Thursday, March 04, 2010

7 Critical Stocks For Friday

The much anticipated Non Farm Payroll report hits the wire Friday with an expected figure of negative 56 thousand. A few earnings announcements will cap off the generally lack luster investment week. Stocks climbed higher in a lazy, low volume trading day Thursday. Financials led the advance while the US Dollar gained against the Euro. Precious metals fell on the USD’s strength while the Volatility Index dropped lower as melancholy settled on stocks. The DJIA advanced 47.38. the tech heavy Nasdaq climbed 11.63 and the broad based S&P 500 gained 4.18

Assisted Living Concepts ALC expects to see an EPS of 34 cents before the bell

18 cents is the forecast EPS for Eagle Rock Energy Partners EROC after the close

New Gold Inc NGD has analysts awaiting an EPS of 6 cents prior to the opening bell

UBS upgraded Coca Cola KO to Buy

Capital One COF was downgraded to neutral at Sun Trust Robinson Humprey

TiVo TIVO won a critical patent suit against Dish Network DISH

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