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 MIDDAY BREAKOUTS REPORT - THURSDAY, AUGUST 23RD, 2012
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DOW 13080.46 -92.3 (-0.70%) | NASDAQ 3056.68 -16.99 (-0.55%) | S&P 500 1405.03 -8.46 (-0.60%)
Time of Screening : 8/23/2012 11:51:08 AM         Report Released : 8/23/2012 12:31:44 PM
Price is: Above 52W High and Less Than 52W High but within 8% of the 52 Week High
Volume Is: At least 57.5% of 50 Day Average at the time of the screening.
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Symbol - Exchange - Industry Group
Company Name
Last Chg Day
High
52 WK Hi % From Hi Volume
% DAV
DAV
AAPL - NASDAQ - COMPUTER HARDWARE - Personal Computers
Apple Inc
$667.35 -1.52
-0.23%
$669.90 $674.88 -1.12% 8,154,070
60.00%
13,590,000
Most Recent Note for AAPL - 8/23/2012 11:53:39 AM
Holding its ground near its all-time high hit 8/21/12 when there was a negative reversal for a loss with heavy volume following 3 consecutive gains. Reported earnings +20% on +23% sales for the Jun '12 quarter, sequentially decelerating and below the +25% minimum earnings guideline. Prior mid-day reports noted - "Companies currently on the 'Featured Stocks' list are the most ideal candidates fitting the fact-based investment system's guidelines before becoming too heavily owned by the institutional crowd."
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AGU - NYSE - CHEMICALS - Agricultural Chemicals
Agrium Inc
$99.16 -1.67
-1.66%
$100.80 $101.89 -2.68% 786,702
72.91%
1,079,000
Most Recent Note for AGU - 8/23/2012 11:54:49 AM
Perched near its 52-week high today. Reported earnings +20% on +10% sales for the Jun '12 quarter. Prior mid-day reports noted - "Recent quarters showed improving sales and earnings but its prior history is below guidelines of the fact-based investment system. Based on weak technical action it was dropped from the Featured Stocks list 7/25/08, and it subsequently dropped from $84.18 to $22.08 before rebounding."
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CHS - NYSE - RETAIL - Apparel Stores
Chicos Fas Inc
$18.08 -0.13
-0.71%
$18.34 $18.58 -2.69% 2,221,338
88.36%
2,513,900
Most Recent Note for CHS - 8/23/2012 11:57:07 AM
Holding its ground today and making its 2nd consecutive mid-day report appearance following a gap up on the prior session for new 52-week and multi-year highs. Prior volume-driven gains helped it recently rise from an orderly base pattern. Its annual earnings (A criteria) history has been improving since a drastic downturn FY '07-09 while earnings increases have been at or near the +25% minimum guideline (C criteria) in the 3 most recent quarterly comparisons through Jul '12. On 3/8/2006 this company hailing from the Retail - Clothing Shoe industry group was dropped from the Featured Stocks list and it subsequently fell -95.6% before rebounding. Prior notes acknowledged its impressive rebound from its November 2008 low of $1.72. Chicos Fas Inc rose +155% in the 15 month period following its appearance long ago in the December 2003 issue of CANSLIM.net News.
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CLMT - NASDAQ - ENERGY - Oil &; Gas Refining &; Marketing
Calumet Spclty Pdt Ptnrs
$27.13 +0.48
1.80%
$27.14 $27.74 -2.20% 201,747
63.38%
318,300
Most Recent Note for CLMT - 8/23/2012 11:58:14 AM
Perched -2.3% off its 52-week high today. The 8/20/12 mid-day report noted - "Recent quarterly comparisons through Jun '12 showed improved sales and earnings, but its erratic annual earnings history (bad A criteria) is a concern."
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COR - NYSE - REAL ESTATE - REIT - Diversified/Industrial
Coresite Realty Corp
$26.63 -0.26
-0.97%
$26.72 $28.00 -4.89% 152,081
89.14%
170,600
Most Recent Note for COR - 8/23/2012 12:01:32 PM
Consolidating near its 50 DMA line today, and its prior low ($25.36 on 7/25/12) defines the next important chart support. The 8/09/12 mid-day report noted - "Earnings increases in quarterly comparisons have shown sequential deceleration and it reported earnings +23% on +19% sales revenues for the quarter ended June 30, 20912 versus the year ago period, below the +25% minimum earnings guideline."
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CRUS - NASDAQ - ELECTRONICS - Semiconductor - Specialized
Cirrus Logic Inc
$41.14 +1.76
4.47%
$41.28 $41.28 -0.34% 1,943,422
69.42%
2,799,600
Most Recent Note for CRUS - 8/23/2012 12:03:28 PM
Hitting a new 52-week high today. Held its ground stubbornly and rallied further since its big gap up on 7/31/12. Reported earnings -8% on +7% sales revenues for the quarter ended June 30, 2012 versus the year ago period, below the fact-based investment system's guidelines.
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DEO - NYSE - FOOD & BEVERAGE - Beverages - Brewers
Diageo Plc Ads
$107.83 +1.38
1.30%
$108.34 $108.72 -0.82% 379,508
61.36%
618,500
Most Recent Note for DEO - 8/23/2012 12:04:03 PM
Perched only -1.3% off its 52-week high today. This British manufacturer of alcoholic beverages found support well above its 200 DMA line during its consolidation since noted in the 1/11/12 mid-day report - "Annual earnings (A criteria) history has been below the fact-based system's guidelines, and its quarterly comparisons have not shown strong sales revenues and earnings increases matching the winning models from the book 'How to Make Money in Stocks'."
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HAIN - NASDAQ - FOOD & BEVERAGE - Processed & Packaged Goods
Hain Celestial Group
$67.23 +10.32
18.13%
$67.86 $67.86 -0.93% 2,974,700
552.10%
538,800
Most Recent Note for HAIN - 8/23/2012 12:08:27 PM
Gapped up today for a considerable gain and new 52-week high. Reported earnings +31% on +22% sales revenues for the quarter ended June 30, 2012 versus the year ago period. Earnings were above the +25% minimum guideline in the 3 latest quarterly comparisons satisfying the C criteria. Prior mid-day reports noted- "A downturn in FY '09 and FY '10 is a flaw with respect to the A criteria."
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HBNC - NASDAQ - BANKING - Regional - Northeast Banks
Horizon Bancorp In
$26.95 -0.05
-0.19%
$27.17 $28.15 -4.26% 18,066
79.59%
22,700
Most Recent Note for HBNC - 8/23/2012 12:10:24 PM
Consolidating above its 50 DMA line since hitting its 52-week high when last noted in the 7/19/12 mid-day report - "Quarterly comparisons show earnings increases above the +25% guideline but sub par sales revenues growth and its up and down annual earnings (A criteria ) history are fundamental flaws."
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IPGP - NASDAQ - ELECTRONICS - Semiconductor - Integrated Circuits
I P G Photonics Corp
$62.09 +0.35
0.57%
$62.50 $64.45 -3.66% 493,860
79.42%
621,800
Most Recent Note for IPGP - 8/23/2012 12:12:08 PM
Holding its ground stubbornly since last noted in the 8/08/12 mid-day report when pulling back after a streak of 6 consecutive volume-driven gains - "Reported earnings +14% on +13% sales for the Jun '12 quarter. Downturn in FY '09 earnings is a flaw with respect to the A criteria of the fact-based system. Its prior earnings history has been erratic and below guidelines of the fact-based investment system."

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MCC - NYSE - MATERIALS & CONSTRUCTION - General Building Materials
Medley Capital Corp
$12.88 +0.25
1.98%
$12.90 $13.41 -3.95% 438,555
164.87%
266,000
Most Recent Note for MCC - 8/23/2012 12:13:32 PM
Completed a new Public Offering of 5 million shares and gapped down on the prior session, retreating from new 52-week and all-time highs following 3 consecutive volume-driven gains. Recent quarterly comparisons through Jun '12 showed big sales revenues and earnings increases, however prior mid-day reports repeatedly noted - "Earnings history is not a match with the winning models of the fact-based system."
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PCOM - NASDAQ - Leisure-Services
Points International Ltd
$12.59 +0.00
0.00%
$12.66 $13.51 -6.81% 25,493
61.43%
41,500
Most Recent Note for PCOM - 8/23/2012 12:16:59 PM
Found support this week after recently undercutting its 50 DMA line while consolidating. Previously noted that it wedged to new 52-week high territory with gains lacking great volume conviction. Reported earnings +200% on +11% sales revenues for the Jun '12 quarter. Prior mid-day reports noted - "No overhead supply remains to hinder its progress. Reported earnings of 4 cents per share versus a year ago loss of 1 cent per share while sales revenues were -2% for the quarter ended March 31, 2012. Strong earnings increases in the Jun, Sep, and Dec '11 quarterly comparisons were above the +25% minimum guideline, satisfying the C criteria. Annual earnings (A criteria) history improved in recent years, but it has not been strong and steady."
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PDFS - NASDAQ - COMPUTER SOFTWARE & SERVICES - Technical & System Software
P D F Solutions Inc
$12.00 +0.05
0.42%
$12.00 $12.04 -0.33% 84,949
86.77%
97,900
Most Recent Note for PDFS - 8/23/2012 12:17:53 PM
Holding its ground near its 52-week high today following 6 consecutive gains backed by above average volume. Prior mid-day reports repeatedly noted - "The 3 latest quarterly comparisons through Jun '12 showed improved sales revenues growth and strong earnings increases above the +25% minimum guideline (C criteria), but its annual earnings history has not been strong and steady. Low-priced stocks are discouraged from consideration under the fact-based system unless all key criteria are solidly satisfied."

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REGN - NASDAQ - DRUGS - Biotechnology
Regeneron Pharmaceutical
$142.79 +4.09
2.95%
$145.81 $145.81 -2.07% 663,274
78.96%
840,000
Most Recent Note for REGN - 8/23/2012 12:20:53 PM
Hit a new 52-week high today and no overhead supply remains to act as resistance. Earnings history is not a match with the investment system's fundamental guidelines.
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RWT - NYSE - REAL ESTATE - REIT - Diversified/Industrial
Redwood Trust Inc
$14.05 +0.12
0.86%
$14.08 $14.11 -0.43% 459,481
98.96%
464,300
Most Recent Note for RWT - 8/23/2012 12:22:12 PM
Held its ground and edged higher since last noted in the 8/16/12 mid-day report - "Showed stronger sales revenues and earnings in the Mar and Jun '12 quarterly comparisons, but its prior quarterly and annual earnings (A criteria) history is not a match with the fact-based investment system's guidelines. Faces overhead supply which may act as resistance up through the $17 level."

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VPFG - NASDAQ - BANKING - Savings & Loans
Viewpoint Financial Grp
$18.52 -0.01
-0.05%
$18.66 $18.74 -1.17% 119,593
61.27%
195,200
Most Recent Note for VPFG - 8/23/2012 12:26:48 PM
Reported earnings +60% on +23% sales revenues for the June 30, 2012 quarter versus the year ago period. Perched near its 52-week high today, holding its ground stubbornly and rising since last noted in the 7/24/12 mid-day report - "Reported earnings +10% on -6% sales revenues for the quarter ended March 31, 2012 versus the year ago period. Below the fact-based investment system's +25% earnings guideline."
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WSM - NYSE - RETAIL - Home Furnishing Stores
Williams Sonoma Inc
$42.34 -0.34
-0.80%
$42.68 $42.94 -1.40% 1,071,309
76.09%
1,408,000
Most Recent Note for WSM - 8/23/2012 12:29:19 PM
Holding its ground today near its 52-week high following a considerable gap up gain on the prior session. Earnings and sales revenues increases are not a match with the fact-based investment system's guidelines.
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WTFC - NASDAQ - BANKING - Regional - Midwest Banks
Wintrust Financial Corp
$37.00 +0.00
0.00%
$37.07 $37.91 -2.40% 146,666
67.71%
216,600
Most Recent Note for WTFC - 8/23/2012 12:31:26 PM
Holding its ground in a tight range above its 50 DMA line. Last noted in the 7/20/12 mid-day report when it hit its 52-week high with a 6th consecutive volume-driven gain - "Recent quarterly earnings increases have been above the +25% minimum guideline (C criteria) however sales revenues growth has not been strong and its annual earnings (A criteria) history included a downturn in FY '10 and has been up and down."
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