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PLAY > Play of the Day

Monday, June 18, 2001
LOW - Play of the Day
Lowes broke through resistance at $74 on Monday, but did so on only 2.6 million shares.

Sunday, June 17, 2001
WM - Play of the Day
Washington Mutual, more affectionately known as "WAMU", has its hands in many aspects of the mortgage and banking businesses. For this reason, it is more able to take advantage of a lower interest rate environment

Thursday, June 14, 2001
EPIQ - Play of the Day
With the economy (supposedly) circling the drain and more companies going out of business, EPIQ has been in the catbird seat.

Wednesday, June 13, 2001
WMI - Play of the Day
Waste Management stayed out of the garbage heap on Wednesday, despite selling pressure from the broader market.

Tuesday, June 12, 2001
BJ - Play of the Day
On Tuesday, BJ managed to close above resistance at $52 on good volume of 600,000 shares.

Monday, June 11, 2001
BEBE - Play of the Day
Looking at how BEBE finished Monday's session, one would never have figured that it was one of the slowest days of the year for the NASDAQ.

Sunday, June 10, 2001
LOW - Play of the Day
Lowes closed the week out with a bullish hammer formation that has us thinking that next week's trading could be kind to our retail play.

Thursday, June 07, 2001
WMI - Play of the Day
WMI eked out a small gain on Thursday and remains on its breakout track.

Wednesday, June 06, 2001
MTG - Play of the Day
We were waiting for good volume to come into MTG and boy did we get it on Wednesday.

Tuesday, June 05, 2001
CEFT - Play of the Day
CEFT notched a new closing high on Tuesday, putting to an end its streak of three down days in a row.

Monday, June 04, 2001
HRB - Play of the Day
Traders listening to our Sunday update on HRB are already sitting on some gains.

Sunday, June 03, 2001
GTK - Play of the Day
GTK has found good support at $36.50.

Thursday, May 31, 2001
ASD - Play of the Day
American Standard Companies, Inc. gapped up Thursday morning on news that Morgan Stanley (NYSE:MWD) increased its weighting of ASD from 1% to 2% in Morgan's U.S. model portfolio.

Wednesday, May 30, 2001
CIMA - Play of the Day
Shares of CIMA largely avoided Wednesday's market downdraft.

Tuesday, May 29, 2001
BJ - Play of the Day
We enjoyed a decent start to our new play in this major warehouse retailer.

Sunday, May 27, 2001
CEFT - Play of the Day
If you made a retail purchase or an electronic funds transfer within the last week, chances are that Concord EFS, Inc. had a hand in it.

Thursday, May 24, 2001
SCH - Play of the Day
Schwab's breakout earlier this week appeared to warrant a quick advance to resistance at $23.16.

Wednesday, May 23, 2001
ASD - Play of the Day
On Wednesday, ASD's CEO, Fred Poses, was a featured speaker at the Merrill Lynch Global Industries Conference in London.

Tuesday, May 22, 2001
SDS - Play of the Day
SunGard tacked on $0.61 during Tuesday's session after a Deutsche Bank Alex Brown analyst initiated coverage of the computer service provider with a "buy" rating.

Monday, May 21, 2001
ITG - Play of the Day
Since the AMEX Broker/Dealer Index (XBD.X) broke out on Monday, we feel that ITG cannot be far behind.

Sunday, May 20, 2001
KRI - Play of the Day
Knight Ridder, Inc. publishes 32 daily and 22 non-daily newspapers in 28 markets across the US.

Thursday, May 17, 2001
APPB - Play of the Day
Applebee's continues to hug its 10-dma. Better yet, it's starting to advance off it.

Wednesday, May 16, 2001
TTC - Play of the Day
TTC finally broke out of an ascending triangle on Wednesday, accompanied by volume that tells us that this next move higher might have legs.

Tuesday, May 15, 2001
OMG - Play of the Day
OM Group just keeps on keeping on.

Monday, May 14, 2001
STU - Play of the Day
On April 19th, Student Loan Corp. reported net income of $22.3 million, or $1.11 per share, for the first quarter of 2001, a decrease of $4.5 million, or $0.23 a share, compared to the same quarter in 2000.

Sunday, May 13, 2001
WSM - Play of the Day
Continued strength in the S&P Retail Index (RLX.X) has us thinking that WSM has room to run.

Thursday, May 10, 2001
HRB - Play of the Day
H & R Block has a new winning streak going.

Wednesday, May 09, 2001
AYE - Play of the Day
Shares of AYE marched higher on Wednesday and now lay just $0.16 off its all-time high of $52 set on Monday.

Tuesday, May 08, 2001
XTO - Play of the Day
Cross Timbers Oil enjoyed a very strong day, even though gains in the AMEX Oil and Gas Index (XOI) were modest.

Monday, May 07, 2001
ASD - Play of the Day
Since reporting its strong quarterly results three-weeks ago, American Standard's stock has inched gradually higher.

Sunday, May 06, 2001
BMET - Play of the Day
Biomet, Inc opened in negative territory on Friday, thanks to a weak employment report.

Thursday, May 03, 2001
TTC - Play of the Day
If April showers bring May flowers, then based on current weather patterns demand for Toro's extensive line of lawn and gardening equipment should be strong.

Wednesday, May 02, 2001
WSM - Play of the Day
WSM continues to distance itself from its recent base formation.

Tuesday, May 01, 2001
GTK - Play of the Day
GTECH is living up to the "tech" in its name.

Monday, April 30, 2001
AYE - Play of the Day
We think Allegheny could climb further thanks to continued strength in the energy sector and the stock's stout technical indicators, which are showing strong momentum on a positive MACD and up-trending On-Balance Volume.

Sunday, April 29, 2001
ACS - Play of the Day
ACS is living proof that not every technology-based business is circling the drain.

Thursday, April 26, 2001
MKC - Play of the Day
McCormick & Company is starting to make a recovery after hitting a 30-day low of $40 earlier this week.

Wednesday, April 25, 2001
SOTR - Play of the Day
It only took four interest rate cuts by the Fed, but bank stocks appear as if they finally want to go higher.

Tuesday, April 24, 2001
LEA - Play of the Day
Stocks sensitive to interest rates should benefit in this lower interest rate environment, which is one reason picked LEA to be the Play of the Day.

Monday, April 23, 2001
HSIC - Play of the Day
Since reporting outstanding quarterly results in early March, Henry Schein's stock has shined, rising from $28 a share to today's close of $38.36, which represents a 35 percent gain.

Sunday, April 22, 2001
GTK - Play of the Day
Although there are very few players that win the lottery, the ones that always win in this game of chance are those companies that supply the machinery to run these highly regulated sweepstakes.

Thursday, April 19, 2001
HRB - Play of the Day
H & R Block keeps the momentum alive, as its shares advance to mark its fourth-consecutive winning session.

Wednesday, April 18, 2001
OMC - Play of the Day
Advertisers historically respond very positively to rate cuts.

Tuesday, April 17, 2001
UNP - Play of the Day
Union Pacific has been working all the live-long day, at least working to break through resistance.

Monday, Apil 16, 2001
EQT - Play of the Day
Over the past two weeks, Equitable's stock has been able to rally more than $7.00 to close Monday at $76.48, an all-time closing high.

Thursday, April 12, 2001
TARO - Play of the Day
Prospects for Taro have become noticeably brighter, as witnessed by its recent stock movement.

Wednesday, April 11, 2001
BJS - Play of the Day
BJS got the thumbs up from two different brokerage houses today.

Tuesday, April 10, 2001
SLXP - Play of the Day
Salix has been moving higher over the past five sessions in anticipation of its investor presentation at the prestigious Robinson-Humphrey Institutional Conference held today.

Monday, Apil 09, 2001
ACI - Play of the Day
Since reporting its rosy first quarter outlook two weeks ago, Arch has seen its stock climb over 10 percent.

Sunday, April 08, 2001
SLXP - Play of the Day
Salix Pharmaceuticals, Ltd. is a pharmaceutical company that acquires and develops brand name, prescription pharmaceutical products used to treat gastrointestinal diseases.

Thursday, April 05, 2001
SRCL - Play of the Day
It's a dirty business, but someone has to do it.

Wednesday, April 04, 2001
KMB - Play of the Day
While KMB continues to base around the $67 level, it successfully tested the $65 level today and moved higher.

Tuesday, April 03, 2001
PFGC - Play of the Day
The plummeting NASDAQ had very negative breadth today.

Monday, Apil 02, 2001
EQT - Play of the Day
Since reporting its outstanding quarterly results in early February, Equitable's stock has climbed steadily higher.

Sunday, April 01, 2001
SBUX - Play of the Day
Folks don't just want their Starbucks coffee; they need their Starbucks coffee.

Thursday, March 29, 2001
MKC - Play of the Day
Time to add some spice to your trading with McCormick & Company, a leading provider of spices, herbs, seasonings and other specialty food products.

Wednesday, March 28, 2001
NVR - Play of the Day
While the market as a whole circled the drain today, the homebuilders held up well.

Tuesday, March 27, 2001
TMIC - Play of the Day
It may seem odd to see a stock under $10.00 on our Split Run list; nevertheless, there's one there.

Monday, March 26, 2001
PFGC - Play of the Day
Since reporting outstanding quarterly results in early February, Performance's stock has run up and then run back down.

Sunday, March 25, 2001
THQI - Play of the Day
THQI is in the business of fun and games, which is apropos considering investors have been having a ball riding its stock to new yearly highs.

Thursday, March 22, 2001
SFD - Play of the Day
Smithfield Foods makes its living in the rather distasteful trade of hog rendering.

Wednesday, March 21, 2001
SIAL - Play of the Day
Make it four days in a row for our relatively new play.

Tuesday, March 20, 2001
CEC - Play of the Day
Chuck E. Cheese owner CEC Entertainment has been consolidating in the $40-$42 range over the past week.

Monday, March 19, 2001
RDN - Play of the Day
Despite reporting outstanding quarterly results last month, Radian's stock has gone nowhere fast, trading in a $55 to $65 range for the past three weeks.

Sunday, March 18, 2001
UHS - Play of the Day
UHS, an owner and operator of 47 hospitals, attracted a fair amount of buying interest last week.

Thursday, March 15, 2001
MAT - Play of the Day
Mattel hit an all-time high of $46.56 on 3/16/98.

Wednesday, March 14, 2001
SBL - Play of the Day
Symbol sold off along with the rest of the market on Wednesday but found good support at its 40-dma.

Tuesday, March 13, 2001
LMT - Play of the Day
Lockheed Martin has been consolidating for the past three sessions.

Monday, March 12, 2001
UVV - Play of the Day
Since reporting its quarterly earnings results a month ago, Universal has moved ahead nearly 20 percent to Monday's close of $38.82, as tobacco proves to be a safe haven from the free-fall in the tech economy.

Sunday, March 11, 2001
OAT - Play of the Day
Quaker Oats is seeking to boost revenue growth by 9% for its current quarter.

Thursday, March 08, 2001
AYE - Play of the Day
The state-by-state restructuring of the electric utility industry offers a rare opportunity to build a major independent power-producing businesses.

Wednesday, March 07, 2001
WFT - Play of the Day
Weatherford and the rest of the energy sector were beneficiaries of renewed investor enthusiasm for the group today, sparked by a hostile takeover bid from Royal Dutch Shell (NYSE:RD) to acquire Barrett Resources (NYSE:BRR).

Tuesday, March 06, 2001
IGT - Play of the Day
Value investing in the technology sector was the dominant theme of the day.

Monday, March 05, 2001
PHCC - Play of the Day
Since reporting its quarterly and annual financial results two weeks ago, Priority has moved ahead nearly 13 percent to Monday's close of $43.94.

Sunday, March 04, 2001
BAX - Play of the Day
The mapping of the human genome was a giant leap forward for the biotech industry.

Thursday, March 01, 2001
TX - Play of the Day
Texaco received a thumbs-up today from the European Union (EU), meaning its proposed merger with Chevron could soon produce the world's fourth-largest oil company.

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.

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