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  • January 2013 Stock Picks
    Stock Name SYM Exch. Sector Industry Date Picked Pick Price
    (per share)
    ASG
    Stage Stores Inc. SSI NYSE Services Apparel Stores 01/04/13 $23.27 45.90 (GOOD)
    Amgen Inc. AMGN NASD Healthcare Biotechnology 01/11/13 $86.96 53.55 (VERY GOOD)
    Baxter International Inc. BAX NYSE Healthcare Medical Instruments &
    Supplies
    01/18/13 $67.05 51.26 (VERY GOOD)
    McCormick & Company, Inc. MCK NYSE Consumer Goods Processed &
    Packaged Goods
    01/25/13 $1.87 55.85 (VERY GOOD)

           Stage Stores Inc.  (NYSE: SSI) is a department store retailer offering moderately priced merchandise to consumers in small and mid-sized markets. The Company offers their customers recognized brand name and private label items. Among the merchandise offered by the Company 's stores are apparel, accessories, cosmetics and footwear.

    The stock's price gained 74.57% over the past 52 weeks (vs. the S&P 500's 14.51%). The Company is classified as a small-cap value company (with a market cap of $742.50M) 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 1988 and has their principal executive offices in Houston, Texas. The Company has about 14,000 employees.

    Sector: Services;  Industry: Apparel Stores ;    Ticker: SSI;     Exch:  NYSE;     01/04/13 Closing Price: $23.27

    STOCK GRADE (ASG):  45.90  (GOOD)             
    BUSINESS & FINANCIAL SUMMARY (Yahoo)
     EXPANDED BUSINESS DESCRIPTION (Reuters)
    STOCK INFO/RESEARCH (MSN)
    COMPETITORS
    (CNN Money)
    OWNERSHIP (MSN)
    KEY DEVELOPMENTS (MSN), & HEADLINES  (Yahoo)
    HISTORICAL PRICES (Yahoo) PRICE CHART (BigCharts)
    RISK LEVEL: 1 (Very Low) (MSN)
    COMPANY'S WEB SITE

    Management's Effectiveness (Trailing 12 Mo.) . . . Return on Equity:      8.65%
    Profitability (Trailing 12 Mo.) . . . Profit Margin:      2.20%
    Stock's Growth Record (Trailing 12 Mo.) . . . Sales:      7.43%
    . . . Income:    44.87%
    . . . Price:   70.41%
    . . . Dividend:      NA
    PE & EPS (Trailing 12 Mo.) . . . Price/Earnings:    20.96
    . . . Earnings/Share:     1.11
    Price / Share (Pick Date, Closing Price) . . . Pick Date 01/04/12:    $23.27

    COMMENT: The stock's pick price (of $23.27) is lower than
     the 13-day EMA price (of $24.11) and the  50-day EMA (of $24.10) by -3.61% and -3.44% 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. SEE also: ACE'S report  ACE'S "Timely" & "Untimely" Stocks - How to Use and How They Perform".   An ACE'S Look at the Dictum "Buy Low Sell High" ).

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    Price / Share (13-day EMA) . . . 01/04/2012:      $24.11
    Price / Share (50-day EMA) . . . 01/04/2012      $24.10
    Price / Share (13-day EMA) . . .       Current:
    Price / Share (50-day EMA) . . .       Current:
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           Amgen Inc.  (NASD: AMGN) develop, manufacture and market biotechnology products for human therapeutics. The Company's principal products include agents that stimulate the production of red blood cells; which selectively stimulate the production of specific types of white blood cell that helps the body fight infection; and substances that plays a role in the body’s response to inflammatory diseases.  

    The stock's price gained 27.75% over the past 52 weeks (vs. the S&P 500's 0.49%). The Company is classified as a large-cap growth company (with a market cap of $66.73B) 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 1980 and has their principal executive offices in Thousand Oaks, California. The Company has about 17,500 employees.

    Sector: Healthcare;  Industry: Biotechnology ;    Ticker: AMGN;     Exch:  NASD;     01/11/13 Closing Price: $86.96

    STOCK GRADE (ASG):  53.55  (VERY GOOD)             
    BUSINESS & FINANCIAL SUMMARY (Yahoo)
     EXPANDED BUSINESS DESCRIPTION (Reuters)
    STOCK INFO/RESEARCH (MSN)
    COMPETITORS
    (CNN Money)
    OWNERSHIP (MSN)
    KEY DEVELOPMENTS (MSN), & HEADLINES  (Yahoo)
    HISTORICAL PRICES (Yahoo) PRICE CHART (BigCharts)
    RISK LEVEL: 1 (Very Low) (MSN)
    COMP 'S WEB SITE

    Management's Effectiveness (Trailing 12 Mo.) . . . Return on Equity:    20.67%
    Profitability (Trailing 12 Mo.) . . . Profit Margin:    27.16%
    Stock's Growth Record (Trailing 12 Mo.) . . . Sales:      8.84%
    . . . Income:    38.46%
    . . . Price:    38.18%
    . . . Dividend:      NA
    PE & EPS (Trailing 12 Mo.) . . . Price/Earnings:    15.62
    . . . Earnings/Share:     5.57
    Price / Share (Pick Date, Closing Price) . . . Pick Date 01/11/12:    $86.96

    COMMENT: The stock's pick price (of $86.96) is lower than
     the 13-day EMA price (of $87.91) and the  50-day EMA (of $87.26) by -1.08% and -0.34% 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. SEE also: ACE'S report  ACE'S "Timely" & "Untimely" Stocks - How to Use and How They Perform".   An ACE'S Look at the Dictum "Buy Low Sell High" ).

    . . .    
    Price / Share (13-day EMA) . . . 01/11/2012:      $87.91
    Price / Share (50-day EMA) . . . 01/11/2012      $87.26
    Price / Share (13-day EMA) . . .       Current:
    Price / Share (50-day EMA) . . .       Current:
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         Baxter International Inc.  (NYSE: BAX) develops and markets products for regenerative medicine; that treat hemophilia and other bleeding disorders, immune deficiencies and other acute blood-related conditions; that treat end-stage renal disease, and irreversible kidney failure; and intravenous solutions and administration sets, premixed drugs and drug-reconstitution systems and other medication delivery systems.

    The stock's price gained 27.04% over the past 52 weeks (vs. the S&P 500's 12.92%). The Company is classified as a large-cap growth company (with a market cap of $36.84B) 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 1931 and has their principal executive offices in Deerfield, Illinois. The Company has about 48,500 employees.

    Sector: Healthcare;  Industry: Medical Instruments & Supplies ;    Ticker: BAX;     Exch:  NYSE;     01/18/13 Closing Price: $67.05

    STOCK GRADE (ASG):  51.26  (VERY GOOD)             
    BUSINESS & FINANCIAL SUMMARY (Yahoo)
     EXPANDED BUSINESS DESCRIPTION (Reuters)
    STOCK INFO/RESEARCH (MSN)
    COMPETITORS
    (CNN Money)
    OWNERSHIP (MSN)
    KEY DEVELOPMENTS (MSN), & HEADLINES  (Yahoo)
    HISTORICAL PRICES (Yahoo) PRICE CHART (BigCharts)
    RISK LEVEL: 2 (Less than Average) (MSN)
    COMPANY 'S WEB SITE

    Management's Effectiveness (Trailing 12 Mo.) . . . Return on Equity:    32.04%
    Profitability (Trailing 12 Mo.) . . . Profit Margin:    16.36%
    Stock's Growth Record (Trailing 12 Mo.) . . . Sales:      1.69%
    . . . Income:      8.73%
    . . . Price:    36.36%
    . . . Dividend:      NA
    PE & EPS (Trailing 12 Mo.) . . . Price/Earnings:    16.34
    . . . Earnings/Share:     4.10
    Price / Share (Pick Date, Closing Price) . . . Pick Date 01/18/12:    $67.05

    COMMENT: The stock's pick price (of $67.05) is lower than
     the 13-day EMA price (of $67.44) and higher than the  50-day EMA (of $65.97) by -0.58% and 1.64% 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. SEE also: ACE'S report  ACE'S "Timely" & "Untimely" Stocks - How to Use and How They Perform".   An ACE'S Look at the Dictum "Buy Low Sell High" ).

    . . .    
    Price / Share (13-day EMA) . . . 01/18/2012:      $67.44
    Price / Share (50-day EMA) . . . 01/18/2012      $65.97
    Price / Share (13-day EMA) . . .       Current:
    Price / Share (50-day EMA) . . .       Current:
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        McCormick & Company, Inc.  (NYSE: MKC) sells to worldwide food consumers and manufacturers natural spices and herbs, extracts, seasoning blends and other specialty foods.

    The stock's price gained 22.22% over the past 52 weeks (vs. the S&P 500's 14.47%). The Company is classified as a md-cap growth company (with a market cap of $8.20B) 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 1889 and has their principal executive offices in Sparks, Maryland. The Company's  total number of employees s not presently available.

    Sector: Consumer Goods;  Industry: Processed & Packaged Goods ;    Ticker: MKC;     Exch:  NYSE;     01/25/13 Closing Price: $61.87

    STOCK GRADE (ASG):  55.85  (VERY GOOD)             
    BUSINESS & FINANCIAL SUMMARY (Yahoo)
     EXPANDED BUSINESS DESCRIPTION (Reuters)
    STOCK INFO/RESEARCH (MSN)
    COMPETITORS
    (CNN Money)
    OWNERSHIP (MSN)
    KEY DEVELOPMENTS (MSN), & HEADLINES  (Yahoo)
    HISTORICAL PRICES (Yahoo) PRICE CHART (BigCharts)
    RISK LEVEL: 1 (Very Low) (MSN)
    COMPANY 'S WEB SITE

    Management's Effectiveness (Trailing 12 Mo.) . . . Return on Equity:    24.58%
    Profitability (Trailing 12 Mo.) . . . Profit Margin:    10.16%
    Stock's Growth Record (Trailing 12 Mo.) . . . Sales:    11.57%
    . . . Income:    13.47%
    . . . Price:    28.96%
    . . . Dividend:      NA
    PE & EPS (Trailing 12 Mo.) . . . Price/Earnings:    20.35
    . . . Earnings/Share:     3.04
    Price / Share (Pick Date, Closing Price) . . . Pick Date 01/25/12:    $61.87

    COMMENT: The stock's pick price (of $61.87) is lower than
     the 13-day EMA price (of $64.72) and the  50-day EMA (of $64.18) by -4.40% and -3.60% 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. SEE also: ACE'S report  ACE'S "Timely" & "Untimely" Stocks - How to Use and How They Perform".   An ACE'S Look at the Dictum "Buy Low Sell High" ).

    . . .    
    Price / Share (13-day EMA) . . . 01/25/2012:      $64.72
    Price / Share (50-day EMA) . . . 01/25/2012      $64.18
    Price / Share (13-day EMA) . . .       Current:
    Price / Share (50-day EMA) . . .       Current:
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    February 2013 Stock Picks
    Stock Name SYM Exch. Sector Industry Date Picked Pick Price
    (per share)
    ASG
    PPG Industres Inc. PPG NYSE Basic Materials Specialty Chemicals 02/01/13 $140.56 52.79 (VERY GOOD)
    Old Dominion Freight Line, Inc. ODFL NASD Services Trucking 02/08/13 $35.45 48.91 (GOOD)
    HSN, Inc. HSNI NASD Services Specialty Retail, Other 02/15/13 $57.93 47.43 (GOOD)
    The Sherwin-Wlliams Co. SHW NYSE Basic Materials Specialty Chemicals 02/22/13 $157.85 50.49 (VERY GOOD)

         PPG Industries, Inc.  (NYSE: PPG) manufactures and sells protective and decorative coatings. The Company's products are used in a variety of industrial and consumer products including industrial equipment, appliances and packaging; marine and aircraft equipment; and automotive original equipment.

    The stock's price gained 54.67% over the past 52 weeks (vs. the S&P 500's 12.56%). The Company is classified as a large-cap growth company (with a market cap of $21.55B) that is rated to outperform the market over the next six months with a Risk Level of 2 (Less than Average. The Company was founded in 1883 and has their principal executive offices in Pittsburg, Pennsylvania. The Company's  total number of employees s not presently available.

    Sector: Basic Materials;  Industry: Specialty Chemcals ;    Ticker: PPG;     Exch:  NYSE;     02/01/13 Closing Price: $140.56

    STOCK GRADE (ASG):  52.79  (VERY GOOD)             
    BUSINESS & FINANCIAL SUMMARY (Yahoo)
     EXPANDED BUSINESS DESCRIPTION (Reuters)
    STOCK INFO/RESEARCH (MSN)
    COMPETITORS
    (CNN Money)
    OWNERSHIP (MSN)
    KEY DEVELOPMENTS (MSN), & HEADLINES  (Yahoo)
    HISTORICAL PRICES (Yahoo) PRICE CHART (BigCharts)
    RISK LEVEL: 2 (Less than Average) (MSN)
    COMPANY 'S WEB SITE

    Management's Effectiveness (Trailing 12 Mo.) . . . Return on Equity:    28.08%
    Profitability (Trailing 12 Mo.) . . . Profit Margin:      6.19%
    Stock's Growth Record (Trailing 12 Mo.) . . . Sales:      2.11%
    . . . Income:  -11.80%
    . . . Price:    62.68%
    . . . Dividend:      NA
    PE & EPS (Trailing 12 Mo.) . . . Price/Earnings:    23.19
    . . . Earnings/Share:     6.06
    Price / Share (Pick Date, Closing Price) . . . Pick Date 02/01/12:    $140.56

    COMMENT: The stock's pick price (of $140.56) is lower than
     the 13-day EMA price (of $140.63) and higher than the  50-day EMA (of $134.01) by -0.05% and 4.89% 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. SEE also: ACE'S report  ACE'S "Timely" & "Untimely" Stocks - How to Use and How They Perform".   An ACE'S Look at the Dictum "Buy Low Sell High" ).

    . . .    
    Price / Share (13-day EMA) . . . 02/01/2012:      $140.63
    Price / Share (50-day EMA) . . . 02/01/2012      $134.01
    Price / Share (13-day EMA) . . .       Current:
    Price / Share (50-day EMA) . . .       Current:
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           Old Dominion Freight Lne, Inc.  (NASD: ODFL) provide transportation services to a variety of industry in the United States. The company is a less-than-truckload ("LTL") carrier providing their services to regional and national customers.   LTL carriers pick up multiple shipments from multiple customers on a single truck and then route that freight for delivery through service centers where the freight may be transferred to other trucks which transports the freight to their destinations.   

    The stock's price gained 20.03% over the past 52 weeks (vs. the S&P 500's 12.42%). The Company is classified as a md-cap growth company (with a market cap of $3.05B) 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 1934 and has their principal executive offices in Thomasville, North Carolina. The Company's  number of employees is about 12,000.

    Sector: Services;  Industry: Trucking ;    Ticker: ODFL;     Exch:  NASD;     02/08/13 Closing Price: $35.45

    STOCK GRADE (ASG):  48.91  (GOOD)             
    BUSINESS & FINANCIAL SUMMARY (Yahoo)
     EXPANDED BUSINESS DESCRIPTION (Reuters)
    STOCK INFO/RESEARCH (MSN)
    COMPETITORS
    (CNN Money)
    OWNERSHIP (MSN)
    KEY DEVELOPMENTS (MSN), & HEADLINES  (Yahoo)
    HISTORICAL PRICES (Yahoo) PRICE CHART (BigCharts)
    RISK LEVEL: 2 (Less than Average) (MSN)
    COMPANY 'S WEB SITE

    Management's Effectiveness (Trailing 12 Mo.) . . . Return on Equity:    20.03%
    Profitability (Trailing 12 Mo.) . . . Profit Margin:      8.21%
    Stock's Growth Record (Trailing 12 Mo.) . . . Sales:    15.13%
    . . . Income:   38.26%
    . . . Price:   31.20%
    . . . Dividend:      NA
    PE & EPS (Trailing 12 Mo.) . . . Price/Earnings:    17.99
    . . . Earnings/Share:     1.97
    Price / Share (Pick Date, Closing Price) . . . Pick Date 02/08/12:    $35.45

    COMMENT: The stock's pick price (of $35.45) is lower than
     the 13-day EMA price (of $36.55) and higher than the  50-day EMA (of $35.29) by -3.01% and 0.45% 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. SEE also: ACE'S report  ACE'S "Timely" & "Untimely" Stocks - How to Use and How They Perform".   An ACE'S Look at the Dictum "Buy Low Sell High" ).

    . . .    
    Price / Share (13-day EMA) . . . 02/08/2012:      $36.55
    Price / Share (50-day EMA) . . . 02/08/2012      $35.29
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    Price / Share (50-day EMA) . . .       Current:
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             HSN, Inc.  (NASD: HSNI) is retailer offering an assortment of products through television home shopping on the Company's television networks and through its business-to-consumer internet commerce site. The Company provides their customers a "shopping experience" by incorporating experts, entertainment, inspiration, solutions, tips and ideas in connection with the sale of the Company's products.

    The stock's price gained 62.59% over the past 52 weeks (vs. the S&P 500's 11.57%). The Company is classified as a md-cap value company (with a market cap of $3.14B) 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 1977 and has their principal executive offices in St. Petersburg, Florda. The Company's  number of employees is about 5,000.

    Sector: Services;  Industry: Specialty Retail, Other;    Ticker: HSNI;     Exch:  NASD;     02/15/13 Closing Price: $57.93

    STOCK GRADE (ASG):  47.43  (GOOD)             
    BUSINESS & FINANCIAL SUMMARY (Yahoo)
     EXPANDED BUSINESS DESCRIPTION (Reuters)
    STOCK INFO/RESEARCH (MSN)
    COMPETITORS
    (CNN Money)
    OWNERSHIP (MSN)
    KEY DEVELOPMENTS (MSN), & HEADLINES  (Yahoo)
    HISTORICAL PRICES (Yahoo) PRICE CHART (BigCharts)
    RISK LEVEL: 2 (Less than Average) (MSN)
    COMPANY 'S WEB SITE

    Management's Effectiveness (Trailing 12 Mo.) . . . Return on Equity:    23.91%
    Profitability (Trailing 12 Mo.) . . . Profit Margin:      3.66%
    Stock's Growth Record (Trailing 12 Mo.) . . . Sales:      5.75%
    . . . Income:      6.50%
    . . . Price:   64.94%
    . . . Dividend:      NA
    PE & EPS (Trailing 12 Mo.) . . . Price/Earnings:    28.29
    . . . Earnings/Share:     2.05
    Price / Share (Pick Date, Closing Price) . . . Pick Date 02/15/12:    $57.93

    COMMENT: The stock's pick price (of $57.93) is lower than
     the 13-day EMA price (of $59.02) and higher than the  50-day EMA (of $57.01) by -1.84% and 0.03% 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. SEE also: ACE'S report  ACE'S "Timely" & "Untimely" Stocks - How to Use and How They Perform".   An ACE'S Look at the Dictum "Buy Low Sell High" ).

    . . .    
    Price / Share (13-day EMA) . . . 02/15/2012:      $59.02
    Price / Share (50-day EMA) . . . 02/15/2012      $57.01
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         The Sherwin-Williams Co.  (NYSE: SHW) develop, manufacture and distribute protective coatings and related products to professional, industrial, commercial and retail customers in the U.S., Europe and Asia. The Company's paint stores sells architectural paint and coatings, industrial and marine products, OEM product finishes and related items.

    The stock's price gained 52.76% over the past 52 weeks (vs. the S&P 500's 10.82%). The Company is classified as a large-cap growth company (with a market cap of $24.32B) 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 1866 and has their principal executive offices in Cleveland, Ohio. The Company's  number of employees is presently not available.

    Sector: Basic Materials;  Industry: Specialty Chemicals;    Ticker: SHW;     Exch:  NYSE;     02/22/13 Closing Price: $157.85

    STOCK GRADE (ASG):  50.49  (VERY GOOD)             
    BUSINESS & FINANCIAL SUMMARY (Yahoo)
     EXPANDED BUSINESS DESCRIPTION (Reuters)
    STOCK INFO/RESEARCH (MSN)
    COMPETITORS
    (CNN Money)
    OWNERSHIP (MSN)
    KEY DEVELOPMENTS (MSN), & HEADLINES  (Yahoo)
    HISTORICAL PRICES (Yahoo) PRICE CHART (BigCharts)
    RISK LEVEL: 2 (Less than Average) (MSN)
    COMPANY 'S WEB SITE

    Management's Effectiveness (Trailing 12 Mo.) . . . Return on Equity:    41.27%
    Profitability (Trailing 12 Mo.) . . . Profit Margin:      7.13%
    Stock's Growth Record (Trailing 12 Mo.) . . . Sales:      8.77%
    . . . Income:    53.93%
    . . . Price:   63.99%
    . . . Dividend:      NA
    PE & EPS (Trailing 12 Mo.) . . . Price/Earnings:    24.32
    . . . Earnings/Share:     6.49
    Price / Share (Pick Date, Closing Price) . . . Pick Date 02/22/12:    $157.85

    COMMENT: The stock's pick price (of $157.85) is lower than
     the 13-day EMA price (of $161.35) and the  50-day EMA (of $159.06) by -2.17% and -0.76% 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. SEE also: ACE'S report  ACE'S "Timely" & "Untimely" Stocks - How to Use and How They Perform".   An ACE'S Look at the Dictum "Buy Low Sell High" ).

    . . .    
    Price / Share (13-day EMA) . . . 02/22/2012:      $161.35
    Price / Share (50-day EMA) . . . 02/22/2012      $159.06
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    March 2013 Stock Picks
    Stock Name SYM Exch. Sector Industry Date Picked Pick Price
    (per share)
    ASG
    Copart, Inc. CPRT NASD Services Auto Dealerships 03/01/13 $34.00 47.43 (GOOD)
    Sunoco Logistics Partners L.P. SXL NYSE Basic Materials Oil & Gas Pipelines 03/15/13 $62.44 52.79 (VERY GOOD)
    Carlisle Companies, Inc. CSL NYSE Consumer Goods Rubber & Plastics 03/22/13 $68.05 48.96 (GOOD)
    Calumet Specialty Products Partners LP CLMT NASD Basic Materials Oil & Gas Refining & Marketing 03/29/13 $37.25 47.43 (GOOD)

         Copart, Inc..  (NASD: CPRT) provide vehicle sellers with services to process and sell vehicles over the Internet through a proprietary auction-style sales technology. The vehicle sellers include insurance companies, banks and financial institutions, car dealerships, fleet operators, vehicle rental companies and the general public. The vehicles buyers include licensed vehicle dismantlers, rebuilders, used vehicle dealers and exporters and the general public. The Company derive their revenues from fees paid by vehicle sellers and vehicle buyers as well as related fees for services such as towing and storage.

    The stock's price gained 35.59% over the past 52 weeks (vs. the S&P 500's 11.28%). The Company is classified as a md-cap growth company (with a market cap of $4.26B) 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 1982 and has their principal executive offices in Dallas, Texas. The Company's  number of employees is about 2,980.

    Sector: Services;  Industry: Auto Dealerships;    Ticker: CPRT;     Exch:  NASD;     03/01/13 Closing Price: $34.00

    STOCK GRADE (ASG):  47.43  (GOOD)             
    BUSINESS & FINANCIAL SUMMARY (Yahoo)
     EXPANDED BUSINESS DESCRIPTION (Reuters)
    STOCK INFO/RESEARCH (MSN)
    COMPETITORS
    (CNN Money)
    OWNERSHIP (MSN)
    KEY DEVELOPMENTS (MSN), & HEADLINES  (Yahoo)
    HISTORICAL PRICES (Yahoo) PRICE CHART (BigCharts)
    RISK LEVEL: 2 (Less than Average) (MSN)
    COMPANY 'S WEB SITE

    Management's Effectiveness (Trailing 12 Mo.) . . . Return on Equity:    31.64%
    Profitability (Trailing 12 Mo.) . . . Profit Margin:    19.05%
    Stock's Growth Record (Trailing 12 Mo.) . . . Sales:      5.89%
    . . . Income:    22.68%
    . . . Price:    49.13%
    . . . Dividend:      NA
    PE & EPS (Trailing 12 Mo.) . . . Price/Earnings:    23.74
    . . . Earnings/Share:     1.43
    Price / Share (Pick Date, Closing Price) . . . Pick Date 03/01/12:    $34.00

    COMMENT: The stock's pick price (of $34.00) is lower than
     the 13-day EMA price (of $34.76) and higher than the  50-day EMA (of $33.34) by -2.18% and 1.94% 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. SEE also: ACE'S report  ACE'S "Timely" & "Untimely" Stocks - How to Use and How They Perform".   An ACE'S Look at the Dictum "Buy Low Sell High" ).

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    Price / Share (13-day EMA) . . . 03/01/2012:      $34.76
    Price / Share (50-day EMA) . . . 03/01/2012      $33.34
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         Sunoco Logistics Partners L.P.  (NYSE: SXL) owns and operates a portfolio of pipeline, terminals and other related assets which are used to facilitate the purchase and sale of crude oil and refined petroleum products.

    The stock's price gained 64.01% over the past 52 weeks (vs. the S&P 500's 11.15%). The Company is classified as a md-cap value company (with a market cap of $6.48B) 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 2001 and has their principal executive offices in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. The Company's  number of employees is presently unavailable.

    Sector: Basc Materials;  Industry: Oil & Gas Pipelines;    Ticker: SXL;     Exch:  NYSE;     03/15/13 Closing Price: $62.44

    STOCK GRADE (ASG):  52.49  (VERY GOOD)             
    BUSINESS & FINANCIAL SUMMARY (Yahoo)
     EXPANDED BUSINESS DESCRIPTION (Reuters)
    STOCK INFO/RESEARCH (MSN)
    COMPETITORS
    (CNN Money)
    OWNERSHIP (MSN)
    KEY DEVELOPMENTS (MSN), & HEADLINES  (Yahoo)
    HISTORICAL PRICES (Yahoo) PRICE CHART (BigCharts)
    RISK LEVEL: 2 (Less than Average) (MSN)
    COMPANY 'S WEB SITE

    Management's Effectiveness (Trailing 12 Mo.) . . . Return on Equity:    14.37%
    Profitability (Trailing 12 Mo.) . . . Profit Margin:      3.97%
    Stock's Growth Record (Trailing 12 Mo.) . . . Sales:   20.22%
    . . . Income:   66.92%
    . . . Price:   73.78%
    . . . Dividend:      NA
    PE & EPS (Trailing 12 Mo.) . . . Price/Earnings:    14.72
    . . . Earnings/Share:     4.24
    Price / Share (Pick Date, Closing Price) . . . Pick Date 03/15/12:    $62.44

    COMMENT: The stock's pick price (of $62.44) is lower than
     the 13-day EMA price (of $64.59) and higher than the  50-day EMA (of $60.14) by -3.33% and 3.68% 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. SEE also: ACE'S report  ACE'S "Timely" & "Untimely" Stocks - How to Use and How They Perform".   An ACE'S Look at the Dictum "Buy Low Sell High" ).

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    Price / Share (13-day EMA) . . . 03/15/2012:      $64.59
    Price / Share (50-day EMA) . . . 03/15/2012      $60.14
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         Carlisle Companies, Inc. (NYSE: CSL) manufactures and sells a variety of products for consumers among which are rubber, plastic products, polyvinyl chloride and rigid foam insulation panels for roofing applications; tire, wheel and power transmission belt product lines; braking systems and friction products for industrial applications; and high performance specialty products for the aerospace, defense electronics, and test and measurement industries.

    The stock's price gained 37.31% over the past 52 weeks (vs. the S&P 500's 11.44%). The Company is classified as a mid-cap value company (with a market cap of $4.30B) 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 1917 and has their principal executive offices in Charlotte, North Carolina. The Company has about 11,600 employees.

    Sector: Consumer Goods;  Industry: Rubber and Plastics;    Ticker: CSL;     Exch:  NYSE;     03/22/13 Closing Price: $68.05

    STOCK GRADE (ASG):  48.96  (GOOD)             
    BUSINESS & FINANCIAL SUMMARY (Yahoo)
     EXPANDED BUSINESS DESCRIPTION (Reuters)
    STOCK INFO/RESEARCH (MSN)
    COMPETITORS
    (CNN Money)
    OWNERSHIP (MSN)
    KEY DEVELOPMENTS (MSN), & HEADLINES  (Yahoo)
    HISTORICAL PRICES (Yahoo) PRICE CHART (BigCharts)
    RISK LEVEL: 2 (Less than Average) (MSN)
    COMPANY 'S WEB SITE

    Management's Effectiveness (Trailing 12 Mo.) . . . Return on Equity:    16.26%
    Profitability (Trailing 12 Mo.) . . . Profit Margin:      7.45%
    Stock's Growth Record (Trailing 12 Mo.) . . . Sales:   12.55%
    . . . Income:   44.09%
    . . . Price:   39.14%
    . . . Dividend:      NA
    PE & EPS (Trailing 12 Mo.) . . . Price/Earnings:    16.10
    . . . Earnings/Share:     4.23
    Price / Share (Pick Date, Closing Price) . . . Pick Date 03/22/12:    $68.05

    COMMENT: The stock's pick price (of $68.05) is lower than
     the 13-day EMA price (of $68.65) and higher than the  50-day EMA (of $65.94) by -0.88% and 3.10% 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. SEE also: ACE'S report  ACE'S "Timely" & "Untimely" Stocks - How to Use and How They Perform".   An ACE'S Look at the Dictum "Buy Low Sell High" ).

    . . .    
    Price / Share (13-day EMA) . . . 03/22/2012:      $68.65
    Price / Share (50-day EMA) . . . 03/22/2012      $65.94
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         Calumet Specialty Products Partners LP(NASD: CLMT) is an independent producer of specialty hydrocarbon products and fuel products. The Company process crude oil into a variety of customized lubricating oils, white mineral oils, solvents, waxes and asphalt. The Company's specialty products are sold to domestic and international customers who purchase them primarily as raw material components for basic industrial, consumer and automotive goods. The Company also process crude oil into a variety of fuel and fuel-related products, including gasoline, diesel, jet fuel and heavy fuel oils.

    The stock's price gained 40.99% over the past 52 weeks (vs. the S&P 500's 11.41%). The Company is classified as a mid-cap value company (with a market cap of $2.36B) that is rated to outperform the market over the next six months with a Risk Level of 3 (Average). The Company was founded in 1916 and has their principal executive offices in Indianapolis, Indiana. The Company has about 1,250 employees.

    Sector: Basic Materials;  Industry: Oil & Gas Refining & Marketing ;    Ticker: CLMT;     Exch:  NASD;     03/29/13 Closing Price: $37.25

    STOCK GRADE (ASG):  47.43  (GOOD)             
    BUSINESS & FINANCIAL SUMMARY (Yahoo)
     EXPANDED BUSINESS DESCRIPTION (Reuters)
    STOCK INFO/RESEARCH (MSN)
    COMPETITORS
    (CNN Money)
    OWNERSHIP (MSN)
    KEY DEVELOPMENTS (MSN), & HEADLINES  (Yahoo)
    HISTORICAL PRICES (Yahoo) PRICE CHART (BigCharts)
    RISK LEVEL: 3 (Average) (MSN)
    COMPANY'S WEB SITE

    Management's Effectiveness (Trailing 12 Mo.) . . . Return on Equity:    25.42%
    Profitability (Trailing 12 Mo.) . . . Profit Margin:      4.42%
    Stock's Growth Record (Trailing 12 Mo.) . . . Revenue:   48.56%
    . . . EPS: 296.62%
    . . . Price:   52.19%
    . . . Dividend:      NA
    PE & EPS (Trailing 12 Mo.) . . . Price/Earnings:    10.64
    . . . Earnings/Share:     3.50
    Price / Share (Pick Date, Closing Price) . . . Pick Date 03/29/12:    $37.25

    COMMENT: The stock's pick price (of $37.25) is lower than
     the 13-day EMA price (of $38.07) and higher than the  50-day EMA (of $36.27) by -2.15% and 2.63% 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. SEE also: ACE'S report  ACE'S "Timely" & "Untimely" Stocks - How to Use and How They Perform".   An ACE'S Look at the Dictum "Buy Low Sell High" ).

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    Price / Share (13-day EMA) . . . 03/29/2012:      $38.07
    Price / Share (50-day EMA) . . . 03/29/2012      $36.27
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    April 2013 Stock Picks
    Stock Name SYM Exch. Sector Industry Date Picked Pick Price
    (per share)
    ASG
    CECO Environmental Corp. CECO NASD Industrial Goods Pollution & Treatment Controls 04/05/13 $11.93 47.43 (GOOD)
    Genesis Energy LP GEL NYSE Basic Materials Oil & Gas Pipelines 04/12/13 $45.85 51.26 (VERY GOOD)
    Discovery Communications, Inc. DISCA NASD Services CATV Systems 04/19/13 $77.85 46.67 (GOOD)

         CECO Environmental Corp. (NASD: CECE) manufactures various types of air pollution control technology and equipment, engineered industrial ventilation systems, and products used by other air pollution control companies. The Company offers to its customers complete systems for a wide range of applications.

    The stock's price gained 46.74% over the past 52 weeks (vs. the S&P 500's 12.38%). The Company is classified as a small-cap value company (with a market cap of $211.42M) that is rated to outperform the market over the next six months with a Risk Level of 3 (Average). The Company was founded in 1966 and has their principal executive offices in Cincinnati, Ohio. The Company has about 450 employees.

    Sector: Industrial Goods;  Industry: Pollution & Treatment Controls ;    Ticker: CECE;     Exch:  NASD;     04/05/13 Closing Price: $11.93

    STOCK GRADE (ASG):  47.43  (GOOD)             
    BUSINESS & FINANCIAL SUMMARY (Yahoo)
     EXPANDED BUSINESS DESCRIPTION (Reuters)
    STOCK INFO/RESEARCH (MSN)
    COMPETITORS
    (CNN Money)
    OWNERSHIP (MSN)
    KEY DEVELOPMENTS (MSN), & HEADLINES  (Yahoo)
    HISTORICAL PRICES (Yahoo) PRICE CHART (BigCharts)
    RISK LEVEL: 3 (Average) (MSN)
    COMPANY'S WEB SITE

    Management's Effectiveness (Trailing 12 Mo.) . . . Return on Equity:    20.67%
    Profitability (Trailing 12 Mo.) . . . Profit Margin:      8.03%
    Stock's Growth Record (Trailing 12 Mo.) . . . Revenue:    -2.98%
    . . . EPS:   25.49%
    . . . Price:   45.55%
    . . . Dividend:      NA
    PE & EPS (Trailing 12 Mo.) . . . Price/Earnings:    18.44
    . . . Earnings/Share:     0.65
    Price / Share (Pick Date, Closing Price) . . . Pick Date 04/05/12:    $11.93

    COMMENT: The stock's pick price (of $11.93) is lower than
     the 13-day EMA price (of $12.37) and higher than the  50-day EMA (of $11.78) by -3.69% and 1.27% 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. SEE also: ACE'S report  ACE'S "Timely" & "Untimely" Stocks - How to Use and How They Perform".   An ACE'S Look at the Dictum "Buy Low Sell High" ).

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    Price / Share (13-day EMA) . . . 04/05/2012:      $12.37
    Price / Share (50-day EMA) . . . 04/05/2012      $11.78
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         Genesis Energy, LP (NYSE: GEL) provide services to integrated oil companies, independent oil and gas or refinery companies, and industrial and commercial enterprises that use sodium hydrosulfide and caustic soda. The Company also provide gathering and transportation of crude oil; services to assist in the refineries' sulfur balancing requirements; and transportation services as well as market outlets for the refineries' finished refined products. The Company's diverse assets includes pipelines, refinery-related plants, storage tanks and terminals, railcars, rail loading and unloading facilities, barges and trucks. 

    The stock's price gained 48.77% over the past 52 weeks (vs. the S&P 500's 15.95%). The Company is classified as a md-cap value company (with a market cap of $3.72B) 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 1996 and has their principal executive offices in Houston, Texas. The Company has about 950 employees.

    Sector: Basic Materials;  Industry: Oil & Gas Pipelines ;    Ticker: GEL;     Exch:  NYSE;     04/12/13 Closing Price: $45.85

    STOCK GRADE (ASG):  51.26  (VERY GOOD)             
    BUSINESS & FINANCIAL SUMMARY (Yahoo)
     EXPANDED BUSINESS DESCRIPTION (Reuters)
    STOCK INFO/RESEARCH (MSN)
    COMPETITORS
    (CNN Money)
    OWNERSHIP (MSN)
    KEY DEVELOPMENTS (MSN), & HEADLINES  (Yahoo)
    HISTORICAL PRICES (Yahoo) PRICE CHART (BigCharts)
    RISK LEVEL: 2 (Less than Average) (MSN)
    COMPANY'S WEB SITE

    Management's Effectiveness (Trailing 12 Mo.) . . . Return on Equity:    11.27%
    Profitability (Trailing 12 Mo.) . . . Profit Margin:      2.37%
    Stock's Growth Record (Trailing 12 Mo.) . . . Revenue:    31.73%
    . . . EPS:   64.00%
    . . . Price:   48.80%
    . . . Dividend:      NA
    PE & EPS (Trailing 12 Mo.) . . . Price/Earnings:    37.31
    . . . Earnings/Share:     1.23
    Price / Share (Pick Date, Closing Price) . . . Pick Date 04/12/12:    $45.85

    COMMENT: The stock's pick price (of $45.85) is lower than
     the 13-day EMA price (of $46.51) and higher than the  50-day EMA (of $44.83) by -1.44% and 2.22% 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. SEE also: ACE'S report  ACE'S "Timely" & "Untimely" Stocks - How to Use and How They Perform".   An ACE'S Look at the Dictum "Buy Low Sell High" ).

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    Price / Share (13-day EMA) . . . 04/12/2012:      $46.51
    Price / Share (50-day EMA) . . . 04/12/2012      $44.83
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          Discovery Communications, Inc. (NASD: DISCA) is a media company that provides customized content to close to 2.0 billion subscribers worldwide. The Company's content are distributed in the U.S. and over 200 other countries in over 40 languages. Among the Company's network portfolio are the television brands Discovery Channel, TLC and Animal Planet.

          The stock's price gained 51.05% over the past 52 weeks (vs. the S&P 500's 13.78%). The Company is classified as a mid-cap growth company (with a market cap of $28.44B) 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 2008 and has their principal executive offices in Silver Spring, Maryland. The Company has about 4,500 employees.

    Sector: Servicess;  Industry: CATV Systems ;    Ticker: DISCA;     Exch:  NASD;     04/19/13 Closing Price: $77.85

    STOCK GRADE (ASG):  46.67  (GOOD)             
    BUSINESS & FINANCIAL SUMMARY (Yahoo)
     EXPANDED BUSINESS DESCRIPTION (Reuters)
    STOCK INFO/RESEARCH (MSN)
    COMPETITORS
    (CNN Money)
    OWNERSHIP (MSN)
    KEY DEVELOPMENTS (MSN), & HEADLINES  (Yahoo)
    HISTORICAL PRICES (Yahoo) PRICE CHART (BigCharts)
    RISK LEVEL: 2 (Less than Average) (MSN)
    COMPANY'S WEB SITE

    Management's Effectiveness (Trailing 12 Mo.) . . . Return on Equity:    14.92%
    Profitability (Trailing 12 Mo.) . . . Profit Margin:    21.02%
    Stock's Growth Record (Trailing 12 Mo.) . . . Revenue:      7.65%
    . . . EPS:    11.00%
    . . . Price:    59.15%
    . . . Dividend:      NA
    PE & EPS (Trailing 12 Mo.) . . . Price/Earnings:    31.38
    . . . Earnings/Share:     2.48
    Price / Share (Pick Date, Closing Price) . . . Pick Date 04/19/12:    $77.85

    COMMENT: The stock's pick price (of $77.85) is lower than
     the 13-day EMA price (of $78.60) and higher than the  50-day EMA (of $75.85) by -0.96% and 2.57% 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. SEE also: ACE'S report  ACE'S "Timely" & "Untimely" Stocks - How to Use and How They Perform".   An ACE'S Look at the Dictum "Buy Low Sell High" ).

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    Price / Share (13-day EMA) . . . 04/19/2012:      $78.60
    Price / Share (50-day EMA) . . . 04/19/2012      $75.85
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    May 2013 Stock Picks
    Stock Name SYM Exch. Sector Industry Date Picked Pick Price
    (per share)
    ASG
    Roper Industries, Inc. ROP NYSE Industrial Goods Diversified Machinery 05/03/13 $119.77 52.79 (VERY GOOD)
    CMS Energy Corp. CMS NYSE Utilities Electric Utility 05/10/13 $28.42 50.49 (VERY GOOD)
    Alliance Fiber Optic Products, Inc. AFOP NASD Technology Semiconductor - Broad Line 05/17/13 $16.33 48.96 (GOOD)
    Celgene Corp. CELG NASD Healthcare Biotechnology 05/24/13 $122.58 48.96 (GOOD)
    News Corp. NWS NASD Consumer Goods & Services Movies & Entertainment 05/31/13 $32.24 52.79 (VERY GOOD)

               Roper Industries, Inc. (NYSE: ROP) designs, manufactures and distributes a variety of industrial technology products among which are energy systems and controls and medical and scientific imaging products and software.  The Company's products and services are sold to a broad range of markets including medical, water, energy, research, education, security and other niche markets.

          T
    he stock's price gained 18.90% over the past 52 weeks (vs. the S&P 500's 17.92%). The Company is classified as a large-cap growth company (with a market cap of $11.84B) 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 1981 and has their principal executive offices in Sarasota, Florida. The Company has about 9.450 employees.

    Sector: Industrial Goods;  Industry: Diversified Machinery ;    Ticker: ROP;     Exch:  NYSE;     05/03/13 Closing Price: $119.77

    STOCK GRADE (ASG):  52.79  (VERY GOOD)             
    BUSINESS & FINANCIAL SUMMARY (Yahoo)
     EXPANDED BUSINESS DESCRIPTION (Reuters)
    STOCK INFO/RESEARCH (MSN)
    COMPETITORS
    (CNN Money)
    OWNERSHIP (MSN)
    KEY DEVELOPMENTS (MSN), & HEADLINES  (Yahoo)
    HISTORICAL PRICES (Yahoo) PRICE CHART (BigCharts)
    RISK LEVEL: 1 (Very Low) (MSN)
    COMPANY'S WEB SITE

    Management's Effectiveness (Trailing 12 Mo.) . . . Return on Equity:    14.06%
    Profitability (Trailing 12 Mo.) . . . Profit Margin:    16.56%
    Stock's Growth Record (Trailing 12 Mo.) . . . Revenue:      5.59%
    . . . EPS:    10.84%
    . . . Price:    15.08%
    . . . Dividend:      NA
    PE & EPS (Trailing 12 Mo.) . . . Price/Earnings:    23.86
    . . . Earnings/Share:     5.02
    Price / Share (Pick Date, Closing Price) . . . Pick Date 05/03/12:    $119.77

    COMMENT: The stock's pick price (of $119.77) is lower than
     the 13-day EMA price (of $120.89) and the  50-day EMA (of $121.80) by -0.93% and -1.67% 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. SEE also: ACE'S report  ACE'S "Timely" & "Untimely" Stocks - How to Use and How They Perform".   An ACE'S Look at the Dictum "Buy Low Sell High" ).

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    Price / Share (13-day EMA) . . . 05/03/2012:      $120.89
    Price / Share (50-day EMA) . . . 05/03/2012      $121.80
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         CMS Energy Corp. (NYSE: CMS) is engaged in power production and owns power generation facilities fueled mostly by natural gas and biomass. The Company serves individuals and businesses operating in the alternative energy, automotive, chemical, metal, and food products industries.  

          T
    he stock's price gained 24.87% over the past 52 weeks (vs. the S&P 500's 22.07%). The Company is classified as a mid-cap value company (with a market cap of $7.55B) 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 1987 and has their principal executive offices in Jackson, Mchigan. The Company has about 7,500 employees.

    Sector: Utilties;  Industry: Electric Utility ;    Ticker: CMS;     Exch:  NYSE;     05/10/13 Closing Price: $28.42

    STOCK GRADE (ASG):  50.49  (VERY GOOD)             
    BUSINESS & FINANCIAL SUMMARY (Yahoo)
     EXPANDED BUSINESS DESCRIPTION (Reuters)
    STOCK INFO/RESEARCH (MSN)
    COMPETITORS
    (CNN Money)
    OWNERSHIP (MSN)
    KEY DEVELOPMENTS (MSN), & HEADLINES  (Yahoo)
    HISTORICAL PRICES (Yahoo) PRICE CHART (BigCharts)
    RISK LEVEL: 1 (Very Low) (MSN)
    COMPANY'S WEB SITE

    Management's Effectiveness (Trailing 12 Mo.) . . . Return on Equity:    14.31%
    Profitability (Trailing 12 Mo.) . . . Profit Margin:      7.07%
    Stock's Growth Record (Trailing 12 Mo.) . . . Revenue:      7.85%
    . . . EPS:      5.84%
    . . . Price:    29.15%
    . . . Dividend:      NA
    PE & EPS (Trailing 12 Mo.) . . . Price/Earnings:    16.72
    . . . Earnings/Share:      1.70
    Price / Share (Pick Date, Closing Price) . . . Pick Date 05/10/12:    $28.42

    COMMENT: The stock's pick price (of $28.42) is lower than
     the 13-day EMA price (of $28.89) and higher than the  50-day EMA (of $27.95) by -1.63% and 1.68% 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. SEE also: ACE'S report  ACE'S "Timely" & "Untimely" Stocks - How to Use and How They Perform".   An ACE'S Look at the Dictum "Buy Low Sell High" ).

    . . .    
    Price / Share (13-day EMA) . . . 05/10/2012:      $28.89
    Price / Share (50-day EMA) . . . 05/10/2012      $27.95
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         Alliance Fiber Optic Products, Inc. (NASD: AFOP) designs and markets high-performance fiber optic components and modules for communications equipment manufacturers and service providers. Among the Company's products are interconnect devices that are used to connect optical fibers and components that are used to divide and combine optical power. The Company's customers deploy AFOP's products in extensive networks that connect cities, metropolitan networks within cities, networks that connect to individual businesses and homes, and enterprise networks within businesses.  

          T
    he stock's price gained 99.63% over the past 52 weeks (vs. the S&P 500's 28.74%). The Company is classified as a small-cap growth company (with a market cap of $14,036M) that is rated to outperform the market over the next six months with a Risk Level of 3 (Average). The Company was founded in 1995 and has their principal executive offices in Sunnyvale, California. The Company has about 1,000 employees.

    Sector: Technology;  Industry: Semiconductor - Broad Line ;    Ticker: AFOP;     Exch:  NASD;     05/17/13 Closing Price: $16.33

    STOCK GRADE (ASG):  48.96  (GOOD)             
    BUSINESS & FINANCIAL SUMMARY (Yahoo)
     EXPANDED BUSINESS DESCRIPTION (Reuters)
    STOCK INFO/RESEARCH (MSN)
    COMPETITORS
    (CNN Money)
    OWNERSHIP (MSN)
    KEY DEVELOPMENTS (MSN), & HEADLINES  (Yahoo)
    HISTORICAL PRICES (Yahoo) PRICE CHART (BigCharts)
    RISK LEVEL: 3 (Average) (MSN)
    COMPANY'S WEB SITE

    Management's Effectiveness (Trailing 12 Mo.) . . . Return on Equity:    16.82%
    Profitability (Trailing 12 Mo.) . . . Profit Margin:    21.92%
    Stock's Growth Record (Trailing 12 Mo.) . . . Revenue:    11.88%
    . . . EPS:  147.91%
    . . . Price: 114.30%
    . . . Dividend:      NA
    PE & EPS (Trailing 12 Mo.) . . . Price/Earnings:    13.68
    . . . Earnings/Share:      1.19
    Price / Share (Pick Date, Closing Price) . . . Pick Date 05/17/12:    $16.33

    COMMENT: The stock's pick price (of $16.33) is lower than
     the 13-day EMA price (of $17.09) and higher than the  50-day EMA (of $15.00) by -4.45% and 8.87% 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. SEE also: ACE'S report  ACE'S "Timely" & "Untimely" Stocks - How to Use and How They Perform".   An ACE'S Look at the Dictum "Buy Low Sell High" ).

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    Price / Share (50-day EMA) . . . 05/17/2012      $15.00
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           Celgene Corp. (NASD: CELG), a biopharmaceutical company, develops and markets medications for the treatment of cancer and immune-inflammatory related diseases.  Among the Company's products include REVLIMID®, VIDAZA®, ABRAXANE®, THALOMID® and ISTODAX®. 

          T
    he stock's price gained 78.30% over the past 52 weeks (vs. the S&P 500's 23.80%). The Company is classified as a large-cap growth company (with a market cap of $51.13M) 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 1986 and has their principal executive offices in Summit, New Jersey. The Company has about 4,700 employees.

    Sector: Healthcare;  Industry: Biotechnology ;    Ticker: CELG;     Exch:  NASD;     05/24/13 Closing Price: $122.58

    STOCK GRADE (ASG):  48.96  (GOOD)             
    BUSINESS & FINANCIAL SUMMARY (Yahoo)
     EXPANDED BUSINESS DESCRIPTION (Reuters)
    STOCK INFO/RESEARCH (MSN)
    COMPETITORS
    (CNN Money)
    OWNERSHIP (MSN)
    KEY DEVELOPMENTS (MSN), & HEADLINES  (Yahoo)
    HISTORICAL PRICES (Yahoo) PRICE CHART (BigCharts)
    RISK LEVEL: 2 (Less than Average) (MSN)
    COMPANY'S WEB SITE

    Management's Effectiveness (Trailing 12 Mo.) . . . Return on Equity:    24.95%
    Profitability (Trailing 12 Mo.) . . . Profit Margin:    25.26%
    Stock's Growth Record (Trailing 12 Mo.) . . . Revenue:    14.18%
    . . . EPS:      2.49%
    . . . Price:    78.98%
    . . . Dividend:      NA
    PE & EPS (Trailing 12 Mo.) . . . Price/Earnings:    37.29
    . . . Earnings/Share:      3.29
    Price / Share (Pick Date, Closing Price) . . . Pick Date 05/24/12:    $122.58

    COMMENT: The stock's pick price (of $122.58) is lower than
     the 13-day EMA price (of $123.87) and higher than the  50-day EMA (of $118.58) by -0.01% and 3.37% 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. SEE also: ACE'S report  ACE'S "Timely" & "Untimely" Stocks - How to Use and How They Perform".   An ACE'S Look at the Dictum "Buy Low Sell High" ).

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    Price / Share (13-day EMA) . . . 05/24/2012:      $123.87
    Price / Share (50-day EMA) . . . 05/24/2012      $118.58
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         News Corp. (NASD: NWS) is a diversified media company operating in several industry segments among which are filmed entertainment, television, cable network programming, direct broadcast satellite television, integrated marketing services, newspapers and information services, and book publishing. The Company conducts its business activities in the United States, the United Kingdom, Continental Europe, Australia, Asia and Latin America.

          The stock's price gained 71.40% over the past 52 weeks (vs. the S&P 500's 27.58%). The Company is classified as a large-cap value company (with a market cap of $74.62B) 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 1922 and has their principal executive offices in New York, New York. The Company has about 48,000 employees.

    Sector: Consumer Goods & Services;  Industry: Movies & Entertainment ;    Ticker: NWS;     Exch:  NASD;     05/31/13 Closing Price: $32.24

    STOCK GRADE (ASG):  52.79  (GOOD)             
    BUSINESS & FINANCIAL SUMMARY (Yahoo)
     EXPANDED BUSINESS DESCRIPTION (Reuters)
    STOCK INFO/RESEARCH (MSN)
    COMPETITORS
    (CNN Money)
    OWNERSHIP (MSN)
    KEY DEVELOPMENTS (MSN), & HEADLINES  (Yahoo)
    HISTORICAL PRICES (Yahoo) PRICE CHART (BigCharts)
    RISK LEVEL: 2 (Less than Average) (MSN)
    COMPANY'S WEB SITE

    Management's Effectiveness (Trailing 12 Mo.) . . . Return on Equity:    19.56%
    Profitability (Trailing 12 Mo.) . . . Profit Margin:    16.68%
    Stock's Growth Record (Trailing 12 Mo.) . . . Revenue:      3.41%
    . . . EPS:      2.50%
    . . . Price:    67.11%
    . . . Dividend:      NA
    PE & EPS (Trailing 12 Mo.) . . . Price/Earnings:    12.91
    . . . Earnings/Share:      2.50
    Price / Share (Pick Date, Closing Price) . . . Pick Date 05/31/12:    $32.24

    COMMENT: The stock's pick price (of $32.24) is lower than
     the 13-day EMA price (of $32.89) and higher than the  50-day EMA (of $31.87) by -1.98% and 1.16% 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. SEE also: ACE'S report  ACE'S "Timely" & "Untimely" Stocks - How to Use and How They Perform".   An ACE'S Look at the Dictum "Buy Low Sell High" ).

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    Price / Share (13-day EMA) . . . 05/31/2012:      $32.89
    Price / Share (50-day EMA) . . . 05/31/2012      $31.87
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    June 2013 Stock Picks
    Stock Name SYM Exch. Sector Industry Date Picked Pick Price
    (per share)
    ASG
    Oceaneering International, Inc. OII NYSE Basic Materials Oil & Equipment Services 06/21/13 $71.22 52.79 (VERY GOOD)
    A.O. Smith Corp. AOS NYSE Industrial Goods Industrial Electrical Equipment 06/28/13 $36.28 49.73 (GOOD)

              Oceaneering International, Inc. (NYSE: OII) provides products and services - mainly for deepwater offshore operations and subsea completions -  to the oil and gas industry. These products and services includes remotely operated vehicles, built-to-order specialty subsea hardware, and subsea intervention services. The Company also provide products and services to the defense, entertainment and aerospace industries. 

          The stock's price gained 62.75% over the past 52 weeks (vs. the S&P 500's 19.28%). The Company is classified as a mid-cap value company (with a market cap of $7.71B) 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 1965 and has their principal executive offices in Houston, Texas. The Company has about 10,900 employees.

    Sector: Basic Materials;  Industry: Oil & Gas Equipment Services ;    Ticker: OII;     Exch:  NYSE;     06/21/13 Closing Price: $71.22

    STOCK GRADE (ASG):  52.79  (VERY GOOD)             
    BUSINESS & FINANCIAL SUMMARY (Yahoo)
     EXPANDED BUSINESS DESCRIPTION (Reuters)
    STOCK INFO/RESEARCH (MSN)
    COMPETITORS
    (CNN Money)
    OWNERSHIP (MSN)
    KEY DEVELOPMENTS (MSN), & HEADLINES  (Yahoo)
    HISTORICAL PRICES (Yahoo) PRICE CHART (BigCharts)
    RISK LEVEL: 2 (Less than Average) (MSN)
    COMPANY'S WEB SITE

    Management's Effectiveness (Trailing 12 Mo.) . . . Return on Equity:    18.13%
    Profitability (Trailing 12 Mo.) . . . Profit Margin:    10.75%
    Stock's Growth Record (Trailing 12 Mo.) . . . Revenue:    25.42%
    . . . EPS:    28.00%
    . . . Price:    64.01%
    . . . Dividend:      NA
    PE & EPS (Trailing 12 Mo.) . . . Price/Earnings:    24.73
    . . . Earnings/Share:      2.88
    Price / Share (Pick Date, Closing Price) . . . Pick Date 06/21/12:    $71.22

    COMMENT: The stock's pick price (of $71.22) is lower than
     the 13-day EMA price (of $72.45) and higher than the  50-day EMA (of $70.62) by -1.70% and 0.85% 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. SEE also: ACE'S report  ACE'S "Timely" & "Untimely" Stocks - How to Use and How They Perform".   An ACE'S Look at the Dictum "Buy Low Sell High" ).

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    Price / Share (13-day EMA) . . . 06/21/2012:      $72.45
    Price / Share (50-day EMA) . . . 06/21/2012      $70.62
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         A.O. Smith Corp. (NYSE: AOS) manufactures water heaters and boilers for residential and commercial end users in the United States, China, India and Europe. The Company's product line includes residential gas and electric water heaters, commercial water heating equipment; condensing and non-condensing boilers and water systems tanks.

          The stock's price gained 47.87% over the past 52 weeks (vs. the S&P 500's 17.63%). The Company is classified as a mid-cap value 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 2 (Less than Average). The Company was founded in 1904 and has their principal executive offices in Milwaukee, Wisconsin. The Company has about 10,900 employees.

    Sector: Industrial Goods;  Industry: Industrial Electrical Equipment ;    Ticker: AOS;     Exch:  NYSE;     06/28/13 Closing Price: $36.28

    STOCK GRADE (ASG):  49.73  (GOOD)             
    BUSINESS & FINANCIAL SUMMARY (Yahoo)
     EXPANDED BUSINESS DESCRIPTION (Reuters)
    STOCK INFO/RESEARCH (MSN)
    COMPETITORS
    (CNN Money)
    OWNERSHIP (MSN)
    KEY DEVELOPMENTS (MSN), & HEADLINES  (Yahoo)
    HISTORICAL PRICES (Yahoo) PRICE CHART (BigCharts)
    RISK LEVEL: 2 (Less than Average) (MSN)
    COMPANY'S WEB SITE

    Management's Effectiveness (Trailing 12 Mo.) . . . Return on Equity:    12.69%
    Profitability (Trailing 12 Mo.) . . . Profit Margin:    26.95%
    Stock's Growth Record (Trailing 12 Mo.) . . . Revenue:   -10.17%
    . . . EPS:    36.89%
    . . . Price:    24.63%
    . . . Dividend:      NA
    PE & EPS (Trailing 12 Mo.) . . . Price/Earnings:    13.39
    . . . Earnings/Share:      2.09
    Price / Share (Pick Date, Closing Price) . . . Pick Date 07/05/12:    $27.97

    COMMENT: The stock's pick price (of $27.97) is lower than
     the 13-day EMA price (of $28.08) and the  50-day EMA (of $28.45) by -0.39% and -1.69% 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. SEE also: ACE'S report  ACE'S "Timely" & "Untimely" Stocks - How to Use and How They Perform".   An ACE'S Look at the Dictum "Buy Low Sell High" ).

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    Price / Share (13-day EMA) . . . 07/05/2012:      $28.08
    Price / Share (50-day EMA) . . . 07/05/2012      $28.45
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    July 2013 Stock Picks
    Stock Name SYM Exch. Sector Industry Date Picked Pick Price
    (per share)
    ASG
    Pfizer Inc. PFE NYSE Healthcare Drug Manufacturers - Major 07/05/13 $27.97 51.26 (VERY GOOD)
    Cracker Barrel Old Country Store, Inc. CBRL NASD Services Restaurants 07/19/13 $99.08 49.73 (GOOD)
    Seagate Technology Public Ltd. Co. STX NASD Technology Data Storage Devices 07/26/13 $41.05 48.20 (GOOD)

     

         Pfizer Inc. (NYSE: PFE) is a biopharmaceutical company engaged in the development and manufacturing of medicines for people and animals. The Company's human prescription pharmaceutical products include products for the following therapeutics and diseases: Alzheimer’s disease, cardiovascular, erectile dysfunction, major depressive disorder, respiratory and smoking cessation, endocrine disorders, hemophilia, inflammation, ophthalmology, pulmonary arterial hypertension, specialty neuroscience and vaccines; oncology and oncology-related illnesses.

          The stock's price gained 23.49% over the past 52 weeks (vs. the S&P 500's 20.66%). The Company is classified as a large-cap value company (with a market cap of $198.40B) 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 1849 and has their principal executive offices in New York, New York. The Company has about 89,000 employees.

    Sector: Healthcare Industry: Drug Manufacturers - Major ;    Ticker: PFE;     Exch:  NYSE;     07/05/13 Closing Price: $27.97

    STOCK GRADE (ASG):  51.26  (VERY GOOD)             
    BUSINESS & FINANCIAL SUMMARY (Yahoo)
     EXPANDED BUSINESS DESCRIPTION (Reuters)
    STOCK INFO/RESEARCH (MSN)
    COMPETITORS
    (CNN Money)
    OWNERSHIP (MSN)
    KEY DEVELOPMENTS (MSN), & HEADLINES  (Yahoo)
    HISTORICAL PRICES (Yahoo) PRICE CHART (BigCharts)
    RISK LEVEL: 1 (Very Low) (MSN)
    COMPANY'S WEB SITE

    Management's Effectiveness (Trailing 12 Mo.) . . . Return on Equity:    12.97%
    Profitability (Trailing 12 Mo.) . . . Profit Margin:      7.59%
    Stock's Growth Record (Trailing 12 Mo.) . . . Revenue:    12.40%
    . . . EPS:    14.13%
    . . . Price:    54.15%
    . . . Dividend:      NA
    PE & EPS (Trailing 12 Mo.) . . . Price/Earnings:    22.49
    . . . Earnings/Share:      1.61
    Price / Share (Pick Date, Closing Price) . . . Pick Date 06/21/12:    $36.28

    COMMENT: The stock's pick price (of $36.28) is lower than
     the 13-day EMA price (of $37.23) and the  50-day EMA (of $37.61) by -2.55% and -3.54% 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. SEE also: ACE'S report  ACE'S "Timely" & "Untimely" Stocks - How to Use and How They Perform".   An ACE'S Look at the Dictum "Buy Low Sell High" ).

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    Price / Share (13-day EMA) . . . 06/21/2012:      $37.23
    Price / Share (50-day EMA) . . . 06/21/2012      $37.61
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         Cracker Barrel Old Country Store, Inc. (NASD: CBRL) operates more than 500 full-service restaurants and gift shops in over 40 states in the United States. The Company's stores are intended to appeal to both travelers and local customers.

          The stock's price gained 64.45% over the past 52 weeks (vs. the S&P 500's 25.09%). The Company is classified as a mid-cap value company (with a market cap of $2.36B) 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 1969 and has their principal executive offices in Lebanon, Tennessee. The Company has about 70,000 employees.

    Sector: Services Industry: Restaurants ;    Ticker: CBRL;     Exch:  NASD;     07/19/13 Closing Price: $99.08

    STOCK GRADE (ASG):  49.73  (GOOD)             
    BUSINESS & FINANCIAL SUMMARY (Yahoo)
     EXPANDED BUSINESS DESCRIPTION (Reuters)
    STOCK INFO/RESEARCH (MSN)
    COMPETITORS
    (CNN Money)
    OWNERSHIP (MSN)
    KEY DEVELOPMENTS (MSN), & HEADLINES  (Yahoo)
    HISTORICAL PRICES (Yahoo) PRICE CHART (BigCharts)
    RISK LEVEL: 2 (Less than Average) (MSN)
    COMPANY'S WEB SITE

    Management's Effectiveness (Trailing 12 Mo.) . . . Return on Equity:    29.73%
    Profitability (Trailing 12 Mo.) . . . Profit Margin:      4.41%
    Stock's Growth Record (Trailing 12 Mo.) . . . Revenue:      7.11%
    . . . EPS:    33.60%
    . . . Price:    62.78%
    . . . Dividend:      NA
    PE & EPS (Trailing 12 Mo.) . . . Price/Earnings:    20.09
    . . . Earnings/Share:      4.93
    Price / Share (Pick Date, Closing Price) . . . Pick Date 07/19/12:    $99.08

    COMMENT: The stock's pick price (of $99.08) is lower than
     the 13-day EMA price (of $99.22) and higher than the  50-day EMA (of $9 3.35) by -0.14% and 5.78% 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. SEE also: ACE'S report  ACE'S "Timely" & "Untimely" Stocks - How to Use and How They Perform".   An ACE'S Look at the Dictum "Buy Low Sell High" ).

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    Price / Share (13-day EMA) . . . 07/19/2012:      $99.22
    Price / Share (50-day EMA) . . . 07/19/2012      $93.35
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         Seagate Technology Public Ltd. Co. (NASD: STX) produce disk drive products for enterprise servers, mainframes and workstations; client compute applications, where the Company's products are designed for desktop and notebook computers; and client non-compute applications, where the Company's  products are designed for a wide variety of end user devices such as digital video recorders (DVRs), personal data backup systems, portable external storage systems and digital media systems.

    The stock's price gained 34.90% over the past 52 weeks (vs. the S&P 500's 22.11%). The Company is classified as a large-cap value company (with a market cap of $14.74B) that is rated to outperform the market over the next six months with a Risk Level of 3 (Average). The Company was founded in 1979 and has their principal executive offices in Dublin, Ireland. The  Company's number of employees is presently not available.

    Sector: Technology Industry: Data Storage Devices ;    Ticker: STX;     Exch:  NASD;     07/26/13 Closing Price: $41.05

    STOCK GRADE (ASG):  48.20  (GOOD)             
    BUSINESS & FINANCIAL SUMMARY (Yahoo)
     EXPANDED BUSINESS DESCRIPTION (Reuters)
    STOCK INFO/RESEARCH (MSN)
    COMPETITORS
    (CNN Money)
    OWNERSHIP (MSN)
    KEY DEVELOPMENTS (MSN), & HEADLINES  (Yahoo)
    HISTORICAL PRICES (Yahoo) PRICE CHART (BigCharts)
    RISK LEVEL: 3 (Average) (MSN)
    COMPANY'S WEB SITE

    Management's Effectiveness (Trailing 12 Mo.) . . . Return on Equity:    52.49%
    Profitability (Trailing 12 Mo.) . . . Profit Margin:    12.81%
    Stock's Growth Record (Trailing 12 Mo.) . . . Revenue:     -3.94%
    . . . EPS:   -25.74%
    . . . Price:    60.85%
    . . . Dividend:      NA
    PE & EPS (Trailing 12 Mo.) . . . Price/Earnings:      8.53
    . . . Earnings/Share:      4.81
    Price / Share (Pick Date, Closing Price) . . . Pick Date 07/26/12:    $41.05

    COMMENT: The stock's pick price (of $41.05) is lower than
     the 13-day EMA price (of $44.74) and the  50-day EMA (of $43.61) by -8.25% and -.5.87% 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. SEE also: ACE'S report  ACE'S "Timely" & "Untimely" Stocks - How to Use and How They Perform".   An ACE'S Look at the Dictum "Buy Low Sell High" ).

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    Price / Share (13-day EMA) . . . 07/26/2012:      $44.74
    Price / Share (50-day EMA) . . . 07/26/2012      $43.61
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    August 2013 Stock Picks
    Stock Name SYM Exch. Sector Industry Date Picked Pick Price
    (per share)
    ASG
    Western Digital Corp. WDC NASD Technology Data Storage Devices 08/02/13 $65.16 47.43 (GOOD)
    The Gap, Inc. GPS NYSE Services Apparel Stores 08/09/13 $44.10 51.26 (VERY GOOD)
    Hanesbrands, Inc. HBI NYSE Consumer Goods Textile - Apparel Clothing 08/16/13 $59.55 50.49 (VERY GOOD)
    The Walt Disney Co. DIS NYSE Services Entertainment - Diversified 08/23/13 $61.73 51.26 (VERY GOOD)
    Packaging Corporation of America PKG NYSE Consumer Goods Packaging & Containers 08/30/13 $53.04 54.32 (VERY GOOD)

      

       Western Digital Corp. (NASD: WDC) sell hard drives worldwide to original equipment manufacturers and original design manufacturers, distributors, resellers and retailers. The Company's hard drives are used in desktop computers, notebook computers, and enterprise applications such as servers, workstations, network attached storage, storage area networks and video surveillance equipment.

    The stock's price gained 58.93% over the past 52 weeks (vs. the S&P 500's 22.91%). The Company is classified as a large-cap value company (with a market cap of $15.38B) that is rated to outperform the market over the next six months with a Risk Level of 3 (Average). The Company was founded in 1970 and has their principal executive offices in Irvine, Calfornia. The  Company has about 85,700 employees.

    Sector: Technology Industry: Data Storage Devices ;    Ticker: WDC;     Exch:  NASD;     08/02/13 Closing Price: $65.16

    STOCK GRADE (ASG):  47.43  (GOOD)             
    BUSINESS & FINANCIAL SUMMARY (Yahoo)
     EXPANDED BUSINESS DESCRIPTION (Reuters)
    STOCK INFO/RESEARCH (MSN)
    COMPETITORS
    (CNN Money)
    OWNERSHIP (MSN)
    KEY DEVELOPMENTS (MSN), & HEADLINES  (Yahoo)
    HISTORICAL PRICES (Yahoo) PRICE CHART (BigCharts)
    RISK LEVEL: 3 (Average) (MSN)
    COMPANY'S WEB SITE

    Management's Effectiveness (Trailing 12 Mo.) . . . Return on Equity:    20.45%
    Profitability (Trailing 12 Mo.) . . . Profit Margin:    10.82%
    Stock's Growth Record (Trailing 12 Mo.) . . . Revenue:    23.02%
    . . . EPS:      4.34%
    . . . Price:    68.54%
    . . . Dividend:      NA
    PE & EPS (Trailing 12 Mo.) . . . Price/Earnings:      9.65
    . . . Earnings/Share:      6.75
    Price / Share (Pick Date, Closing Price) . . . Pick Date 08/02/12:    $65.16

    COMMENT: The stock's pick price (of $65.16) is lower than
     the 13-day EMA price (of $65.59) and higher than the  50-day EMA (of $63.55) by -0.66% and 2.53% 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. SEE also: ACE'S report  ACE'S "Timely" & "Untimely" Stocks - How to Use and How They Perform".   An ACE'S Look at the Dictum "Buy Low Sell High" ).

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    Price / Share (13-day EMA) . . . 08/02/2012:      $65.59
    Price / Share (50-day EMA) . . . 08/02/2012      $63.55
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            The Gap, Inc. (NYSE: GPS) sells apparel, accessories, and personal care products for men, women, children, and babies. The Company's products are sold under the Gap, Old Navy, Banana Republic, Piperlime, Athleta, and Intermix brands. The Company operates stores in the United States, Canada, the United Kingdom, France, Ireland, Japan, China, and Italy. The Company's products are also sold to customers online in over 80 countries.  

    The stock's price gained 27.35% over the past 52 weeks (vs. the S&P 500's 20.46%). The Company is classified as a large-cap value company (with a market cap of $20.63B) 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 1969 and has their principal executive offices in San Francisco, Calfornia. The  Company has about 136,000 employees.

    Sector: Services Industry: Apparel Stores ;    Ticker: GPS;     Exch:  NYSE;     08/09/13 Closing Price: $44.10

    STOCK GRADE (ASG):  51.26  (VERYGOOD)             
    BUSINESS & FINANCIAL SUMMARY (Yahoo)
     EXPANDED BUSINESS DESCRIPTION (Reuters)
    STOCK INFO/RESEARCH (MSN)
    COMPETITORS
    (CNN Money)
    OWNERSHIP (MSN)
    KEY DEVELOPMENTS (MSN), & HEADLINES  (Yahoo)
    HISTORICAL PRICES (Yahoo) PRICE CHART (BigCharts)
    RISK LEVEL: 2 (Less than Average) (MSN)
    COMPANY'S WEB SITE

    Management's Effectiveness (Trailing 12 Mo.) . . . Return on Equity:    39.98%
    Profitability (Trailing 12 Mo.) . . . Profit Margin:      7.77%
    Stock's Growth Record (Trailing 12 Mo.) . . . Revenue:      7.81%
    . . . EPS:    56.09%
    . . . Price:    57.44%
    . . . Dividend:      NA
    PE & EPS (Trailing 12 Mo.) . . . Price/Earnings:      17.16
    . . . Earnings/Share:      2.57
    Price / Share (Pick Date, Closing Price) . . . Pick Date 08/09/12:    $44.10

    COMMENT: The stock's pick price (of $44.10) is lower than
     the 13-day EMA price (of $45.30) and higher than the  50-day EMA (of $43.44) by -2.65% and 1.52% 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. SEE also: ACE'S report  ACE'S "Timely" & "Untimely" Stocks - How to Use and How They Perform".   An ACE'S Look at the Dictum "Buy Low Sell High" ).

    . . .    
    Price / Share (13-day EMA) . . . 08/09/2012:      $45.30
    Price / Share (50-day EMA) . . . 08/09/2012      $43.44
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            Hanesbrands, Inc. (NYSE: HBI)  manufacture and sell basic apparel such as T-shirts, bras, panties, men’s underwear, kids’ underwear, casualwear, activewear, socks and hosiery. The Company's apparel are sold under a number of popular brands including Hanes, Champion, Bali, Playtex, Just My Size , L’eggs, barely there, Wonderbra, and Gear for Sports. The Company's products are sold through mass merchants,national chains and department stores, direct sales to consumers, and to other retail channels in the United States and other countries.

    The stock's price gained 85.23% over the past 52 weeks (vs. the S&P 500's 16.76%). The Company is classified as a mid-cap value company (with a market cap of $5.90B) 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 2005 and has their principal executive offices in Winston-Salem, North Carolina. The  Company has about 51,500 employees.

    Sector: Consumer Goods Industry: Textile - Apparel Clothing ;    Ticker: HBI;     Exch:  NYSE;     08/16/13 Closing Price: $59.55

    STOCK GRADE (ASG):  50.49  (VERY GOOD)             
    BUSINESS & FINANCIAL SUMMARY (Yahoo)
     EXPANDED BUSINESS DESCRIPTION (Reuters)
    STOCK INFO/RESEARCH (MSN)
    COMPETITORS
    (CNN Money)
    OWNERSHIP (MSN)
    KEY DEVELOPMENTS (MSN), & HEADLINES  (Yahoo)
    HISTORICAL PRICES (Yahoo) PRICE CHART (BigCharts)
    RISK LEVEL: 2 (Less than Average) (MSN)
    COMPANY'S WEB SITE

    Management's Effectiveness (Trailing 12 Mo.) . . . Return on Equity:    42.58%
    Profitability (Trailing 12 Mo.) . . . Profit Margin:      8.04%
    Stock's Growth Record (Trailing 12 Mo.) . . . Revenue:      1.72%
    . . . EPS: 116.26%
    . . . Price:    94.60%
    . . . Dividend:      NA
    PE & EPS (Trailing 12 Mo.) . . . Price/Earnings:    16.57
    . . . Earnings/Share:      3.59
    Price / Share (Pick Date, Closing Price) . . . Pick Date 08/16/12:    $59.55

    COMMENT: The stock's pick price (of $59.55) is lower than
     the 13-day EMA price (of $60.88) and higher than the  50-day EMA (of $56.27) by -2.18% and 5.83% 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. SEE also: ACE'S report  ACE'S "Timely" & "Untimely" Stocks - How to Use and How They Perform".   An ACE'S Look at the Dictum "Buy Low Sell High" ).

    . . .    
    Price / Share (13-day EMA) . . . 08/16/2012:      $60.88
    Price / Share (50-day EMA) . . . 08/16/2012      $56.27
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         The Walt Disney Co. (NYSE: DIS) is a diversified entertainment company with main business operations in media networks, parks and resorts, studio entertainment, consumer products and interactive. The media networks operation includes cable television networks, broadcast television network, television production operations, domestic and international television distribution, domestic television stations, domestic broadcast radio networks and stations, and publishing and digital operations.

    The stock's price gained 24.38% over the past 52 weeks (vs. the S&P 500's 17.94%). The Company is classified as a large-cap value company (with a market cap of $110.28B) 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 1923 and has their principal executive offices in Burbank, California. The  Company has about 165,000 employees.

    Sector: Services Industry: Entertainment - Diversified ;    Ticker: DIS;     Exch:  NYSE;     08/23/13 Closing Price: $61.73

    STOCK GRADE (ASG):  51.26  (VERY GOOD)             
    BUSINESS & FINANCIAL SUMMARY (Yahoo)
     EXPANDED BUSINESS DESCRIPTION (Reuters)
    STOCK INFO/RESEARCH (MSN)
    COMPETITORS
    (CNN Money)
    OWNERSHIP (MSN)
    KEY DEVELOPMENTS (MSN), & HEADLINES  (Yahoo)
    HISTORICAL PRICES (Yahoo) PRICE CHART (BigCharts)
    RISK LEVEL: 2 (Less than Average) (MSN)
    COMPANY'S WEB SITE

    Management's Effectiveness (Trailing 12 Mo.) . . . Return on Equity:    14.74%
    Profitability (Trailing 12 Mo.) . . . Profit Margin:    13.53%
    Stock's Growth Record (Trailing 12 Mo.) . . . Revenue:     5.56%
    . . . EPS:     8.94%
    . . . Price:   24.12%
    . . . Dividend:      NA
    PE & EPS (Trailing 12 Mo.) . . . Price/Earnings:    18.71
    . . . Earnings/Share:      3.30
    Price / Share (Pick Date, Closing Price) . . . Pick Date 08/16/12:    $61.73

    COMMENT: The stock's pick price (of $61.73) is lower than
     the 13-day EMA price (of $62.82) and the  50-day EMA (of $63.84) by -1.74% and -3.315.83% 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. SEE also: ACE'S report  ACE'S "Timely" & "Untimely" Stocks - How to Use and How They Perform".   An ACE'S Look at the Dictum "Buy Low Sell High" ).

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    Price / Share (13-day EMA) . . . 08/23/2012:      $62.82
    Price / Share (50-day EMA) . . . 08/23/2012      $63.84
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          Packaging Corporation of America (NYSE: PKG) produce a variety of corrugated packaging products, including shipping containers, multi-color boxes and displays for merchandising packaged products, and wax-coated boxes for the agricultural industry. The primary end-use markets for corrugated products are food, beverages and agricultural products; paper products; petroleum, plastic, synthetic and rubber products; general retail and wholesale trade; miscellaneous manufacturing; and appliances, vehicles, and metal products.

    The stock's price gained 64.47% over the past 52 weeks (vs. the S&P 500's 16.23%). The Company is classified as a mid-cap value company (with a market cap of $5.13B) 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 1867 and has their principal executive offices in Lake Forest, Illinois. The  Company has about 8,500 employees.

    Sector: Consumer Goods Industry: Packaging & Containers ;    Ticker: PKG;     Exch:  NYSE;     08/30/13 Closing Price: $53.04

    STOCK GRADE (ASG):  54.32  (VERY GOOD)             
    BUSINESS & FINANCIAL SUMMARY (Yahoo)
     EXPANDED BUSINESS DESCRIPTION (Reuters)
    STOCK INFO/RESEARCH (MSN)
    COMPETITORS
    (CNN Money)
    OWNERSHIP (MSN)
    KEY DEVELOPMENTS (MSN), & HEADLINES  (Yahoo)
    HISTORICAL PRICES (Yahoo) PRICE CHART (BigCharts)
    RISK LEVEL: 1 (Very Low) (MSN)
    COMPANY'S WEB SITE

    Management's Effectiveness (Trailing 12 Mo.) . . . Return on Equity:   22.89%
    Profitability (Trailing 12 Mo.) . . . Profit Margin:     7.49%
    Stock's Growth Record (Trailing 12 Mo.) . . . Revenue:   11.31%
    . . . EPS:   58.90%
    . . . Price:   67.08%
    . . . Dividend:      NA
    PE & EPS (Trailing 12 Mo.) . . . Price/Earnings:    22.96
    . . . Earnings/Share:      2.31
    Price / Share (Pick Date, Closing Price) . . . Pick Date 08/16/12:    $53.04

    COMMENT: The stock's pick price (of $53.04) is lower than
     the 13-day EMA price (of $53.69) and higher than the  50-day EMA (of $52.46) by -1.21% and 1.11% 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. SEE also: ACE'S report  ACE'S "Timely" & "Untimely" Stocks - How to Use and How They Perform".   An ACE'S Look at the Dictum "Buy Low Sell High" ).

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    Price / Share (13-day EMA) . . . 08/30/2012:      $53.69
    Price / Share (50-day EMA) . . . 08/30/2012      $52.46
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    September 2013 Stock Picks
    Stock Name SYM Exch. Sector Industry Date Picked Pick Price
    (per share)
    ASG
    West Pharmaceutical Services, Inc. WST NYSE Healthcare Medical Instruments & Supplies 09/06/13 $75.52 48.96 (GOOD)
    Omnicare Inc. OCR NYSE Services Drugs Wholesale 09/20/13 $47.43 47.43 (GOOD)
    J.B. Hunt Transport Servces, Inc. JBHT NASD Services Trucking 09/27/13 $72.34 51.26 (VERY GOOD)

       

        West Pharmaceutical Services, Inc. (NYSE: WST) manufactures components and systems for the packaging and delivery of injectable drugs for the pharmaceutical, healthcare and consumer products industries. The Company's products include stoppers and seals for vials, syringe components and systems, components for intravenous and blood collection systems, and  injection systems. The Company's customers include producers and distributors of pharmaceuticals, biologics, medical devices and personal care products.

    The stock's price gained 57.50% over the past 52 weeks (vs. the S&P 500's 15.82%). The Company is classified as a mid-cap growth company (with a market cap of $2.64B) 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 1923 and has their principal executive offices in Exton, Pennsylvania. The  Company has about 6,500 employees.

    Sector: Healthcare Industry: Medical Instruments & Supplies ;    Ticker: WST;     Exch:  NYSE;     09/06/13 Closing Price: $75.52

    STOCK GRADE (ASG):  48.96  (GOOD)             
    BUSINESS & FINANCIAL SUMMARY (Yahoo)
     EXPANDED BUSINESS DESCRIPTION (Reuters)
    STOCK INFO/RESEARCH (MSN)
    COMPETITORS
    (CNN Money)
    OWNERSHIP (MSN)
    KEY DEVELOPMENTS (MSN), & HEADLINES  (Yahoo)
    HISTORICAL PRICES (Yahoo) PRICE CHART (BigCharts)
    RISK LEVEL: 1 (Very Low) (MSN)
    COMPANY'S WEB SITE

    Management's Effectiveness (Trailing 12 Mo.) . . . Return on Equity:   13.36%
    Profitability (Trailing 12 Mo.) . . . Profit Margin:     7.47%
    Stock's Growth Record (Trailing 12 Mo.) . . . Revenue:     6.43%
    . . . EPS:   21.83%
    . . . Price:   75.52%
    . . . Dividend:      NA
    PE & EPS (Trailing 12 Mo.) . . . Price/Earnings:    27.01
    . . . Earnings/Share:      2.80
    Price / Share (Pick Date, Closing Price) . . . Pick Date 09/06/12:    $75.52

    COMMENT: The stock's pick price (of $75.52) is lower than
     the 13-day EMA price (of $75.72) and higher than the  50-day EMA (of $74.25) by -0.26% and 1.71% 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. SEE also: ACE'S report  ACE'S "Timely" & "Untimely" Stocks - How to Use and How They Perform".   An ACE'S Look at the Dictum "Buy Low Sell High" ).

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    Price / Share (13-day EMA) . . . 09/06/2012:      $75.72
    Price / Share (50-day EMA) . . . 09/06/2012      $74.25
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          Omnicare Inc. (NYSE: OCR) is a provider of pharmaceuticals and related pharmacy services to long-term care facilities as well as chronic care facilities. The Company also provides specialty pharmacy, commercialization services for the biopharmaceutical industry and end-of-life pharmaceutical care management for hospice care agencies.

    The stock's price gained 61.70% over the past 52 weeks (vs. the S&P 500's 17.37%). The Company is classified as a mid-cap value company (with a market cap of $5.65B) 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 1981 and has their principal executive offices in Cincinnati, Ohio. The  Company has about 6,13,200 employees.

    Sector: Services Industry: Drugs Wholesale ;    Ticker: OCR;     Exch:  NYSE;     09/20/13 Closing Price: $54.64

    STOCK GRADE (ASG):  47.43  (GOOD)             
    BUSINESS & FINANCIAL SUMMARY (Yahoo)
     EXPANDED BUSINESS DESCRIPTION (Reuters)
    STOCK INFO/RESEARCH (MSN)
    COMPETITORS
    (CNN Money)
    OWNERSHIP (MSN)
    KEY DEVELOPMENTS (MSN), & HEADLINES  (Yahoo)
    HISTORICAL PRICES (Yahoo) PRICE CHART (BigCharts)
    RISK LEVEL: 1 (Very Low) (MSN)
    COMPANY'S WEB SITE

    Management's Effectiveness (Trailing 12 Mo.) . . . Return on Equity:     6.32%
    Profitability (Trailing 12 Mo.) . . . Profit Margin:     3.71%
    Stock's Growth Record (Trailing 12 Mo.) . . . Revenue:    -1.68%
    . . . EPS:   57.57%
    . . . Price:   61.06%
    . . . Dividend:      NA
    PE & EPS (Trailing 12 Mo.) . . . Price/Earnings:    26.41
    . . . Earnings/Share:      2.07
    Price / Share (Pick Date, Closing Price) . . . Pick Date 09/20/13:    $54.64

    COMMENT: The stock's pick price (of $54.64) is lower than
     the 13-day EMA price (of $55.32) and higher than the  50-day EMA (of $53.45) by -1.23% and 2.23% 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. SEE also: ACE'S report  ACE'S "Timely" & "Untimely" Stocks - How to Use and How They Perform".   An ACE'S Look at the Dictum "Buy Low Sell High" ).

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    Price / Share (13-day EMA) . . . 09/20/2013:      $55.32
    Price / Share (50-day EMA) . . . 09/20/2013      $53.45
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         JB Hunt Transport Services, Inc. (NYSE: OCR) provides transportation and delivery services to customers and consumers in the United States, Canada and Mexico. The Company's service offerings include transportation of full-truckload containerized freight, customized freight movement, equipment, labor, systems and delivery services that are tailored to meet individual customers’ requirements. The Company's services include multiple pickups and drops, local and home deliveries, freight handling, specialized equipment and freight network design.

    T
    he stock's price gained 39.04% over the past 52 weeks (vs. the S&P 500's 17.17%). The Company is classified as a mid-cap growth company (with a market cap of $8.47B) 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 1961 and has their principal executive offices in Lowell, AR. The  Company has about 16,475 employees.

    Sector: Services Industry: Trucking ;    Ticker: JBHT;     Exch:  NASD;     09/27/13 Closing Price: $72.34

    STOCK GRADE (ASG):  51.26  (VERY GOOD)             
    BUSINESS & FINANCIAL SUMMARY (Yahoo)
     EXPANDED BUSINESS DESCRIPTION (Reuters)
    STOCK INFO/RESEARCH (MSN)
    COMPETITORS
    (CNN Money)
    OWNERSHIP (MSN)
    KEY DEVELOPMENTS (MSN), & HEADLINES  (Yahoo)
    HISTORICAL PRICES (Yahoo) PRICE CHART (BigCharts)
    RISK LEVEL: 2 (Less than Average) (MSN)
    COMPANY'S WEB SITE

    Management's Effectiveness (Trailing 12 Mo.) . . . Return on Equity:   40.02%
    Profitability (Trailing 12 Mo.) . . . Profit Margin:     6.09%
    Stock's Growth Record (Trailing 12 Mo.) . . . Revenue:   10.71%
    . . . EPS:   11.15%
    . . . Price:   37.29%
    . . . Dividend:      NA
    PE & EPS (Trailing 12 Mo.) . . . Price/Earnings:    26.79
    . . . Earnings/Share:      2.20
    Price / Share (Pick Date, Closing Price) . . . Pick Date 09/27/13:    $72.34

    COMMENT: The stock's pick price (of $72.34) is lower than
     the 13-day EMA price (of $73.28) and the  50-day EMA (of $73.73) by -1.28% and -1.89% 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. SEE also: ACE'S report  ACE'S "Timely" & "Untimely" Stocks - How to Use and How They Perform".   An ACE'S Look at the Dictum "Buy Low Sell High" ).

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    Price / Share (13-day EMA) . . . 09/27/2013:      $73.28
    Price / Share (50-day EMA) . . . 09/27/2013      $73.73
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    October 2013 Stock Picks
    Stock Name SYM Exch. Sector Industry Date Picked Pick Price
    (per share)
    ASG
    Aceto Corp. ACET NASD Basic Materials Chemicals - Major Diversified 10/04/13 $15.40 46.67 (GOOD)
    W.W. Grainger,Inc. GWW NYSE Services Industrial Equipment Wholesale 10/11/13 $257.90 51.26 (VERY GOOD)
    Dorman Products,Inc. DORM NASD Consumer Goods Auto Parts 10/18/13 $48.67 47.43 (GOOD)
    Lincoln Electric Holdings,Inc. LECO NASD Industrial Goods Small Tool & Accessories 10/25/13 $68.44 52.02 (VERY GOOD)

     

         Aceto Corp. (NASD: ACET) distribute chemical compounds used principally as finished products or raw materials in the pharmaceutical, nutraceutical, agricultural, coatings and industrial chemical industries. The Company has business operations in in China, Germany, France, the Netherlands, Singapore, India, Hong Kong, the United Kingdom and   the United States. The Company's regulatory network ensures that their products' quality are manufactured to applicable required standards and conforms to customer specifications for its intended end use.
     
    The stock's price gained 67.39% over the past 52 weeks (vs. the S&P 500's 16.12%). The Company is classified as a small-cap value company (with a market cap of $432.32M) 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 1947 and has their principal executive offices in Port Washington, New York. The  Company has about 235 employees.

    Sector: Basic Materials Industry: Chemicals - Major Diversified ;    Ticker: ACET;     Exch:  NASD;     10/04/13 Closing Price: $15.40

    STOCK GRADE (ASG):  46.67  (GOOD)             
    BUSINESS & FINANCIAL SUMMARY (Yahoo)
     EXPANDED BUSINESS DESCRIPTION (Reuters)
    STOCK INFO/RESEARCH (MSN)
    COMPETITORS
    (CNN Money)
    OWNERSHIP (MSN)
    KEY DEVELOPMENTS (MSN), & HEADLINES  (Yahoo)
    HISTORICAL PRICES (Yahoo) PRICE CHART (BigCharts)
    RISK LEVEL: 2 (Less than Average) (MSN)
    COMPANY'S WEB SITE

    Management's Effectiveness (Trailing 12 Mo.) . . . Return on Equity:   12.31%
    Profitability (Trailing 12 Mo.) . . . Profit Margin:     4.47%
    Stock's Growth Record (Trailing 12 Mo.) . . . Revenue:   12.44%
    . . . EPS:   30.15%
    . . . Price:   63.31%
    . . . Dividend:      NA
    PE & EPS (Trailing 12 Mo.) . . . Price/Earnings:    19.01
    . . . Earnings/Share:      0.81
    Price / Share (Pick Date, Closing Price) . . . Pick Date 10/04/13:    $15.40

    COMMENT: The stock's pick price (of $15.40) is lower than
     the 13-day EMA price (of $15.53) and higher than the  50-day EMA (of $15.17) by -0.84% and 1.52% 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. SEE also: ACE'S report  ACE'S "Timely" & "Untimely" Stocks - How to Use and How They Perform".   An ACE'S Look at the Dictum "Buy Low Sell High" ).

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    Price / Share (13-day EMA) . . . 10/04/2013:      $15.53
    Price / Share (50-day EMA) . . . 10/04/2013      $15.17
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           W.W. Grainger, Inc. (NYSE: GWW) distribute maintenance, repair and operating supplies and other related products and services used by businesses and institutions primarily in the United States and Canada. The Company's products include material handling equipment, safety and security supplies, lighting and electrical products, power and hand tools, pumps and plumbing supplies, cleaning and maintenance supplies, forestry and agriculture equipment, building and home inspection supplies and other items for the facilities maintenance market. Services offered by the Company include inventory management and energy efficiency solutions.

    The stock's price gained 19.23% over the past 52 weeks (vs. the S&P 500's 18.48%). The Company is classified as a large-cap growth company (with a market cap of $17.92B) 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 1927 and has their principal executive offices in Lake Forest, Illinois. The  Company has about 21,000 employees.

    Sector: Services Industry: Industrial Equipment Wholesale ;    Ticker: GWW;     Exch:  NYSE;     10/11/13 Closing Price: $257.90

    STOCK GRADE (ASG):  46.67  (GOOD)             
    BUSINESS & FINANCIAL SUMMARY (Yahoo)
     EXPANDED BUSINESS DESCRIPTION (Reuters)
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    KEY DEVELOPMENTS (MSN), & HEADLINES  (Yahoo)
    HISTORICAL PRICES (Yahoo) PRICE CHART (BigCharts)
    RISK LEVEL: 2 (Less than Average) (MSN)
    COMPANY'S WEB SITE

    Management's Effectiveness (Trailing 12 Mo.) . . . Return on Equity:   24.50%
    Profitability (Trailing 12 Mo.) . . . Profit Margin:     8.08%
    Stock's Growth Record (Trailing 12 Mo.) . . . Revenue:     6.19%
    . . . EPS:   10.29%
    . . . Price:   24.33%
    . . . Dividend:      NA
    PE & EPS (Trailing 12 Mo.) . . . Price/Earnings:    25.06
    . . . Earnings/Share:      10.29
    Price / Share (Pick Date, Closing Price) . . . Pick Date 10/11/13:    $257.90

    COMMENT: The stock's pick price (of $257.90) is lower than
     the 13-day EMA price (of $260.80) and the  50-day EMA (of $260.70) by -1.11% and -1.07% 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. SEE also: ACE'S report  ACE'S "Timely" & "Untimely" Stocks - How to Use and How They Perform".   An ACE'S Look at the Dictum "Buy Low Sell High" ).

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    Price / Share (13-day EMA) . . . 10/11/2013:      $260.80
    Price / Share (50-day EMA) . . . 10/11/2013      $260.70
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           Dorman Products, Inc. (NASD: DORM) supplies automotive and heavy duty truck replacement parts, and service line products for the automotive aftermarket. The Company's products include brake parts, fasteners,  and original equipment “dealer only” items (such as intake manifolds, exhaust manifolds, oil cooler lines, window regulators, radiator fan assemblies, power steering pulleys, harmonic balancers, tire pressure monitor sensors, and keyless entry devices).  The Company's products are sold in the United States through automotive aftermarket retailers (such as AutoZone, Advance Auto Parts, and O’Reilly Auto Parts), national, regional and local warehouse distributors (such as Carquest and NAPA). The Company also distribute automotive replacement parts internationally.

    The stock's price gained 47.43% over the past 52 weeks (vs. the S&P 500's 21.67%). The Company is classified as a md-cap growth company (with a market cap of $1.77B) 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 1978 and has their principal executive offices in Colmar, Pennsylvania. The  Company has about 1,300 employees.

    Sector: Consumer Goods Industry: Auto Parts ;    Ticker: DORM;     Exch:  NASD;     10/18/13 Closing Price: $48.67

    STOCK GRADE (ASG):  47.43  (GOOD)             
    BUSINESS & FINANCIAL SUMMARY (Yahoo)
     EXPANDED BUSINESS DESCRIPTION (Reuters)
    STOCK INFO/RESEARCH (MSN)
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    OWNERSHIP (MSN)
    KEY DEVELOPMENTS (MSN), & HEADLINES  (Yahoo)
    HISTORICAL PRICES (Yahoo) PRICE CHART (BigCharts)
    RISK LEVEL: 2 (Less than Average) (MSN)
    COMPANY'S WEB SITE

    Management's Effectiveness (Trailing 12 Mo.) . . . Return on Equity:   20.32%
    Profitability (Trailing 12 Mo.) . . . Profit Margin:   12.18%
    Stock's Growth Record (Trailing 12 Mo.) . . . Revenue:   11.53%
    . . . EPS:   18.93%
    . . . Price:   59.18%
    . . . Dividend:      NA
    PE & EPS (Trailing 12 Mo.) . . . Price/Earnings:    24.00
    . . . Earnings/Share:      2.03
    Price / Share (Pick Date, Closing Price) . . . Pick Date 10/18/13:    $48.67

    COMMENT: The stock's pick price (of $48.67) is lower than
     the 13-day EMA price (of $48.82) and the  50-day EMA (of $49.15) by -0.31% and -0.98% 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. SEE also: ACE'S report  ACE'S "Timely" & "Untimely" Stocks - How to Use and How They Perform".   An ACE'S Look at the Dictum "Buy Low Sell High" ).

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    Price / Share (13-day EMA) . . . 10/18/2013:      $48.82
    Price / Share (50-day EMA) . . . 10/18/2013      $49.15
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         Lincoln Electric Holdings, Inc. (NASD: LECO) manufactures a variety of welding, cutting and brazing products, which includes arc welding power sources, wire feeding systems, robotic welding packages, fume extraction equipment, consumable electrodes and fluxes, plasma and oxy-fuel cutting systems and regulators and torches used in oxy-fuel welding, cutting and brazing. The Company's arc welding power sources and wire feeding systems for light manufacturing and maintenance are basic units.  For high volume production welding and fabrication, the Company offers sophisticated robotic applications.

    The stock's price gained 57.80% over the past 52 weeks (vs. the S&P 500's 24.62%). The Company is classified as a md-cap growth company (with a market cap of $5.63B) 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 1895 and has their principal executive offices in Cleveland, Ohio. The  Company has about 10,000 employees.

    Sector: Industrial Goods Industry: Small Tools & Accessories ;    Ticker: LECO;     Exch:  NASD;     10/25/13 Closing Price: $68.44

    STOCK GRADE (ASG):  52.02  (VERY GOOD)             
    BUSINESS & FINANCIAL SUMMARY (Yahoo)
     EXPANDED BUSINESS DESCRIPTION (Reuters)
    STOCK INFO/RESEARCH (MSN)
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    KEY DEVELOPMENTS (MSN), & HEADLINES  (Yahoo)
    HISTORICAL PRICES (Yahoo) PRICE CHART (BigCharts)
    RISK LEVEL: 2 (Less than Average) (MSN)
    COMPANY'S WEB SITE

    Management's Effectiveness (Trailing 12 Mo.) . . . Return on Equity:   19.89%
    Profitability (Trailing 12 Mo.) . . . Profit Margin:     9.41%
    Stock's Growth Record (Trailing 12 Mo.) . . . Revenue:    -1.37%
    . . . EPS:   10.03%
    . . . Price:   68.97%
    . . . Dividend:      NA
    PE & EPS (Trailing 12 Mo.) . . . Price/Earnings:    21.45
    . . . Earnings/Share:      3.19
    Price / Share (Pick Date, Closing Price) . . . Pick Date 10/25/13:    $68.44

    COMMENT: The stock's pick price (of $68.44) is lower than
     the 13-day EMA price (of 68.82) and higher than the  50-day EMA (of $66.34) by -0.38% and 3.17% 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. SEE also: ACE'S report  ACE'S "Timely" & "Untimely" Stocks - How to Use and How They Perform".   An ACE'S Look at the Dictum "Buy Low Sell High" ).

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    Price / Share (13-day EMA) . . . 10/25/2013:      $68.82
    Price / Share (50-day EMA) . . . 10/25/2013      $66.34
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