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3Q11 Sector ETF Rankings: Chips and Dips Rise To The Top

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The consumer staples and information technology sectors are tops among the ten major sectors. Both get our “attractive” rating. Our Sector Roadmap report ranks and rates all of the 10 sectors. It also benchmarks all sectors against the S&P 500, which gets our “neutral” rating and the Russell 2000, which gets our “dangerous” rating.

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Sell Starwood Before FASB Closes Loophole That Boosts EPS

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Accounting rules provide the biggest loopholes to asset intensive businesses. And the off-balance sheet operating lease loophole is one of the biggest.
By exploiting this loophole, Starwood is able to omit nearly $1 billion in debt from its balance sheet in 2010, $200 million (20% of the total) was added in 2010.

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Nucor Corporation (NUE) — Dangerous Risk/Reward Rating for Ask Matt Readers

Thursday, July 7th, 2011 Nucor Corporation (NUE) — Dangerous Risk/Reward Rating for Ask Matt Readers

The valuation of NUE’s stock implies the company will grow its after-tax cash flow (NOPAT) by nearly 20% compounded annually for 20 years.

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Blue-Light Special: Wal-Mart Stock

Tuesday, June 28th, 2011 Wal-Mart's Economic book value

If you are looking for a good, safe stock in this volatile market, Wal-Mart is one of the best.

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Berkshire Hathaway, Inc. (BRK.A) – Neutral Risk/Reward Rating for Ask Matt Readers

Monday, June 27th, 2011 Berkshire Hathaway, Inc. (BRK.A) – Neutral Risk/Reward Rating for Ask Matt Readers

Here is a free copy of our report on Berkshire Hathaway, Inc. (BRK.A) for Ask Matt readers. This report provides details behind Matt’s analysis of BRK.A in his recent article in USA Today.

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PowerShares Leads The “Most Attractive” ETFs

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PowerShares Buyback Achievers (PKW) is the #1 “most attractive” ETF out of the 375+ ETFs we ranked according to our predictive rating system.

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RIMM’s Stock Offers A Free Option On a Comeback

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Yes, RIMM is losing market share and fast. Yes, RIMM’s Blackberry Playbook tablet is a dud. Yes, the stock has been a stinker recently. And yes, none of what I wrote at the beginning of this article would matter if the stock were not super cheap.

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Kronos Worldwide (KRO) Neutral Risk/Reward Rating for Ask Matt Readers

Thursday, June 9th, 2011 Kronos Worldwide (KRO) Neutral Risk/Reward Rating for Ask Matt Readers

Here is a free copy of our report on KRO for Ask Matt read­ers. This report pro­vides details behind Matt’s… Read more >>

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More Downside Than Meets The Eye for Finisar

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The worst is not over for Finisar Corporation (FNSR)’s stock. Despite dropping over 50% since March, the stock remains on our most dangerous stocks list, where it has been since October 2010.

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Lorillard’s Profits Require No Smoke and Mirrors

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I am not a smoker or tobacco user, and I do not like to be around smokers. However, that prejudice does not blind me from the fact that Lorillard, Inc. (LO) is a “very attractive” stock. I recommend investors buy it as well as the following ETFs because of their large allocations to LO and their attractive-or-better investment ratings…

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Sell Citigroup Before The Earnings Bubble Pops

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Citigroup is running out of accounting tricks and the stock will continue its slide as investors recognize the company is not as profitable as it wants investors to believe. Our analysis of the financial footnotes of more than 50,000 annual reports means we know more about which companies have the naughtiest and the nicest accounting. And Citigroup is definitely on the naughty list.

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Show Discretion When Choosing Consumer Discretionary Sector ETFs

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Retail HOLDRS (RTH) is our top pick for consumer discretionary sector ETFs.  RTH is one of 51 ETFs that gets… Read more >>

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Many Tasty Choices In Consumer Staples Sector ETFs

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Select Sector SPDR-Consumer Staples (XLP) is our top pick for consumer staples sector ETFs. XLP is one of four ETFs, out of the 270 we currently cover, to get our very attractive rating. We also rate the investment merit of the top five consumer staple sector ETFs.

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Don’t Employ Any Industrial Sector ETFs

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We recommend avoid or sell all industrial sector ETFs. We also rate the investment merit of the top six industrial sector ETFs.

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Nothing But Ugly Financial Sector ETFs

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We recommend investors short the KBW Bank ETF (KBE) and avoid or sell all other financial sector ETFs. We also rate the investment merit of the top nine financial sector ETFs.

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Lots Of Ugly in Energy ETFs

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We recommend investors avoid all energy sector ETFs. We found no ETFs in the sector that offer investors attractive investment merit and acceptable structural integrity. We also rate the investment merit of the top-9 energy sector ETFs.

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Some Good In Telecom Sector ETFs

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Broadband HOLDRS (BDH) is our top pick for telecom sector ETFs. We also rate the investment merit of the top-3… Read more >>

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Bad and Ugly Materials Sector ETFs

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We recommend investors avoid all materials sector ETFs. We found no ETFs in the materials sector that offer investors attractive investment merit and acceptable structural integrity. We rate the investment merit of the top-6 materials sector ETFs.

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Bad and Ugly In Utility Sector ETFs

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We recommend investors avoid all utility sector ETFs. We found no ETFs in the utility sector that offer investors attractive investment merit and acceptable structural integrity. We rate the investment merit of the top-5 utility sector ETFs.

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Mainly Just Good in Health Care Sector ETFs

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Our top picks for the Health Care sector ETFs are: Biotech HOLDRS (BBH) and Pharmaceutical HOLDRS (PPH). We also rate the investment merit of the top-9 health care sector ETFs.

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