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  • April 2007 (5)


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    January 2007 Stock Picks
    Stock Name SYM Exch. Sector Industry Date Picked Pick Price
    (per share)
    ASG
    AMREP Corp.   AXR     NYSE   Services Busines Services 01/03/07 $122.88   51.15  
    Rock-Tenn Company RKT NYSE Basic Materials Paper & Paper Products 01/05/07 $27.36 53.35
    Gorman-Rupp Company GRC AMEX Capital Goods   Miscellaneous Capital Goods   01/12/07 $39.98 47.05
      G-III Apparel Group, Ltd.   GIII NASD   Consumer Cyclical   Apparel/Accessories 01/19/07 $22.58 50.30


       AMREP Corporation (NYSE: AXR) is primarily engaged in two business operations: magazine service operations and real estate development. The magazine service operation consists of fulfillment and distribution services. Fulfillment services are principally magazine subscription fulfillment services, letter shop and graphic arts services, customer telephone support, list services and product fulfillment services, and it accounted for 85% of its Kable subsidary's revenues in fiscal 2006. In the magazine subscription fulfillment service,

    The stock's price gained 150.7% over the past 3 months (vs. the Industry's 15.0%); 125.50% over the past 6 months (vs. the  Industry's 16.00%); and 368.80% over the past 12 months (vs. the Industry's 8.90%).
    AMREP is classified as a small-cap growth company that is rated to outperform the market over the next six months. The stock currently has a low risk (alert) level. The Company has a  market capitalization of $814.99 million. AMREP was established in 1961.  The Company's corporate office  is at Princeton, New Jersey. AMREP has 15 employees. 

    Sector: Services; Industry: Business Services; Ticker: AXR;  Exch: NYSE;  01/03/07 Closing Price: $122.88) 

    STOCK GRADE (ASG):  51.15  (VERY GOOD)               

    BUSINESS & FINANCIAL SUMMARY; KEY STATS (Yahoo)
    EXPANDED BUSINESS DESCRIPTION (Reuters)
    STOCK INFO/RESEARCH (MSN)
    OWNERSHIP (MSN)
    KEY DEVELOPMENTS (MSN), RECENT NEWS (MSN) & HEADLINES  (Yahoo)
    HISTORICAL PRICES (Yahoo) & PRICE CHART (IQChart)
    RISK (ALERT) LEVEL: LOW (Reuters)
    COMPANY'S WEB SITE
    STOCK'S CORE STRENGTHS (SEE: Table Below)   
     

    Management's Effectiveness (12 Mo.) . . . Return on Equity:      38.03%
    Profitability (12 Mo.) . . . Profit Margin:      24.02%
    Stock's Growth Record (12 Mo.) . . . Revenue:      10.25%
    . . . EPS:      43.93%
    . . . Price:      81.24%
    . . . Dividend:      37.50%
    PE & EPS (12 Mo.) . . . Price/Earnings:      17.14
    . . . Earnings/Share:        7.15
    Price / Share (Pick Date, Closing Price) . . . Pick Date 01/03/2007:  $122.88
    Price / Share (Current) . . . Current Price     Quote
    Price / Share (Historical) . . . Historical Price     Quote

     STOCK'S 12-MONTH GAIN (LOSS), 01/03/07 - 01/03/8:   (74.61%) 

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        Rock-Tenn Company (NYSE: RKT) is  a manufacturer of packaging, merchandising displays, and paperboard. The Packaging Products business segment manufactures folding cartons and solid fiber interior packaging. Customers use folding cartons to package frozen, dry and perishable food items for the retail sale and quick-serve markets; beverages; paper goods; automotive products; hardware; health care and nutritional food supplement products; household goods; healthcare and beauty aids; recreational products; textiles; apparel; and other products. The folding cartons are manufactured from recycled or virgin paperboard, including high strength paperboard, laminated paperboard and various substrates with specialty characteristics such as grease masking and microwaveability.

    The stock's price gained 37.8% over the past 3 months (vs. the Industry's 5.9%); 60.9% over the past 6 months (vs. the  Industry's 12.5%); and 94.9% over the past 12 months (vs. the Industry's 15.0%). Rock-Tenn is classified as a small-cap value company that is rated to outperform the market over the next six months. The stock currently has a low risk (alert) level. The Company has a  market capitalization of $1,058.75 million. Rock-Tenn was founded in 1936.  The Company's corporate office is at Norcross, Georgia. Rock-Tenn has 9,500 employees. 

    Sector: Basic Material; Industry: Paper & Paper Products; Ticker: RKT;  Exch: NYSE;  01/05/07 Closing Price: $27.36) 

    STOCK GRADE (ASG):  53.35  (VERY GOOD)               

    BUSINESS & FINANCIAL SUMMARY; KEY STATS (Yahoo)
    EXPANDED BUSINESS DESCRIPTION (Reuters)
    STOCK INFO/RESEARCH (MSN)
    OWNERSHIP (MSN)
    KEY DEVELOPMENTS (MSN), RECENT NEWS (MSN) & HEADLINES  (Yahoo)
    HISTORICAL PRICES (Yahoo) & PRICE CHART (IQChart)
    RISK (ALERT) LEVEL: LOW (Reuters)
    COMPANY'S WEB SITE
    STOCK'S CORE STRENGTHS (SEE: Table Below)   
     

    Management's Effectiveness (12 Mo.) . . . Return on Equity:        6.15%
    Profitability (12 Mo.) . . . Profit Margin:        1.34%
    Stock's Growth Record (12 Mo.) . . . Revenue:        9.63%
    . . . EPS:      79.38%
    . . . Price:      37.62%
    . . . Dividend:        5.88%
    PE & EPS (12 Mo.) . . . Price/Earnings:       36.68
    . . . Earnings/Share:         0.75
    Price / Share (Pick Date, Closing Price) . . . Pick Date 01/05/2007:    $27.36
    Price / Share (Current) . . . Current Price     Quote
    Price / Share (Historical) . . . Historical Price     Quote

     STOCK'S 12-MONTH GAIN (LOSS), 01/05/07 - 01/05/8:   (15.77%) 

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         Gorman-Rupp Company (AMEX: GRC) operates principally in one business segment, the manufacture and sale of pumps and related fluid control equipment. The company designs, manufactures and sells pumps and related equipment (pump and motor controls) for use in water, wastewater, construction, industrial, petroleum, original equipment, agriculture, fire protection, heating, ventilating and air conditioning (“HVAC”), military and other liquid-handling applications.

    The stock's price gained 51.0% over the past 3 months (vs. the Industry's 4.6%); 108.5% over the past 6 months (vs. the  Industry's 14.3%); and 111.3% over the past 12 months (vs. the Industry's 14.7%).
    Gorman-Rupp is classified as a small-cap growth company that is rated to outperform the market over the next six months. The stock currently has a low risk (alert) level. The Company has a  market capitalization of $534.1 million. Gorman-Rupp was founded in 1933.  The Company's corporate office is at Mansfield, Ohio. Gorman-Rupp  has 991 employees. 

    Sector: Capital Goods; Industry: Miscellaneous Capital Goods; Ticker: GRC;  Exch: AMEX;  01/12/07 Closing Price: $39.98) 

    STOCK GRADE (ASG):  47.05  (GOOD)               

    BUSINESS & FINANCIAL SUMMARY; KEY STATS (Yahoo)
    EXPANDED BUSINESS DESCRIPTION (Reuters)
    STOCK INFO/RESEARCH (MSN)
    OWNERSHIP (MSN)
    KEY DEVELOPMENTS (MSN), RECENT NEWS (MSN) & HEADLINES  (Yahoo)
    HISTORICAL PRICES (Yahoo) & PRICE CHART (IQChart)
    RISK (ALERT) LEVEL: LOW (Reuters)
    COMPANY'S WEB SITE

    Management's Effectiveness (12 Mo.) . . . Return on Equity:       15.16%
    Profitability (12 Mo.) . . . Profit Margin:         7.37%
    Stock's Growth Record (12 Mo.) . . . Revenue:        3.95%
    . . . EPS:       -5.43%
    . . . Price:      11.91%
    . . . Dividend:        NA
    PE & EPS (12 Mo.) . . . Price/Earnings:       26.85
    . . . Earnings/Share:         1.49
    Price / Share (Pick Date, Closing Price) . . . Pick Date 01/12/2007:    $39.98
    Price / Share (Current) . . . Current Price     Quote
    Price / Share (Historical) . . . Historical Price     Quote

     STOCK'S 12-MONTH GAIN (LOSS), 01/12/07 - 01/12/8:   (8.93%) 

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       GIII- Apparel Group, Ltd. (NASD: GIII) designs, manufactures, imports and markets an extensive range of outerwear and sportswear, including coats, jackets, pants and other sportswear items, as well as women’s suits, and dresses. GIII sells its products under licensed labels, its own proprietary labels and private retail labels. GIII distributes its products through a broad mix of retail partners at a variety of price points.

    The stock's price gained 78.9% over the past 3 months (vs. the Industry's 16.2%); 108.9% over the past 6 months (vs. the  Industry's 38.7%); and 150.9% over the past 12 months (vs. the Industry's 28.1%).
    GIII is classified as a small-cap value company that is rated to outperform the market over the next six months. The stock currently has a low risk (alert) level. The Company has a  market capitalization of $316.57 million. GIII was formed in 1989. The company and its predecessors have conducted their business since 1974.   The Company's corporate office is at New York, New York. GIII has 510 employees.   (Reuters)

    STOCK GRADE (ASG):  50.30  (VERY GOOD)               

    STOCK INFO/RESEARCH (MSN)
    OWNERSHIP (MSN)
    KEY DEVELOPMENTS (MSN), RECENT NEWS (MSN) & HEADLINES  (Yahoo)
    HISTORICAL PRICES (Yahoo) & PRICE CHART (IQChart)
    RISK (ALERT) LEVEL: LOW (Reuters)
    COMPANY'S WEB SITE

    Management's Effectiveness (12 Mo.) . . . Return on Equity:       11.32%
    Profitability (12 Mo.) . . . Profit Margin:         2.50%
    Stock's Growth Record (12 Mo.) . . . Revenue:       51.24%
    . . . EPS:     830.93%
    . . . Price:       55.31 %
    . . . Dividend:        NA
    PE & EPS (12 Mo.) . . . Price/Earnings:      44.80
    . . . Earnings/Share:        0.50
    Price / Share (Pick Date, Closing Price) . . . Pick Date 01/19/2007:    $22.58
    Price / Share (Current) . . . Current Price     Quote
    Price / Share (Historical) . . . Historical Price     Quote

     STOCK'S 12-MONTH GAIN (LOSS), 01/19/07 - 01/19/8:   (49.73%) 

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    February 2007 Stock Picks
    Stock Name SYM Exch. Sector Industry Date Picked Pick Price
    (per share)
    ASG
      Rochester Medical Corp.    ROCM     NASD     Healthcare     Medical Equipment & Supplies   02/06/07 $16.54   91.75  
      Markwest Hydrocarbons Inc.   MWP     AMEX     Energy     Oil & Gas Operations   02/16/07 $56.56   52.00  

       Rochester Medical Corp. (NASD: ROCM) develops, manufactures and markets a broad line of latex-free and PVC-free urinary continence and urine drainage care products for the extended care and acute care markets. The Company’s extended care products include a line of male external catheters for managing male urinary incontinence and a line of intermittent catheters for managing both male and female urinary retention. The extended care products also include the FemSoft® Insert , a soft, liquid-filled, conformable urethral insert for managing female stress urinary incontinence in adult females.

    The stock's price gained 73.7% over the past 3 months (vs. the Industry's 10.3%); 130.7% over the past 6 months (vs. the  Industry's 17.1%); and 199.3% over the past 12 months (vs. the Industry's 14.4%). Rochester Medical is classified as a small-cap growth company (with a market cap of $206.89M) that is rated to outperform the market over the next six months. The stock currently has a low risk (alert) level. The company was formed in 1988. Its corporate office is at Stewartville, Minnesota. Rochester Medical has 213 employees. 

    STOCK GRADE (ASG):  91.75  (EXCELLENT)               

    BUSINESS & FINANCIAL SUMMARY; KEY STATS (Yahoo)
    EXPANDED BUSINESS DESCRIPTION (Reuters)
    STOCK INFO/RESEARCH (MSN)
    OWNERSHIP (MSN)
    KEY DEVELOPMENTS (MSN), RECENT NEWS (MSN) & HEADLINES  (Yahoo)
    HISTORICAL PRICES (Yahoo) & PRICE CHART (IQChart)
    RISK (ALERT) LEVEL: LOW (Reuters)
    COMPANY'S WEB SITE

    Management's Effectiveness (12 Mo.) . . . Return on Equity:      115.59%
    Profitability (12 Mo.) . . . Profit Margin:      134.77%
    Stock's Growth Record (12 Mo.) . . . Revenue:        6.20%
    . . . EPS:       24.56%
    . . . Price:       85.13%
    . . . Dividend:        NA
    PE & EPS (12 Mo.) . . . Price/Earnings:        6.82
    . . . Earnings/Share:        2.73
    Price / Share (Pick Date, Closing Price) . . . Pick Date 02/06/2007:    $16.54
    Price / Share (Current) . . . Current Price     Quote
    Price / Share (Historical) . . . Historical Price     Quote

     STOCK'S 12-MONTH GAIN (LOSS), 02/06/07 - 02/06/8:   (32.10%) 

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      Markwest Hydrocarbons Inc. (AMEX: MWP) controls and operates MarkWest Energy Partners, L.P. (AMEX: MWE), a publicly-traded limited partnership engaged in the gathering, processing, and transmission of natural gas; the transportation, fractionation, and storage of natural gas liquids (NGLs), and the gathering and transportation of crude oil. MarkWest also market natural gas and NGLs.

    The stock's price gained 45.8% over the past 3 months (vs. the Industry's 0.8%); 115.1% over the past 6 months (vs. the  Industry's -1.5%); and 166.5% over the past 12 months (vs. the Industry's 11.8%).
    Markwest is classified as a small-cap value company (with a market cap of $617.56M) that is rated to outperform the market over the next six months. The stock currently has a low risk (alert) level. The company was formed in 1988. Its corporate office is at Denver, Colorado. Markwest  has 235 employees. 

    Sector: Energy; Industry: Oil & Gas Operations; Ticker: MWP;  Exch: AMEX;  02/16/07 Closing Price: $56.56) 

    STOCK GRADE (ASG):  52.00  (VERY GOOD)               

    BUSINESS & FINANCIAL SUMMARY; KEY STATS (Yahoo)
    EXPANDED BUSINESS DESCRIPTION (Reuters)
    STOCK INFO/RESEARCH (MSN)
    OWNERSHIP (MSN)
    KEY DEVELOPMENTS (MSN), RECENT NEWS (MSN) & HEADLINES  (Yahoo)
    HISTORICAL PRICES (Yahoo) & PRICE CHART (IQChart)
    RISK (ALERT) LEVEL: LOW (Reuters)
    COMPANY'S WEB SITE

    Management's Effectiveness (12 Mo.) . . . Return on Equity:      23.23%
    Profitability (12 Mo.) . . . Profit Margin:        6.16%
    Stock's Growth Record (12 Mo.) . . . Revenue:      34.54%
    . . . EPS:         NA
    . . . Price:   118.38%
    . . . Dividend:        NA
    PE & EPS (12 Mo.) . . . Price/Earnings:     62.59
    . . . Earnings/Share:        0.83
    Price / Share (Pick Date, Closing Price) . . . Pick Date 02/16/2007:    $56.56
    Price / Share (13-day EMA) . . . 02/16/2007:    $52.42
    Price / Share (50-day EMA) . . . 02/16/2007:    $47.23
    Price / Share (Current) . . . Current Price     Quote
    Price / Share (Historical) . . . Historical Price     Quote

     STOCK'S 12-MONTH GAIN (LOSS), 02/16/07 - 02/16/8:   7.20% 

    SPECIAL NOTE:

    1. MarkWest Hydrocarbon, Inc. (AMEX: MWP) and MarkWest Energy Partners, L.P. (NYSE: MWE) effected on February 21, 2008 the previously announced Agreement and Plan of Redemption and Merger. Markwest Hydrocarbons was delisted on February 22, 2008. MWP's closing share price on February 15, 2008 was $60.63. (Source: The Wall Street Journal; February 21, 2008)

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    March 2007 Stock Picks
    Stock Name SYM Exch. Sector Industry Date Picked Pick Price
    (per share)
    ASG
      Spartan Motors Inc.    SPAR     NASD     Consumer Cyclical     Auto & Truck Manufacturers   03/05/07 $20.08   46.55 (Good)  
      NBTY, Inc.    NTY     NYSE     Healthcare     Biotechnology & Drugs   03/09/07 $47.92   45.75 (Good)  
      Bon-Ton Stores Inc.    BONT     NASD     Services     Retail (Department & Discount)   03/16/07 $55.15   55.15 (Very Good)  
      Eastern Co.    EML     AMEX    Consumer Cyclical    Auto & Truck Parts   03/26/07 $99.99   58.35 (Very Good)  

              Spartan Motors Inc. (NASD: SPAR) designs, engineers and manufactures custom chassis and vehicles for the recreational vehicle, fire truck,ambulance and emergency rescue markets.  Spartan have four wholly-owned subsidiaries: Spartan Motors Chassis, Inc., Crimson Fire Inc., Crimson Fire Aerials, Inc. and Road Rescue, Inc., Spartan Chassis is a leading designer, engineer and manufacturer of custom heavy-duty chassis. The chassis consist of a frame assembly, engine, transmission, electrical system, running gear (wheels, tires, axles, suspension and brakes) and, for fire trucks and some specialty chassis applications, a cab. Chassis customers are original equipment manufacturers ("OEMs") who complete their heavy-duty vehicle product by mounting the body or apparatus on the Company's chassis.

    The stock's price gained 49.1% over the past 3 months (vs. the Industry's 14.3%); 87.4% over the past 6 months (vs. the  Industry's 28.9%); and 206.7% over the past 12 months (vs. the Industry's 60.9%). Spartan is classified as a small-cap value company (with a market cap of $471.09M) that is rated to outperform the market over the next six months. The stock currently has a low risk (alert) level. The company was formed in 1975. Its corporate office is at Charlotte, Michigan. Spartan  has 1,100 employees. 

    Sector: Consumer Cyclical; Industry: Auto & Truck Manufacturers; Ticker: SPAR;  Exch: NASD;  03/05/07 Closing Price: $20.08) 

    STOCK GRADE (ASG):  46.55  (GOOD)               

    BUSINESS & FINANCIAL SUMMARY; KEY STATS (Yahoo)
    EXPANDED BUSINESS DESCRIPTION (Reuters)
    STOCK INFO/RESEARCH (MSN)
    OWNERSHIP (MSN)
    KEY DEVELOPMENTS (MSN), RECENT NEWS (MSN) & HEADLINES  (Yahoo)
    HISTORICAL PRICES (Yahoo) & PRICE CHART (IQChart)
    RISK (ALERT) LEVEL: ZERO (Reuters)
    COMPANY'S WEB SITE

    Management's Effectiveness (12 Mo.) . . . Return on Equity:      19.25%
    Profitability (12 Mo.) . . . Profit Margin:        3.78%
    Stock's Growth Record (12 Mo.) . . . Revenue:      9.84%
    . . . EPS:     40.26
    . . . Price:     63.17%
    . . . Dividend:     18.18
    PE & EPS (12 Mo.) . . . Price/Earnings:     27.01
    . . . Earnings/Share:       0.84
    Price / Share (Pick Date, Closing Price) . . . Pick Date 03/05/2007:   $20.08
    COMMENT: The stock's pick price is within the 13-day
                   and 50-day EMA price range. This suggests that
                   the pick price is a timely and advantageous
                   buy price for the stock. 
    . . .    
    Price / Share (13-day EMA) . . . 03/05/2007:  $21.40
    Price / Share (50-day EMA) . . . 03/05/2007:  $18.17
    Price / Share (Current) . . . Current Price    Quote
    Price / Share (Historical) . . . Historical Price    Quote

     STOCK'S 12-MONTH GAIN (LOSS), 03/05/07 - 03/05/8:  (39.52%)

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       NBTY, Inc. (NYSE: NTY), together with its subsidiaries, is a vertically integrated manufacturer, marketer and retailer of a broad line of nutritional supplements in the United States and throughout the world. Under a number of the Company's and third-party brands, the Company offers over 22,000 products, including vitamins, minerals, herbs, sports nutrition products, diet aids and other nutritional supplements. The Company is vertically integrated in that it purchases raw materials, formulates and manufactures its products and then markets its products through its four channels of distribution: wholesale distribution to mass merchandisers, drug store chains, supermarkets, independent pharmacies and health food stores; e-commerce/direct response; North American retail operations; and European retail operations.

    The stock's price gained 30.8% over the past 3 months (vs. the Industry's 14.6%); 62.6% over the past 6 months (vs. the  Industry's 31.1%); and 114.8% over the past 12 months (vs. the Industry's 47.0%). NBTY is classified as a mid-cap growth company (with a market cap of $3,496.06M) that is rated to outperform the market over the next six months. The stock currently has a low risk (alert) level. The company was formed in 1979. Its corporate office is at Bohemia, New York.
    NBTY  has 10,900 employees. 

    Sector: Healthcare; Industry: Biotechnology & Drugs; Ticker: NTY;  Exch: NYSE;  03/09/07 Closing Price: $47.92) 

    STOCK GRADE (ASG):  45.75  (GOOD)               

    BUSINESS & FINANCIAL SUMMARY; KEY STATS (Yahoo)
    EXPANDED BUSINESS DESCRIPTION (Reuters)
    STOCK INFO/RESEARCH (MSN)
    OWNERSHIP (MSN)
    KEY DEVELOPMENTS (MSN), RECENT NEWS (MSN) & HEADLINES  (Yahoo)
    HISTORICAL PRICES (Yahoo) & PRICE CHART (IQChart)
    RISK (ALERT) LEVEL: LOW (Reuters)
    COMPANY'S WEB SITE


    Management's Effectiveness (12 Mo.) . . . Return on Equity:    17.34%
    Profitability (12 Mo.) . . . Profit Margin:      7.24%
    Stock's Growth Record (12 Mo.) . . . Revenue:      5.15%
    . . . EPS:   -30.21%
    . . . Price:    39.39%
    . . . Dividend:      NA
    PE & EPS (12 Mo.) . . . Price/Earnings:     25.76
    . . . Earnings/Share:       2.02
    Price / Share (Pick Date, Closing Price) . . . Pick Date 03/09/2007:   $47.92

    COMMENT: The stock's pick price (of $47.92) is within the 13-day
    EMA price (of $48.25) and 50-day EMA (of $46.94) price range. This
    suggests that the pick price is a timely and advantageous buy
    price for the stock. 

    . . .    
    Price / Share (13-day EMA) . . . 03/09/2007:  $48.25
    Price / Share (50-day EMA) . . . 03/09/2007:  $46.94
    Price / Share (Current) . . . Current Price    Quote
    Price / Share (Historical) . . . Historical Price    Quote

     STOCK'S 12-MONTH GAIN (LOSS), 03/09/07 - 03/09/8:  (43.53%)

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      Bon-Ton Stores, Inc. (NASD: BONT), is the second largest regional department store operator, in terms of sales, in the United States. Bon-Ton offers a broad assortment of brand-name fashion apparel and accessories for women, men and children as well as cosmetics, home furnishings and other goods. Bon-Ton operates 279 stores in secondary and metropolitan markets in 23 Northeastern, Midwestern and Great Plains states under the “Bon-Ton,” “Bergner’s,” “Boston Store,” “Carson Pirie Scott,” “Elder-Beerman,” “Herberger’s” and “Younkers” nameplates that encompass a total of approximately 27 million rentable square feet.  Bon-Ton offers a core merchandise assortment including private and nationally distributed brands at competitive prices. 

    The stock's price gained 57.3% over the past 3 months (vs. the Industry's 2.9%); 97.7% over the past 6 months (vs. the  Industry's 16.1%); and 70.0% over the past 12 months (vs. the Industry's 34.3%).
    Bon-Ton is classified as a small-cap value company (with a market cap of $942.13M) that is rated to outperform the market over the next six months. The stock currently has a low risk (alert) level. The company was formed in 1898. Its corporate office is at York, Pennsylvania. Bon-Ton  has 33,500 employees. 

    Sector: Services; Industry: Retail (Department & Discount); Ticker: BONT;  Exch: NASD;  03/16/07 Closing Price: $55.15) 

    STOCK GRADE (ASG):  55.00  (VERY GOOD)               

    BUSINESS & FINANCIAL SUMMARY; KEY STATS (Yahoo)
    EXPANDED BUSINESS DESCRIPTION (Reuters)
    STOCK INFO/RESEARCH (MSN)
    OWNERSHIP (MSN)
    KEY DEVELOPMENTS (MSN), RECENT NEWS (MSN) & HEADLINES  (Yahoo)
    HISTORICAL PRICES (Yahoo) & PRICE CHART (IQChart)
    RISK (ALERT) LEVEL: LOW (Reuters)
    COMPANY'S WEB SITE
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    Management's Effectiveness (12 Mo.) . . . Return on Equity:    16.29%
    Profitability (12 Mo.) . . . Profit Margin:      1.36%
    Stock's Growth Record (12 Mo.) . . . Revenue:     -0.91%
    . . . EPS:    26.95%
    . . . Price:    62.01%
    . . . Dividend:      NA
    PE & EPS (12 Mo.) . . . Price/Earnings:    20.61
    . . . Earnings/Share:      2.68
    Price / Share (Pick Date, Closing Price) . . . Pick Date 03/16/2007:   $55.15

    COMMENT: The stock's pick price (of $55.15) is over the 13-day
    EMA price (of $51.77) and 50-day EMA (of $44.82) price range. This
    suggests that the pick price is not timely nor advantageous buy
    price for the stock.  (Note: A stock's EMA price normally changes with time).

    . . .    
    Price / Share (13-day EMA) . . . 03/16/2007:  $51.77
    Price / Share (50-day EMA) . . . 03/16/2007:  $44.82
    Price / Share (13-day EMA) . . .  Current:  $____
    Price / Share (50-day EMA) . . .  Current:  $____
    Price / Share (Current) . . . Current Price    Quote
    Price / Share (Historical) . . . Historical Price    Quote

     STOCK'S 12-MONTH GAIN (LOSS), 03/16/07 - 03/16/8:  (90.74%)

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       Eastern Co. (AMEX: EML) manufactures and sells industrial hardware, security products and metal products from four U.S. operations and six wholly-owned foreign subsidiaries. The Industrial Hardware segment designs, manufactures and markets a diverse product line of industrial and vehicular hardware throughout North America. Typical products include passenger restraint locks, slam and draw latches, dead bolt latches, compression latches, cam-type vehicular locks, hinges, tool box locks, lightweight sleeper boxes for trucks and school bus door closure hardware.

    The stock's price gained 52.6% over the past 3 months (vs. the Industry's 14.0%); 74.7% over the past 6 months (vs. the  Industry's 19.6%); and 104.5% over the past 12 months (vs. the Industry's 9.8%).
    Eastern is classified as a small-cap growth company (with a market cap of $153.53M) that is rated to outperform the market over the next six months. The stock currently has no risk (alert) level. The company was founded in 1898. Its corporate office is at Naugatuck, Connecticut. Eastern  has 642 employees. 

    Sector: Consumer Cyclical; Industry: Auto & Truck Parts; Ticker: EML;  Exch: AMEX;  03/26/07 Closing Price: $27.72) 

    STOCK GRADE (ASG):  58.35  (VERY GOOD)               

    BUSINESS & FINANCIAL SUMMARY; KEY STATS (Yahoo)
    EXPANDED BUSINESS DESCRIPTION (Reuters)
    STOCK INFO/RESEARCH (MSN)
    OWNERSHIP (MSN)
    KEY DEVELOPMENTS (MSN), RECENT NEWS (MSN) & HEADLINES  (Yahoo)
    HISTORICAL PRICES (Yahoo) & PRICE CHART (IQChart)
    RISK (ALERT) LEVEL: NONE (Reuters)
    COMPANY'S WEB SITE

    Management's Effectiveness (12 Mo.) . . . Return on Equity:    19.68%
    Profitability (12 Mo.) . . . Profit Margin:      6.97%
    Stock's Growth Record (12 Mo.) . . . Revenue:      8.57%
    . . . EPS:      2.68%
    . . . Price:    31.06%
    . . . Dividend:      NA
    PE & EPS (12 Mo.) . . . Price/Earnings:    16.88
    . . . Earnings/Share:      1.65
    Price / Share (Pick Date, Closing Price) . . . Pick Date 03/26/2007:   $27.72

    COMMENT: The stock's pick price (of $27.72) is over the 13-day
    EMA price (of $26.52) and 50-day EMA (of $24.19) price range. This
    suggests that the pick price is presently not timely nor advantageous buy price for the stock.  (Note: A stock's EMA price normally changes with time).

    . . .    
    Price / Share (13-day EMA) . . . 03/26/2007:  $26.52
    Price / Share (50-day EMA) . . . 03/26/2007:  $24.19
    Price / Share (13-day EMA) . . .  Current:  $____
    Price / Share (50-day EMA) . . .  Current:  $____
    Price / Share (Current) . . . Current Price    Quote
    Price / Share (Historical) . . . Historical Price    Quote

     STOCK'S 12-MONTH GAIN (LOSS), 03/26/07 - 03/26/8:  (42.66%)

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    April 2007 Stock Picks
    Stock Name SYM Exch. Sector Industry Date Picked Pick Price
    (per share)
    ASG
      Volvo AB ADR    VOLV     NASD     Consumer Cyclical     Auto & Truck Manufacturers   03/30/07 $84.07   40.60 (Good)  
      Brush Engineered Materials Inc.    BW     NYSE     Basic Materials     Industrial Metals & Minerals   04/06/07 $51.78   50.40 (Very Good)  
      Millicom International Cellular SA    MICC     NASD     Services     Communication Services   04/13/07 $83.73   49.50 (Good)  
    Siliconware Precision Industries Co. Ltd.    SPIL     NASD     Technology     Seminconductors   04/20/07 $9.86   56.35 (Very Good)  
    Southern Copper Corp.    PCU     NYSE     Basic Materials     Mining   04/27/07 $82.27   50.50 (Very Good)  

        Volvo AB ADR. (NASD: VOLV) is an international transport equipment manufacturer with a worldwide marketing organization and production. Historically Volvo has operated in two main areas: cars and vehicles for commercial use. In March 1999, Volvo sold Volvo Cars to Ford Motor Company. As a result of this sale, Volvo is today focused entirely on the commercial transport products segment. Through the acquisition of Mack Trucks Inc. and Renault V.I. in 2001, the Volvo Group strengthened its position as a producer of heavy trucks.

    The stock's price gained 22.3% over the past 3 months (vs. the Industry's 18.8%); 40.8% over the past 6 months (vs. the  Industry's 34.5%); and 80.3% over the past 12 months (vs. the Industry's 64.8%).
    Volvo is classified as a large-cap value company (with a market cap of $34,006.32M) that is rated to outperform the market over the next six months. The stock currently has Medium risk (alert) level. The company was incorporated in 1915. Its corporate office is at Göteborg, Sweden. Volvo  has 82,652 employees. 

    Sector: Consumer Cyclical; Industry: Auto & Truck Manufacturers; Ticker: VOLV;  Exch: NASD;  04/01/07 Closing Price: $84.07) 

    STOCK GRADE (ASG):  40.60  (GOOD)               

    BUSINESS & FINANCIAL SUMMARY; KEY STATS (Yahoo)
    EXPANDED BUSINESS DESCRIPTION (Reuters)
    STOCK INFO/RESEARCH (MSN)
    OWNERSHIP (MSN)
    KEY DEVELOPMENTS (MSN), RECENT NEWS (MSN) & HEADLINES  (Yahoo)
    HISTORICAL PRICES (Yahoo) & PRICE CHART (IQChart)
    RISK (ALERT) LEVEL: NONE (Reuters)
    COMPANY'S WEB SITE

    Management's Effectiveness (12 Mo.) . . . Return on Equity:    19.33%
    Profitability (12 Mo.) . . . Profit Margin:      6.29%
    Stock's Growth Record (12 Mo.) . . . Revenue:    13.97%
    . . . EPS:   -18.50%
    . . . Price:    40.48%
    . . . Dividend:    34.00
    PE & EPS (12 Mo.) . . . Price/Earnings:    15.37
    . . . Earnings/Share:      5.47
    Price / Share (Pick Date, Closing Price) . . . Pick Date 04/01/2007:   $84.07

    COMMENT: The stock's pick price (of $84.07) is over the 13-day
    EMA price (of $82.60) and 50-day EMA (of $78.06) price range. This
    suggests that the pick price is presently not timely nor advantageous buy price for the stock.  (Note: A stock's EMA price normally changes with time).

    . . .    
    Price / Share (13-day EMA) . . . 04/01/2007:  $82.60
    Price / Share (50-day EMA) . . . 04/01/2007:  $78.06
    Price / Share (13-day EMA) . . .  Current:  $____
    Price / Share (50-day EMA) . . .  Current:  $____
    Price / Share (Current) . . . Current Price    Quote
    Price / Share (Historical) . . . Historical Price    Quote

     STOCK'S 12-MONTH GAIN (LOSS), 04/01/07 - 04/01/8:  7.99% 

    SPECIAL NOTE:

    1. In June 2007, Volvo (NASDAQ:VOLV) (announced that the Company's Board had decided to delist the Volvo American Depositary Receipts (ADRs) from the NASDAQ stock exchange. The delisting took effect on December 13, 2007.  (Business Wire; December 3, 2007)

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         Brush Engineered Materials Inc. (NYSE: BW), through its wholly owned subsidiaries, is a manufacturer of high-performance engineered materials serving the global telecommunications and computer, magnetic and optical data storage, aerospace and defense, automotive electronics, industrial components and appliance markets. Brush's subsidiaries are organized under two segments: the Metal Systems Group and the Microelectronics Group.

    The stock's price gained 44.4% over the past 3 months (vs. the Industry's 28.0%); 111.8% over the past 6 months (vs. the  Industry's 35.3%); and 99.9% over the past 12 months (vs. the Industry's 15.5%). Brush is classified as a small-cap value company (with a market cap of $1.10B) that is rated to outperform the market over the next six months with average risk. The company was founded in 1931 and has its corporate offices at Cleveland, Ohio. Brush  has 2,185 employees. 

    Sector: Basic Materials; Industry: Industrial Metals & Minerals; Ticker: BW;  Exch: NYSE;  04/05/07 Closing Price: $51.78) 

    STOCK GRADE (ASG):  50.40  (VERY GOOD)               

    BUSINESS & FINANCIAL SUMMARY; KEY STATS (Yahoo)
    EXPANDED BUSINESS DESCRIPTION (Reuters)
    STOCK INFO/RESEARCH (MSN)
    OWNERSHIP (MSN)
    KEY DEVELOPMENTS (MSN), RECENT NEWS (MSN) & HEADLINES  (Yahoo)
    HISTORICAL PRICES (Yahoo) & PRICE CHART (IQChart)
    RISK LEVEL:  3 (Average) (MSN)
    COMPANY'S WEB SITE

    Management's Effectiveness (12 Mo.) . . . Return on Equity:    19.74%
    Profitability (12 Mo.) . . . Profit Margin:      6.50%
    Stock's Growth Record (12 Mo.) . . . Revenue:      9.07%
    . . . EPS:      7.72%
    . . . Price:    60.20%
    . . . Dividend:      NA
    PE & EPS (Trailing 12 Mo.) . . . Price/Earnings:    21.11
    . . . Earnings/Share:      2.45
    Price / Share (Pick Date, Closing Price) . . . Pick Date 04/05/2007:   $51.78

    COMMENT: The stock's pick price (of $51.78) is over the 13-day
    EMA price (of $49.36) and 50-day EMA (of $44.18) price range. This
    suggests that the pick price is presently not timely nor advantageous buy price for the stock.  (Note: A stock's EMA price changes with time).

    . . .    
    Price / Share (13-day EMA) . . . 04/06/2007:  $49.36
    Price / Share (50-day EMA) . . . 04/06/2007:  $44.18
    Price / Share (13-day EMA) . . .  Current:  $____
    Price / Share (50-day EMA) . . .  Current:  $____
    Price / Share (Current) . . . Current Price    Quote
    Price / Share (Historical) . . . Historical Price    Quote

     STOCK'S 12-MONTH GAIN (LOSS), 04/05/07 - 04/05/8:  (44.84%) 

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       Millicom International Cellular SA (NASD: MICC) is a global mobile telecommunications operator with interests in 17 mobile systems in 16 countries, focusing on emerging markets in Central America, South America, Africa, South Asia and South East Asia. As of December 31, 2005, the countries where Millicom had mobile operations had a combined population of approximately 390 million. Millicom's stated subscribers as of the beginning of 2007: 12.8 million..

    The stock's price gained 31.7% over the past 3 months (vs. the Industry's 6.00%); 93.6% over the past 6 months (vs. the  Industry's 25.1%); and 81.3% over the past 12 months (vs. the Industry's 35.5%).
    Millicom is classified as a mid-cap growth company (with a market cap of $8.43B) that is rated to outperform the market over the next six months with less than average risk. The company was founded in 1979 and has its corporate offices at Bertrange, Luxembourg. The number of Millicom's employees is presently not available

    Sector: Services; Industry: Communication Services; Ticker: MICC;  Exch: NASD;  04/13/07 Closing Price: $83.73) 

    STOCK GRADE (ASG):  49.50  (GOOD)               

    BUSINESS & FINANCIAL SUMMARY; KEY STATS (Yahoo)
    EXPANDED BUSINESS DESCRIPTION (Reuters)
    STOCK INFO/RESEARCH (MSN)
    OWNERSHIP (MSN)
    KEY DEVELOPMENTS (MSN), RECENT NEWS (MSN) & HEADLINES  (Yahoo)
    HISTORICAL PRICES (Yahoo) & PRICE CHART (IQChart)
    RISK LEVEL:  2 (Less than Average) (MSN)
    COMPANY'S WEB SITE

    Management's Effectiveness (12 Mo.) . . . Return on Equity:    60.87%
    Profitability (12 Mo.) . . . Profit Margin:    10.72%
    Stock's Growth Record (12 Mo.) . . . Revenue:    18.11%
    . . . EPS:   -60.95%
    . . . Price:    81.31%
    . . . Dividend:      NA
    PE & EPS (Trailing 12 Mo.) . . . Price/Earnings:    50.23
    . . . Earnings/Share:      1.67
    Price / Share (Pick Date, Closing Price) . . . Pick Date 04/13/2007:   $83.73

    COMMENT: The stock's pick price (of $83.73) is over the 13-day
    EMA price (of $81.35) and 50-day EMA (of $75.59) price range. This
    suggests that the pick price is presently not timely nor advantageous buy price for the stock.  (Note: A stock's EMA price changes with time).

    . . .    
    Price / Share (13-day EMA) . . . 04/13/2007:  $81.35
    Price / Share (50-day EMA) . . . 04/13/2007:  $75.59
    Price / Share (13-day EMA) . . .  Current:  $____
    Price / Share (50-day EMA) . . .  Current:  $____
    Price / Share (Current) . . . Current Price    Quote
    Price / Share (Historical) . . . Historical Price    Quote

     STOCK'S 12-MONTH GAIN (LOSS), 04/13/07 - 04/13/8:  4.87% 

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       Siliconware Precision Industries Co. Ltd. ADS (NASD: SPIL) provides semiconductor packaging and testing services to the semiconductor industry for applications in communications, computing, consumer, automotive and industrial end markets. Siliconware offers full back-end turnkey services from wafer probe to final test and drop shipment. The services offered are customized to the needs of individual customers. In 2004, 88.3% of Siliconware's net operating revenues were from packaging services and 11.7% were from testing and other services.

    The stock's price gained 26.7% over the past 3 months (vs. the Industry's 12.4%); 61.4% over the past 6 months (vs. the  Industry's 21.3); and 54.0% over the past 12 months (vs. the Industry's 16.5%). Siliconware is classified as a mid-cap company (with a market cap of $9.86B) that is rated to outperform the market over the next six months with a Risk Level of 2 (less than average). The company was founded in 1984 and has its corporate offices at Taichung, Taiwan. Siliconware  has 12,971 employees.

    Sector: Technology; Industry: Semiconductors; Ticker: SPIL;  Exch: NASD;  04/20/07 Closing Price: $9.86) 

    STOCK GRADE (ASG):  56.35  (VERY GOOD)               

    BUSINESS & FINANCIAL SUMMARY; KEY STATS (Yahoo)
    EXPANDED BUSINESS DESCRIPTION (Reuters)
    STOCK INFO/RESEARCH (MSN)
    OWNERSHIP (MSN)
    KEY DEVELOPMENTS (MSN), RECENT NEWS (MSN) & HEADLINES  (Yahoo)
    HISTORICAL PRICES (Yahoo) & PRICE CHART (IQChart)
    RISK LEVEL:  2 (Less than Average) (MSN)
    COMPANY'S WEB SITE

    Management's Effectiveness (12 Mo.) . . . Return on Equity:    25.69%
    Profitability (12 Mo.) . . . Profit Margin:    23.65%
    Stock's Growth Record (12 Mo.) . . . Revenue:    23.36%
    . . . EPS:    13.42%
    . . . Price:    53.96%
    . . . Dividend:      NA
    PE & EPS (Trailing 12 Mo.) . . . Price/Earnings:    13.32
    . . . Earnings/Share:      0.74
    Price / Share (Pick Date, Closing Price) . . . Pick Date 04/20/2007:     $9.86

    COMMENT: The stock's pick price (of $9.86) is within the 13-day
    EMA price (of $10.21) and 50-day EMA (of $9.59) price range. This
    suggests that the pick price is presently timely and advantageous buy price for the stock.  (Note: A stock's EMA price changes with time).

    . . .    
    Price / Share (13-day EMA) . . . 04/20/2007:  $10.21
    Price / Share (50-day EMA) . . . 04/20/2007:   $9.59
    Price / Share (13-day EMA) . . .  Current:  $____
    Price / Share (50-day EMA) . . .  Current:  $____
    Price / Share (Current) . . . Current Price    Quote
    Price / Share (Historical) . . . Historical Price    Quote

     STOCK'S 12-MONTH GAIN (LOSS), 04/20/07 - 04/20/8:  1.81%

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        Southern Copper Corp. (NYSE: PCU) is an integrated producer of copper, molybdenum, zinc and silver. The Company's mining, smelting and refining facilities are located in Peru and in Mexico and conducts its exploration activities in the latter countries and Chile. Southern Copper is the largest mining company in Peru and in Mexico. The Company is also the largest publicly-traded copper mining company in the world based on reserves and the fifth largest copper mining company in the world based on 2004 sales.

    The stock's price gained 37.3% over the past 3 months (vs. the Industry's 26.1%); 57.9% over the past 6 months (vs. the  Industry's 35.9); and 66.1% over the past 12 months (vs. the Industry's 36.0%). Southern Copper is classified as a large-cap growth company (with a market cap of $24.23B) that is rated to outperform the market over the next six months with a Risk Level of 2 (less than average). The company was founded in 1952 and has its corporate offices at Phoenix, Arizona. The Company  has 12,218 employees.

    Sector: Basic Materials; Industry: Mining; Ticker: PCU;  Exch: NYSE;  04/27/07 Closing Price: $82.27) 

    STOCK GRADE (ASG):  50.50  (VERY GOOD)               

    BUSINESS & FINANCIAL SUMMARY; KEY STATS (Yahoo)
    EXPANDED BUSINESS DESCRIPTION (Reuters)
    STOCK INFO/RESEARCH (MSN)
    OWNERSHIP (MSN)
    KEY DEVELOPMENTS (MSN), RECENT NEWS (MSN) & HEADLINES  (Yahoo)
    HISTORICAL PRICES (Yahoo) & PRICE CHART (IQChart)
    RISK LEVEL:  2 (Less than Average) (MSN)
    COMPANY'S WEB SITE



    Management's Effectiveness (12 Mo.) . . . Return on Equity:    58.28%
    Profitability (12 Mo.) . . . Profit Margin:    37.32%
    Stock's Growth Record (12 Mo.) . . . Revenue:    33.33%
    . . . EPS:    45.53%
    . . . Price:    66.12%
    . . . Dividend:    76.90
    PE & EPS (Trailing 12 Mo.) . . . Price/Earnings:    11.89
    . . . Earnings/Share:      6.72
    Price / Share (Pick Date, Closing Price) . . . Pick Date 04/27/2007:     $82.27

    COMMENT: The stock's pick price (of $82.27) is over the 13-day
    EMA price (of $80.38) and 50-day EMA (of $73.37) price range. This
    suggests that the pick price is presently not timely nor advantageous buy price for the stock.  (Note: A stock's EMA price changes with time).

    . . .    
    Price / Share (13-day EMA) . . . 04/27/2007:  $80.38
    Price / Share (50-day EMA) . . . 04/27/2007:   $73.37
    Price / Share (13-day EMA) . . .  Current:  $____
    Price / Share (50-day EMA) . . .  Current:  $____
    Price / Share (Current) . . . Current Price    Quote
    Price / Share (Historical) . . . Historical Price    Quote

     STOCK'S 12-MONTH GAIN (LOSS), 04/27/07 - 04/27/8:  57.02%

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    May 2007 Stock Picks
    Stock Name SYM Exch. Sector Industry Date Picked Pick Price
    (per share)
    ASG
      Partner Communications Co. Ltd. (ADR)    PTNR     NASD     Services     Communication Services   05/04/07 $16.73   52.50 (Very Good)  
      Precision Castparts Corp.    PCP     NYSE     Capital Goods     Construction - Supplies & Fixtures   05/11/07 $110.91   46.20 (Good)  
      Constellation Energy Group    CEG     NYSE     Utilities     Electric Utilities   05/18/07 $94.97   40.75 (Good)  
      Companhia Vale do Rio Doce    RIO     NYSE     Basic Materials     Metal Mining   05/25/07 $43.38   53.65 (Very Good)  

       Partner Communications Co. Ltd. (ADR)  (NASD: PTNR) operates in one business segment, mobile telephony and related services, and one geographic segment, Israel. The Company was the first GSM mobile telephone network operator in Israel. On December 31, 2005, the Company had approximately 2.59 million subscribers, representing an estimated 32% of total Israeli mobile telephone subscribers at that date. During the twelve months ended December 31, 2005, the Company increased its customer base by approximately 8.07%.

    The stock's price gained 24.9% over the past 3 months (vs. the Industry's 5.7%); 54.6% over the past 6 months (vs. the  Industry's 19.99); and 94.8% over the past 12 months (vs. the Industry's 28.8%). Partner is classified as a mid-cap growth company (with a market cap of $2.53B) that is rated to outperform the market over the next six months with a Risk Level of 2 (less than average). The company was incorporated in 1997 and has its corporate offices at Rosh Haayin, Israel. The number of the Company's employees is presently not available.

    Sector: Services; Industry: Communication Services; Ticker: PTNR;  Exch: NASD;  05/07/07 Closing Price: $16.45) 

    STOCK GRADE (ASG):  52.50  (VERY GOOD)               

    BUSINESS & FINANCIAL SUMMARY; KEY STATS (Yahoo)
    EXPANDED BUSINESS DESCRIPTION (Reuters)
    STOCK INFO/RESEARCH (MSN)
    OWNERSHIP (MSN)
    KEY DEVELOPMENTS (MSN), RECENT NEWS (MSN) & HEADLINES  (Yahoo)
    HISTORICAL PRICES (Yahoo) & PRICE CHART (IQChart)
    RISK LEVEL:  2 (Less than Average) (MSN)
    COMPANY'S WEB SITE


     

    Management's Effectiveness (12 Mo.) . . . Return on Equity:        65.83%
    Profitability (12 Mo.) . . . Profit Margin:        12.17%
    Stock's Growth Record (12 Mo.) . . . Revenue:          9.44%
    . . . EPS:      103.25%
    . . . Price:      101.67%
    . . . Dividend:        46.93
    PE & EPS (Trailing 12 Mo.) . . . Price/Earnings:        15.01
    . . . Earnings/Share:          1.07
    Price / Share (Pick Date, Closing Price) . . . Pick Date 05/07/2007:     $16.45

    COMMENT: The stock's pick price (of $16.45) is over
     the 13-day EMA price (of $16.33) and the 50-day EMA (of $15.19) price range (by 0.73% and 8.29% respectively). This suggests that the pick price is presently not timely nor advantageous buy price for the stock.  (Note: A stock's EMA price changes with time).

    . . .    
    Price / Share (13-day EMA) . . . 05/07/2007:      $16.33
    Price / Share (50-day EMA) . . . 05/07/2007:      $15.19
    Price / Share (13-day EMA) . . .  Current:       $____
    Price / Share (50-day EMA) . . .  Current:       $____
    Price / Share (Current) . . . Current Price       Quote
    Price / Share (Historical) . . . Historical Price       Quote

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       Precision Castparts Corp.  (NYSE: PCP), a worldwide manufacturer of complex metal components and products, provides high-quality investment castings, forgings and fasteners/fastener systems for critical aerospace and industrial gas turbine applications. The Company also provides investment castings and forgings for general industrial, automotive, armament, medical and other applications; fasteners for automotive and general industrial markets; specialty alloys, waxes and metal processing solutions for the investment casting industry; refiner plates, screen cylinders and other products for the pulp and paper industry; metal-injection-molded and ThixoFormed parts for automotive and other markets; metal-matrix-composite components for the electronics, transportation and communications industries; sewer systems; utility systems; and metalworking tools for the fastener market and other applications.

    The stock's price gained 18.2% over the past 3 months (vs. the Industry's 20.4%); 60.9% over the past 6 months (vs. the  Industry's 41.6); and 64.9% over the past 12 months (vs. the Industry's 40.2%). Precision is classified as a large-cap growth company (with a market cap of $15.21B) that is rated to outperform the market over the next six months with a Risk Level of 2 (less than average). The Company was formed in 1953 and has its corporate offices at Portland, Oregon. The Company has 16,000 employees.

    Sector: Capital Goods; Industry: Construction - Supplies & Fixtures; Ticker: PCP;  Exch: NYSE;  05/11/07 Closing Price: $110.91) 

    STOCK GRADE (ASG):  46.20  (GOOD)               

    BUSINESS & FINANCIAL SUMMARY; KEY STATS (Yahoo)
    EXPANDED BUSINESS DESCRIPTION (Reuters)
    STOCK INFO/RESEARCH (MSN)
    OWNERSHIP (MSN)
    KEY DEVELOPMENTS (MSN), RECENT NEWS (MSN) & HEADLINES  (Yahoo)
    HISTORICAL PRICES (Yahoo) & PRICE CHART (IQChart)
    RISK LEVEL:  2 (Less than Average) (MSN)
    COMPANY'S WEB SITE

    Management's Effectiveness (12 Mo.) . . . Return on Equity:        21.89%
    Profitability (12 Mo.) . . . Profit Margin:        11.06%
    Stock's Growth Record (12 Mo.) . . . Revenue:        52.38%
    . . . EPS:        72.85%
    . . . Price:        75.74%
    . . . Dividend:          4.35%
    PE & EPS (Trailing 12 Mo.) . . . Price/Earnings:        24.91
    . . . Earnings/Share:          3.85
    Price / Share (Pick Date, Closing Price) . . . Pick Date 05/11/2007:     $110.91

    COMMENT: The stock's pick price (of $110.91) is over
     the 13-day EMA price (of $107.89) and the 50-day EMA (of $102.59) price range (by 2.00% and 8.00% respectively). This suggests that the pick price is presently not timely nor advantageous buy price for the stock.  (Note: A stock's EMA price changes with time).

    . . .    
    Price / Share (13-day EMA) . . . 05/11/2007:      $107.89
    Price / Share (50-day EMA) . . . 05/11/2007:      $102.59
    Price / Share (13-day EMA) . . .  Current:       $____
    Price / Share (50-day EMA) . . .  Current:       $____
    Price / Share (Current) . . . Current Price       Quote
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         Constellation Energy Group Inc.  (NYSE: CEG) is an energy company which includes a merchant energy business and Baltimore Gas & Electric Co. (BGE), a regulated electric and gas public utility in central Maryland. Constellation's merchant energy business includes a generation operation that owns, operates, and maintains fossil, nuclear, and hydroelectric generating facilities and holds interests in qualifying facilities, fuel processing facilities and power projects in the United States; a wholesale marketing and risk management operation that primarily provides energy products and services to distribution utilities, power generators, and other wholesale customers; an electric and natural gas retail operation that provides energy products and services to commercial, industrial, and governmental customers; and a generation operations and maintenance services operation.

    The stock's price gained 26.1% over the past 3 months (vs. the Industry's 13.9%); 43.1% over the past 6 months (vs. the  Industry's 23.5%); and 84.8% over the past 12 months (vs. the Industry's 43.1%). Constellation is classified as a large-cap value company (with a market cap of $17.01B) that is rated to outperform the market over the next six months with a Risk Level of 1 (Very Low). The Company was formed in 1995 and has its corporate offices at Baltimore, Maryland. The Company has 9,645 employees.


    Sector: Utilities; Industry: Electric Utilities; Ticker: CEG;  Exch: NYSE;  05/18/07 Closing Price: $94.97) 

    STOCK GRADE (ASG):  40.75  (GOOD)               

    BUSINESS & FINANCIAL SUMMARY; KEY STATS (Yahoo)
    EXPANDED BUSINESS DESCRIPTION (Reuters)
    STOCK INFO/RESEARCH (MSN)
    OWNERSHIP (MSN)
    KEY DEVELOPMENTS (MSN), RECENT NEWS (MSN) & HEADLINES  (Yahoo)
    HISTORICAL PRICES (Yahoo) & PRICE CHART (IQChart)
    RISK LEVEL:  1 (LOW) (MSN)
    COMPANY'S WEB SITE



    Management's Effectiveness (12 Mo.) . . . Return on Equity:        17.41%
    Profitability (12 Mo.) . . . Profit Margin:          5.23%
    Stock's Growth Record (12 Mo.) . . . Revenue:        13.65%
    . . . EPS:        38.38%
    . . . Price:        77.59%
    . . . Dividend:        12.69%
    PE & EPS (Trailing 12 Mo.) . . . Price/Earnings:        16.87
    . . . Earnings/Share:          5.60
    Price / Share (Pick Date, Closing Price) . . . Pick Date 05/18/2007:      $94.97

    COMMENT: The stock's pick price (of $94.97) is over
     the 13-day EMA price (of $93.46) and the 50-day EMA (of $88.69) price range (by 1.62% and 7.08% respectively). This suggests that the pick price is presently not timely nor advantageous buy price for the stock.  (Note: A stock's EMA price changes with time).

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    Price / Share (13-day EMA) . . . 05/18/2007:      $93.46
    Price / Share (50-day EMA) . . . 05/18/2007:      $88.69
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       Companhia Vale do Rio Doce  (NYSE: RIO) is one of the world’s largest producer and exporter of iron ore and pellets; and the largest metals and mining company in the Americas. The Company holds exploration claims that cover 21.5 million acres in Brazil, and 48.9 million acres in Angola, Argentina, Australia, Chile, Gabon, Guinea, Mongolia, Mozambique, Peru and South Africa. Companhia also operates large logistics systems, including railroads and ports that are integrated with its mining operations.

    The stock's price gained 18.2% over the past 3 months (vs. the Industry's 14.5%); 59.8% over the past 6 months (vs. the  Industry's 42.2%); and 78.4% over the past 12 months (vs. the Industry's 62.7%). Companhia is classified as a large-cap growth company (with a market cap of $104.75B) that is rated to outperform the market over the next six months with a Risk Level of 2 (Less than average). The Company was formed in 1943 and has its corporate offices at Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. The Company has 55,819 employees.


    Sector: Basic Materials; Industry: Metal Mining; Ticker: RIO;  Exch: NYSE;  05/25/07 Closing Price: $43.38) 

    STOCK GRADE (ASG):  53.65  (VERY GOOD)               

    BUSINESS & FINANCIAL SUMMARY; KEY STATS (Yahoo)
    EXPANDED BUSINESS DESCRIPTION (Reuters)
    STOCK INFO/RESEARCH (MSN)
    OWNERSHIP (MSN)
    KEY DEVELOPMENTS (MSN), RECENT NEWS (MSN) & HEADLINES  (Yahoo)
    HISTORICAL PRICES (Yahoo) & PRICE CHART (IQChart)
    RISK LEVEL: 2 (Less than average) (MSN)
    COMPANY'S WEB SITE

    Management's Effectiveness (12 Mo.) . . . Return on Equity:        37.88%
    Profitability (12 Mo.) . . . Profit Margin:        28.93%
    Stock's Growth Record (12 Mo.) . . . Revenue:        53.62%
    . . . EPS:        28.53%
    . . . Price:        78.47%
    . . . Dividend:       246.83%
    PE & EPS (Trailing 12 Mo.) . . . Price/Earnings:        14.47
    . . . Earnings/Share:          3.00
    Price / Share (Pick Date, Closing Price) . . . Pick Date 05/25/2007:      $43.38

    COMMENT: The stock's pick price (of $43.38) is within the 13- and 50-day EMA price range; i.e., lower than
     the 13-day EMA price (of $43.70) and over the 50-day EMA (of $41.18) by -0.73% and 5.34% respectively. This suggests that the pick price is presently timely and advantageous buy price for the stock.  (Note: A stock's EMA price changes with time).

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    Price / Share (13-day EMA) . . . 05/25/2007:      $43.70
    Price / Share (50-day EMA) . . . 05/25/2007:      $41.18
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