Caprock Analytics Stock Ratings

Posted by Admin on Oct 11th, 2009
2009
Oct 11

Stock-Net presents custom stock ratings, powered by Caprock Analytics. These stocks, which represent a small portion of all rated stocks, highlight a sample of the strongest rated stocks from over 4,000 stocks that are actively tracked and analyzed by Caprock Analytics. To view all of the top rated stocks updated on a daily basis, please register for FREE at Caprock Analytics, login, and view the updated Stock rating lists on the website.
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  • UMBF, UMB FIN CP Current Caprock Strength Rating: 43.275982
  • UMB Financial Corporation is a multi-bank holding company. The Company owns four commercial banks, a brokerage company, a community development corporation, a mutual fund servicing company and 13 other subsidiaries. The four commercial banks are engaged in general commercial banking business. The principal location of each bank is in Missouri, Colorado, Kansas and Arizona, respectively. The principal subsidiary bank, UMB Bank, n.a., whose principal office is in Missouri, also has branches in Illinois, Kansas, Nebraska and Oklahoma. The banks offer a range of banking services to commercial, retail, government and correspondent bank customers. UMB Bank, n.a. also provides international banking services, investment and cash management services. The Company?s operations are aligned into six major segments: Commercial Banking and Lending; Payment and Technology Solutions; Banking Services; Consumer Services; Asset Management, and Fund Services.

  • MT, ARCELOR MITTAL Current Caprock Strength Rating: 73.886269
  • ArcelorMittal is a global steel producer. The Company has steel-making operations in 20 countries on four continents, including 66 integrated, mini-mill and integrated mini-mill steel-making facilities. ArcelorMittal operates its business in six operating segments: Flat Carbon Americas; Flat Carbon Europe; Long Carbon Americas and Europe; Asia, Africa and Commonwealth of Independent States (CIS) (AACIS); Stainless Steel; and Arcelor Mittal Steel Solutions and Services. ArcelorMittal?s steel-making operations have a high degree of geographic diversification. Approximately 36% of its steel is produced in the Americas, approximately 49% is produced in Europe and approximately 15% is produced in other countries, such as Kazakhstan, South Africa and Ukraine. ArcelorMittal produces a range of finished, semi-finished carbon steel products and stainless steel products. In July 2009, the Company completed the acquisition of Noble European Holdings B.V.

  • HOLX, HOLOGIC INC Current Caprock Strength Rating: 28.937168
  • Hologic, Inc. (Hologic) is a developer, manufacturer and supplier of medical imaging systems and diagnostic and surgical products focused on the healthcare needs of women. The Company manages its business in four principal segments: Breast Health, Diagnostics, GYN Surgical and Skeletal Health. In July 2008, the Company acquired Third Wave Technologies, Inc. (Third Wave), a company that develops and markets molecular diagnostic reagents for a variety of deoxyribonucleic acid (DNA) and ribonucleic acid (RNA) analysis applications based on its own Invader chemistry. In October 2007, the Company completed its business combination with Cytyc Corporation, a company that develops, manufactures and markets complementary products covering a range of cancers and women?s health indications, including cervical cancer screening, prenatal diagnostics and partial breast radiation therapy.

  • CFFN, CAPITOL FEDERAL F Current Caprock Strength Rating: 69.011314
  • Capitol Federal Financial is a federally chartered mid-tier mutual holding company that operates through its wholly owned subsidiary, Capitol Federal Savings Bank (the Bank). The Bank is a federally chartered and insured savings bank headquartered in Topeka, Kansas. The Bank is majority-owned by Capitol Federal Savings Bank MHC, a federally chartered mutual holding company. The Bank attracts retail deposits from the general public and invests those funds primarily in permanent loans secured by first mortgages on owner-occupied, one- to four-family (single-family) residences. It also originates consumer loans, loans secured by first mortgages on non-owner-occupied one- to four-family residences, permanent and construction loans secured by one- to four-family residences, commercial real estate loans and multi-family real estate loans. The Bank has 30 traditional and nine in-store banking offices.

  • NGPC, NGP CAPITAL RESOU Current Caprock Strength Rating: 23.226631
  • NGP Capital Resources Company is a financial services company established to invest primarily in debt securities of small and mid-size private energy companies. The Company?s investment objective is to generate both current income and capital appreciation primarily through debt investments with certain equity components. It is a closed-end, non-diversified management investment company that has elected to be regulated as a business development company (BDC) under the Investment Company Act of 1940 (the 1940 Act). A key focus area for its targeted investments in the energy industry is domestic upstream businesses that produce, develop, acquire and explore for oil and natural gas. The Company also evaluates investment opportunities in such businesses as coal, power, electricity, energy services and alternative energy.

  • SPW, S P X CP Current Caprock Strength Rating: 514.885315
  • SPX Corporation is a global multi-industry manufacturing company with operations in over 40 countries and sales in over 150 countries around the world. The majority of its revenues, approximately 56% during the year ended December 31, 2008, are driven by global infrastructure development.The Company has four operating segments: Flow Technology, Test and Measurement, Thermal Equipment and Services, and Industrial Products and Services. In September 2008, the Company acquired Autoboss Tech, Inc., a China-based manufacturer of diagnostic tools and equipment. In January 2009, the Company sold its remaining portion of its DeZurik product line to Sartell Valves Inc. In July 2008, it announced the completion of the sale of its air filtration business unit to the Riverside Company. In December 2008, the Company sold its operations of Vibration Testing and Data Acquisition Equipment business (LDS) and Scales and Counting Systems business.

  • VRSN, VERISIGN INC Current Caprock Strength Rating: 69.371475
  • VeriSign, Inc. (VeriSign) is a provider of Internet infrastructure services for the networked world. It offers a variety of Internet and communications-related services, which are marketed through Website sales, direct field sales, channel sales, telesales, and member organizations in its global affiliate network. VeriSign?s business consists of two business segments: Internet Infrastructure and Identity Services (3IS), which consists of Naming Services, Secure Socket Layer (SSL) Certificate Services, Identity and Authentication Services (IAS), and VeriSign Japan, and Other Services, which represents continuing operations of non-core businesses and legacy products and services from divested businesses. In May 2009, TNS, Inc. Communications Services Group from VeriSign. In July 2009, SecureWorks, Inc. acquired Managed Security Services business from VeriSign. In October 2009, AT&T Inc. announced the acquisition of VeriSign’s global security consulting business.

  • SJI, SOUTH JERSEY IND Current Caprock Strength Rating: 10.902923
  • South Jersey Industries, Inc. (SJI) is an energy services holding company that provides a variety of energy related products and services through its five wholly owned subsidiaries: South Jersey Gas Company (SJG), South Jersey Energy Company (SJE), South Jersey Resources Group, LLC (SJRG), Marina Energy, LLC (Marina) and South Jersey Energy Service Plus, LLC (SJESP). SJI operates in several operating segments. Gas Utility Operations (SJG) consists primarily of natural gas distribution to residential, commercial and industrial customers. Wholesale Gas Operations include SJRG?s activities. SJE is involved in both retail gas and retail electric activities. Retail Gas and Other Operations include natural gas acquisition and transportation service business lines. Retail Electric Operations consist of electricity acquisition and transportation to commercial and industrial customers. On-Site Energy Production consists of Marina?s thermal energy facility and other energy-related projects.

  • RSG, REPUBLIC SVCS INC Current Caprock Strength Rating: 7.393464
  • Republic Services, Inc. is a provider of services in the domestic non-hazardous solid waste industry. Its operations primarily consist of the collection, transfer and disposal of non-hazardous solid waste. The Company provides non-hazardous solid waste collection services for commercial, industrial, municipal and residential customers through 400 collection companies in 40 states. It also owns or operates 242 transfer stations, 213 active solid waste landfills and 78 recycling facilities. As of December 31, 2008, its operations were organized into four regions: Eastern, Central, Southern and Western. Each of the Company?s regions and substantially all its areas provide collection, transfer, recycling and disposal services. In December 2008, Republic Services, Inc. and Allied Waste Industries, Inc. announced that they have completed their merger to create a waste and environmental services provider. The combined company is named Republic Services, Inc.

  • OMG, OM GROUP INC Current Caprock Strength Rating: 83.674637
  • OM Group, Inc. is a diversified global developer, producer and marketer of specialty chemicals and advanced materials that are essential to complex chemical and industrial processes. The Company is the refiner of cobalt and producer of cobalt-based specialty products. The Company also produces specialty chemicals and materials from barium, calcium, iron, manganese, potassium, rare earths, zinc, zirconium, germanium and copper. The Company?s businesses serve approximately 50 industries worldwide, producing a variety of specialty chemicals and materials. The Company is organized in to two segments: Specialty Chemicals and Advanced Materials. The Specialty Chemicals segment consists of electronic chemicals, advanced organics, ultra pure chemicals (UPC) and photomasks. The Advanced Materials segment consists of inorganics, Democratic Republic of Congo (the DRC) smelter joint venture and metal resale. The Company?s business serves approximately 4,000 customers as of December 31, 2008.

  • CDE, COEUR D ALENE CP Current Caprock Strength Rating: 29.986561
  • Coeur d?Alene Mines Corporation (Coeur) is a silver producer with gold assets located in North America. The Company through its subsidiaries is engaged in the operation and/or ownership, development and exploration of silver and gold mining properties and companies located primarily within South America (Chile, Argentina and Bolivia), Mexico (Chihuahua), United States (Nevada and Alaska) and Australia (New South Wales). Coeur either directly or through wholly owned subsidiaries, owns, leases and has interests in certain exploration-stage mining properties located in the United States, Chile, Argentina, Bolivia, Mexico and Tanzania. Coeur owns, either directly or indirectly, 100% of Empresa Minera Manquiri S.A. It also owns, either directly or indirectly, 100% of the capital stock of Coeur Argentina S.R.L. Coeur owns 100% of the Cerro Bayo mine in southern Chile, which comprises a high-grade gold and silver underground mine and processing facilities.

  • PEG, PUB ENTRPR GP Current Caprock Strength Rating: 32.920681
  • Public Service Enterprise Group Inc. (PSEG) is a holding company that operates through three principal direct wholly owned subsidiaries: Public Service Electric and Gas Company (PSE&G), PSEG Power LLC (Power) and PSEG Energy Holdings LLC (Energy Holdings). PSEG is an energy company with a diversified business mix. PSEG?s operations are primarily in the Northeastern and Mid Atlantic United States, and in other select markets. The wholly owned operating subsidiaries of Power are PSEG Fossil LLC (Fossil), PSEG Nuclear LLC (Nuclear) and PSEG Energy Resources & Trade LLC (ER&T).

  • IIF, MS INDIA INV FD Current Caprock Strength Rating: 42.700409
  • Morgan Stanley India Investment Fund, Inc. (the Fund) is a non-diversified, closed-end management investment company. The Fund?s investment objective is long-term capital appreciation through investments primarily in equity securities of Indian issuers. It will invest in currency spot, forward and non-deliverable forward transactions. The Fund may write covered call and put options on portfolio securities and other financial instruments. The Fund may invest in unregistered or otherwise restricted securities. It invests in industries, such as automobiles, commercial banks, electrical equipment, food products, information technology services, media, pharmaceuticals and wireless telecommunication services. The Fund?s investment advisor and administrator is Morgan Stanley Investment Management Inc.

  • TEVA, TEVA PHARM INDS A Current Caprock Strength Rating: 40.720695
  • Teva Pharmaceutical Industries Limited (Teva) is a global pharmaceutical company that develops, produces and markets generic drugs covering all treatment categories. The Company has a pharmaceutical business, whose principal products are Copaxone for multiple sclerosis and Azilect for Parkinson?s disease and respiratory products. Teva?s active pharmaceutical ingredient business provides vertical integration to Teva?s own pharmaceutical production and sells to third party manufacturers. The Company?s global operations are conducted in North America, Europe, Latin America, Asia and Israel. Teva has operations in more than 60 countries, as well as 38 finished dosage pharmaceutical manufacturing sites in 17 countries, 20 generic research and development centers operating mostly within certain manufacturing sites and 20 API manufacturing sites around the world. In January 2009, Phibro Animal Health Corporation completed the acquisition of the Abic Animal Health business from the Company.

  • FPL, F P L GROUP INC Current Caprock Strength Rating: 76.367302
  • FPL Group, Inc. (FPL Group) is a provider of electricity-related services. The Company has two principal operating subsidiaries, Florida Power & Light Company (FPL) and NextEra Energy Resources. FPL is a rate-regulated utility engaged primarily in the generation, transmission, distribution and sale of electric energy. NextEra Energy Resources is the Company?s competitive energy subsidiary, which produces the majority of its electricity from clean and renewable fuels. FPL Group Capital Inc. (FPL Group Capital), a wholly owned subsidiary of FPL Group, holds the capital stock of, or has equity interests in, FPL Group’s operating subsidiaries, other than FPL, and provides funding for those subsidiaries, including NextEra Energy Resources. FPL FiberNet, LLC (FPL FiberNet), a wholly subsidiary of the Company, provides fiber-optic services to FPL, telecommunications companies and other customers throughout Florida.

  • ACL, ALCON INC Current Caprock Strength Rating: 16.471506
  • Alcon, Inc. (Alcon) is a research and development driven, global medical specialty company focused on eye care. The Company develops, manufactures and markets pharmaceuticals, surgical equipment and devices and consumer eye care products to treat diseases and disorders of the eye. Alcon manages its business through two segments: Alcon United States and Alcon International. Its portfolio spans three key ophthalmic categories: pharmaceutical, surgical and consumer eye care products. In its pharmaceutical category Alcon develops, manufactures and markets a range of prescription ophthalmic pharmaceutical products. Alcon offers a range of surgical equipment, single-use and disposable products. The Company markets contact lens care products, artificial tears and ocular vitamins, in its consumer eye care products category. In July 2008, Novartis AG acquired a 25% stake in Alcon from Nestle SA.

  • KND, KINDRED HEALTHCAR Current Caprock Strength Rating: 8.169164
  • Kindred Healthcare, Inc. is a healthcare services company that through its subsidiaries operates hospitals, nursing centers and a contract rehabilitation services business across the United States. As of December 31, 2008, the Company’s hospital division operated 82 long-term acute care (LTAC) hospitals (6,482 licensed beds) in 24 states. Kindred Healthcare’s health services division operated 228 nursing centers (28,525 licensed beds) in 27 states. The Company also operated a contract rehabilitation services business that provides rehabilitative services primarily in long-term care settings. Kindred Healthcare is organized into three operating divisions: the hospital division, the health services division and the rehabilitation division. In September 2008, the Company discontinued its operations in LTAC hospital in Massachusetts and California.

  • SSL, SASOL LTD ADR Current Caprock Strength Rating: 74.745232
  • Sasol Limited (Sasol) is an integrated energy and chemical company. The Company uses Fischer-Tropsch technology to convert coal and natural gas into synthetic fuels and chemicals. The Company mines coal in South Africa, produces gas in Mozambique and oil in Gabon, and its chemical manufacturing and marketing operations span the globe. In South Africa, Sasol refines imported crude oil and retail liquid fuel products through its network of retail convenience centers. The Company also supplies fuels to other distributors in the region and gas to industrial customers. It maintains chemical manufacturing and marketing operations, mostly in South Africa, Europe and the United States, the Middle East and Asia. In South Africa, the Company refines imported crude oil and retail liquid fuels through a network of 406 Sasol retail convenience centers and Exel service stations. Sasol operates through three segments: South African energy cluster, international energy cluster and chemical cluster.

  • GNA, GERDAU AMERISTEEL Current Caprock Strength Rating: 48.507683
  • Gerdau Ameristeel Corporation (Gerdau Ameristeel), formerly Co-Steel Inc. is a mini-mill steel producer in North America with annual manufacturing capacity of approximately 12 million tons of mill finished steel products. Through its vertically integrated network of 19 mills, 23 scrap recycling facilities and 60 downstream operations, Gerdau Ameristeel primarily serves customers throughout the United States and Canada. The Company?s products are generally sold to steel service centers, steel fabricators, or directly to original equipment manufacturers (OEMs) for use in a range of industries, including non-residential, infrastructure, commercial, industrial and residential construction, metal building, manufacturing, automotive, mining, cellular and electrical transmission, and equipment manufacturing. The Company operates in two operating divisions: mini-mill and downstream operations.

  • SLW, SILVER WHEATON CO Current Caprock Strength Rating: 30.190140
  • Silver Wheaton Corp. (Silver Wheaton) is engaged in the silver mining business. The Company has entered into nine long-term silver purchase agreements with Goldcorp (Luismin mines and Penasquito mine in Mexico), Lundin Mining (Zinkgruvan mine in Sweden), Glencore (Yauliyacu mine in Peru), Hellas Gold (Stratoni mine in Greece), Mercator (Mineral Park mine in Arizona, the United States), Farallon (Campo Morado mine in Mexico), Aurcana (La Negra mine in Mexico), and Alexco (Keno Hill property in Canada) whereby Silver Wheaton acquires silver production from the counterparties. The Company?s silver mining projects include Luismin, Zinkgruvan, Yauliyacu, Stratoni and Penasquito. The operations at the Luismin mines, the Penasquito mine, the La Negra mine and the Campo Morado mine are conducted in Mexico. In May 2009, the Company completed the acquisition of Silverstone Resources Corp. (Silverstone). As a result, Silverstone has become a wholly owned subsidiary of Silver Wheaton.

  • CHU, CHINA UNICOM LTD Current Caprock Strength Rating: 363.561218
  • China Unicom (Hong Kong) Limited (Unicom), formerly China Unicom Limited, is an operator providing a range of telecommunications services, including mobile and fixed-line service, in China. On October 1, 2008, the Company completed the disposal of its code division multiple access (CDMA) business to China Telecom Corporation Limited (China Telecom). The Company?s wholly owned subsidiary, China United Network Communications Corporation Limited (CUCL) merged with China Netcom (Group) Company Limited (CNC China), a wholly owned subsidiary of China Netcom Group Corporation (Hong Kong) Limited (China Netcom), in January 2009. In addition, in January 2009, China United Network Communications Group Company Limited (Unicom Group), the Company?s parent company, merged with and absorbed China Network Communications Group Corporation (Netcom Group), the parent company of China Netcom.

  • TEF, TELEFONICA SA Current Caprock Strength Rating: 119.150848
  • Telefonica, S.A. (Telefonica), together with its subsidiaries and investees, operates in the telecommunications, media and contact center industries. The Company is also involved in the media and contact center activities through investments in Telefonica de Contenidos and Atento. The Company operates in three business areas: Telefonica Spain, Telefonica Europe and Telefonica Latin America. In Latin America, Telefonica provides service to more than 158 million customers in Brazil, Argentina, Chile and Peru, and has substantial operations in Colombia, Ecuador, El Salvador, Guatemala, Mexico, Morocco, Nicaragua, Panama, Puerto Rico, Uruguay and Venezuela. In Europe, it has operating companies in the United Kingdom, Ireland, Germany, Czech Republic and Slovakia. In May 2008, the Company sold part of its real estate portfolio to Bohemia Real Estate Investments. On April 3, 2008, Vivo Participacoes, S.A. completed the acquisition of 53.90% of Telemig Celular Participacoes, S.A.

  • BUCY, BUCYRUS INTL CL A Current Caprock Strength Rating: 196.695038
  • Bucyrus International, Inc. designs, manufactures mining equipment for the extraction of coal, copper, oil sands, iron ore and other minerals in mining centers throughout the world. In addition to the manufacture of original equipment, the Company also provides the aftermarket replacement parts and service for equipment. The Company operates in two business segments: surface mining and underground mining. As of December 31, 2008, all of the Company?s products and services were marketed under a single name, Bucyrus. The Company?s manufacturing facilities include Australia, China, Germany, Poland and the United States, and service and sales centers include Australia, Brazil, Canada, Chile, China, England, India, Mexico, Peru, Russia, South Africa and the United States. In December 2008, the Company announced that it has completed the acquisition of OKD, Bastro a.s. (Bastro). In October 2008, it acquired Appalachian Mine Sales, Inc., a belt conveyor manufacturer.

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Caprock Analytics Stock Ratings

Posted by Admin on Oct 11th, 2009
2009
Oct 11

Stock-Net presents custom stock ratings, powered by Caprock Analytics. These stocks, which represent a small portion of all rated stocks, highlight a sample of the strongest rated stocks from over 4,000 stocks that are actively tracked and analyzed by Caprock Analytics. To view all of the top rated stocks updated on a daily basis, please register for FREE at Caprock Analytics, login, and view the updated Stock rating lists on the website.
The Caprock Analytics Strength Metric is a proprietary metric that estimates the current strength of a security based on an advanced, proprietary algorithm using a variety of technical and fundamental factors. A security with a high strength metric indicates strong momentum and a likelihood for further strength in the near future. For a full list of all Caprock Strength Ratings, and a list of the top rated stocks, please register for FREE at Caprock Analytics, login, and view the updated lists on the website. Before investing, thoroughly investigate any potential investment to ensure the potential risks and rewards are appropriate for your investing goals and objectives.

  • YUM, YUM BRANDS INC Current Caprock Strength Rating: 5.396934
  • YUM! Brands, Inc. (YUM) is a quick service restaurant (QSR) with over 36,000 units in more than 110 countries and territories. Through the five concepts of KFC, Pizza Hut, Taco Bell, LJS and A&W (the Concepts), the Company develops, operates, franchises and licenses a worldwide system of restaurants, which prepare, package and sell a menu of food items. The Company either operates units or they are operated by independent franchisees or licensees under the terms of franchise or license agreements. In addition, the Company owns non-controlling interests in Unconsolidated Affiliates in China who operate similar to franchisees. YUM?s business consists of three segments: United States, YUM Restaurants International (YRI) and the China Division. The China Division includes mainland China (China), Thailand and KFC Taiwan, and YRI includes the remainder of its international operations.

  • DUK, DUKE ENERGY CP HL Current Caprock Strength Rating: 38.342281
  • Duke Energy Corporation (Duke Energy) is an energy company that provides its services through three business segments. The Company?s business segments are U.S. Franchised Electric and Gas, Commercial Power and International Energy. During the year ended December 31, 2008, Crescent was a reportable business segment of Duke Energy. However, in 2008, the Company included the operations of Crescent Other business segment. In September 2008, the Company acquired Catamount Energy Corporation from Diamond Castle Partners. In June 2009, the Company’s affiliate acquired Aguaytia Energy, LLC from The Maple Gas Development Corporation, a partially owned subsidiary of Maple Energy plc.

  • RSCR, RES-CARE INC Current Caprock Strength Rating: 22.059252
  • Res-Care, Inc. is a human service company that provides residential, therapeutic, job training and educational supports to people with developmental or other disabilities, to youth with special needs, to adults who are experiencing barriers to employment and to older people who need home care assistance. The Company?s programs include an array of services provided in both residential and non-residential settings for adults and youths with intellectual, cognitive or other developmental disabilities, and youths who have special educational or support needs, are from disadvantaged backgrounds. As of December 31, 2008, it had three segments: Community Services, Job Corps Training Services and Employment Training Services. In March 2009, the Company acquired Friendship Developmental Services. In April 2009, the Company announced the acquisition of Home Care of Washington, which provides personal care, housekeeping, meal preparation and other home services.

  • HBHC, HANCOCK HLDG CO Current Caprock Strength Rating: 7.951651
  • Hancock Holding Company is a bank holding company. As of December 31, 2008, the Company operated more than 157 banking and financial services offices, and more than 137 automated teller machines (ATMs) in the states of Mississippi, Louisiana, Florida and Alabama through four wholly owned bank subsidiaries: Hancock Bank, Gulfport, Mississippi, Hancock Bank of Louisiana, Baton Rouge, Louisiana, Hancock Bank of Florida, Tallahassee, Florida and Hancock Bank of Alabama, Mobile, Alabama (collectively, the Banks). The Banks are community oriented and focus primarily on offering commercial, consumer and mortgage loans and deposit services to individuals and small to middle market businesses in their respective market areas.

  • PBT, PERMIAN BASIN ROY Current Caprock Strength Rating: 252.514313
  • The Permian Basin Royalty Trust (the Trust) is an express trust. The net overriding royalties conveyed to the Trust (the Royalties) include a 75% net overriding royalty carved out of Southland Royalty?s fee mineral interests in the Waddell Ranch in Crane County, Texas (the Waddell Ranch properties), and a 95% net overriding royalty carved out of Southland Royalty?s major producing royalty interests in Texas (the Texas Royalty properties).

  • SXT, SENSIENT TECH COR Current Caprock Strength Rating: 87.146660
  • Sensient Technologies Corporation is global manufacturer and marketer of colors, flavors and fragrances. Sensient develops specialty food and beverage systems, cosmetic and pharmaceutical systems, inkjet and specialty inks and colors, and other specialty chemicals. The Company?s customers include international manufacturers. The Company?s principal products include flavors, flavor enhancers and bionutrients; fragrances and aroma chemicals; dehydrated vegetables and other food ingredients; natural and synthetic food and beverage colors; cosmetic and pharmaceutical colors and additives, and technical colors, inkjet colors and inks, and specialty dyes and pigments. The Company?s two segments are the Flavors & Fragrances Group and the Color Group.

  • VAR, VARIAN MED SYS IN Current Caprock Strength Rating: 49.595242
  • Varian Medical Systems, Inc. is engaged in designing, manufacturing, selling and servicing equipments and software products for treating cancer with radiotherapy, stereotactic radiosurgery and brachytherapy. The Company also designs, manufactures, sells and services x-ray tubes for original equipment manufacturers (OEMs); replacement x-ray tubes, and flat panel digital image detectors for filmless x-ray imaging in medical, dental, veterinary, scientific and industrial applications. It designs, manufacturers, sells and services linear accelerators, digital image detectors, image processing software and image detection products for security and inspection purposes. The Company also develops, designs, manufactures and services proton therapy products and systems for cancer treatment. In December 2007, it acquired Pan-Pacific Enterprises, Inc. In June 2009, Varian Medical Systems Inc. acquired the assets of IKOEmed and IKOEtech.

  • DUC, DUFF PHELPS UTL B Current Caprock Strength Rating: 26.486977
  • Duff & Phelps Utility and Corporate Bond Trust Inc. (the Fund) is a diversified closed-end management investment company. The Fund?s investment objective is to seek high current income consistent with investing in securities of investment-grade quality. The Fund seeks to achieve its investment objective by investing substantially all of its assets in a portfolio of Utility Income Securities, Corporate Income Securities, Mortgage-Backed Securities and Asset-Backed Securities. Duff & Phelps Investment Management Co., a subsidiary of Virtus Investment Partners Inc., serves as the Fund?s investment advisor.

  • UST, U S T INC Current Caprock Strength Rating: 41.726654
  • SWSI, SUPERIOR WELL SER Current Caprock Strength Rating: 37.117695
  • Superior Well Services, Inc. provides a range of wellsite solutions to oil and natural gas companies, primarily technical pumping services and down-hole surveying services. Technical services include technical pumping, down-hole surveying and completion, production and rental tool services. Fluid logistics services include those services related to the transportation, storage and disposal of fluids that are used in the drilling, development and production of hydrocarbons. The Company operates through its 36 service centers located in Pennsylvania, Alabama, Arkansas, Colorado , Kansas, Louisiana, Michigan, Mississippi, New Mexico, North Dakota, Ohio, Oklahoma, Texas, Utah, Virginia, West Virginia and Wyoming. As of December 31, 2008, the Company owned a fleet of 1,628 commercial vehicles, through which it provided technical pumping services. In July 2008, the Company acquired Nuex Wireline, Inc.

  • AKS, A K STEEL HLDG CO Current Caprock Strength Rating: 168.714890
  • AK Steel Holding Corporation (AK Holding) is a producer of flat-rolled carbon, stainless and electrical steels, and tubular products through its wholly owned subsidiary, AK Steel Corporation (AK Steel). The Company?s operations consist of seven steelmaking and finishing plants located in Indiana, Kentucky, Ohio and Pennsylvania that produce flat-rolled carbon steels, including coated, cold-rolled and hot-rolled products, and specialty stainless and electrical steels that are sold in slab, hot band, and sheet and strip form. The Company?s operations also include AK Tube LLC (AK Tube), which further finishes flat-rolled carbon and stainless steel at two tube plants located in Ohio and Indiana into welded steel tubing used in the automotive, large truck and construction markets. In addition, the Company?s operations include European trading companies that buy and sell steel and steel products and other materials.

  • ME, MARINER ENERGY IN Current Caprock Strength Rating: 81.037033
  • Mariner Energy, Inc. (Mariner) is an independent oil and gas exploration, development, and production company. The Company operates in three principal geographic areas: Permian Basin, where it is an active driller in the prolific Spraberry field at depths between 6,000 and 10,000 feet; Gulf of Mexico Deepwater, where it has conducted exploration and development projects in water depths ranging from 1,300 feet up to 7,000 feet, and Gulf of Mexico Shelf, where it drills or participates in conventional shelf wells and deep shelf wells extending to 1,300 foot water depths. On December 19, 2008, Mariner acquired additional working interests in its property, Atwater Valley Block 426 (Bass Lite). On February 29, 2008 and December 1, 2008, Mariner acquired additional working interests in certain of its properties in the Spraberry field in the Permian Basin.

  • HLEX, HEALTHEXTRAS INC Current Caprock Strength Rating: 18.287270
  • CPRT, COPART INC Current Caprock Strength Rating: 331.873871
  • Copart, Inc. (Copart) is a provider of online auctions and vehicle remarketing services in the United States, Canada and the United Kingdom. The Company operates in two segments: North American and UK regions. In United States and Canada, or North America, the Company sells vehicles primarily as an agent and derives revenue primarily from fees paid by vehicle sellers and vehicle buyers, as well as related fees for services, such as towing and storage. In the United Kingdom, Copart operates primarily on a principal basis, purchasing the salvage vehicle outright from the insurance companies and reselling the vehicle for its own account. The Company provides vehicle sellers with a range of services to process and sell vehicles over the Internet through its Virtual Bidding Second Generation Internet auction-style sales technology, which it refers to as VB2.

  • MPW, MEDICL PROP TRST Current Caprock Strength Rating: 21.105686
  • Medical Properties Trust, Inc. (Medical Properties) is a self-advised real estate investment trust (REIT) that acquires, develops, leases and makes other investments in healthcare facilities providing healthcare services. The Company leases its facilities to healthcare operators pursuant to long-term, net leases. Medical Properties also makes long-term, interest-only mortgage loans to healthcare operators, and from time to time, it also makes working capital and acquisition loans to its tenants. The Company conducts all of its business through its wholly owned subsidiaries, MPT Operating Partnership, L.P. and MPT Development Services, Inc. As of December 31, 2008, the Company?s portfolio consisted of 51 properties, including 48 facilities, which it owns are leased to 14 operators and the remaining in the form of mortgage loans to two operators, totaling an aggregate of approximately 5.3 million square feet and 5,115 licensed beds.

  • TMO, THERMO FISHER SCI Current Caprock Strength Rating: 145.394485
  • Thermo Fisher Scientific Inc. (Thermo Fisher), incorporated in 1956, is engaged in serving science. It provides analytical instruments, equipment, reagents and consumables, software and services for research, manufacturing, analysis, discovery and diagnostics. The Company operates through two segments: analytical technologies and laboratory products and services. Analytical technologies segment includes pharmaceutical, biotechnology, academic, government and other research and industrial markets. Laboratory products and services segment offers combination of products and services that allows its customers to engage in their core business functions of research, development, manufacturing, clinical diagnosis and drug discovery. In April 2009, Alesco Corporation Ltd. sold its Scientific & Medical division to Thermo Fisher Scientific Inc. In October 2009, the Company acquired B.R.A.H.M.S. AG.

  • WYNN, WYNN RESORTS LTD Current Caprock Strength Rating: 11.379389
  • Wynn Resorts, Limited (Wynn Resorts) is a developer, owner and operator of destination casino resorts. It owns and operates three destination casino resorts: Wynn Las Vegas, on the Strip in Las Vegas, Nevada, Encore at Wynn Las Vegas located adjacent to Wynn Las Vegas, and Wynn Macau, located in the Macau Special Administrative Region of the People?s Republic of China (Macau). The Company is also constructing Encore Wynn Macau, an expansion of its Wynn Macau resort.

  • TX, TERNIUM S.A. ADS Current Caprock Strength Rating: 76.619476
  • Ternium S.A. (Ternium) is engaged in investments in flat and long steel manufacturing and distributing companies.The Company has three segments: flat steel products, long steel products and others. The flat steel products segment comprises the manufacturing and marketing of flat steel products. The long steel products segment comprises the manufacturing and marketing of long steel products. The other products segment includes the products other than flat and long steel, mainly pig iron, pellets and pre-engineered metal buildings. The Company?s subsidiaries include Ternium Mexico S.A. de C.V., Acerex S.A. de C.V., Hylsa S.A. de C.V. In May 2009, the Company announced the completion of the transfer of its entire 59.7% interest in Sidor, C.A. to Corporacion Venezolana de Guayana.

  • TNS, TNS INC Current Caprock Strength Rating: 44.113876
  • TNS, Inc. (TNS) is an international data communications company, which provides networking, data communications and value-added services to retailers, banks and payment processors. The Company is also a provider of data and voice network services to the global financial services industry. The Company operates an unaffiliated Signaling System No. 7 (SS7) networks in the United States capable of providing services nationwide, and it utilizes this network to provide call signaling, database access and other services to the domestic telecommunication industry. TNS?s data communications services enable transmission of transaction-related information critical to the customers’ operations. The Company provides services to customers in the United States and to international customers in 28 countries, including Canada, Mexico and countries in Europe, Latin America and the Asia-Pacific region. In May 2009, TNS completed the acquisition of the Communications Services Group from VeriSign, Inc.

  • NYT, N Y TIMES CL A Current Caprock Strength Rating: 10.988705
  • The New York Times Company is a diversified media company, including newspapers, Internet businesses, a radio station, investments in paper mills and other investments. The Company is organized in two segments: News Media Group and the About Group. Additionally, the Company owns equity interests in a Canadian newsprint company, a supercalendered paper manufacturing partnership in Maine, and Metro Boston LLC, which publishes a free daily newspaper in the greater Boston area. In February 2008, it acquired a 25% ownership interest in quadrantONE LLC, an online advertising network that sells bundled premium, targeted display advertising onto local newspaper and other Websites. The Websites of the New England and Regional Media Groups participate in this network. In July 2009, the Company’s Boston Globe Media announced the launch of a new business division that specializes in the creation and management of events and experiential marketing programs.

  • HOLX, HOLOGIC INC Current Caprock Strength Rating: 28.937168
  • Hologic, Inc. (Hologic) is a developer, manufacturer and supplier of medical imaging systems and diagnostic and surgical products focused on the healthcare needs of women. The Company manages its business in four principal segments: Breast Health, Diagnostics, GYN Surgical and Skeletal Health. In July 2008, the Company acquired Third Wave Technologies, Inc. (Third Wave), a company that develops and markets molecular diagnostic reagents for a variety of deoxyribonucleic acid (DNA) and ribonucleic acid (RNA) analysis applications based on its own Invader chemistry. In October 2007, the Company completed its business combination with Cytyc Corporation, a company that develops, manufactures and markets complementary products covering a range of cancers and women?s health indications, including cervical cancer screening, prenatal diagnostics and partial breast radiation therapy.

  • PBNY, PROVIDENT NEW YOR Current Caprock Strength Rating: 68.846123
  • Provident New York Bancorp (Provident Bancorp) is a unitary savings and loan holding company that wholly owns the Provident Bank (the Bank). Provident Bank is a full-service community bank. The Company operates 33 branches that serve the Hudson Valley region, including 32 branches located in Rockland, Orange, Sullivan, Ulster, Westchester and Putnam Counties in New York, and one branch in Bergen County, New Jersey that operates under the name Towncenter Bank, a division of Provident Bank, New York. The Bank also offers deposit services to municipalities located in the State of New York through Provident Bank?s wholly owned subsidiary, Provident Municipal Bank. Provident Bank offers a line of commercial, community business and retail banking products and services.

  • GOLD, RANDGOLD RES LTD Current Caprock Strength Rating: 703.888306
  • Randgold Resources Ltd. is engaged in gold mining, exploration and related activities. Its activities are focused on West and East Africa. In Mali, it has an 80% controlling interest in the Loulo mine through Societe des Mines de Loulo S.A. The Loulo mine is mining from two open pits and one underground mine, and is developing a further underground mine. The Company also owns 50% of Morila Limited, which in turn owns 80% of Morila SA, the owner of the Morila mine in Mali. In addition, it owns an effective 84% controlling interest in the development-stage Tongon project located in Cote d?Ivoire. It owns an effective 83% controlling interest in the Massawa project in Senegal. It also has exploration permits and licenses covering substantial areas in Mali, Cote d?Ivoire, Burkina Faso, Ghana, Senegal and Tanzania. As of April 30, 2009, the Company declared proven and probable reserves of 8.87 million ounces attributable to its percentage ownership interests in Loulo, Morila and Tongon.

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Caprock Analytics Stock Ratings

Posted by Admin on Oct 10th, 2009
2009
Oct 10

Stock-Net presents custom stock ratings, powered by Caprock Analytics. These stocks, which represent a small portion of all rated stocks, highlight a sample of the strongest rated stocks from over 4,000 stocks that are actively tracked and analyzed by Caprock Analytics. To view all of the top rated stocks updated on a daily basis, please register for FREE at Caprock Analytics, login, and view the updated Stock rating lists on the website.
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  • BMC, B M C SOFTWARE Current Caprock Strength Rating: 56.533241
  • BMC Software, Inc. is a software vendor. The Company provides system management, service management and automation solutions primarily for large enterprises. Its portfolio of software solutions spans mainframe and distributed systems, applications, databases and information technology (IT) process management functions. BMC Software also provides its customers with maintenance and support for its products and perform services for software implementation, integration, IT process design and re-engineering and education. The Company is organized into two software business segments: Enterprise Service Management (ESM) and Mainframe Service Management (MSM). In June 2008, the Company completed the acquisition of ITM Software. In August 2009, the Company acquired MQSoftware, which operates in the middleware management and enterprise application transaction management markets.

  • NUV, NUVEEN MUNI VALUE Current Caprock Strength Rating: 52.871735
  • Nuveen Municipal Value Fund, Inc. (the Fund) is a closed-end diversified management investment company. The Fund seeks to provide current income exempt from regular federal income tax by investing primarily in a diversified portfolio of municipal obligations issued by state and local government authorities or certain United States territories. The Fund?s investments also include zero coupon bonds and inverse floaters. The Fund invests in various industries, including healthcare, transportation, utilities and consumer staples. Nuveen Asset Management, a wholly owned subsidiary of Nuveen Investments, Inc., serves as the investment advisor of the Fund.

  • MLNM, MILLENNIUM PHARM Current Caprock Strength Rating: 133.557907
  • FMX, FOMENTO ECONOMICO Current Caprock Strength Rating: 106.265846
  • Fomento Econ?mico Mexicano, S.A.B. de C.V. (FEMSA) is a holding company. The Company conducts its operations, through three sub-holding companies: Coca-Cola FEMSA, .A.B. de C.V. and subsidiaries (Coca-Cola FEMSA), which is engaged in the production, distribution and marketing of certain Coca-Cola trademark beverages in Mexico, Guatemala, Nicaragua, Costa Rica, Panama, Colombia, Venezuela, Brazil and Argentina.; FEMSA Cerveza, S.A. de C.V. and subsidiaries (FEMSA Cerveza), which is engaged in the production, distribution and marketing of beer, and FEMSA Comercio, S.A. de C.V. and subsidiaries (FEMSA Comercio) which is engaged in operating a chain of convenience stores under the trade name OXXO. In May 2008, Coca-Cola FEMSA completed the acquisition of REMIL in Brazil. As of December 31, 2008, FEMSA Cerveza serves approximately 340,000 retailers in Mexico and its distribution network operates approximately 2,307 retail distribution routes.

  • X, UNITED STATES STE Current Caprock Strength Rating: 31.435993
  • United States Steel Corporation (U. S. Steel) is an integrated steel producer with production operations in North America and Europe. The Company has annual raw steel production capability of 31.7 million net tons (tons) (24.3 million tons in North America and 7.4 million tons in Europe). U. S. Steel is also engaged in other business activities including the production of coke in both North America and Europe and iron ore pellets in North America, and transportation services (railroad and barge operations), real estate operations, and engineering and consulting services in North America. U. S. Steel has three reportable operating segments: Flat-rolled Products (Flat-rolled), U. S. Steel Europe (USSE) and Tubular Products (Tubular). On January 31, 2009, the Company completed the sale of a majority of the operating assets of Elgin, Joliet and Eastern Railway Company (EJ&E) to a subsidiary of Canadian National Railway Company.

  • AKS, A K STEEL HLDG CO Current Caprock Strength Rating: 168.714890
  • AK Steel Holding Corporation (AK Holding) is a producer of flat-rolled carbon, stainless and electrical steels, and tubular products through its wholly owned subsidiary, AK Steel Corporation (AK Steel). The Company?s operations consist of seven steelmaking and finishing plants located in Indiana, Kentucky, Ohio and Pennsylvania that produce flat-rolled carbon steels, including coated, cold-rolled and hot-rolled products, and specialty stainless and electrical steels that are sold in slab, hot band, and sheet and strip form. The Company?s operations also include AK Tube LLC (AK Tube), which further finishes flat-rolled carbon and stainless steel at two tube plants located in Ohio and Indiana into welded steel tubing used in the automotive, large truck and construction markets. In addition, the Company?s operations include European trading companies that buy and sell steel and steel products and other materials.

  • PCN, PIMCO CORP INC FD Current Caprock Strength Rating: 76.610695
  • PIMCO Corporate Income Fund (the Fund) is a diversified, closed-end management investment company. The Fund?s primary investment objective is to seek high current income with capital preservation and capital appreciation as secondary objectives by investing at least 80% of its total assets in a diversified portfolio of United States dollar-denominated corporate debt obligations of varying maturities and other income-producing securities. PIMCO Corporate Income Fund may purchase and write (sell) put and call options. The Fund?s investment manager is Allianz Global Investors Fund Management LLC, an indirect, wholly owned subsidiary of Allianz Global Investors of America L.P. The Fund?s sub-adviser is Pacific Investment Management Company LLC.

  • MO, ALTRIA GROUP INC Current Caprock Strength Rating: 92.071342
  • Altria Group, Inc. (ALG) is a holding company. As of December 31, 2008, ALG?s wholly owned subsidiaries included Philip Morris USA Inc. (PM USA) and John Middleton Co. (Middleton). Philip Morris Capital Corporation (PMCC), another wholly owned subsidiary, maintains a portfolio of leveraged and direct finance leases. In addition, the Company held a 28.5% interest in SABMiller plc (SABMiller), as of December 31, 2008. On January 6, 2009, the Company acquired UST Inc. (UST), which owns operating companies engaged in the manufacture and sale of smokeless tobacco products and wine. On March 28, 2008, it completed the spin-off of Philip Morris International Inc. (PMI) to Altria Group, Inc.

  • PGH, PENGROWTH EGY UTS Current Caprock Strength Rating: 14.609730
  • Pengrowth Energy Trust (the Trust) is a Canada-based open-end investment trust. The purpose of the Trust is to directly and indirectly explore for, develop and hold interests in petroleum and natural gas properties, through investments in securities, royalty units, net profits interests and notes issued by subsidiaries of the Trust. The activities of Pengrowth Corporation (the Corporation) and its subsidiaries are financed by issuance of royalty units and interest bearing notes to the Trust and third party debt. The Trust owns all of the royalty units and 91% of the common shares of the Corporation. Pengrowth Management Limited is the Trust?s investment manager.

  • RCS, PIMCO STR GLB GVT Current Caprock Strength Rating: 26.154078
  • PIMCO Strategic Global Government Fund, Inc. (the Fund) is a closed-end, non-diversified management investment company. The Fund?s primary investment objective is to generate, over time, a level of income higher than that generated by intermediate-term United States debt securities. The Fund invests primarily in a diversified portfolio of investment-grade United States and foreign government securities. It invests at least 80% of its net assets plus borrowings in government securities and not more than 20% of total assets may be invested in emerging market securities. The Fund may invest in swap agreements. The Fund may invest in mortgage-related or other asset-backed securities. The Fund?s investment manager is Allianz Global Investors Fund Management LLC, an indirect wholly owned subsidiary of Allianz Global Investors of America L.P. Its sub-advisor is Pacific Investment Management Company LLC.

  • SFY, SWIFT ERGY (HLDG Current Caprock Strength Rating: 19.959139
  • Swift Energy Company is engaged in developing, exploring, acquiring, and operating oil and natural gas properties, with a focus on oil and natural gas reserves onshore and in the inland waters of Louisiana and Texas. During the year ended December 31, 2008, the Company completed the selling of its New Zealand-based operations. In 2008, the total proved reserves for the Company was comprised of approximately 43% crude oil, 42% natural gas, and 15% natural gas liquids (NGLs); and 53% of the total proved reserves were proved developed. The proved reserves are concentrated with 61% of the total in Louisiana, 38% in Texas, and 1% in other states. The Company focuses its development and exploration in four areas: Southeast Louisiana, South Texas, Central Louisiana/East Texas and South Louisiana.

  • CLHB, CLEAN HARBORS INC Current Caprock Strength Rating: 45.791763
  • NFX, NEWFIELD EXP COM Current Caprock Strength Rating: 7.669856
  • Newfield Exploration Company is an independent oil and gas company engaged in the exploration, development and acquisition of natural gas and crude oil properties. The Company?s areas of operation include the Anadarko and Arkoma Basins of the Mid-Continent, the Rocky Mountains, onshore Texas and the Gulf of Mexico. During the year ended December 31, 2008, the Company had proved reserves of 2.95 trillion cubic feet equivalents (Tcfe). Those reserves were 72% natural gas and 62% proved developed.

  • PBT, PERMIAN BASIN ROY Current Caprock Strength Rating: 252.514313
  • The Permian Basin Royalty Trust (the Trust) is an express trust. The net overriding royalties conveyed to the Trust (the Royalties) include a 75% net overriding royalty carved out of Southland Royalty?s fee mineral interests in the Waddell Ranch in Crane County, Texas (the Waddell Ranch properties), and a 95% net overriding royalty carved out of Southland Royalty?s major producing royalty interests in Texas (the Texas Royalty properties).

  • VVC, VECTREN CORP Current Caprock Strength Rating: 25.719864
  • Vectren Corporation (Vectren) is an energy holding company. The Company?s wholly owned subsidiary, Vectren Utility Holdings, Inc. (Utility Holdings), serves as the intermediate holding company for three operating public utilities: Indiana Gas Company, Inc. (Indiana Gas), Southern Indiana Gas and Electric Company (SIGECO) and the Ohio operations (VEDO). Utility Holdings also has other assets that provide information technology and other services to the three utilities. Indiana Gas provides energy delivery services to over 568,000 natural gas customers located in central and southern Indiana. SIGECO provides energy delivery services to over 141,000 electric customers and approximately 111,000 gas customers located near Evansville in southwestern Indiana. SIGECO also owns and operates electric generation.

  • APC, ANADARKO PETROLEU Current Caprock Strength Rating: 59.277843
  • Anadarko Petroleum Corporation (Anadarko) is an independent oil and gas exploration and production company with 2.28 billion barrels of oil equivalent (BOE) of proved reserves as of December 31, 2008. The Company operates in three segments: oil and gas exploration and production, which explores for and produces natural gas, crude oil, condensate and natural gas liquids (NGLs); midstream, which is engaged in gathering, processing, treating and transporting Anadarko and third-party oil and gas production, and marketing, which sells most of Anadarko?s production, as well as commodities purchased from third parties. In December 2008, Anadarko completed the sale of its 50% interest in the Peregrino heavy-oil field offshore Brazil to StatoilHydro. In 2008, the Company divested certain oil and gas properties, primarily in Brazil, onshore in the United States and the Gulf of Mexico.

  • GLDN, GOLDEN TELECOM IN Current Caprock Strength Rating: 330.825806
  • ERF, ENERPLUS RES FD Current Caprock Strength Rating: -0.796765
  • Enerplus Resources Fund (Enerplus) is an open-end investment trust. As of December 31, 2008, the Fund?s assets consisted of securities issued by its direct wholly owned subsidiaries, and 95%, 99% and 99% royalties on the crude oil and natural gas property interests of EnerMark Inc., Enerplus Resources Corporation (ERC) and Enerplus Oil & Gas Ltd. (Enerplus Oil & Gas), respectively. As of December 31, 2008, the Fund?s material Operating Subsidiaries were EnerMark, ERC, Enerplus Commercial Trust (ECT), means Enerplus Resources (USA) Corporation (Enerplus USA) and FET Operating Partnership. On February 13, 2008, the Fund completed its acquisition of Focus Energy Trust (Focus). On July 31, 2008, Enerplus completed the sale of its 15% working interest in the Joslyn oil sands lease to Occidental Petroleum Corporation.

  • HGT, HUGOTON ROYALTY T Current Caprock Strength Rating: 45.132065
  • Hugoton Royalty Trust (the Trust) is an express trust created under the laws of Texas pursuant to the Hugoton Royalty Trust Indenture entered into on December 1, 1998 between XTO Energy Inc., as grantor, and NationsBank, N.A., as trustee. Bank of America, N.A. succeeded NationsBank as the trustee of the Trust. XTO Energy conveyed to the Trust 80% net profits interests in certain natural gas producing working interest properties in Kansas, Oklahoma and Wyoming under three separate conveyances. In exchange for these net profits interest conveyances to the Trust, 40 million units of beneficial interest were issued to XTO Energy. XTO Energy distributed all of its remaining 21.7 million trust units. As of December 31, 2008, XTO Energy is not a unitholder of the trust. The net profits interests entitle the Trust to receive 80% of the net proceeds from the sale of oil and gas from the underlying properties.

  • LEO, DREYFUS STRA MUNI Current Caprock Strength Rating: 26.950283
  • Dreyfus Strategic Municipals, Inc. (the Fund) is a diversified closed-end management investment company. The Fund’s investment objective is to provide current income exempt from federal income tax. The Fund invests at least 80% of its net assets in municipal obligations. The Fund invests at least 50% of its net assets in municipal bonds considered investment-grade or the unrated equivalent as determined by The Dreyfus Corporation (Dreyfus) in the case of bonds, and in the two highest rating categories or the unrated equivalent as determined by Dreyfus in the case of short-term obligations having or deemed to have maturities of less than one year. Its portfolio includes both long-term and short-term municipal investments. Dreyfus serves as the Fund’s investment advisor.

  • MMT, M F S MULTIMKT IN Current Caprock Strength Rating: 11.363444
  • MFS Multimarket Income Trust (the Trust) is a closed-end fund and maintains a portfolio that includes investments in investment-grade and high-yield corporate bonds, United States Government securities, and international investment-grade and emerging markets debt securities. The Trust’s investment objective is to seek high current income, but may also consider capital appreciation. The Fund?s portfolio includes high yield corporates, high grade corporates, non-United States Government bonds, emerging markets bonds, mortgage-backed securities, United States Treasury securities, commercial mortgage-backed securities, floating rate loans, asset-backed securities, United States Government agencies, residential mortgage-backed securities and collateralized debt obligations. The Trust is managed by Massachusetts Financial Services Company (MFS).

  • MMT, M F S MULTIMKT IN Current Caprock Strength Rating: 11.363444
  • MFS Multimarket Income Trust (the Trust) is a closed-end fund and maintains a portfolio that includes investments in investment-grade and high-yield corporate bonds, United States Government securities, and international investment-grade and emerging markets debt securities. The Trust’s investment objective is to seek high current income, but may also consider capital appreciation. The Fund?s portfolio includes high yield corporates, high grade corporates, non-United States Government bonds, emerging markets bonds, mortgage-backed securities, United States Treasury securities, commercial mortgage-backed securities, floating rate loans, asset-backed securities, United States Government agencies, residential mortgage-backed securities and collateralized debt obligations. The Trust is managed by Massachusetts Financial Services Company (MFS).

  • HAE, HAEMONETICS CP Current Caprock Strength Rating: 56.928413
  • Haemonetics Corporation is engaged in developing and manufacturing blood typing and screening technology. The Company offers devices and related consumables, information technology platforms, and consulting services. Its direct customers are blood and plasma collectors, hospitals and hospital service providers. The Company manages three global product families: Donor, which markets blood and plasma collection devices, consumables and other business solutions; Patient, which markets into hospitals surgical blood salvage and blood demand diagnostic devices and consumables, as well as blood management services, and Software Solutions and Services, which markets information technology platforms and consulting services to blood and plasma collectors and hospitals. In March 2009, the Company acquired Altivation Software and its primary product, Hemasphere. Hemasphere is a software system focused on mobile blood drive management.

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Caprock Analytics Stock Ratings

Posted by Admin on Oct 10th, 2009
2009
Oct 10

Stock-Net presents custom stock ratings, powered by Caprock Analytics. These stocks, which represent a small portion of all rated stocks, highlight a sample of the strongest rated stocks from over 4,000 stocks that are actively tracked and analyzed by Caprock Analytics. To view all of the top rated stocks updated on a daily basis, please register for FREE at Caprock Analytics, login, and view the updated Stock rating lists on the website.
The Caprock Analytics Strength Metric is a proprietary metric that estimates the current strength of a security based on an advanced, proprietary algorithm using a variety of technical and fundamental factors. A security with a high strength metric indicates strong momentum and a likelihood for further strength in the near future. For a full list of all Caprock Strength Ratings, and a list of the top rated stocks, please register for FREE at Caprock Analytics, login, and view the updated lists on the website. Before investing, thoroughly investigate any potential investment to ensure the potential risks and rewards are appropriate for your investing goals and objectives.

  • KMR, KINDER MORGAN MNG Current Caprock Strength Rating: 76.535538
  • Kinder Morgan Management, LLC is a limited partner in Kinder Morgan Energy Partners, L.P., and manages and controls its business and affairs pursuant to a delegation of control agreement. Kinder Morgan Energy Partners, L.P. is the owner and operator of an independent refined petroleum products pipeline system in the United States. The Company’s voting shares are owned by Kinder Morgan, G.P., Inc., of which Knight Inc. owns all the outstanding common equity. Kinder Morgan G.P., Inc. is the general partner of Kinder Morgan Energy Partners, L.P. Kinder Morgan, Inc., is an energy transportation and storage company in North America, operating, either for itself or on behalf of Kinder Morgan Energy Partners, L.P., or owning an interest in more than 37,000 miles of pipelines that transport primarily natural gas, crude oil, petroleum products and carbon dioxide, and approximately 170 terminals that store, transfer and handle products like gasoline and coal.

  • PNY, PIEDMONT NAT GAS Current Caprock Strength Rating: 25.514160
  • Piedmont Natural Gas Company, Inc. (Piedmont) is an energy services company primarily engaged in the distribution of natural gas to over one million residential, commercial and industrial customers in portions of North Carolina, South Carolina and Tennessee, including 62,000 customers served by municipalities who are its wholesale customers. The Company has also invested in joint venture, energy-related businesses, including unregulated retail natural gas marketing, interstate natural gas storage and intrastate natural gas transportation. Piedmont operates in two business segments: regulated utility and non-utility activities. The regulated utility segment is the largest segment of the Company?s business accounting for approximately 97% of Piedmont?s consolidated assets. Operations of its non-utility activities segment consist of its equity method investments in joint ventures. Operations of both segments are conducted within the United States.

  • PEP, PEPSICO INC Current Caprock Strength Rating: 172.410660
  • PepsiCo, Inc. (PepsiCo) is a global beverage, snack and food company. The Company manufactures, markets and sells a range of salty, convenient, sweet and grain-based snacks, carbonated and non-carbonated beverages and foods approximately 200 countries, with its operations in North America, Mexico and the United Kingdom. The Company is organized into three business units: PepsiCo Americas Foods, which includes Frito-Lay North America, Quaker Foods North America and all of its Latin American food and snack businesses, including its Sabritas and Gamesa businesses in Mexico; PepsiCo Americas Beverages, which includes PepsiCo Beverages North America and all of its Latin American beverage businesses, and PepsiCo International, which includes all PepsiCo businesses in the United Kingdom, Europe, Asia, Middle East and Africa. The Company?s three business units were organized in six segments: FLNA, QFNA, LAF, PAB, United Kingdom & Europe, and Middle East, Africa & Asia.

  • IIF, MS INDIA INV FD Current Caprock Strength Rating: 42.700409
  • Morgan Stanley India Investment Fund, Inc. (the Fund) is a non-diversified, closed-end management investment company. The Fund?s investment objective is long-term capital appreciation through investments primarily in equity securities of Indian issuers. It will invest in currency spot, forward and non-deliverable forward transactions. The Fund may write covered call and put options on portfolio securities and other financial instruments. The Fund may invest in unregistered or otherwise restricted securities. It invests in industries, such as automobiles, commercial banks, electrical equipment, food products, information technology services, media, pharmaceuticals and wireless telecommunication services. The Fund?s investment advisor and administrator is Morgan Stanley Investment Management Inc.

  • NTT, NIPPON TELEPHONE Current Caprock Strength Rating: 9.992891
  • Nippon Telegraph and Telephone Corporation (NTT) is a provider of fixed and mobile voice related services, Internet protocol (IP)/packet communications services, sales of telecommunications equipment, system integration and other telecommunications-related services in Japan. NTT operates in five segments: regional communications business, which comprises fixed voice related services, IP/packet communications services, sales of telecommunications equipment and other services; long-distance and international communications business, which comprises fixed voice related services, IP/packet communications services, system integration and other services; mobile communications business, which comprises mobile voice related services, IP/packet communications services and other services; data communications business, which comprises system integration services, and other businesses, which comprises revenues from activities as building maintenance, and research and development.

  • HOLX, HOLOGIC INC Current Caprock Strength Rating: 28.937168
  • Hologic, Inc. (Hologic) is a developer, manufacturer and supplier of medical imaging systems and diagnostic and surgical products focused on the healthcare needs of women. The Company manages its business in four principal segments: Breast Health, Diagnostics, GYN Surgical and Skeletal Health. In July 2008, the Company acquired Third Wave Technologies, Inc. (Third Wave), a company that develops and markets molecular diagnostic reagents for a variety of deoxyribonucleic acid (DNA) and ribonucleic acid (RNA) analysis applications based on its own Invader chemistry. In October 2007, the Company completed its business combination with Cytyc Corporation, a company that develops, manufactures and markets complementary products covering a range of cancers and women?s health indications, including cervical cancer screening, prenatal diagnostics and partial breast radiation therapy.

  • MOH, MOLINA HEALTHCARE Current Caprock Strength Rating: 13.734159
  • Molina Healthcare, Inc. (Molina Healthcare) is a multi-state managed care organization that arranges for the delivery of health care services to persons eligible for Medicaid, Medicare and other government-sponsored programs for low-income families and individuals. The Company conducts its business primarily through 10 licensed health plans in the states of California, Florida, Michigan, Missouri, Nevada, New Mexico, Ohio, Texas, Utah and Washington. In addition, the Company operates three county primary care clinics in Virginia. The health plans are locally operated by its respective wholly owned subsidiaries in those 10 states, each of which is licensed as a health maintenance organization. Molina Healthcare?s revenues are derived primarily from premium revenues paid to its health plans by the relevant state Medicaid authority, which revenues are jointly financed by the federal government and the states.

  • HSIC, HENRY SCHEIN INC Current Caprock Strength Rating: 151.201889
  • Henry Schein, Inc. is a distributor of healthcare products and services to office-based healthcare practitioners in the combined North American and European markets. The Company serves more than 575,000 customers worldwide, including dental practitioners and laboratories, physician practices and animal health clinics, as well as government and other institutions. The Company conducts its business through two segments: healthcare distribution and technology. In November 2008, the Company discontinued its wholesale ultrasound business. In April 2008, it acquired Minerva Dental Limited (Minerva), a supplier of dental consumables and equipment in the United Kingdom. On December 23, 2008, it acquired DNA Anthos Impianti (DNA), Medka and Noviko. In March 2009, the Company acquired Ortho Organizers, a manufacturer and distributor of orthodontics products.

  • YUM, YUM BRANDS INC Current Caprock Strength Rating: 5.396934
  • YUM! Brands, Inc. (YUM) is a quick service restaurant (QSR) with over 36,000 units in more than 110 countries and territories. Through the five concepts of KFC, Pizza Hut, Taco Bell, LJS and A&W (the Concepts), the Company develops, operates, franchises and licenses a worldwide system of restaurants, which prepare, package and sell a menu of food items. The Company either operates units or they are operated by independent franchisees or licensees under the terms of franchise or license agreements. In addition, the Company owns non-controlling interests in Unconsolidated Affiliates in China who operate similar to franchisees. YUM?s business consists of three segments: United States, YUM Restaurants International (YRI) and the China Division. The China Division includes mainland China (China), Thailand and KFC Taiwan, and YRI includes the remainder of its international operations.

  • XRAY, DENTSPLY INTL INC Current Caprock Strength Rating: 34.091137
  • DENTSPLY International Inc. (DENTSPLY) is a designer, developer, manufacturer and marketer of a range of products for the dental market. The Company conducts its business through four operating segments, all of which were primarily engaged in the design, manufacture and distribution of dental products in three principal categories: dental consumables, dental laboratory products and dental specialty products. In addition to the United States, DENTSPLY conducts its business in approximately 120 foreign countries, principally through its foreign subsidiaries. In July 2008, the Company acquired Dental Depot Lomberg B.V. (Lomberg). In July 2008, the Company acquired E.S. Holding N.V. (E.S. Holding). In December 2008, it acquired the assets of Apollonia & Fama Impant S.r.l. (AFI). On December 31, 2008, the Company acquired a 60% interest in Zhermack S.p.A. (Zhermack).

  • EGLE, EAGLE BULK SHIPPI Current Caprock Strength Rating: 49.591938
  • Eagle Bulk Shipping Inc. is primarily engaged in the ocean transportation of a range of major and minor bulk cargoes, including iron ore, coal, grain, cement and fertilizer, along worldwide shipping routes. The Company operates in the Handymax sector of the dry bulk industry, with particular emphasis on the Supramax class of vessels. As of December 31, 2008, Eagle Bulk Shipping Inc. owned and operated a fleet of 23 oceangoing vessels with a combined carrying capacity of 1,184,939 deadweight tons and an average age of approximately six years. As of December 31, 2008, the Company had taken delivery of three Supramax newbuilding vessels and it was also constructing another 24 Supramax vessels. In May 2008, the Company acquired two Supramax vessels, Goldeneye and Redwing.

  • DCOM, DIME COMMUNITY BC Current Caprock Strength Rating: 161.581848
  • Dime Community Bancshares, Inc. is the parent company of The Dime Savings Bank of Williamsburgh (the Bank), a federally chartered stock savings bank. The Bank maintains its headquarters in the Williamsburg section of the borough of Brooklyn, New York and operates 23 full-service retail banking offices located in the New York City boroughs of Brooklyn, Queens, and the Bronx, and in Nassau County, New York. The Bank?s principal business is gathering deposits from customers within its market area, and investing them primarily in multifamily residential mortgage loans, commercial real estate loans, one- to four-family residential mortgage loans, construction loans, consumer loans, mortgage-backed securities (MBS), obligations of the United States Government and government-sponsored entities, and corporate debt and equity securities.

  • UNT, UNIT CP Current Caprock Strength Rating: 11.678202
  • Unit Corporation (Unit) is a contract drilling company. The operations of the Company are conducted through its wholly owned subsidiaries: Unit Drilling Company, Unit Petroleum Company and Superior Pipeline Company, L.L.C. Unit Drilling Company is engaged in drilling onshore oil and natural gas wells for its own account. Unit Petroleum Company is engaged in exploring, developing, acquiring and producing oil and natural gas properties for its own account. Superior Pipeline Company, L.L.C. is engaged in buying, selling, gathering, processing and treating natural gas for its account and for third parties. During the year ended December 31, 2008, the Company constructed and placed into service three 1,500 horsepower diesel electric drilling rigs, bringing the rig fleet to a total of 132 rigs. In 2008, the Company drilled a total footage of 11.7 million feet.

  • QCOM, QUALCOMM INC Current Caprock Strength Rating: 11.467328
  • QUALCOMM Incorporated, incorporated in 1985, designs, manufactures and markets digital wireless telecommunications products and services based on its code division multiple access (CDMA) technology and other technologies. The Company operates through four segments: Qualcomm CDMA Technologies (QCT); Qualcomm Technology Licensing (QTL); Qualcomm Wireless & Internet (QWI), and Qualcomm Strategic Initiatives (QSI). QCT is a developer and supplier of integrated circuits and system software for wireless voice and data communications, multimedia functions and global positioning. QTL grants licenses to use portions of its intellectual property portfolio, which includes certain patent rights essential to and/or useful in the manufacture and sale of CDMA products. In December 2007, the Company acquired San SoftMax Inc. In March 2008, the Company acquired Xiam Technologies Limited (Xiam), an Ireland-based provider of wireless content targeting solutions.

  • AF, ASTORIA FINL CORP Current Caprock Strength Rating: 44.930077
  • Astoria Financial Corporation is the unitary savings and loan association holding company of Astoria Federal Savings and Loan Association, and its consolidated subsidiaries (collectively referred to as Astoria Federal). Astoria Federal?s primary business is attracting retail deposits from the general public and investing those deposits, together with funds generated from operations, principal repayments on loans and securities and borrowings, primarily in one- to-four family mortgage loans, multi-family mortgage loans, commercial real estate loans and mortgage-backed securities. To a lesser degree, Astoria Federal also invests in construction loans, and consumer and other loans, United States government, government agency and government-sponsored enterprise (GSE), securities and other investments permitted by federal banking laws and regulations.

  • OLN, OLIN CP Current Caprock Strength Rating: 16.668947
  • Olin Corporation is a manufacturer concentrated in two business segments: Chlor Alkali Products and Winchester. Chlor Alkali Products manufactures and sells chlorine and caustic soda, sodium hydrosulfite, hydrochloric acid, hydrogen, bleach products and potassium hydroxide. During the year ended December 31, 2008, the Chlor Alkali Products segment represents 72% of its sales. The Winchester products segment represents 28% of its 2008 sales. The Winchester products segment includes sporting ammunition, reloading components, small caliber military ammunition and components, and industrial cartridges. Its subsidiary, PCI Chemicals Canada Company/Societe PCI Chimie Canada, operates one chlor alkali facility in Becancour, Canada, which sells chlor alkali-related products within Canada and to the United States. The Company?s another subsidiary, Winchester Australia Limited, loads and packs sporting and industrial ammunition in Australia.

  • BTI, BRITISH AMER TOB Current Caprock Strength Rating: 195.369827
  • British American Tobacco plc is a holding company that owns, directly or indirectly, investments in the numerous companies constituting the British American Tobacco Group of companies. The Company is an international tobacco company, with its brands sold in over 180 markets. Its four Global Drive Brands include Dunhill, Kent, Lucky Strike and Pall Mall. The Company operates in Europe, Asia-Pacific, Latin America, Africa and the Middle East, and America-Pacific. On June 24, 2008, the Company completed the acquisition of the cigarette business assets of Tekel, a Turkish state-owned tobacco company. On July 2, 2008, the Company completed the acquisition of the cigarette and snus businesses of Skandinavisk Tobakskompagni (ST). In June 2009, the Company acquired an 85% stake in Indonesia’s cigarette maker, PT Bentoel Internasional Investama Tbk.

  • DLB, DOLBY LABORATORIE Current Caprock Strength Rating: 247.120453
  • Dolby Laboratories, Inc. develops and delivers products and technologies that improve the entertainment experience. The Company?s technologies are used in digital versatile disc (DVD) players and personal computer DVD playback software, digital televisions and portable media devices, and also in a variety of consumer electronic products, such as gaming systems and audio/video receivers. Dolby cinema products are used by movie theatres and broadcasters around the world. The Company delivers technologies, products and services at each stage of the entertainment chain, content creation, content distribution and content playback. On November 9, 2007, Dolby Laboratories, Inc. acquired Coding Technologies, a provider of audio compression technologies for the mobile, digital broadcast and Internet markets.

  • AEM, AGNICO EAGLE MINE Current Caprock Strength Rating: 290.837463
  • Agnico-Eagle Mines Limited (Agnico-Eagle) is a gold producer with mining operations located in northwestern Quebec and northern Finland, mine construction projects in northwestern Quebec, Nunavut and northern Mexico and exploration activities in Canada, Finland, Mexico and the United States. The Company operates through four regional units: the Quebec Region, the European Region, the Mexican Region and the Nunavut Region. The Quebec Region includes the LaRonde Mine, the LaRonde Mine extension project, the Goldex Mine and the Lapa mine project, each of which is held directly by the Company. The Company’s operations in the European Region are conducted through its indirect subsidiary, Riddarhyttan Resources AB (Riddarhyttan), which indirectly owns the Kittila Mine in Finland. The Company’s operations in the Mexican Region are conducted through its subsidiary, Agnico Eagle Mexico S.A. de C.V., which owns the Pinos Altos mine project.

  • CLF, CLEVELAND CLIFFS Current Caprock Strength Rating: 237.817490
  • Cliffs Natural Resources Inc. (Cliffs), formerly Cleveland-Cliffs Inc, is an international mining and natural resources company. The Company is a producer of iron ore pellets in North America, a supplier of direct-shipping lump and fines iron ore out of Australia, and a producer of metallurgical coal. Cliffs is organized according to product category and geographic location: North American Iron Ore, North American Coal, Asia Pacific Iron Ore, Asia Pacific Coal and Latin American Iron Ore. In North America, it operates six iron ore mines in Michigan, Minnesota and Eastern Canada, and two coking coal mining complexes located in West Virginia and Alabama. Its Asia Pacific operations include full ownership of Portman, which is comprised of two iron ore mining complexes in Western Australia, serving the Asian iron ore markets with direct-shipping fines and lump ore, and a 45 % economic interest in Sonoma, a coking and thermal coal mine located in Queensland, Australia.

  • SAN, BANCO SANTANDER Current Caprock Strength Rating: 24.476246
  • Banco Santander-Chile (Santander-Chile or the Bank) provides a range of commercial and retail banking services to its customers, including Chilean peso and foreign currency denominated loans to finance a variety of commercial transactions, trade, foreign currency forward contracts and credit lines and a variety of retail banking services, including mortgage financing. In addition to its traditional banking operations, it offers a variety of financial services, including financial leasing, financial advisory services, mutual fund management, securities brokerage, insurance brokerage and investment management. As of December 31, 2008, the Bank had private branch network in Chile with 477 branches, 256 of which operated under the Santander brand name, 109 under the Santander Banefe brand name, 46 that operate under the brand name SuperCaja, 18 that operate under the BancaPrime brand name and 41 auxiliary and payment centers.

  • PG, PROCTER GAMBLE Current Caprock Strength Rating: 53.672508
  • The Procter & Gamble Company (P&G) is focused on providing branded consumer packaged goods. The Company?s products are sold in over 180 countries worldwide primarily through mass merchandisers, grocery stores, membership club stores, drug stores and in high-frequency stores, the neighborhood stores, which serve consumers in developing markets. As of June 30, 2009, the Company was organized into three Global Business Units: Beauty; Health and Well-Being, and Household Care. The Company had six business segments under United States Generally Accepted Accounting Principles (GAAP): Beauty; Grooming; Health Care; Snacks and Pet Care; Fabric Care and Home Care, and Baby Care and Family Care. In August 2009, AnimalScan, LLC announced that it has acquired Iams Pet Imaging, LLC from The Procter & Gamble Company and ProScan Imaging. In November 2008, the Company completed the divestiture of its Coffee business through the merger of its Folgers coffee subsidiary into The J.M. Smucker Company.

  • PIF, INSURD MUNI INCM Current Caprock Strength Rating: 16.223713
  • Insured Municipal Income Fund Inc. (the Fund) is a closed-end diversified management investment company. The Fund?s investment objective is to achieve a high-level of current income that is exempt from federal income tax, consistent with the preservation of capital. In the normal course of business the Fund may enter into contracts that contain a variety of representations or that provide indemnification for certain liabilities. UBS Global Asset Management (Americas) Inc. (UBS Global AM) serves as investment advisor and administrator of the Fund. UBS Global AM is an indirect wholly owned asset management subsidiary of UBS AG, an internationally diversified organization with headquarters in Zurich and Basel, Switzerland, and operations in areas of the financial services industry.

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Posted by Admin on Oct 9th, 2009
2009
Oct 9

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  • VIVO, MERIDIAN BIOSCIEN Current Caprock Strength Rating: 237.487747
  • Meridian Bioscience, Inc. is a fully-integrated life science company. The Company?s principal businesses are the development, manufacture, sale and distribution of diagnostic test kits, primarily for certain respiratory, gastrointestinal, viral and parasitic infectious diseases; the manufacture and distribution of bulk antigens, antibodies, and reagents used by researchers and other diagnostic manufacturers, and the contract development and manufacture of proteins and other biologicals for use by biopharmaceutical and biotechnology companies engaged in research for new drugs and vaccines. It has three business segments: US Diagnostics, European Diagnostics and Life Science. The Company?s primary source of domestic and international revenues is core diagnostic products, which represented 83% of consolidated net sales during the fiscal year ended September 30, 2008 (fiscal 2008).

  • CRL, CHARLES RIVER LAB Current Caprock Strength Rating: 31.914513
  • Charles River Laboratories International, Inc. (Charles River) is a global provider of solutions that advance the drug discovery and development process, including research models and associated services, and outsourced preclinical services. The Company operates in two segments: Research Models and Services (RMS) and Preclinical Services (PCS). The Company provides the animal research models required in research and development of drugs, devices and therapies. Charles River?s customer base includes global pharmaceutical companies, a range of biotechnology companies, as well as government agencies, hospitals and academic institutions worldwide. The Company operates approximately 70 facilities in 17 countries worldwide. During the fiscal year ended December 27, 2008 (fiscal 2008), the Company acquired NewLab BioQuality AG and MIR Preclinical Services.

  • YUM, YUM BRANDS INC Current Caprock Strength Rating: 5.396934
  • YUM! Brands, Inc. (YUM) is a quick service restaurant (QSR) with over 36,000 units in more than 110 countries and territories. Through the five concepts of KFC, Pizza Hut, Taco Bell, LJS and A&W (the Concepts), the Company develops, operates, franchises and licenses a worldwide system of restaurants, which prepare, package and sell a menu of food items. The Company either operates units or they are operated by independent franchisees or licensees under the terms of franchise or license agreements. In addition, the Company owns non-controlling interests in Unconsolidated Affiliates in China who operate similar to franchisees. YUM?s business consists of three segments: United States, YUM Restaurants International (YRI) and the China Division. The China Division includes mainland China (China), Thailand and KFC Taiwan, and YRI includes the remainder of its international operations.

  • TRE, TANZANIAN ROYALTY Current Caprock Strength Rating: 9.442011
  • Tanzanian Royalty Exploration Corporation is a Canada-based exploration-stage company. The Company is engaged in the acquisition and exploration of mineral properties, including the optioning out of properties for pre-production option payments and royalties on future gold production. All of the Company?s concessions are located in Tanzania. The Itetemia property is located in the Mwanza region of the Lake Victoria Archean Greenstone Belt, some 90 kilometers southwest of Mwanza, Tanzania. The Company?s Luhala property consists of six licenses totaling 75.76 square kilometers. The Kigosi property consists of 20 prospecting licenses. The Lunguya property consists of nine prospecting licenses. The Company?s Kanagele property consists of 11 prospecting licenses. The Company?s Tulawaka property consists of 11 prospecting licenses.

  • IHS, IHS INC Current Caprock Strength Rating: 339.527802
  • IHS Inc. (IHS) is a provider and source of Critical Information and Insight in the global information market. The Company provides information-driven solutions to meet its customers’ needs, which include providing insight into global energy market movements, managing product lifecycles, meeting growing environmental challenges, assessing national or corporate security issues. At the center of its Critical Information products and services is data obtained from public sources, third parties and its own databases. The Company transforms that data into Critical Information and Insight that is both useful to its customers and available where and when they need it by combining data with the Company?s and third-party technology to create graphical user interfaces, interactive search and navigation tools, and online databases. In September 2009, IHS announced the acquisition of LogTech (Canada) Ltd.

  • HSC, HARSCO CP Current Caprock Strength Rating: 38.473587
  • Harsco Corporation is a diversified, multinational provider of industrial services and engineered products. The Company?s operations fall into three segments: Harsco Infrastructure, Harsco Metals and all other category, labeled Harsco Minerals & Rail. The Harsco Infrastructure segment includes the Company’s SGB Group Plc, Hunnebeck Group GmbH and Patent Construction Systems Divisions. The Harsco Metals segment is a provider of onsite, outsourced services to the global metals industries. The All Other Category includes the Excell Minerals, Reed Minerals, Harsco Rail, IKG Industries, Air-X-Changers and Patterson-Kelley Divisions. In April 2008, the Company acquired Sovereign Access Services Limited, a United Kingdom-based provider of mastclimber work platform rental equipment. In March 2008, the Company acquired Romania-based Baviera S.R.L., a distributor of formwork and scaffolding products in Romania. In February 2008, the Company acquired Northern Ireland-based Buckley Scaffolding.

  • ESRX, EXPRESS SCRIPTS C Current Caprock Strength Rating: 61.213497
  • Express Scripts, Inc. is a pharmacy benefit management (PBM) company in North America. The Company provides a range of services to its clients, which include health maintenance organizations (HMOs), health insurers, third-party administrators, employers, union-sponsored benefit plans, workers? compensation plans and government health programs. The Company operates in two segments: Pharmacy Benefit Management Services (PBM) and Specialty and Ancillary Services (SAAS). Its PBM services include retail network pharmacy management; retail drug card programs; home delivery pharmacy services; benefit design consultation; drug utilization review; drug formulary management programs, and compliance and therapy management programs for its clients. On June 30, 2008, the Company completed the sale of CuraScript Infusion Pharmacy, Inc. On July 22, 2008, it completed the acquisition of the Pharmacy Services Division of Medical Services Company.

  • AF, ASTORIA FINL CORP Current Caprock Strength Rating: 44.930077
  • Astoria Financial Corporation is the unitary savings and loan association holding company of Astoria Federal Savings and Loan Association, and its consolidated subsidiaries (collectively referred to as Astoria Federal). Astoria Federal?s primary business is attracting retail deposits from the general public and investing those deposits, together with funds generated from operations, principal repayments on loans and securities and borrowings, primarily in one- to-four family mortgage loans, multi-family mortgage loans, commercial real estate loans and mortgage-backed securities. To a lesser degree, Astoria Federal also invests in construction loans, and consumer and other loans, United States government, government agency and government-sponsored enterprise (GSE), securities and other investments permitted by federal banking laws and regulations.

  • TMO, THERMO FISHER SCI Current Caprock Strength Rating: 145.394485
  • Thermo Fisher Scientific Inc. (Thermo Fisher), incorporated in 1956, is engaged in serving science. It provides analytical instruments, equipment, reagents and consumables, software and services for research, manufacturing, analysis, discovery and diagnostics. The Company operates through two segments: analytical technologies and laboratory products and services. Analytical technologies segment includes pharmaceutical, biotechnology, academic, government and other research and industrial markets. Laboratory products and services segment offers combination of products and services that allows its customers to engage in their core business functions of research, development, manufacturing, clinical diagnosis and drug discovery. In April 2009, Alesco Corporation Ltd. sold its Scientific & Medical division to Thermo Fisher Scientific Inc. In October 2009, the Company acquired B.R.A.H.M.S. AG.

  • RAI, REYNOLDS AMERICAN Current Caprock Strength Rating: 5.465913
  • Reynolds American Inc. (RAI) is a holding company for R. J. Reynolds Tobacco Company, the cigarette manufacturer in the United States, and Conwood Company, LLC., the smokeless tobacco products manufacturer in the United States. The Company has two business segments: RJR Tobacco and Conwood. RAI?s wholly owned subsidiaries include R. J. Reynolds Tobacco Company; Santa Fe Natural Tobacco Company, Inc. (Santa Fe); Lane, Limited (Lane); R. J. Reynolds Global Products, Inc. (GPI), Conwood Holdings Inc. and Conwood Company, LLC and Rosswil LLC, collectively referred to as the Conwood companies. The RJR Tobacco segment consists of the primary operations of R. J. Reynolds Tobacco Company. The Conwood segment consists of Conwood Holdings, Inc., the primary operations of the Conwood companies and Lane. On December 31, 2008, Conwood Sales Co., LLC and Scott Tobacco LLC merged into Conwood Company, LLC.

  • IIF, MS INDIA INV FD Current Caprock Strength Rating: 42.700409
  • Morgan Stanley India Investment Fund, Inc. (the Fund) is a non-diversified, closed-end management investment company. The Fund?s investment objective is long-term capital appreciation through investments primarily in equity securities of Indian issuers. It will invest in currency spot, forward and non-deliverable forward transactions. The Fund may write covered call and put options on portfolio securities and other financial instruments. The Fund may invest in unregistered or otherwise restricted securities. It invests in industries, such as automobiles, commercial banks, electrical equipment, food products, information technology services, media, pharmaceuticals and wireless telecommunication services. The Fund?s investment advisor and administrator is Morgan Stanley Investment Management Inc.

  • PDS, PRECISION DRILL T Current Caprock Strength Rating: 36.324528
  • Precision Drilling Trust (the Trust or Precision) is engaged in land drilling in North America with drilling rigs operating in gas basin. The Company operates in two business segments: contract drilling services and completion and production services. Precision operated 374 land rigs, 229 service rigs and 100 camps along with catering, rental, snubbing and wastewater services. During the year ended December 31, 2008, Precision?s fleet consisted of 374 rigs with 220 in Canada, 151 in the United States, two in Mexico and one in Chile. On December 23, 2008, the Company acquired Grey Wolf, Inc. (Grey Wolf). Its subsidiaries include Grey Wolf Inc., Kenting Energy Services Inc., LRG Oilfield Services Ltd. McKenzie Caterers (1984) Ltd., Rostel Industries Ltd. and Columbia Oilfield Supply Ltd.

  • ALK, ALASKA AIR GROUP Current Caprock Strength Rating: 29.400373
  • Alaska Air Group, Inc. (Air Group) is a holding company. It operates through its subsidiaries Alaska Airlines, Inc. (Alaska) and Horizon Air Industries, Inc. (Horizon). The Company provides passenger air service to approximately 25 million passengers per year to nearly 100 destinations. It also, provides freight and mail services, primarily to and within the state of Alaska and on the West Coast. As of December 31, 2008, Alaska operates an all-jet fleet with an average passenger trip length of 1,113 miles. As of December 31, 2008, Horizon operates turboprop and jet aircraft, and its average passenger trip length was 357 miles.

  • PTY, PIMCO CP OPPORTUN Current Caprock Strength Rating: 67.936417
  • PIMCO Corporate Opportunity Fund (the Fund) is a diversified, closed-end management investment company. Its investment objective is to seek total return through a combination of current income and capital appreciation in a diversified portfolio of United States dollar-denominated corporate debt obligations of varying maturities and other income producing securities. These include corporate bonds, debentures, notes and other similar types of corporate debt instruments. It focuses on corporate debt obligations rated in the lowest investment-grade category (Baa or BBB) and in the highest non-investment-grade category (Ba or BB). It invests in residual interest municipal bonds and residual interest tax exempt bonds (inverse floaters), whose interest rates bear an inverse relationship to the interest rate on another security or the value of an index. The Fund?s investment manager is Allianz Global Investors Fund Management LLC. Its sub-advisor is Pacific Investment Management Company LLC.

  • KNDL, KENDLE INTL INC Current Caprock Strength Rating: 19.166256
  • Kendle International Inc. is a global clinical research organization (CRO) that provides a range of Phase I-IV global clinical development services to the biopharmaceutical industry. The Company augments the research and development activities of biopharmaceutical companies by offering clinical research services and information technology designed to reduce drug development time and expense. Kendle International Inc. is managed in two reportable segments: Early Stage and Late Stage. The Early Stage business focuses on the Company?s Phase I operations while Late Stage is comprised of clinical development services related to Phase II through III clinical trials conducted worldwide, late phase clinical development services related to Phase IIIB and IV clinical trials conducted worldwide, regulatory affairs and biometrics offerings. In June 2008, the Company announced the acquisition of DecisionLine Clinical Research Corporation.

  • PCN, PIMCO CORP INC FD Current Caprock Strength Rating: 76.610695
  • PIMCO Corporate Income Fund (the Fund) is a diversified, closed-end management investment company. The Fund?s primary investment objective is to seek high current income with capital preservation and capital appreciation as secondary objectives by investing at least 80% of its total assets in a diversified portfolio of United States dollar-denominated corporate debt obligations of varying maturities and other income-producing securities. PIMCO Corporate Income Fund may purchase and write (sell) put and call options. The Fund?s investment manager is Allianz Global Investors Fund Management LLC, an indirect, wholly owned subsidiary of Allianz Global Investors of America L.P. The Fund?s sub-adviser is Pacific Investment Management Company LLC.

  • AIQ, ALLIANCE IMAGING Current Caprock Strength Rating: 25.709152
  • Alliance Healthcare Services, Inc. (Alliance), formerly Alliance Imaging, Inc., is a provider of outpatient diagnostic imaging services and radiation oncology services. The Company?s principal sources of revenue are derived from magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) and positron emission tomography/computed tomography (PET/CT). The Company provides imaging and therapeutic services primarily to hospitals and other healthcare providers on a shared-service and full-time service basis. Its also provides services through a number of fixed-site imaging centers, primarily to hospitals or health systems. In March 2008, Alliance Radiosurgery, LLC, a wholly owned subsidiary, acquired six CyberKnife robotic radiosurgery facilities from Accuray, Inc. In July 2008, it acquired Medical Outsourcing Services, LLC (MOS). In December 2008, it acquired Shared PET Imaging, LLC (SPI). During the year ended December 31, 2008, it also acquired the remaining 20% minority interest in Alliance Oncology, LLC (AO).

  • GG, GOLDCORP INC Current Caprock Strength Rating: 104.096573
  • Goldcorp Inc. (Goldcorp) is engaged in the acquisition, exploration, development and operation of precious metal properties. The Company?s principal product is gold. In addition to gold, the Company also produces silver and copper. It has gold mineral reserves at the Red Lake Gold Mines, the Porcupine Mine, the Musselwhite Mine, the Marigold Mine, the Wharf Mine, the El Sauzal Mine and the Nukay Mine; gold and silver mineral reserves at the Los Filos Mine, the San Dimas Mines and the Marlin Mine; gold and copper mineral reserves at the Alumbrera Mine; gold, silver and copper mineral reserves at the Pueblo Viejo Project, and gold, silver, lead and zinc mineral reserves at the Penasquito Project. On September 25, 2008, Goldcorp completed its acquisition of Gold Eagle Mines Ltd.

  • PG, PROCTER GAMBLE Current Caprock Strength Rating: 53.672508
  • The Procter & Gamble Company (P&G) is focused on providing branded consumer packaged goods. The Company?s products are sold in over 180 countries worldwide primarily through mass merchandisers, grocery stores, membership club stores, drug stores and in high-frequency stores, the neighborhood stores, which serve consumers in developing markets. As of June 30, 2009, the Company was organized into three Global Business Units: Beauty; Health and Well-Being, and Household Care. The Company had six business segments under United States Generally Accepted Accounting Principles (GAAP): Beauty; Grooming; Health Care; Snacks and Pet Care; Fabric Care and Home Care, and Baby Care and Family Care. In August 2009, AnimalScan, LLC announced that it has acquired Iams Pet Imaging, LLC from The Procter & Gamble Company and ProScan Imaging. In November 2008, the Company completed the divestiture of its Coffee business through the merger of its Folgers coffee subsidiary into The J.M. Smucker Company.

  • X, UNITED STATES STE Current Caprock Strength Rating: 31.435993
  • United States Steel Corporation (U. S. Steel) is an integrated steel producer with production operations in North America and Europe. The Company has annual raw steel production capability of 31.7 million net tons (tons) (24.3 million tons in North America and 7.4 million tons in Europe). U. S. Steel is also engaged in other business activities including the production of coke in both North America and Europe and iron ore pellets in North America, and transportation services (railroad and barge operations), real estate operations, and engineering and consulting services in North America. U. S. Steel has three reportable operating segments: Flat-rolled Products (Flat-rolled), U. S. Steel Europe (USSE) and Tubular Products (Tubular). On January 31, 2009, the Company completed the sale of a majority of the operating assets of Elgin, Joliet and Eastern Railway Company (EJ&E) to a subsidiary of Canadian National Railway Company.

  • ADM, ARCHER DANIELS MD Current Caprock Strength Rating: 105.415352
  • Archer Daniels Midland Company is engaged in procuring, transporting, storing, processing, and merchandising agricultural commodities and products. The Company is a processor of oilseeds, corn, wheat, cocoa, and other feedstuffs, and is a manufacturer of vegetable oil and protein meal, corn sweeteners, flour, biodiesel, ethanol, and other food and feed ingredients. The Company also has a grain elevator and transportation network to procure, store, clean, and transport agricultural commodities, such as oilseeds, corn, wheat, milo, oats, and barley. The Company?s operations are classified into three segments: Oilseeds Processing, Corn Processing and Agricultural Services. The Company?s remaining operations are aggregated and classified as Other. On July 31, 2008, the Company sold its interest in International Malting Company (IMC). In May 2009, the Company announced that is completed the acquisition of the Schokinag-Schokolade-Industrie Herrmann GmbH & Co. KG.

  • SWN, SOUTHWESTERN ENER Current Caprock Strength Rating: 183.984299
  • Southwestern Energy Company (Southwestern) is an independent energy company primarily focused on the exploration and production of natural gas within the United States. Its operations primarily are located in Arkansas, Oklahoma, Pennsylvania and Texas. The Company also focuses on creating and capturing additional value through its natural gas gathering and marketing businesses, which it refers to as its Midstream Services. Effective July 1, 2008, the Company sold its utility subsidiary, Arkansas Western Gas Company (AWG) and, as a result, the Company does not have any natural gas distribution operations. During the year ended December 31, 2008, the Company sold the oil and gas leases, wells and equipment that consist of its Permian Basin and onshore Texas Gulf Coast operating assets. In 2008, it also sold certain oil and gas leases, wells and gathering equipment in its Fayetteville Shale play to XTO Energy, Inc.

  • SU, SUNCOR ENERGY INC Current Caprock Strength Rating: 15.074671
  • Suncor Energy Inc. (Suncor) is an integrated energy company focused on developing Canada?s Athabasca oil sands. The Company has three operating segments: oil sands, natural gas, and refining and marketing. The Company also invests in renewable energy opportunities. Suncor is a partner in four wind power projects and operates an ethanol plant. The Company also explores for, acquires, develops, produces and markets crude oil and natural gas, transports and refines crude oil and markets petroleum and petrochemical products. The Company also markets third party petroleum products. Suncor also carries on energy trading activities focused principally on buying and selling futures contracts and other derivative instruments based on the commodities it produces. On August 1, 2009, Suncor completed its merger with Petro-Canada.

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