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  • Nov. 2007 (5)  
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  • March 2007 (4)  
  • April 2007 (5)



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    June 2007 Stock Picks
    Stock Name SYM Exch. Sector Industry Date Picked Pick Price
    (per share)
    ASG
     LAN Airlines S.A., ADR    LFL     NYSE     Transportation     Airlines   06/01/07 $81.27   49.45 (Good)  
      Terex Corp.     TEX     NYSE     Capital Goods     Misc. Capital Goods   06/08/07 $82.17   52.60 (Very Good)  
      Potash Corp. Saskachewan     POT     NYSE     Basic Materials     Non-metallic Mining   06/15/07 $77.62   53.63 (Very Good)  
      Deckers Outdoor Corp.     DECK     NASD     Consumer Cylical     Footwear   06/22/07 $93.91   50.38 (Very Good)  
    CAE Inc.    CGT     NYSE     Technology   Electronic Instruments & Controls   06/29/07 $13.34   45.90 (Good)  

       LAN Airlines S.A., ADR  (NYSE: LFL) is the leading passenger airlines in Latin America and the main cargo operator in the region. The Company currently provide domestic and international passenger services in Chile and Peru, domestic passenger services in Argentina, and international passenger services in Ecuador. As of May 31, 2006, LAN service 15 destinations in Chile, 11 destinations in Peru, nine destinations in Argentina, two destinations in Ecuador, ten destinations in other Latin American countries and the Caribbean, three destinations in the United States, two destinations in Europe and four destinations in the South Pacific.

    The stock's price gained 17.6% over the past 3 months (vs. the Industry's 1.3%); 64.0% over the past 6 months (vs. the  Industry's 12.3%); and 128.5% over the past 12 months (vs. the Industry's 42.6%). LAN is classified as a medium-cap value company (with a market cap of $5.15B) that is rated to outperform the market over the next six months with a Risk Level of 2 (Less than average). The Chilean government founded Lan Airlines (formerly Lan Chile S.A.) in 1929.  Lan Airlines was a government-owned company from 1929 until its incorporation in 1983. The Company's principal executive offices are located at Santiago, Chile. The Company has 14,624 employees (as of 12/12/2006).


    Sector: Transportation; Industry: Airlines; Ticker: LFL;  Exch: NYSE;  06/01/07 Closing Price: $81.27) 

    STOCK GRADE (ASG):  49.45  (GOOD)               

    BUSINESS & FINANCIAL SUMMARY; KEY STATS (Yahoo)
    EXPANDED BUSINESS DESCRIPTION (Reuters)
    STOCK INFO/RESEARCH (MSN)
    COMPETITORS
    (CNN Money)

    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:        38.27%
    Profitability (12 Mo.) . . . Profit Margin:          7.81%
    Stock's Growth Record (12 Mo.) . . . Revenue:        21.05%
    . . . EPS:        34.17%
    . . . Price:      130.23%
    . . . Dividend:        95.03%
    PE & EPS (Trailing 12 Mo.) . . . Price/Earnings:        20.71
    . . . Earnings/Share:        37.70
    Price / Share (Pick Date, Closing Price) . . . Pick Date 06/01/2007:      $81.27

    COMMENT: The stock's pick price (of $81.27) is over the 13- and 50-day EMA price range; i.e., higher than
     the 13-day EMA price (of $79.91) and the 50-day EMA (of $75.99) by 1.70% and 6.95% 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) . . . 06/01/2007:      $79.91
    Price / Share (50-day EMA) . . . 06/01/2007:      $75.99
    Price / Share (13-day EMA) . . .         Current:
    Price / Share (50-day EMA) . . .         Current:
    Price / Share (Current) . . . Current Price       Quote
    Price / Share (Historical) . . . Historical Price       Quote

     

    SPECIAL NOTE: This is the second instance that LAN is an ACE'S pick. The stock was an ACE'S pick in December 1, 2004, when its share price then was $26.01 (SEE: Yahoo's historical prices for LFL). Based on its 06/01/07 closing price, the stock has gained 212.46% since 12/01/04 (or  an average annual gain of  about 85%).

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         Terex Corp.  (NYSE: TEX) is  a diversified global manufacturer of capital equipment for the construction, infrastructure, quarry, mining, shipping, transportation, refining and utility industries. The Company operates in five business segments: Terex Construction; Terex Cranes; Terex Aerial Work Platforms; Terex Materials Processing & Mining and Terex Roadbuilding; Utility Products and Other. The Company's products are manufactured at plants in North America, Europe, Australia, Asia and South America, and are sold primarily through dealers and distributors worldwide.

    The stock's price gained 22.2% over the past 3 months (vs. the Industry's 17.5%); 40.3% over the past 6 months (vs. the  Industry's 29.6%); and 93.9% over the past 12 months (vs. the Industry's 44.1%).
    Terex is classified as a medium-cap value company (with a market cap of $8.46B) 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 1986. Terex's principal executive offices are located at Westport, Connecticut. The Company has 18,200 employees.

    Sector: Capital Goods; Industry: Misc. Capital Goods; Ticker: TEX;  Exch: NYSE;  06/08/07 Closing Price: $82.17) 

    STOCK GRADE (ASG):  52.60  (VERY GOOD)               

    BUSINESS & FINANCIAL SUMMARY; KEY STATS (Yahoo)
    EXPANDED BUSINESS DESCRIPTION (Reuters)
    STOCK INFO/RESEARCH (MSN)
    COMPETITORS
    (CNN Money)
    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:        27.73%
    Profitability (12 Mo.) . . . Profit Margin:         5.44%
    Stock's Growth Record (12 Mo.) . . . Revenue:       24.22%
    . . . EPS:     109.71%
    . . . Price:       83.44%
    . . . Dividend:          NA
    PE & EPS (Trailing 12 Mo.) . . . Price/Earnings:       19.65
    . . . Earnings/Share:       82.83
    Price / Share (Pick Date, Closing Price) . . . Pick Date 06/08/2007:     $82.17

    COMMENT: The stock's pick price (of $82.17) is within the 13- and 50-day EMA price range; i.e., lower than
     the 13-day EMA price (of $82.94) and over the 50-day EMA (of $78.54) by -0.93% and 4.62% 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).

    . . .    
    Price / Share (13-day EMA) . . . 06/08/2007:      $82.94
    Price / Share (50-day EMA) . . . 06/08/2007:      $78.54
    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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          Potash Corp. Saskatchewan  (NYSE: POT) is  an integrated fertilizer and related industrial and feed products company. The Company's potash operations include the mining and production of potash, which is predominantly used as fertilizer.  The Company's phosphate operations include the manufacture and sale of solid and liquid phosphate fertilizers, animal feed supplements and industrial acid, which is used in food products and industrial processes. The operation includes an integrated phosphate mine and processing plant in North Carolina; a phosphate mine and two chemical plant complexes in northern Florida; six phosphate feed plants in the United States and one feed plant in Brazil.

    The stock's price gained 51.7% over the past 3 months (vs. the Industry's 36.3%);68.9% over the past 6 months (vs. the  Industry's 53.6%); and 174.7% over the past 12 months (vs. the Industry's 136.4%). Potash Corp. is classified as a large-cap growth company (with a market cap of $24.48B) that is rated to outperform the market over the next six months with a Risk Level of 2 (less than average). The Company is the successor to a corporation that was first established by the Province of Saskatchewan in 1975.  The Company has its corporate offices at Saskatoon, Saskatchewan, Canada. The Company has 4,871 employees.

    Sector: Basic Materials; Industry: Non-metallic Mining; Ticker: POT;  Exch: NYSE;  06/15/07 Closing Price: $77.62) 

    STOCK GRADE (ASG):  53.63  (VERY GOOD)               

    BUSINESS & FINANCIAL SUMMARY; KEY STATS (Yahoo)
    EXPANDED BUSINESS DESCRIPTION (Reuters)
    STOCK INFO/RESEARCH (MSN)
    COMPETITORS
    (CNN Money)
    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:        22.21%
    Profitability (12 Mo.) . . . Profit Margin:        19.33%
    Stock's Growth Record (12 Mo.) . . . Revenue:         -2.09%
    . . . EPS:        22.85%
    . . . Price:      167.23%
    . . . Dividend:          NA
    PE & EPS (Trailing 12 Mo.) . . . Price/Earnings:        35.23
    . . . Earnings/Share:          2.20
    Price / Share (Pick Date, Closing Price) . . . Pick Date 06/15/2007:     $77.62

    COMMENT: The stock's pick price (of $77.62) is over the 13- and 50-day EMA price range; i.e., higher than
     the 13-day EMA price (of $73.49) and over the 50-day EMA (of $66.47) by 5.62% and 16.77% 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) . . . 06/15/2007:      $73.49
    Price / Share (50-day EMA) . . . 06/15/2007:      $66.47
    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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         Deckers Outdoor Corp.  (NASD: DECK) designs and markets niche, innovative, functional and fashion-oriented footwear for both high performance outdoor activities and everyday casual lifestyle use. The Company markets its products under three proprietary brands: Teva, UGG and Simple. Teva is the outdoor lifestyle brand and the category creator for the sport sandal segment. The Teva sport sandal line have been expanded to include casual open-toe footwear, as well as hiking boots, trail running shoes, amphibious footwear and other rugged outdoor footwear styles. UGG is the luxury comfort brand and the category creator for luxury sheepskin footwear.

    The stock's price gained 28.8% over the past 3 months (vs. the Industry's 5.3%); 60.5% over the past 6 months (vs. the  Industry's 13.5%); and 152.5% over the past 12 months (vs. the Industry's 51.2%). Deckers is classified as a small-cap growth company (with a market cap of $1.20B) 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 1973 as a domestic manufacturer of sandals.  Deckers s has its corporate offices in Goleta, California. The Company has 276 employees.

    Sector: Consumer Cyclical; Industry: Footwear; Ticker: DECK;  Exch: NASD;  06/22/07 Closing Price: $93.91) 

    STOCK GRADE (ASG):  50.38  (VERY GOOD)               

    BUSINESS & FINANCIAL SUMMARY; KEY STATS (Yahoo)
    EXPANDED BUSINESS DESCRIPTION (Reuters)
    STOCK INFO/RESEARCH (MSN)
    COMPETITORS
    (CNN Money)
    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:        17.36%
    Profitability (12 Mo.) . . . Profit Margin:        11.08%
    Stock's Growth Record (12 Mo.) . . . Revenue:        14.98%
    . . . EPS:        -1.14%
    . . . Price:     146.20%
    . . . Dividend:         NA
    PE & EPS (Trailing 12 Mo.) . . . Price/Earnings:        33.99
    . . . Earnings/Share:          2.75
    Price / Share (Pick Date, Closing Price) . . . Pick Date 06/22/2007:     $93.91

    COMMENT: The stock's pick price (of $93.91) is over the 13- and 50-day EMA price range; i.e., higher than
     the 13-day EMA price (of $93.000) and over the 50-day EMA (of $84.55) by 0.98% and 11.07% 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) . . . 06/22/2007:      $93.00
    Price / Share (50-day EMA) . . . 06/22/2007:      $84.55
    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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        CAE Inc.  (NYSE: CGT) is a provider of simulation and modeling technologies and integrated training services for civil aviation, and defense customers worldwide. CAE has three core businesses: Simulation Products; Civil Training and Services; and Military Training and Services. Simulation Products: The Company is a leading supplier of civil full-flight simulators, with more than 500 simulators and flight training devices sold to more than 100 airlines, aircraft manufacturers and training center. CAE also designs military training systems for air, land and sea applications, having supplied the defense forces of more than 50 nations with military training systems and services.

    The stock's price gained 31.0% over the past 3 months (vs. the Industry's 20.8%); 48.3% over the past 6 months (vs. the  Industry's 32.0%); and 98.3% over the past 12 months (vs. the Industry's 34.8%). CAE is classified as a mid-cap growth company (with a market cap of $3.36B) that is rated to outperform the market over the next six months with a Risk Level of 1 (very low). The Company was founded in 1947.  CAE has its corporate offices in Saint-Laurent QC, Canada. The Company has 5,000 employees.

    Sector: Technology; Industry: Electronic Instruments & Controls; Ticker: CGT;  Exch: NYSE;  06/29/07 Closing Price: $13.34) 

    STOCK GRADE (ASG):  45.90  (GOOD)               

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



    Management's Effectiveness (12 Mo.) . . . Return on Equity:        17.19%
    Profitability (12 Mo.) . . . Profit Margin:        10.19%
    Stock's Growth Record (12 Mo.) . . . Revenue:        13.01%
    . . . EPS:        67.30%
    . . . Price:        81.14%
    . . . Dividend:         NA
    PE & EPS (Trailing 12 Mo.) . . . Price/Earnings:        28.08
    . . . Earnings/Share:          0.48
    Price / Share (Pick Date, Closing Price) . . . Pick Date 06/29/2007:      $13.34

    COMMENT: The stock's pick price (of $13.34) is below the 13- and above the 50-day EMA price range; i.e., lower than
     the 13-day EMA price (of $13.36) and over the 50-day EMA (of $12.66) by -0.15% and 5.37% 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).

    . . .    
    Price / Share (13-day EMA) . . . 06/29/2007:      $13.36
    Price / Share (50-day EMA) . . . 06/29/2007:      $12.66
    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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    July 2007 Stock Picks
    Stock Name SYM Exch. Sector Industry Date Picked Pick Price
    (per share)
    ASG
     Nokia Corp.    NOK     NYSE     Technology     Communication Equipment   07/06/07 $28.92   59.31 (Very Good)  
     Loews Corp.    L     NYSE     Financial     Insurance (Property & Casualty)   07/13/07 $51.86   48.96 (Good)  
     Novo Nordisk A/S ADR    NVO     NYSE     Healthcare     Biotechnology & Drugs   07/20/07 $109.93  55.85 (Very Good)  
     Vimpel-Communications ADR     VIP     NYSE     Services     Communication Services   07/27/07 $101.29   45.90 (Good)  

     

        Nokia Corp.  (NYS: NOK) makes a wide range of mobile communication devices that provides people access to applications in music, navigation, video, television, imaging, games and business.mobility through these devices. Nokia is comprised of three business groups: Mobile Phones, Multimedia and Enterprise Solutions. Mobile Phones connects people by providing expanding mobile voice and data capabilities across a wide range of mobile devices. Multimedia gives people the ability to create, access, experience and share multimedia in the form of advanced mobile multimedia computers and applications with connectivity over multiple technology standards. Enterprise Solutions offers businesses and institutions a broad range of products and solutions, including enterprise­grade mobile devices, underlying security infrastructure, software and services.

    The stock's price gained 22.9% over the past 3 months (vs. the Industry's 10.3%); 45.8% over the past 6 months (vs. the  Industry's 22.3%); and 48.0% over the past 12 months (vs. the Industry's 28.4%). Nokia is classified as a large-cap growth company (with a market cap of $113.38B) that is rated to outperform the market over the next six months with a Risk Level of 2 (less than average). The Company's history goes back to 1865 when it was founded as a wood pulp milling company. In 1967,:Nokia Ab, Finnish Rubber Works and Finnish Cable works formally merge to create Nokia. Nokia has its corporate offices in Espoo, Finland. The Company has 68,483 employees.

    Sector: Technology; Industry: Communication Equipment; Ticker: NOK;  Exch: NYSE;  07/06/07 Closing Price: $28.92) 

    STOCK GRADE (ASG):  59.31  (VERY GOOD)               

    BUSINESS & FINANCIAL SUMMARY; KEY STATS (Yahoo)
    EXPANDED BUSINESS DESCRIPTION (Reuters)
    STOCK INFO/RESEARCH (MSN)
    COMPETITORS
    (CNN Money)
    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:        37.39%
    Profitability (12 Mo.) . . . Profit Margin:        10.22%
    Stock's Growth Record (12 Mo.) . . . Revenue:        20.27%
    . . . EPS:        27.66%
    . . . Price:        48.00%
    . . . Dividend:         NA
    PE & EPS (Trailing 12 Mo.) . . . Price/Earnings:        20.22
    . . . Earnings/Share:          1.43
    Price / Share (Pick Date, Closing Price) . . . Pick Date 07/06/2007:      $28.92

    COMMENT: The stock's pick price (of $28.92) is above the 13- and  the 50-day EMA price range; i.e., higher than
     the 13-day EMA price (of $28.35) and over the 50-day EMA (of $27.06) by 2.00% and 6.80% 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) . . . 07/06/2007:      $28.35
    Price / Share (50-day EMA) . . . 07/06/2007:      $27.06
    Price / Share (13-day EMA) . . .         Current:
    Price / Share (50-day EMA) . . .         Current:
    Price / Share (Current) . . . Current Price       Quote
    Price / Share (Historical) . . . Historical Price       Quote

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        LoewsCorp.  (NYSE: L)  is a holding company whose subsidiaries are engaged in the following lines of business: commercial property and casualty insurance (CNA Financial Corporation, a 91% owned subsidiary); production and sale of cigarettes (Lorillard, Inc., a wholly-owned subsidiary);  operation of interstate natural gas transmission pipeline systems (Boardwalk Pipeline Partners, LP, an 85% owned subsidiary); operation of offshore oil and gas drilling rigs (Diamond Offshore Drilling, Inc., a 54% owned subsidiary); operation of hotels (Loews Hotels Holding Corporation, a wholly-owned subsidiary); and distribution and sale of watches and clocks (Bulova Corporation, a wholly-owned subsidiary).

    The stock's price gained 11.4% over the past 3 months (vs. the Industry's 4.3%); 22.7% over the past 6 months (vs. the  Industry's 5.2%); and 46.3% over the past 12 months (vs. the Industry's 26.8%). Loews is classified as a large-cap value company (with a market cap of $27.85B) that is rated to outperform the market over the next six months with a Risk Level of 1 (very low). CNA Financial Corp. was incorporated in 1967. Thru a subsidiary, Continental Casualty Co., Loews' history goes back to 1897.  Loews has its corporate offices in New York, New York. The Company has 21,600 employees.

    Sector: Financial; Industry: Insurance (Property & Casualty); Ticker: LTR;  Exch: NYSE;  07/13/07 Closing Price: $51.86) 

    STOCK GRADE (ASG):  48.96  (GOOD)               

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

     

    Management's Effectiveness (12 Mo.) . . . Return on Equity:        18.11%
    Profitability (12 Mo.) . . . Profit Margin:        14.80%
    Stock's Growth Record (12 Mo.) . . . Revenue:        11.82%
    . . . EPS:      124.87%
    . . . Price:        46.25%
    . . . Dividend:         20.00%
    PE & EPS (Trailing 12 Mo.) . . . Price/Earnings:         12.65
    . . . Earnings/Share:           4.10
    Price / Share (Pick Date, Closing Price) . . . Pick Date 07/13/2007:       $51.86

    COMMENT: The stock's pick price (of $51.86) is above the 13- and  the 50-day EMA price range; i.e., higher than
     the 13-day EMA price (of $51.64) and over the 50-day EMA (of $50.56) by 0.43% and 2.57% 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) . . . 07/13/2007:      $51.64
    Price / Share (50-day EMA) . . . 07/13/2007:      $50.56
    Price / Share (13-day EMA) . . .         Current:
    Price / Share (50-day EMA) . . .         Current:
    Price / Share (Current) . . . Current Price       Quote
    Price / Share (Historical) . . . Historical Price       Quote

    SPECIAL NOTE:   Loews is an Ace's "re-pick" (the stock was one of Ace's picks for March 2001).

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        Novo Nordisk A/S ADR  (NYSE: NVO)  is a healthcare company that is engaged in the discovery, development, manufacturing and marketing of pharmaceutical products. The Company has two business segments – diabetes care and biopharmaceuticals. The diabetes care segment covers Novo Nordisk’s insulin franchise, including insulin analogues, human insulin and insulin-related sales and OADs (oral antidiabetic drugs). Novo Nordisk uses recombinant DNA technology to make innovative products for people with diabetes. The company first marketed insulin for commercial use in 1923. Novo Nordisk created the world's first insulin pen device.

    The stock's price gained 9.3% over the past 3 months (vs. the Industry's 2.4%); 32.9% over the past 6 months (vs. the  Industry's 10.3%); and 80.3% over the past 12 months (vs. the Industry's 25.9%). Novo Nordisk is classified as a large-cap growth company (with a market cap of $34.90B) 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 1989 by a merger of two Danish companies, Nordisk Gentofte A/S and Novo Industri A/S.  Novo Nordisk has its corporate offices in Bagsvaerd, Denmark. The Company employs approximately 22,000 employees in 78 countries, and markets its products in 179 countries.

    Sector: Healthcare; Industry: Biotechnology & Drugs); Ticker: NVO;  Exch: NYSE;  07/20/07 Closing Price: $109.93) 

    STOCK GRADE (ASG):  55.85  (VERY GOOD)               

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



    Management's Effectiveness (12 Mo.) . . . Return on Equity:        24.51%
    Profitability (12 Mo.) . . . Profit Margin:        17.54%
    Stock's Growth Record (12 Mo.) . . . Revenue:        14.76%
    . . . EPS:        31.32%
    . . . Price:        77.14%
    . . . Dividend:        16.67%
    PE & EPS (Trailing 12 Mo.) . . . Price/Earnings:        27.35
    . . . Earnings/Share:           4.02
    Price / Share (Pick Date, Closing Price) . . . Pick Date 07/20/2007:    $109.93

    COMMENT: The stock's pick price (of $109.93) is under the 13- and  over the 50-day EMA price range; i.e., lower than
     the 13-day EMA price (of $109.94) and higher than the 50-day EMA (of $105.78) by -0.01% and 3.92% 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).

    . . .    
    Price / Share (13-day EMA) . . . 07/20/2007:      $109.94
    Price / Share (50-day EMA) . . . 07/20/2007:      $105.78
    Price / Share (13-day EMA) . . .         Current:
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       Vimpel-Communications ADR  (NYSE: VIP) is a leading provider of wireless telecommunications services in Russia, Kazakhstan, Ukraine, Tajikistan and Uzbekistan. As of December 31, 2005, The Company had a total subscriber base of approximately 45.4 million, compared to approximately 26.6 million as of December 31, 2004. Overall, it is estimated that Vimpel's subscriber base increased by 70.9% in 2005, and its subscriber base in Russia— its principal market both in terms of subscribers and revenues—increased by 67.5% in 2005.

    The stock's price gained 16.4% over the past 3 months (vs. the Industry's 19.6%);35.8% over the past 6 months (vs. the  Industry's 26.7%); and 143.4% over the past 12 months (vs. the Industry's 72.4%). Vimpel is classified as a large-cap growth company (with a market cap of $22.78B) that is rated to outperform the market over the next six months with a Risk Level of 2 (less than average). Open Joint Stock Company Vimpel-Communications is a company organized under the laws of the Russian Federation on 1992. Vimpel's principal executive offices are located at Moscow, Russian Federation. The Company has 21,303 employees.

    Sector: Services; Industry: Communication Services; Ticker: VIP;  Exch: NYSE;  07/27/07 Closing Price: $101.29 

    STOCK GRADE (ASG):  45.90  (GOOD)               

    BUSINESS & FINANCIAL SUMMARY; KEY STATS (Yahoo)
    EXPANDED BUSINESS DESCRIPTION (Reuters)
    STOCK INFO/RESEARCH (MSN)
    COMPETITORS
    (CNN Money)
    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:        26.14%
    Profitability (12 Mo.) . . . Profit Margin:        17.32%
    Stock's Growth Record (12 Mo.) . . . Revenue:        51.60%
    . . . EPS:        32.59%
    . . . Price:      108.54%
    . . . Dividend:         NA
    PE & EPS (Trailing 12 Mo.) . . . Price/Earnings:        24.28
    . . . Earnings/Share:          4.61
    Price / Share (Pick Date, Closing Price) . . . Pick Date 07/27/2007:     $101.29

    COMMENT: The stock's pick price (of $101.29) is under the 13-day EMA and the 50-day EMA price range; i.e., lower than
     the 13-day EMA price (of $107.73) and the 50-day EMA (of $105.69) by --5.98% and -4.14% 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).

    . . .    
    Price / Share (13-day EMA) . . . 07/27/2007:      $107.73
    Price / Share (50-day EMA) . . . 07/27/2007:      $105.67
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    August 2007 Stock Picks
    Stock Name SYM Exch. Sector Industry Date Picked Pick Price
    (per share)
    ASG
     Commscope Inc.     CTV     NYSE     Technology     Communication Equipment   08/03/07 $53.23   47.13 (Good)  
     Johnson Controls Inc.     JCI     NYSE     Services     Business Services   08/10/07 $114.95   52.02 (Very Good)  
     FMC Technologies, Inc.    FTI     NYSE     Energy     Oil Well Services & Equipment   08/17/07 $86.84   47.43 (Good)  
     Trimble Navigation Ltd    TRMB     NASD     Technology     Scientific & Technical Instruments   08/24/07 $36.99   47.43 (Good)  
     Cummins nc.    CMI     NYSE     Capital Goods     MiscellaneousCapital Goods   08/31/07 $118.42   54.32 (Very Good)  
     

      Commscope Inc.  (NYSE: CTV) designs and manufactures cable and connectivity solutions for communications networks. The Company's product line completes the link of a communication network to the customer. Commscope also design, manufacture and market a broad line of high-performance electronic, coaxial and fiber optic cable products for data networking, Internet access, wireless communication,telephony and other broadband applications.

    The stock's price gained 5.8% over the past 3 months (vs. the Industry's 0.5%);63.5% over the past 6 months (vs. the  Industry's 11.3%); and 76.5% over the past 12 months (vs. the Industry's 25.3%). Commscope is classified as a mid-cap growth company (with a market cap of $3.35B) that is rated to outperform the market over the next six months with a Risk Level of 2 (less than average). The Company a company was incorporated on 1997. Commscope's executive offices are located at Hickory, North Carolina. The Company has 4,550 employees.

    Sector: Technology; Industry: Communication Equipment; Ticker: CTV;  Exch: NYSE;  08/03/07 Closing Price: $53.23 

    STOCK GRADE (ASG):  47.13  (GOOD)               

    BUSINESS & FINANCIAL SUMMARY; KEY STATS (Yahoo)
    EXPANDED BUSINESS DESCRIPTION (Reuters)
    STOCK INFO/RESEARCH (MSN)
    COMPETITORS
    (CNN Money)
    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:        23.57%
    Profitability (12 Mo.) . . . Profit Margin:          9.56%
    Stock's Growth Record (12 Mo.) . . . Revenue:        21.45%
    . . . EPS:      136.19%
    . . . Price:        82.53%
    . . . Dividend:         NA
    PE & EPS (Trailing 12 Mo.) . . . Price/Earnings:        17.77
    . . . Earnings/Share:          2.27
    Price / Share (Pick Date, Closing Price) . . . Pick Date 08/03/2007:     $53.23

    COMMENT: The stock's pick price (of $53.23) is under the 13-day EMA and the 50-day EMA price range; i.e., lower than
     the 13-day EMA price (of $57.29% and lower than the 50-day EMA (of $56.04) by --7.09% and -5.01% 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).

    . . .    
    Price / Share (13-day EMA) . . . 08/03/2007:        $57.29
    Price / Share (50-day EMA) . . . 08/03/2007:        $56.04
    Price / Share (13-day EMA) . . .         Current:
    Price / Share (50-day EMA) . . .         Current:
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         Johnson Controls, Inc.  (NYSE: JCI) operates in three primary businesses: building efficiency, interior experience, and power solutions. Building efficiency is a worldwide supplier of installed control systems and technical and facility management services which improve the comfort, fire-safety, security, productivity, energy efficiency, and cost-effectiveness of non-residential buildings. The Company provides control systems that monitor, automate and integrate critical building operating equipment and conditions. Interior experience designs and manufactures products and systems for passenger cars and light trucks, including vans, pick-up trucks and sport/crossover utility vehicles.

    The stock's price gained 9.4% over the past 3 months (vs. the Industry's 1.8%);23.8% over the past 6 months (vs. the  Industry's 9.4%); and 58.6% over the past 12 months (vs. the Industry's 33.5%). Johnson Controls is classified as a large-cap value company (with a market cap of $23.29B) that is rated to outperform the market over the next six months with a Risk Level of 1 (very low). The Company was originally organized in 1885. Johnson Controls' principal offices are located at Milwaukee, Wisconsin. The Company has 136,000 employees.

    Sector: Services; Industry: Business Services; Ticker: JCI;  Exch: NYSE;  08/10/07 Closing Price: $114.95.

    STOCK GRADE (ASG):  52.02  (VERY GOOD)               

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

    Management's Effectiveness (12 Mo.) . . . Return on Equity:        15.69%
    Profitability (12 Mo.) . . . Profit Margin:          3.39%
    Stock's Growth Record (12 Mo.) . . . Revenue:        17.31%
    . . . EPS:        34.83%
    . . . Price:        48.19%
    . . . Dividend:         NA
    PE & EPS (Trailing 12 Mo.) . . . Price/Earnings:        20.41
    . . . Earnings/Share:          5.76
    Price / Share (Pick Date, Closing Price) . . . Pick Date 08/10/2007:     $114.95

    COMMENT: The stock's pick price (of $114.95) is under the 13-day EMA and over 50-day EMA price range; i.e., lower than
     the 13-day EMA price (of $115.58% and higher than the 50-day EMA (of $114.12) by -0.55% and 0.73% 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).

    . . .    
    Price / Share (13-day EMA) . . . 08/10/2007:        $115.58
    Price / Share (50-day EMA) . . . 08/10/2007:        $114.12
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       FMC Technologies, Inc.  (NYSE: FTI) design, manufacture and service machinery and systems for customers in the energy, food processing and air transportation industries through three business segments: Energy Systems, FoodTech and Airport Systems. Energy Production Systems designs and manufactures systems and provides services used by oil and gas companies involved in land and offshore, including deepwater, exploration and production of crude oil and gas. The systems control the flow of oil and gas from producing wells. This segment includes subsea production systems, surface production systems, floating production systems, and separation systems. Energy Production Systems revenue comprised approximately 57% of the Company’s consolidated revenue in 2005. Energy Processing Systems designs, manufactures and supplies high pressure valves and fittings for oilfield service customers.

    The stock's price gained 15.6% over the past 3 months (vs. the Industry's 3.8%) 31.3% over the past 6 months (vs. the  Industry's 76.5%); and 40.1% over the past 12 months (vs. the Industry's 69.2%). The Company is classified as a mid-cap value company (with a market cap of $5.95B) 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 2000 from the restructuring of FMC Corp. into two separate, publicly traded companies - a machinery business (FMC Technologies) and a chemicals business (FMC Corporation).  The Company's' principal offices are located at Houston, Texas. The Company has 11,000 employees.

    Sector: Energy; Industry: Oil Well Services & Equipment; Ticker: FTI;  Exch: NYSE;  08/17/07 Closing Price: $86.84.

    STOCK GRADE (ASG):  47.43  (GOOD)               

    BUSINESS & FINANCIAL SUMMARY; KEY STATS (Yahoo)
    EXPANDED BUSINESS DESCRIPTION (Reuters)
    STOCK INFO/RESEARCH (MSN)
    COMPETITORS
    (CNN Money)
    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:        30.63%
    Profitability (12 Mo.) . . . Profit Margin:          7.18%
    Stock's Growth Record (12 Mo.) . . . Revenue:        20.75%
    . . . EPS:        62.21%
    . . . Price:        50.64%
    . . . Dividend:         NA
    PE & EPS (Trailing 12 Mo.) . . . Price/Earnings:        21.15
    . . . Earnings/Share:          4.33
    Price / Share (Pick Date, Closing Price) . . . Pick Date 08/17/2007:     $86.84

    COMMENT: The stock's pick price (of $86.84) is under the 13-day EMA and over 50-day EMA price range; i.e., lower than
     the 13-day EMA price (of $89.06% and higher than the 50-day EMA (of $85.70) by -2.49% and 1.33% 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).

    . . .    
    Price / Share (13-day EMA) . . . 08/17/2007:        $89.06
    Price / Share (50-day EMA) . . . 08/17/2007:        $85.70
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    Price / Share (50-day EMA) . . .         Current:
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         Trimble Navigation Ltd.  (NASD: TRMB) provides advanced positioning product solutions to commercial and government users. The Company is organized into five reporting segments: Engineering and Construction, Field Solutions, Component Technologies, Mobile Solutions, and Portfolio Technologies. Products in the Engineering and Construction segment improve productivity and accuracy throughout the entire construction process including the initial survey, planning, design, site preparation, and building phases. The Field Solutions segment addresses the agriculture and geographic information system (GIS) markets. The agriculture products consist of manual and automated navigation guidance for tractors and other farm equipment used in spraying, planting, cultivation, and harvesting applications.

    The stock's price gained 17.3% over the past 3 months (vs. the Industry's 13.0%) 26.0% over the past 6 months (vs. the  Industry's 20.7%); and 38.0% over the past 12 months (vs. the Industry's 59.2%). The Company is classified as a mid-cap growth company (with a market cap of $4.32B) that is rated to outperform the market over the next six months with a Risk Level of 2 (less than average). The Company began operations in 1978 and was incorporated in 1981. The Company's' principal offices are located at Sunnyvale, California. The Company has 3,400 employees.

    Sector: Technology; Industry: Scientific & Technical Instruments; Ticker: TRMB;  Exch: NASD;  08/24/07 Closing Price: $36.99.

    STOCK GRADE (ASG):  47.43  (GOOD)               

    BUSINESS & FINANCIAL SUMMARY; KEY STATS (Yahoo)
    EXPANDED BUSINESS DESCRIPTION (Reuters)
    STOCK INFO/RESEARCH (MSN)
    COMPETITORS
    (CNN Money)
    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:        13.49%
    Profitability (12 Mo.) . . . Profit Margin:        10.44%
    Stock's Growth Record (12 Mo.) . . . Revenue:        21.32%
    . . . EPS:        19.60%
    . . . Price:        41.80%
    . . . Dividend:         NA
    PE & EPS (Trailing 12 Mo.) . . . Price/Earnings:        38.12
    . . . Earnings/Share:          0.95
    Price / Share (Pick Date, Closing Price) . . . Pick Date 08/24/2007:      $36.99

    COMMENT: The stock's pick price (of $36.99) is over the 13-day EMA and  50-day EMA price range; i.e., higher than
     the 13-day EMA price (of $36.29% and the 50-day EMA (of $34.33) by 1.93% and 7.75% 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) . . . 08/24/2007:        $36.29
    Price / Share (50-day EMA) . . . 08/24/2007:        $34.33
    Price / Share (13-day EMA) . . .         Current:
    Price / Share (50-day EMA) . . .         Current:
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         Cummins Inc.  (NYSE: CMI) designs, manufactures, distributes and services diesel and natural gas engines, electric power generation systems and engine-related component products, including filtration and emissions solutions, fuel systems, controls and air handling systems. The Company operates four operating segments: Engine, Power Generation, Components, and Distribution. The Engine segment manufactures and markets a broad range of diesel and natural gas-powered engines under the Cummins brand name for the heavy-and medium-duty truck, bus, recreational vehicle (RV), light-duty automotive, agricultural, construction, mining, marine, oil and gas, rail and governmental equipment markets. The Power Generation segment is a global provider of power generation systems, components and services for a diversified customer base to meet the needs for standby power, distributed generation power, as well as auxiliary power needs in specialty mobile applications.

    The stock's price gained 25.9% over the past 3 months (vs. the Industry's 11.7%) 77.0% over the past 6 months (vs. the  Industry's 57.5%); and 105.0% over the past 12 months (vs. the Industry's 105.9%). The Company is classified as a large-cap value company (with a market cap of $11.97B) 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 1919 as one of the first manufacturers of diesel engines and are headquartered in Columbus, Indiana. The Company has 34,600 employees.

    Sector: Capital Goods; Industry: Misc. Capital Goods; Ticker: CMI;  Exch: NYSE;  08/31/07 Closing Price: $118.42.

    STOCK GRADE (ASG):  54.32  (VERY GOOD)               

    BUSINESS & FINANCIAL SUMMARY; KEY STATS (Yahoo)
    EXPANDED BUSINESS DESCRIPTION (Reuters)
    STOCK INFO/RESEARCH (MSN)
    COMPETITORS
    (CNN Money)
    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:        25.33%
    Profitability (12 Mo.) . . . Profit Margin:          5.97%
    Stock's Growth Record (12 Mo.) . . . Revenue:        14.56%
    . . . EPS:        28.82%
    . . . Price:      103.80%
    . . . Dividend:        10.00%
    PE & EPS (Trailing 12 Mo.) . . . Price/Earnings:        16.19
    . . . Earnings/Share:          7.11
    Price / Share (Pick Date, Closing Price) . . . Pick Date 08/31/2007:      $118.42

    COMMENT: The stock's pick price (of $118.42) is over the 13-day EMA and  50-day EMA price range; i.e., higher than
     the 13-day EMA price (of $113.34 and the 50-day EMA (of $110.43) by 4.48% and 7.24% 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) . . . 08/31/2007:        $113.34
    Price / Share (50-day EMA) . . . 08/31/2007:        $110.43
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    September 2007 Stock Picks
    Stock Name SYM Exch. Sector Industry Date Picked Pick Price
    (per share)
    ASG
     GameStop Corp.    GME     NYSE     Services     Retail (Technology)   09/07/07 $48.21   43.61 (Good)  
     Garmin Ltd.    GRMN     NASD     Technology     Scientific & Technical Instruments   09/14/07 $106.77   53.55 (Very Good)  
     Apple Corp. Inc.    AAPL     NASD     Technology     Computer Hardware   09/21/07 $144.15   50.49 (Very Good)  
     Varian Semiconductor Equipment Associates Inc.    VSEA     NASD     Technology     Semiconductors   09/28/07 $53.52   46.67 (Good)  

     

       GameStop Corp.  (NYSE: GME) is a global retailer of video game products and PC entertainment software. The Company sells new and used video game hardware, video game software and accessories, as well as PC entertainment software, and related accessories and other merchandise. As of January 28, 2006, The Company operated 4,490 stores in the United States, Australia, Canada and Europe, primarily under the names GameStop and EB Games; and publish Game Informer, the largest circulation multi-platform video game magazine in the United States, with approximately 1.9 million subscribers.

    The stock's price gained 29.4% over the past 3 months (vs. the Industry's -13.6%); 77.9% over the past 6 months (vs. the  Industry's 22.1%); and 115.5% over the past 12 months (vs. the Industry's 62.2%). The Company is classified as a mid-cap value company (with a market cap of $7.67B) that is rated to outperform the market over the next six months with a Risk Level of 2 (less than average). The Company's subsidiary Babbage’s Etc. LLC began operations in 1996; and its corporate office is  in Grapevine, Texas. The Company has 12,000 employees.

    Sector: Services; Industry: Retail (Technology); Ticker: GME;  Exch: NYSE;  09/07/07 Closing Price: $48.21.

    STOCK GRADE (ASG):  43.61  (GOOD)               

    BUSINESS & FINANCIAL SUMMARY; KEY STATS (Yahoo)
    EXPANDED BUSINESS DESCRIPTION (Reuters)
    STOCK INFO/RESEARCH (MSN)
    COMPETITORS
    (CNN Money)
    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:        13.86%
    Profitability (12 Mo.) . . . Profit Margin:          3.20%
    Stock's Growth Record (12 Mo.) . . . Revenue:        72.03%
    . . . EPS:        23.97%
    . . . Price:      131.81%
    . . . Dividend:           NA%
    PE & EPS (Trailing 12 Mo.) . . . Price/Earnings:        40.89
    . . . Earnings/Share:          1.18
    Price / Share (Pick Date, Closing Price) . . . Pick Date 09/07/2007:      $48.21

    COMMENT: The stock's pick price (of $48.21) is over the 13-day EMA and  50-day EMA price range; i.e., higher than
     the 13-day EMA price (of $47.74 and the 50-day EMA (of $43.15) by 0.98% and 11.73% 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) . . . 08/31/2007:        $47.74
    Price / Share (50-day EMA) . . . 08/31/2007:        $43.15
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         Garmin Ltd.  (NASD: GRMN)  is a worldwide provider of navigation, communications and information devices, most of which are enabled by GPS technology. The Company designs, develops, manufactures and markets a diverse family of hand-held, portable and fixed-mount GPS-enabled products and other navigation, communication and information products for the consumer and general aviation markets. The Company's target markets currently consist of the consumer segment, which primarily includes automotive, marine, recreational, fitness, and personal digital assistant (PDA) products, and the aviation segment, which consists of panel mount and portable products for use in general aviation aircraft.

    The stock's price gained 55.3% over the past 3 months (vs. the Industry's 13.9%); 99.3% over the past 6 months (vs. the  Industry's 41.2%); and 142.8% over the past 12 months (vs. the Industry's 71.4%). The Company is classified as a large-cap growth company (with a market cap of $23.11B) that is rated to outperform the market over the next six months with a Risk Level of 2 (less than average). Garmin was incorporated in the Cayman Islands on July 24, 2000 as a holding company for Garmin Corporation, a Taiwan corporation, in order to facilitate a public offering of Garmin shares in the United States. The Company has its corporate office in George Town, Cayman Islands. Garmin has 4,571 employees.

    Sector: Technology; Industry: Scientific & Technical Instruments; Ticker: GRMN;  Exch: NASD;  09/14/07 Closing Price: $106.77.

    STOCK GRADE (ASG):  53.55  (VERY GOOD)               

    BUSINESS & FINANCIAL SUMMARY; KEY STATS (Yahoo)
    EXPANDED BUSINESS DESCRIPTION (Reuters)
    STOCK INFO/RESEARCH (MSN)
    COMPETITORS
    (CNN Money)
    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:        41.07%
    Profitability (12 Mo.) . . . Profit Margin:        29.18%
    Stock's Growth Record (12 Mo.) . . . Revenue:        72.61%
    . . . EPS:        64.74%
    . . . Price:      143.71%
    . . . Dividend:      100.00%
    PE & EPS (Trailing 12 Mo.) . . . Price/Earnings:        35.53
    . . . Earnings/Share:          3.00
    Price / Share (Pick Date, Closing Price) . . . Pick Date 09/14/2007:      $106.77

    COMMENT: The stock's pick price (of $106.77) is over the 13-day EMA and  50-day EMA price range; i.e., higher than
     the 13-day EMA price (of $104.61 and the 50-day EMA (of $94.08) by 2.06% and 13.49% 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) . . . 09/14/2007:        $104.61
    Price / Share (50-day EMA) . . . 09/14/2007:        $94.08
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        Apple Corp. Inc.  (NASD: AAPL) designs, manufactures, and markets personal computers and related software, services, peripherals, and networking solutions. The Company also designs, develops, and markets a line of portable digital music players along with related accessories and services including the online distribution of third-party music, audio books, music videos, short films, and television shows. The Company's products and services include the Macintosh line of desktop and notebook computers, the iPod digital music player, the Xserve G5 server and Xserve RAID storage products, a portfolio of consumer and professional software applications, the Mac OS X operating system, the iTunes Music Store, a portfolio of peripherals that support and enhance the Macintosh and iPod product lines, and a variety of other service and support offerings.

    The stock's price gained 17.2% over the past 3 months (vs. the Industry's 12.4%); 54.1% over the past 6 months (vs. the  Industry's 42.8%); and 97.5% over the past 12 months (vs. the Industry's 74.4%). The Company is classified as a large-cap growth company (with a market cap of $122.55B) 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 California on 1977. The Company has its corporate office in Cupertino, California and has an estimated 17,787 employees.

    Sector: Technology; Industry: Computer Hardware; Ticker: AAPL;  Exch: NASD;  09/21/07 Closing Price: $144.15.

    STOCK GRADE (ASG):  50.49  (VERY GOOD)               

    BUSINESS & FINANCIAL SUMMARY; KEY STATS (Yahoo)
    EXPANDED BUSINESS DESCRIPTION (Reuters)
    STOCK INFO/RESEARCH (MSN)
    COMPETITORS
    (CNN Money)
    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:        27.57%
    Profitability (12 Mo.) . . . Profit Margin:        13.85%
    Stock's Growth Record (12 Mo.) . . . Revenue:        38.65%
    . . . EPS:        46.25%
    . . . Price:        87.33%
    . . . Dividend:         NA
    PE & EPS (Trailing 12 Mo.) . . . Price/Earnings:        39.80
    . . . Earnings/Share:          3.54
    Price / Share (Pick Date, Closing Price) . . . Pick Date 09/21/2007:      $144.15

    COMMENT: The stock's pick price (of $144.15) is over the 13-day EMA and  50-day EMA price range; i.e., higher than
     the 13-day EMA price (of $138.55 and the 50-day EMA (of $132.96) by 4.04% and 8.42% 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) . . . 09/21/2007:        $138.55
    Price / Share (50-day EMA) . . . 09/21/2007:        $132.96
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        Varian Semiconductor Equipment Associates Inc.  (NASD: VSEA) designs, manufactures, markets and services semiconductor processing equipment for virtually all of the major semiconductor manufacturers in the United States, Europe and Asia Pacific. The Company is the leading supplier of ion implantation systems used in the fabrication of semiconductor chips. Ion implanters implants selected elements into the silicon wafers at precise locations and depths by bombarding the silicon surface with a precisely controlled beam of electrically charged ions of specific atomic mass and energy.

    The stock's price gained 33.5% over the past 3 months (vs. the Industry's 3.9%); 51.0% over the past 6 months (vs. the  Industry's 14.2%); and 122.2% over the past 12 months (vs. the Industry's 39.7%). The Company is classified as a mid-cap growth company (with a market cap of $4.15B) that is rated to outperform the market over the next six months with a Risk Level of 3 (average). The Company was founded in 1999. The Company has its corporate office in Gloucester, Massachusetts and has an estimated 1,588 employees.

    Sector: Technology; Industry: Semiconductors; Ticker: VSEA;  Exch: NASD;  09/28/07 Closing Price: $53.52.

    STOCK GRADE (ASG):  46.67  (GOOD)               

    BUSINESS & FINANCIAL SUMMARY; KEY STATS (Yahoo)
    EXPANDED BUSINESS DESCRIPTION (Reuters)
    STOCK INFO/RESEARCH (MSN)
    COMPETITORS
    (CNN Money)
    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:        19.33%
    Profitability (12 Mo.) . . . Profit Margin:        13.59%
    Stock's Growth Record (12 Mo.) . . . Revenue:        21.68%
    . . . EPS:        29.65%
    . . . Price:       119.28%
    . . . Dividend:         NA
    PE & EPS (Trailing 12 Mo.) . . . Price/Earnings:        34.42
    . . . Earnings/Share:          1.58
    Price / Share (Pick Date, Closing Price) . . . Pick Date 09/28/2007:      $53.52

    COMMENT: The stock's pick price (of $53.52) is over the 13-day EMA and  50-day EMA price range; i.e., higher than
     the 13-day EMA price (of $53.48 and the 50-day EMA (of $50.89) by 0.07% and 5.16% 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) . . . 09/28/2007:        $53.48
    Price / Share (50-day EMA) . . . 09/28/2007:        $50.89
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