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Market Overview May 30th, 2014

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  • bwcarnation1: $PRU I mentioned this a few days ago now breaking out to new hi, in tight vs just starting to expand on decent vol. not extended above 50d.
  • Forexpro: Re: Insurers Hi, Friends, Among the larger names, $PRU, $MET and $TRV are all up in the early going. I only did a cursory glance, but I'm not seeing any industry-specific macro news. Here's hoping that the day is off to a good start; all the best.
  • Forexpro: @NapoleonSolo Thanks, NapoleonSolo, Maybe, since I"m not seeing anything else except some analyst presentations, but all of the names that I mentioned are in a different league than is $PL. $PL's market cap is $5 bn and change; $TRV weighs in at $31 bn, $PRU at 45 bn, $MET at $61 bn. They're all mouthfuls. Hope you're faring well; all the best.
  • TD: $PRU - expanding up through the 50 day today, strong insurance sector, nice weekly chart, still about $5 of headroom before prior highs are tested. strong accumulation today.
  • Tim S: Notable earnings after Wednesday's close $AFFX, $AIZ, $AKAM, $ALL, $ARMK, $ATML, $AVNR, $BDN, $BKD, $BMR, $BOFI, $CALD, $CBG, $CINF, $CNW, $DIS, $DRIV, $EDMC, $ENS, $ENTR, $FEIC, $FISV, $FLT, $FMC, $FORM, $GEOS, $GIL, $GLUU, $GMCR, $GPRE, $IRBT, $KIM, $LNC, $MAA, $MRO, $MTD, $MTGE, $NXPI, $OESX, $ONVO, $ORLY, $OSUR, $P, $PAA, $PMT, $PNNT, $PRU, $QUIK, $RE, $RLD, $SCSS, $SFLY, $SNCR, $SPF, $SRCL, $SWI, $SWIR, $SWM, $THG, $TQNT, $TSO, $TTMI, $TWO, $TWTR, $TYL, $UHAL, $WGL, $WNC, $XL, YELP
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  • Tim S: Notable earnings after Wednesday's close $ACLS, $ACXM, $ALNY, $ALSK, $AMTG, $ANDE, $ATO, $ATVI, $AWAY, $AWK, $BALT, $BIOS, $BKD, $CBS, $CECO, $CKP, $CLR, $CODI, $CPE, $CTL, $CVG, $CXO, $CXW, $DCTH, $DGIT, $DK, $DVR, $DXCM, $ENS, $ERII, $EVC, $FLTX, $FTK, G, GA, $GNK, $HIMX, $HNSN, $HT, $INWK, $IO, $LPSN, $MAA, $MDLZ, $MKL, $MRIN, $NDLS, $NVTL, $OAS, OILT, $OSUR, $PDLI, $PHH, $PMT, $PMTC, $PRI, $PRU, $QCOM, $RIG, $RJET, $ROSE, $RST, $SCTY, $SLCA, $SN, $TCAP, $TEG, $TPX, $TS, $TSO, $TWTC, $UHAL, $WAC, WES, $WFM, $WG, WTI
  • Tim S: Notable earnings after Wednesday's close $AGU, $ARRS, $ARRY, $ASIA, $AWK, $BIOL, $BIOS, $BKD, $BPZ, $BWC, $CECO, $CLR, $CODI, $CTL, $CXO, $CXW, $DEPO, $DK, $DMD, $DRYS, $DVR, $DXCM, $EDMC, $EGLE, $ENS, $ETE, $ETP, $EXP, $FIO, $FTEK, $FTK, $FTR, $GMCR, $GNMK, $GRPN, $GTY, $HALO, $HNSN, $IO, $JACK, $JCOM, $LLNW, $MBI, $MDLZ, $MKL, $MNTX, $MRIN, $MWE, $NGVC, $NRP, $NVTL, OILT, $OSUR, $PKT, $PODD, $POWR, $PPO, $PRU, $PRXL, $PVA, $RBCN, RGP, $RIG, $RLD, $RST, $RWT, $SCTY, $SGI, $SN, $SSRI, $STEC, $SXL, $SZYM, $TCAP, $TNGO, $TSLA, $TTEK, $TWTC, $UHAL, $WGL, $WR, WTI
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  • jdaniels: Long-term holding philosophy @ogas - I've been absent from the forum over the past 5 to 6 weeks, but maybe this will help you. This forum I believe at one time catered to trading and not necessarily investing, although I believe they are very closel ...
  • hooked1: $EWZ - Welcome to the party. $FXI has been a fantastic trade this year as well. A nice theme to hang your hat on. Mexico is the other theme I'm running with. $PRU looks interesting. Thanks for bringing it up.
  • davewells: HIG...@Henry..I think $HIG is primarily in the life and annuity business..John Paulson has a big position..I just got a report from @Morgan Stanley covering the life /annuity carriers and their primary over weights are $PRU and MET..two stocks @Doug kass has liked in the past but probably at lower levels..if you want a copy of the report ,shoot me an email at @davewells@aol.com..long MET..dave
  • scorpino: @scgaryinv, I'm too novice to glean the hidden meaning in your reply. to my inexperienced eyes those two charts look very diff. Pru looks like $AET, former winner hit hard and potentially coming back, $ALL looks like one of those "working" stocks.,.. what I can't tell is if $PRU and $AET are potentially coming back or just "broken stocks" to be shorted on rallys (if one were confident enuf to short)
  • rcline: @scorpino. i suggest that you move out and take a look at a weekly chart. $PRU and $AET are "recovering charts." A higher-high, a higher-low and a higher-high on the daily chart, but definitely a break down on the weekly chart. $ALL on the other hand has a higher-high, a higher-low and a higher-high, but in the context of the weekly chart it is still within an uptrend with no break down. Now which one would you place your money on? Cheers, @Ray
  • scorpino: @rcline - Yes, I see the diff between those charts. My problem is $PRU looks like near support in its' trading range on the weekly, therefore less risk...ALL is at resistance in it's trading range...therefore I buy it and it immediately falls to 24 support area. $AET on weekly is actually already too far from support, i'm about 3 wks late looking at it. I'm just a lost beginner trying to figure out how to change my results where I buy the obvious better chart(all) then watch as I get stopped out over and over and over....so I try to look for charts that have been beaten down to support but give signs that they will come back. I guess I'm wrong but somehow it seems you have to buy when the chart looks like cr.p(at support) not when it looks great(at resistance) ???
  • davidm: $AET @scgaryinv @scorpino I have to disagree on the suggested comparisons. $AET is a health insurance company, listed in the healthcare sector. More appropriate comparisons would be other health insurers such as $UNH, $CI and WLP. @Dan mentioned $UNH this weekend as the only one to consider #RHRN, but of course he did not necessarily look at all of them. $ALL and $PRU are both in the financial sector and in very different businesses than AET.
  • DanDi: $PRU - Any interest in this stock for a longer term hold? I have owned previously and am now watching. I know it is a falling knife on the daily and has broken all support lines on the weekly but is now closing in on last yrs low of $42/43. Oversold (I know it can get more), pays a 3% #dividend. wondering if todays news of taking on part of GM's pension plan not necessarily a positive for the company? Thanks Diane
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    $PRU
    Prudential upgraded at Credit Suisse
    $PRU was upgraded from Equal-weight to Overweight, Credit Suisse said. Valuation call, based on a $66 price target.

    $SKT
    Tanger Outlets upgraded at $UBS
    $SKT was upgraded to Buy from Neutral, $UBS s ...
  • auto: $PRU is sparking Best
  • stocking: $PRU waited for the second down day on this to sell Sep 12 40 puts at .75
  • gold2stocks: ...
    $PRU
    Prudential Financial numbers cut at Credit Suisse
    Shares of $PRU now seen reaching $62, according to Credit Suisse. Estimates also reduced, given recent business weakness. Outperform rating.

    $V
    Visa estimates, target raised at Goldman
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  • perimeg: $PRU 200 dma coming into play.
  • Tricia: Make it a grand day! EARNINGS: Before Wednesday's open: $ABX, $AGN,AGP, $BEN, $CBE, $CIM, $CLH, $CLX, $CMCSA, $CVS, $DVN, $EPD, $ENR, $EIX, $EXXI G, $GRMN, $HSC,HSNI, $IACI, $ICE, $MA, $MAC, $MMP, $MRO, $MSCI, $MUR, $OAS, $OZM, $PCG, $PEG, $RDC,RRD, $SEIC,TWTC, $TWX, $UBS, $VSH, $WCG, $WXS YOKU, $VC After Wednesday's close: $AGNC, $ALL,APKT, $ATML, $ATO, $AWK, $AWH,BKD, $CACC, $CLR, $CNL, $CNQR,CVD, $CXO, $CXW, $DCT, $EIX, $EQY, $ESS, $EXPD, $EXXI,GMCR, $HIG, $HTZ, $IO, $JDSU, $KIM, $LBTYA, $LNC, $MELI, $MTD, $MUR,NGD, $NLY, $ONNN, $ONXX, $PPO, $PRU, $PXD, $REG,RIG, $RNR, $SCCO, $SHO,SHS, $SM, $SUN, $SXL, $SYMC, $TEG, $TGI,TFSL, $TSO, $TWO,V, $VVC, WES, $WFM, $WLT, WLG, $WTW, $YELP
  • jojo1480: GNW- stock consolidating @the upper BBand, since last week's stellar earnings, loading up the boat. Don' t know where $XLF is going, but my $PRU position is doing just nicely.
  • jojo1480: $PAY PRU- adding to position, $PRU will be called away @Feb expiry.
  • jojo1480: LO LNG- Hi @Henry, i am just going over my positions, really having a difficult time eliminating positions, most are in blue sky territory. I like this market, getting kinda worry about it, I would love to see a pullback, all my stocks except $MAKO C ...
  • jdaniels: $PRU - Anybody have good vibes for $PRU, earnings after the bell today
  • jojo1480: PRU- jdaniels, $HIG nice response to earnings. Most of my $PRU will be called away Feb expiry, hopefully sooner, right now those share are dead money. I did buy a little more ahead of earnings. Original shares were purchased below 42/share.
  • jdaniels: $PRU - Is on the move. The stock is working and my biggest problem is watching my profits evaporate. It seems as STOPS have been the topic of the day for us less experienced traders. Someone give me some suggestions? I realize your suggestions are choices which I will make based upon my risk tolerance. Specific what you would do if it were you is also appreciated
  • jojo1480: FII- looking for a financial replacement in portfolio, sold $GS on Th/Fr, and $PRU will be called away Feb18. $FII missed earning last month, Mkt cap ~$2B, PE 13 (TTM), and $PEG 2.6- it is a little expensive for an asset management company. Current divd annualized is .96c, ylds 5.07%. Stock gapped down on the earnings miss, and the past 3days filled the gap (~6% recovery), secondary indicators MACD MFI and Stochastic are looking bullish. Will open position on Monday, and go from there. Have a great Super Bowl day.:o)), it is all good.
  • jojo1480: $GS PRU- say goodbye to $GS, trimming $PRU stock is behaving ok in today's action. PRAA- keep an eye on this stock, have been holding it for quite some time, now trading above the 50dma, failed H&S pattern, huge short position. $ISRG option- son of a b******, just had some of my position sold @17.20 forgot I had a sell order on, darn!!:o)), but it is all good!
  • jojo1480: PRU- adding to position earlier this morning, had a semi pukefest several days ago held the 200dma. Unfortunately most of my holdings will be called away Feb55 expiry, cost basis below 45, I hope $PRU finishes above 55. :o)), it is all good.
  • jojo1480: PRU- adding to my long term position, using the 200dma as a reference for stop loss (only for new additions), been long 14mos. Most of my stocks are green ie $EMN HAL $POT MOS WOLL DMND $KRA TIBX $ZEUS NXPI $HLF SNCR $LNG ETN $EBIX BYDDF $CNS PKG $LLNW BX $KBH BTU $FIO PRAA $FCX OCZ. Not working this morning- $ILMN JNPR $DK FWS $QSII MAKO $PAY FLR $LLY GLNG $PRU all of these are in my holdings.
  • DragonFly: $PRU - thanks for the list jojo. I try to do research on the stocks you hold over the weekend as they, for the most part, are stocks that will make you money! I'm still holding $VHC, basis $23. and will buy more if it get back to that level. thanks again Ob1
  • Goose: $PRU OFF TOPIC @DragonFly, I know you mentioned that you use Scottrader's Elite, but have you ever used S.T. Streaming Quotes? I use the streaming quotes and wonder which is better for trading. I'm very familiar with Streaming Quotes, but know nothing about Elite. How would you rate them? Thank you.
  • jdaniels: $PRU - Can anyone help me with the sharp decline of $PRU, as I do not see any significant news
  • kneeboy: $PRU - Just saw your post. I can find no reason for the pullback. Technically, it came back to its 40 wk. $MA and bounced. If it holds today's low, it's a higher low. So technically, nothing wrong. If you entered in the last few days, it hurts for sure. @Dan has said before (I paraphrase) "A catalyst you can't find is a catalyst you don't know about" and the big money is smarter money. I'd place a stop below today's low and get out if it falls further. You can always buy it again. Don't watch it keep going down.
  • jojo1480: HAL- G2S, not doing much today, have reduced the number of positions from 40+ to less than 20, feeling much better. Took profits or closed out positions in a few failed breakouts, $NXPI SNDK $EBIX GS $PRU CTXS $MAKO SNCR, am enforcing my patience and discipline, daytrading a few #options, not much to do. :o))
  • jojo1480: FFBC- this might be a good bank candidate for the longer term holder pending earning release on Jan25 ahs (unconfirmed). $FFBC operates as a holding company of First Financial Bank. Mkt Cap $1.04B (small cap), PE 16.76 and $PEG 1.97 (normally banks P ...
  • jojo1480: GS- MissEllie, I loaded upon the Jan95calls this morning before I left for the golf course, put a stop loss @4.20 never got hit (now @7.05), might have to cut this in 1/2 position tomorrow. Still holding $GS and $PRU stock, holding those $GS calls have been very profitable.
  • jojo1480: $GS #options- say goodbye to those Jan95calls. Long $GS and $PRU (short $PRU feb 55calls, 1/2position), I want all of my $PRU to be called away.
  • jojo1480: ...
    Last week sold my $JPM and $WFC, only financial holdings are $PRU and GS.

    I probably open a few starting positions in all of the above this week, and see how it goes.
  • jojo1480: NXPI- G2S, have a huge position, if it cruises past resistance most likely will pile on, nothing but good stuff re this Google wallet chip maker. $CLR WLL $PXP CTXS $MAKO ETN $FIO - feel that I have made my year already, tomorrow most likely start taking profits off the table (10-30%). increasing positions in $PRU JPM $WFC and GS. ACOM- possible short candidate, stock is up 20% in 2012. No position.
  • Big D: PCX, $ANR, $WLT, $TCK, $CLF, $MET, $PRU - On "Stox and Jox" this morning, @Pete and @Jon were pumping these coal and metals names and Dougie Cass was pumping the Insurance/#Financials. Interesting banter. Think this was the 1st time @Jon was pumping PCX? Coal talk, Hour 2: Listen from minute 4:16 through minute 9:20: http://downloads.iheartradio.com/media/station_content/13133/STOX_N_JOCKS_HR_2_121711_1324129452_25260.mp3 @Doug Kass, Hour 1: Listen from minute 9:20 through minute 19:55: http://downloads.iheartradio.com/media/station_content/13133/STOX_N_JOCKS_HR_1_121711_1324128501_23825.mp3 If these links don't work, just try: http://www.foxsportsradio.com/cc-common/podcast/single_page.html?podcast=stoxnjocks My best: D
  • jojo1480: HIG- on a %basis dowm more than other Insurers/#Financials, $MET ALL $PRU etc. Stock basically in a 5year downtrend, trade em if you like em. No position, long PRU
  • thelawnboyz: $PRU a #cramer favorite just above 50 day has room to run
  • jojo1480: ABV- @optionswealth, don' t have a ex div date, I was just saying to be patient as the stock price appreciates, and collect the divd, ie $HON ETN $PRU etc
  • jojo1480: CRS- opened a starter position in this specialty metals maker, added to $PRU CLR $CLH TRW and $EMN, am done for the day.
  • jojo1480: PVH- @debeers, 60% of position have sold calls against position, $RL VFC had to let it go. We made great money when the market was roiling. Have been investing in healthcare since the last 12mos, ditto energy. Only financial am holding is $PRU, looks like a few chemicals are trying to make a move. In my trading portfolio just structuring vertical spreads, long puts/calls. No stock position.
  • jojo1480: $PRU PVH $WLL CLH $EMN ESRX- added about 10% to current long position, $ANF bought Jan2012C60 @5
  • jojo1480: NXPI- @DragonFly, haven' t sold any of mine, if it pullsback a little more will add. $PRU HON added to long position.
  • jojo1480: ASBB- ASB Bancorp, In a 13D filing Stillwell Value Partners disclose a new stake in the Co 463K shares between $10-$11.69/share, ~8.3%. Five (5) ASB insiders purchased 70K shares for $701K, trying to connect the dots re this bank, have to do more research. The only financial currently is $PRU, and the moneycenter banks are beginning to look enticing, Off to USCparent Day, the USC-Stanford game. I graduated from CAL, who should I root for?
  • jojo1480: $DGX WLP $HUM ESRX - it has been one heck of a week with earnings/take over specs. Selling all of my $DGX HUM raising cash. $ESRX up almost 12% for the day now butting heads with the 50dma. $WLP earnings beat as well up $1.75/ 2.52%. $BTU - good earnings, deploying cash to buy more shares. $PRU HAL- adding to positions
  • jasper: $CBI, JOYG, $PRU, $XLNX, $BA, $NSC, $CSX, $NUE, $TRV, $FAST - Just a handful of stocks that seem to me to meet the criteria @DAN used in yesterdays' SS. Broke resistence of 50dma, came back to test, closed the day higher with higher volume (accumulation) than previous day? Not making calls, just noticing patterns. Good Luck to all of us.
  • jojo1480: $PRU HOT- $PRU up 3+pts, that is nuts (very large holding), taking another 10% off, $HOT likewise doing the same. Net for the day increased cash position in longer term portfolio, can always buy them back cheaper, @zig n a zagging, or "w", same same take profits. Let the rest run. :o)), it is all good.
  • jojo1480: ISRG- in a consolidating trend since Jan2011, stock has held up nicely, tough to stay long. PEP- added more near the close, rather own this than any bank/money center banks. Only financial in portfolio is $PRU, need 2more days like today to break even. long in longer term portfolio. Net eod sold more than I bought, raised cash levels. Perhaps tomorrow/next week buy some back @cheaper prices.
  • gold2stocks: ...
    Prudential Financial numbers lowered at @Morgan Stanley
    Shares of $PRU now seen reaching $67, according to @Morgan Stanley. Estimates also reduced, given slower expected macro growth. Overweight rating.

    Scripps Networks numbers reduced at $UBS
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  • gold2stocks: ...
    Prudential estimates raised at $UBS
    $PRU estimates increased through 2011, $UBS said. Strong sales/premium growth in international and US insurance. Maintain $77 price target and Buy rating.

    SPX estimates, target cut at Credit Suisse
    Shares of ...
  • jojo1480: $JPM C- today $C reported good earnings, perhaps this mark the bottom for financial. Might start nibbling on JPM. Long $PRU and GHL
  • jojo1480: GS- picking this dog for a trade (quick), the only #financials i am long is $PRU and $GHL, will buy $JPM around mid 30's.
  • jojo1480: jkricha, my banking index reduced to $PRU and $GHL, they are both green. #Financials no divd, no reason to buy them, including the regionals. More interested in the insurance and brokerage side. Will buy $JPM mid 30's.
  • jojo1480: GHL- bottom fishing on this financial, daily butting against resistance 50dma, adding to position. Longer term hold PRU- position is very profitable, Bband expansion continues, adding to position this morning. GLH and $PRU, the only financial cos in portfolio. Looking @JPM $COF V $MA AXP.
  • jojo1480: Trimming a few positions, taking profits in $PRU PVH $ETN EMR and $WTW, reducing risk by reducing position size. Still long all of them.
  • jojo1480: $PRU GHL- resolution on cc debit fees in place, time to add to the only financial holding in portfolio, adding #rhrn.
  • jojo1480: PH- looking interesting, wkly above 50dma. on the daily below 50dma, and just above the 20dma, Bband are starting to pinch. Picking up a few shares, and Jul85/90 spread. $WTW MED- adding shares this morning. $PRU GHL- only #financials in my long portfolio, added to positions this am.
  • jojo1480: JPM- kinda look interesting for a long term holding, ylds 2.5%, considering taking a nibble. The only financial i am long is $PRU, and only in it for the divd yld, the charts suck.
  • jojo1480: $GS PRU- adding to these positions, long $PRU and $GS (equity, naked puts 130/120/110 various expiry).
  • jojo1480: $PRU GS-nice upgrade by janney on $PRU, $GS adding to my naked put collection. Only #financials i am long $PRU and $GS (equity and 130/120/110 naked puts various expiry).
  • jojo1480: HPQ- jkricha, no opine. the street doesn't care for the new ceo. I added to $SNDK and $PRU (AXP, the only #financials in portfolio). If $PRU gets to the 50dma consider u might consider buying a little. In the util space am long $PPL and $NGG, I had ...
  • jojo1480: $PRU CTSH- consider $PRU, earnings were a beat, conference was ongoing the stock reversed (nicely). $CTSH earnings beat last wk, stock went down due to India central bank raising rates, stock now coming back. Long $PRU and $CTSH, have a good day trading.
  • jojo1480: AXP- closing this trade out, it was a very nice ride. taking the proceeds and adding to $PRU position.
  • jojo1480: $PRU JPM- these two #financials are doing good. PVH- sold 20%, and added to $BG position. SWN- adding as it continues to show strength.
  • jojo1480: JEF- opened a position, the co recently pu $PRU global commodity business, and in the past 2 years build up their trading desk from various brokerage firms ie $MS, Merrill, Lehman bros., etc. It appears the daily/wkly @50dma, the daily 50dma may cross the 200dma on the downside, will add on any further pullback. Stock is relatively cheap PE 18.30, $PEG 1.38 short position ~7%. Long #financials STD PRU $GNW AXP $JEF MF (spec), $GS common and calls.
  • jojo1480: STD- Banbco Santander $SA, adding this foreign bank to portfolio, measured by its metrics cheap, div .31c, ylds 6.73%. Going with a foreign bank, not quite sure how US regional banks would fare with financial regs implementation. FD- long STD AXP $PRU GS common and calls. UGP- a Brazilian petro chemical co, distributes Liquefied petrol gas, other lubricants, and has exposure to a few agri chemicals. At the end of Feb did a 4:1 split. Long
  • jojo1480: earthquake, may be a good time to add to your insurers position, ie $PRU HIG $MET AFL(?) etc.
  • jojo1480: AXP- adding to position, now overweight, this investment is determined by the possibility of the delay to the Durbin amendment (ditto $V and MA). #financials are looking good again might have to consider putting $PRU and $JPM back into the fold. currently long $AXP (now overweight), $GS common and longer dated calls. LLl- added to starter position this morning, chart is firming up. Defense plays focusing on CISR (communication, intelligence, surveillance and recon), along with $MRCY exposure to the needs of homeland security. Long $LLL and MRCY. $AG WLT TCK- taking 20% off the table smart/dumb money, adding to $ANR position on weakness. LNG- down SP downgrade to negative. outlook on LiquefiedNG, should be to the upside I might to position,
  • jojo1480: #Financials- @bullmoose, take a look @PRU, was taken down when @tsunami hit Japan. is making a comeback pays a decent $divid, yld not to hot, but hey the stock is way up. trading above 50dma, am long $PRU GNW (2yrs now down .57%, a victory) and $GS common and longer dated calls, would like $JPM have to wait on pb. edit- $AXP long as well
  • bullmoose: $PRU / $GNW / $HBAN / $WFC (jojo) - Thanks for the shoutout on PRU. It's already moved quite a bit and I would like to see it pull back and hold the 50. On the weekly chart, you can see how it's already made a decent move. I'm seeing another $4 to th ...
  • bullmoose: $HBAN (@seahawk) - I haven't bought any calls yet, but will be looking at them tomorrow. See my reply to jojo1480's post on $PRU to see my thoughts on $HBAN, $GNW and WFC. All three look very tasty #RHRN. I want to see how the market acts tomorrow before adding calls. To be honest, I wish I did add calls this morning and now I hope I get a little pullback in the morning to add. I'll probably look at calls three months out because that's how long the last big move lasted.
  • sheela: Gapping up/down: $VLO +1.9%, $HNZ +1.5% following earnings, $ERIC +3.3%... $FDO -2.4%, Select gold/@silver related stocks trading lowerGapping up: In reaction to strong earnings/guidance/SSS: DUSA +18.9%, $SHS +18.8%, WEBM +13%, $CMFO +8.1%, $GPRE +7.7%, $ZUMZ +5.8%, BIG +5.8%, $SKS +5.7%, MMLP +3.3%, (light volume), $FL +3.0%, $JWN +2.6%, $EGLE +2.5%, $PSS +2.0%, $VLO +1.9%, $HNZ +1.5%. M&A news: GTEC +50.8% (to be acquired by Ares Management for $24.25 per share in cash), $ALU +3.8% (trading higher following M&A speculation), . Select financial related names showing strength: PMI +5.1%, $KEY +2.4% (continued momentum from yesterday's late pop), DB +2%, $PRU +1.6%, $UBS +1.3%, $MET +1.1% and $AIG +0.8% (MetLife and $AIG unit prices common stock and common equity unit offerings), $BAC +1.1%, $C +1.1% (reports of bid for its consumer lending unit). A few rare earth names ticking higher following reports that companies are buying stake in Brazilian rare metal miner: $REE +2.1%, $MCP +1.5%, SHZ +1.5% Select oil/gas related names showing strength: CFW +13.5%, SUF +11.8%, $HERO +3.3%, $SD +2.4%, ATPG +1.9%, $WFT +1.8%, $CHK +1.0%, $EOG +0.8%, $XOM +0.7%, $SLB +0.7%.
  • jojo1480: jkricha, nice move today, plate is full of nat gas/nat gas pipes. Long $LNG SWN $WPRT CLNE $CHK 30/35 call leaps 2012/2013. Plus the oil plays, looking to add more #financials to replace $WFC that I dumped last week. Probably add to $JPM (added on tues), $GS BAC $PRU PNC $HCBK, thinking of buying a boatload of $C, and just forget about it.
  • jojo1480: jkricha, trimming some of my very profitable positions to finance the addition of my purchases, reduced cash position to ~45%. Looking at my Fid ATP screen, i can almost see all of holdings without having to scroll down. Added to $PRU BAC $WFC GS (common and calls), $PNC AXP. In the natural resource added to $ANR BG $FCX TCK $SQM, healtcare added to $MAKO and $CNMD, and lastly increased position size in $JCI and ABV. i am done for the week. I sold out of my aerospace holdings the only one i kept is ATI.
  • jojo1480: PRU- I have been in this for since the mid 30's, i would be wary to add #rhrn, all of these insurance stocks have had quite a run. the JOJO index (lol, being facetious) has change, sold $JPM and MS. Currently long $PRU, $WFC (new), $BAC GS $PNC AXP $HCBK GNW, the latter (GNW) i have been adding for quite a while. They missed last quarter and the stock got hammered. Ackerman of Appaloosa (hedgefund associated with i believe), own ~10% stake. Go back to th/fr forum where i mentioned that with Fannie and Freddie going private it may benefit cos such as $GNW, and others that were mentioned in the post. today, preparing taxes to sent to cpa, oh joy.
  • djcarno: $PRU - dunsek - At this level, those are not hammers, they are hanging man patterns, definitely candles of a different color! DJC
  • jolinla: $FHN, $PRU, $AVP Dunsek. I threw your notes up on my charts to see what would stick. I would be cautions about $AVP because of its poor earnings and guidance. $PRU looks like it can go to 70 before it hits some heavier resistance. Insurance stocks wi ...
  • jojo1480: GS- as lead underwriter of $KMI (got about 60% allocation of IPO request), stock is moving nicely along with other money center banks and regionals. on the daily many of these stocks are butting heads against the 50dma, one way or another this resolution, baring the situation over the week end in Egypt, should be on the upside. #Financials have been consolidating for a while, now is the time. FD- long $PRU BAC $WFC GNW $AXP GS (common, and various dated #options).
  • jojo1480: PNC- @heretic, stock trading behavior at various time trades like $GS, big swings. I have been accumulating this for a while. Am buying on dips, most financial holdings are a long term hold, not a trading event. FD- long $WFC GS $PRU GNW $BAC and AXP. still looking at $UBS to add.
  • jojo1480: BAC- @pureshot, why trade this? why not accumulate, if your looking to trade look at higher betas $GS PNC. FD-long $PNC GS $BAC (various #options), $PRU WFC GNW
  • jojo1480: GS- adding this to my financial holdings, I sold $JPM MS earlier this week. Now long the following #financials, $PRU GNW $WFC PNC $AXP (new), $BAC (common, short puts, butterflies), and looking at USB.
  • Littlegiants: $PRU AFL $MET - Anyone in these names $AFL is starting to break out and $PRU and $MET are getting close (the latter two report on 2/9). I do not own any yet, but they look interesting, and are slightly up today and are consolidating.
  • jojo1480: BAC- not a trading stock, believing in the financial sector in 2011, long term investment will buy on dips. Long $MS JPM $PRU GNW $BAC PNC sold $GS last Fri.
  • jojo1480: $ISRG WFC- just got stopped out of $ISRG, opened new position in WFC. Long $JPM MS $BAC (common and puts) $PRU GNW $WFC PNC.
  • jojo1480: PNC- to many shares, would like to buy more in $MS and $USB (laggards), I am overweighted in all of my financial holdings, $JPM GS $MS BAC $PRU GNW $USB PNC.
  • jojo1480: #Financials if your longer term investor this might be good time to buy a real small position, at least dip a toe into the mud pool. Long $GS MS $BAC JPM $PRU PNC and V. I did sell a little of $GS and $JPM not to long ago, if it dips further I will buy those shares back.
  • jojo1480: MS- report Jan20, i think the Rodney Dangerfield of wall street is going to knock the covers off (just opining, don' t put to much emphasis in it). I haven' t added to my #financials in quite a while (overweighted in #financials), adding to position. What is with $V, what happened to all that regret in the charts? Long $MS GS $PRU BAC $JPM (favorite) $GNW PNC and V.
  • jojo1480: jkricha, you crack me up, the index is up ~12+, $GS JPM $PRU PNC $MS BAC, sold $V today, and using the cash to add to $PNC (slowly).
  • jojo1480: BAC- selling BACfeb14put, some of my $BAC will probably get called away at/before expiry (covered calls), collecting the .78 premium, don' t mind having it put to me at ~13.20. Long $GS MS $BAC JPM $PRU GNW $V BAC
  • jojo1480: $BP PRU- last trade of 2010 in long term portfolio, trimmed $PRU and added to $BP position. Energy long $BP COP $HES NE $SWN, and #financials long $GS MS $BAC JPM $V PRU GNW. Happy New Year to all, it was quite a turbulent ride in 2010. Seeya on Monday.
  • jojo1480: V- nice move, I sold 30% of position prior to the last several days move. somewhat regretful still holding the other 70% and maybe if I click my heels together, I might break even. Long #financials $MS GS $V BAC $PRU PNC $JPM, sold out $AXP (maintaining radar presence).
  • jojo1480: cking7575, thanks. what your thoughts on $VMW, will it retrace to 80, or go up to 100. Long VMW. I just jettison $EMC, and bought more $PRU and $PNC in my long term portfolio, i am overweight the #financials, i hope i guessing right.
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