Thursday, December 13, 2007

We Called It

As previously mentioned, every couple of weeks we will be highlighting some of the big calls made by StreetBrains’ portfolio of independent analysts.

Remember: StreetBrains provides conflict-free research – the analysts do not hold positions in the stocks they cover, and are not affiliated to any investment banking outfits. Period.

Below are some of our calls:

  • Boo-hoo, Mickey - PatternWatch put the squeeze on Walt Disney (DIS) this past Friday, when they pointed to technicals and fundamentals that supported shorting this stock. Click here to read ‘Mouse Trapped’ by Carrie Coolidge from the 12.24.07 issue of Forbes, now on newsstands.

  • Known best for great pairing ideas, Gotham Research recently was up 15% on a Bob Evans (BOBE) (long) / Brinker (EAT) (short) pairing. They worked their magic again when they closed out up 11% on a Commerce Bancorp (CBH)/Bancolumbia (CIB) play last week.

  • Photizo Group continues to cultivate their contrarian calls by putting a BUY rating on Xerox (XRX) this past week.

  • Coming from very different sector perspectives, both Sterling Account and inMotion issued BUY ratings on Schlumberger (SLB) recently. Perhaps they’re on to something….