Wednesday, April 12, 2000
KSS - Play of the Day
By Wednesday's close, KSS held onto half of its midday gains before profit taking hit the retail sector.

Tuesday, April 11, 2000
ADBE - Play of the Day
Adobe Systems saw some profit taking mixed in with some general market weakness on Monday.

Monday, April 10, 2000
KSS - Play of the Day
The stock performed nicely Monday in the face of overall negative market action.

Sunday, April 09, 2000
APH - Play of the Day
Amphenol manufactures connectors, cable and interconnect systems for electronics, cable television, telecommunications, aerospace, transportation and industrial applications.

Sunday, April 09, 2000
QCOM - Play of the Day
It sure took QCOM a while to get its bearings straight and jump into the trade winds of the NASDAQ rally.

Thursday, April 06, 2000
CMRC - Play of the Day
Commerce One and Compaq Computer Corporation (CPQ) announced a new business-to-business buying solution based on Commerce One's BuySite Portal Edition and MarketSite Global Trading Portal.

Wednesday, April 05, 2000
APH - Play of the Day
Amphenol performed nicely today, bucking the downtrend over at the NYSE to finish in positive territory.

Tuesday, April 04, 2000
BRCM - Play of the Day
Things got a little out of control on Tuesday as shares of Broadcom fell down to an intra-day low of $152.13 by midday.

Monday, April 03, 2000
AXP - Play of the Day
The stock performed nicely Monday on heavy volume.

Sunday, April 02, 2000
KSS - Play of the Day
Friday, Bank of America raised their price target on KSS to $120, reiterated its "strong buy" rating, and raised their EPS estimates

Sunday, April 02, 2000
INTC - Play of the Day
A favorable tax ruling gave Intel shares an early boost on Friday.

Thursday, March 30, 2000
PWR - Play of the Day
Quanta Services is hanging tough.

Wednesday, March 29, 2000
GE - Play of the Day
GE led the entire Dow Industrials higher Wednesday, following an increased price target to $210 by Prudential Securities.

Tuesday, March 28, 2000
QCOM - Play of the Day
Who can forget this stock's end of year rally;

Monday, March 27, 2000
NOK - Play of the Day
Traders shrugged off Monday's market weakness and pushed NOK to a record close.

Sunday, March 26, 2000
AXP - Play of the Day
For years, many analysts have suggested that the drug sector is an excellent place to invest long term in order to take advantage of the aging baby boomer demographic.

Sunday, March 26, 2000
RIMM - Play of the Day
There is a strong interest in companies that are leading the charge to turn our wireless phones into multi-faceted business tools and this Canadian company is certainly right on the cutting edge.

Thursday, March 23, 2000
NOK - Play of the Day
To stay ahead of the highly competitive cellular business, Nokia's strategy is to provide new and better reasons to buy their products.

Wednesday, March 22, 2000
INTC - Play of the Day
Intel began Wednesday's trading with a bang and moved higher throughout the day.

Tuesday, March 21, 2000
NOK - Play of the Day
The giant of cellular systems and equipment is back on the rise.

Monday, March 20, 2000
MOT - Play of the Day
With the bad news of the Iridium shut down already in, traders are once again looking to MOT's bright future.

Sunday, March 19, 2000
CSCO - Play of the Day
As the world's largest manufacturer of Internet integrated networking products, CSCO, is always able to generate ample investor interest.

Sunday, March 19, 2000
HWP - Play of the Day
Developing technologically innovative products is one thing, doing it with top quality is another.

Thursday, March 16, 2000
PUMA - Play of the Day
We have a wounded little "kitty" here but hopefully the selling is over and PUMA is ready to bounce (pounce?) back.

Wednesday, March 15, 2000
AXP - Play of the Day
Wednesday, the financial stocks led the charge higher.

Tuesday, March 14, 2000
There will be no Play of the Day for Wednesday,
due to the extreme volatility of Tuesday's market.

Monday, March 13, 2000
LHSP - Play of the Day
The chart pattern was looking great anyway, but the Monday morning announcement of a deal with AOL was the catalyst the stock needed for an expansion breakout!

Sunday, March 12, 2000
AMAT - Play of the Day
Applied Materials is the #1 semiconductor manufacturing equipment and tool Company in the world.

Sunday, March 12, 2000
CHKP - Play of the Day
What seemed like a Hollywood fantasy almost 20 years ago has become reality.

Thursday, March 09, 2000
LVLT - Play of the Day
Level 3 Communications broke out of congestion this week.

Wednesday, March 08, 2000
CMRC - Play of the Day
Business to business is again in the spotlight, as two big partnerships were announced Wednesday.

Tuesday, March 07, 2000
SEBL - Play of the Day
Siebel was a market standout Tuesday.

Monday, March 06, 2000
NTAP - Play of the Day
NTAP moved higher with relative strength against the declining NASDAQ market Monday.

Sunday, March 05, 2000
AMAT - Play of the Day
Applied Materials has been one of the strongest stocks, in one of the strongest groups, semiconductors, throughout this rally.

Sunday, March 05, 2000
CMGI - Play of the Day
Internet incubator, CMGI, has come back in a big way.

Thursday, March 02, 2000
CHKP - Play of the Day
Despite a cooling off in the NASDAQ, online security fears are still strong enough to keep CHKP going.

Wednesday, March 01, 2000
GLW - Play of the Day
Corning Inc. has been fighting to stay alive for the last six trading days.

Tuesday, February 29, 2000
JDSU - Play of the Day
JDSU is sure holding that huge move from Thursday well and it's beginning to look like $250 will stay in the rear view mirror.

Monday, February 28, 2000
VRTS - Play of the Day
Veritas Software provides enterprise data storage management solutions for file processing...

Sunday, February 27, 2000
ARBA - Play of the Day
Ariba provides an Internet-based business to business e-commerce network solutions.

Sunday, February 27, 2000
VERT - Play of the Day
Some big news hit the B2B companies Friday.

Thursday, February 24, 2000
SDLI - Play of the Day
It's an old (one year) and very profitable story.

Wednesday, February 23, 2000
VRTS - Play of the Day
Veritas Software provides enterprise data storage management solutions for file processing...

Tuesday, February 22, 2000
VRSN - Play of the Day
VRSN is rockin' and rollin'.

Sunday, February 20, 2000
PUMA - Play of the Day
Let's face it, a stock had to show relative strength to close positive Friday.

Sunday, February 20, 2000
ARBA - Play of the Day
Ariba provides Internet-based business to business e-commerce network solutions.

Thursday, February 17, 2000
ANAD - Play of the Day
The wireless communication rage in this country and Europe has made companies with names such as...

Wednesday, February 16, 2000
BEAS - Play of the Day
BEAS traded mostly sideways Wednesday, but continued to work higher.

Tuesday, February 15, 2000
ARBA - Play of the Day
Ariba is having a good week.

Monday, February 14, 2000
TIBX - Play of the Day
Monday, TIBX initially traded sharply lower before gathering steam for an afternoon rally.

Sunday, February 13, 2000
PGTV - Play of the Day
If you were looking for a safe haven this past week, PGTV was it.

Sunday, February 13, 2000
SNDK - Play of the Day
On a day when the majority of investors saw their various holdings slip 2, 3, even over 4 percent on average, shareholders of Sandisk actually saw their stock pull off a gain for the day.

Thursday, February 10, 2000
MLNM - Play of the Day
MLNM went full-speed ahead Thursday, on a break out from consolidation.

Wednesday, February 09, 2000
CTXS - Play of the Day
Citrix Systems received some positive coverage Monday.

Tuesday, February 08, 2000
YHOO - Play of the Day
Hackers are a nuisance, but they won't stop this split run.

Monday, February 07, 2000
LLTC - Play of the Day
Monday's action was very encouraging in this split run play, with LLTC starting the day by retesting and further solidifying support at $100.

Sunday, February 06, 2000
SNDK - Play of the Day
Sandisk broke through resistance just as we expected.

Sunday, February 06, 2000
CSCO - Play of the Day
Cisco gapped a point higher when it opened Friday and never retraced.

Thursday, February 03, 2000
YHOO - Play of the Day
The Internet stocks didn't wait around for their leader Tuesday.

Wednesday, February 02, 2000
MLNM - Play of the Day
Millennium opened the day on a down note, trading from an open at $196 down to the intraday low of $189 within the first half-hour of trading.

Tuesday, February 01, 2000
BRCM - Play of the Day
Just when things couldn't look worse, Broadcom bounces off of support and rallies back above its 5, 10 and 20-dma's on good volume.

Monday, January 31, 2000
LLTC - Play of the Day
LLTC once again outperformed the Semiconductor Index (SOX) for the second day in a row...

Sunday, January 30, 2000
AFFX - Play of the Day
Another down day for the market, another up day for AFFX.

Sunday, January 30, 2000
IVX - Play of the Day
Ivax Corp. is a holding company that has subsidiaries that are engaged in the research, development and manufacturing of branded and generic pharmaceutical products.

Sunday, January 30, 2000
SCMR - Play of the Day
These networking stocks can be very volatile, but the payoff can be huge.

Thursday, January 27, 2000
CREE - Play of the Day
If CREE were a movie, it would make a great sequel.

Tuesday, January 25, 2000
ADI - Play of the Day
Analog Devices unveiled their new chipsets for wireless handsets on Tuesday morning.

Sunday, January 23, 2000
NOK - Play of the Day
Scandic Hotels, the biggest hotel chain in Scandinavia, has started a hotel booking WAP service by utilizing NOK supplied equipment and NOK's expertise in building the service.

Sunday, January 23, 2000
VIGN - Play of the Day
Where does the time go?

Thursday, January 20, 2000
EXAR - Play of the Day
There is still no news to mention, however, EXAR is like the Duracell rabbit, it just keeps going and going and going.

Thursday, January 20, 2000
CMVT - Play of the Day
Breakthrough! It's a breakthrough, not in the sense that CMVT announced anything significant; they did not.

Wednesday, January 19, 2000
CREE - Play of the Day
CREE continued to run higher Tuesday as a news release, combined with the NASDAQ having a strong session, helped CREE close at a new 52-week high.

Tuesday, January 18, 2000
CSCO - Play of the Day
Like we said, it's going to take some significant news to help CSCO break out of the current channel.

Sunday, January 16, 2000
ASYT - Play of the Day
Another new high for Asyst Technologies.

Sunday, January 16, 2000
ADI - Play of the Day
Analog Devices is a semiconductor company that designs and manufactures precision high-performance integrated circuits used in analog and digital signal processing applications.

Thursday, January 13, 2000
PEB - Play of the Day
Traders following PEB Thursday morning were given an excellent opportunity to grab up the stock at $120.

Wednesday, January 12, 2000
NVLS - Play of the Day
The stock performed very well today, in large part due to the momentum the entire semiconductor industry has experienced since the SOX broke back above the 700 level on Monday.

Tuesday, January 11, 2000
KLAC - Play of the Day
Chip stocks continue to push for a rally.

Monday, January 10, 2000
TMX - Play of the Day
Despite TMX being south of the border, it is not heading south. TMX had help from Moody's on Thursday, when they upgraded Mexico's local currency bonds to positive from stable, calming the Mexican market.

Sunday, January 09, 2000
ORCL - Play of the Day
While it is never good to have bellwethers like Gateway and Lucent issuing profit warnings,

Thursday, January 06, 2000
HGSI - Play of the Day Human Genome Sciences is a biotech company attempting to map human DNA.

Wednesday, January 05, 2000
In evaluating the overall market and our current split run and split candidate plays, we have decided against a "play of the day" for Thursday due to the likelihood of a continued selloff Thursday morning, combined with the uncertainty surrounding Friday's Employment report.

Tuesday, January 04, 2000
INAP - Play of the Day
INAP has moved $11.00 in the last two days without any news!

Monday, January 03, 2000
ORCL - Play of the Day
On Wednesday, Oracle Japan was voted the most promising firm among the 71 companies that registered their shares at over-the-counter market (OTC-Market Nikkei) in the 12 months through October.

Sunday, January 02, 2000
INAP - Play of the Day
INAP has moved $11.00 in the last two days without any news!

Sunday, January 02, 2000
MWD - Play of the Day
Despite the DOW Industrials' 100 point tumble from early trading, financial stocks performed well Thursday.

Wednesday, December 29, 1999
NOK - Play of the Day
The stock opened today just above the support level of $170 ($170.50) and then moved up quick to $172.

Tuesday, December 28, 1999
INSP - Play of the Day
After trading down for the past two days, INSP regained its split momentum and closed on a very positive note.

Monday, December 27, 1999
JNPR - Play of the Day
We are still challenging the $350 level, but today's positive close over its 10 dma (at $323) is a big positive.

Sunday, December 26, 1999
HD - Play of the Day
Home Depot is still consolidating their recent gains.

Sunday, December 26, 1999
ADI - Play of the Day
Analog Devices remains in a consolidation phase after a nice run that started on 12/1 when ADI was $61.

Wednesday, December 22, 1999
INKT - Play of the Day
Great volume, an all-time high and an Internet index back on track.

Tuesday, December 21, 1999
ADI - Play of the Day
Analog Devices has been consolidating after a nice run that started on 12/1 when ADI was $61.

Monday, December 20, 1999
YHOO - Play of the Day
Well, it's not exactly a new play.

Sunday, December 19, 1999
FDRY - Play of the Day
The post-announcement depression may well be over.

Sunday, December 19, 1999
YHOO - Play of the Day
Well, it's not exactly a new play.

Thursday, December 16, 1999
DCLK - Play of the Day
Our support and stop levels worked perfectly!

Wednesday, December 15, 1999
INKT - Play of the Day
Compared to the recent string of news coming out of this Company, Friday was a no-news day and the stock reflected it.

Tuesday, December 14, 1999
PCS - Play of the Day
Sprint PCS is leaner and meaner than its' big brother, Sprint FON Group.

Tuesday, December 14, 1999
NTAP - Play of the Day
Only four days left!

Monday, December 13, 1999
QCOM - Play of the Day
Gosh darn it! We knew this was going to happen sooner or later. QCOM actually closed over $400.

Monday, December 13, 1999
CMGI - Play of the Day
Yeah, we know, CMGI was one of the play-of-the-days for Sunday.

Sunday, December 12, 1999
FDRY - Play of the Day
Strap yourself in tight, this is going to be a wild ride!

Sunday, December 12, 1999
CMGI - Play of the Day
CMGI decided to take a well-deserved day off on Friday, giving back $3.69. $3.69?

Sunday, December 12, 1999
EXDS - Play of the Day
With one day left in our play, we like the way EXDS has performed and believe that more gains may be in order.

Wednesday, December 8, 1999
GMST - Play of the Day
On Sunday, we said that GMST needed some airtime to get this stock going, and we were right; Monday, the Paine Webber media analyst conference turned heads in the direction of Gemstar and TV guide. And not a bit too soon!

   
 
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Expirations by Payable Date
Trading Split-Adjusted June 21
Radian Group (RDN) splits 2:1

Expirations by Payable Date
Trading Split-Adjusted June 19
FuelCell Energy (FCEL) splits 2:1

Expirations by Payable Date
Trading Split-Adjusted June 19
SunGard Data Systems (SDS) splits 2:1
Diagnostic Products (DP) splits 2:1
Shuffle Master (SHFL) splits 3:2
Fred's Inc. (FRED) splits 5:4
Cheesecake Factory (CAKE) splits 3:2

Expirations by Payable Date
Trading Split-Adjusted June 18
Genesee & Wyoming (GNWR) splits 3:2
International Bancshares (IBOC) splits 5:4
Eagle Bancorp (EGBN) splits 7:5

Expirations by Payable Date
Trading Split-Adjusted June 15
Krispy Kreme (KKD) splits 2:1

 

 


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