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The Red Roadmaster’s US Market Re-cap + Stock Talk ™

August 10, 2009

Dateline: Del Mar, CA

Alert: Red Roadmaster looks at Crocs, Inc. (CROX), Cadence Design Systems (CDNS), Cypress st Semiconductor (CY), for the 1 time in Stock Talk. US Stocks rallied last Friday, pushing the Standard & Poor's 500 to a 10-month high.

Re-cap of the US Stock Market Action for the week ending August 7, 2009 All three major U.S. stock indexes wrapped up a fourth week of gains. The S&P 500 is now up about 50% from its 12-year closing low on March 9, 2009 For the day, the Dow Jones industrial average was up 113.81 points, or 1.23 percent, at 9,370.07. The Standard & Poor's 500 Index was up 13.40 points, or 1.34 percent, at 1,010.48. The NAS Composite was up 27.09 points, or 1.37 percent, at 2,000.25. About 73% of the S&P 500 companies so far have beaten analysts' earnings expectations. For the week, the DJIA was up 2.2%, the S&P 500 was up percent 2.3% and the NAS was up 1.1%, and the Russell 2000 index of small-capitalization stocks increased 14.78, or 2.7%, to 572.40, its biggest oneday gain since July 23. The index rose 2.8% on the week, marking its fourth-consecutive week of gains. This morning, the Labor Department said U.S. employers cut 247,000 non-farm jobs in July -- far less than the 320,000 expected and the smallest decline in a year. The U.S. unemployment rate slipped to 9.4% in July from 9.5% in June. Among Friday's earnings, AIG's (Covered in Stock Talk recently) stronger-than-expected results reassured investors that the embattled insurer was showing signs of life. At Thursday's close, the stock was up nearly 70% since the beginning of the week. Volume and Breadth: trade was about average on the New York Stock Exchange, with 1.47 billion shares changing hands, versus last year's estimated daily average of 1.49 billion, while on the NAS, about 2.46 billion shares traded, above last year's daily average of 2.28 billion. Advancers outnumbered decliners on the NYSE by a ratio of 4 to 1, while on the NAS, more than nine stocks rose for every four that fell. Stocks to Watch Today Crocs, Inc. (CROX), Cadence Design Systems (CDNS), Cypress Semiconductor (CY), YRC Worldwide, Inc. (YRCW), and Wells Fargo & Company (WFC).


Crocs, Inc. (CROX) August 10, 2009 Paul A. Ebeling, Jr. Analyst Today, let’s look at Crocs, Inc. (CROX), the company that brings you colorful slip-on shoes, from a Technical POV. The overall indications, after Friday’s (August 7, 2009) market action, are Bullish: in the near term Neutral, mid-term Very Bullish, and long term Neutral. The recent candlestick analysis is: Very Bearish.

**Chart by: http://www.stockta.com

Latest News: Crocs Surge to 52-Week High http://www.foxbusiness.com/story/markets/industries/retail/crocs-surge--week-high/


Friday’s Market Action Close

5.49 + 1.22

Volume 21,775,500/shrs

There is a DOJI on Aug 7 and one Gap open down on Apr 7, 2009 at, the near term resistance is NIL, support at5.15, and the 50 day (EMA) exponential moving average is 3.37. This is Crocs, Inc. (CROX), the company that is bringing you colorful slip-on shoes have gained popularity in the water sports arena and in mainstream fashion. Its shoes, branded as Crocs, are made of proprietary closed-cell resin and designed for men, women, and children; Jibbitz are their decorative addon charms. The firm operates manufacturing facilities in Mexico and China and boasts distribution centers worldwide. Crocs sells through retailers such as Dillard's, Nordstrom, and The Sports Authority, as well as through about 280 of its own stores and kiosks worldwide. Crocs has expanded on both domestic and international fronts and through acquisitions.

Competitive Landscape Demand is driven by fashion and demographics. The profitability of individual companies depends on their ability to design and market attractive shoe models. Big companies have economies of scale in distribution and marketing. Small companies can compete successfully through superior design or marketing.

Footwear Manufacture, Wholesale, and Retail Industry Forecast The output of US shoe and other leather product manufacturing is forecast to grow at an annual compounded rate of 4 percent between 2008 and 2013. Data Sourced: December 2008 CROCS Inc. (HQ) John H. Duerden Chief Exec. Officer, President 6328 Monarch Park Place Niwot, CO 80503 United States Phone: 303-848-7000 Fax: 303-468-4266 http://www.crocs.com


Cadence Design Systems (CDNS) August 10, 2009 Paul A. Ebeling, Jr. Analyst Today, let’s look at Cadence Design Systems (CDNS), a world leader in the electronic design automation (EDA), from a Technical POV. The overall indications, after Friday’s (August 7, 2009) market action, are Neutral: in the near term Neutral, mid-term Neutral and long term Neutral. The recent candlestick analysis is Neutral.

**Chart by: http://www.stockta.com

Latest News: Nethra Enlists Cadence Incisive Palladium Accelerator/Emulator to Speed Development of Advanced HD Image Processor

http://finance.yahoo.com/news/Nethra-Enlists-Cadence-iw-3495126376.html?x=0&.v=1


Friday’s Market Action Close 5.90

+ .09

Volume 2,104,600/shrs

There is a DOJI on August 7, and one Gap open up on April 30, 2009 at 4.83/5.01, the near term resistance is 6.10, support at 5.87, and the 50 day (EMA) exponential moving average is 5.79. This is Cadence Design Systems (CDNS): This Company is a world leader in the electronic design automation (EDA) market, Cadence sells and leases software and hardware products for designing integrated circuits (ICs), printed circuit boards (PCBs), and other electronic systems. Electronics companies use Cadence's products to build components used in wireless devices, networking equipment, and other applications. The company also provides maintenance and support and offers design and methodology consulting services.

Competitive Landscape The US economy heavily influences business spending for software products. The success of programming companies depends heavily on strong technical expertise. The success of packagedsoftware companies depends on technical expertise and good marketing. Small software companies compete mainly by developing packaged products in small niches or producing custom products for individuals. Many small companies form alliances with larger ones to market their products.

Computer Software Development Industry Forecast The output of US software publishers is forecast to grow at an annual compounded rate of 6% between 2008 and 2013. Data Sourced: December 2008. Cadence Design Systems Inc. (HQ) Lip-Bu Tan, Chief Exec. Officer, President, Director 2655 Seely Avenue Building 5 San Jose, CA 95134 United States - Map Phone: 408-943-1234 Fax: 408-943-0513 Web Site: http://www.cadence.com


Cypress Semiconductor (CY) August 10, 2009 Paul A. Ebeling, Jr. Analyst Today, let’s look at Cypress Semiconductor (CY), the international semiconductor manufacturing company, from a Technical POV. The overall indications, after Friday’s (August 7, 2009) market action, are Bullish: in the near term Neutral, mid-term Bullish, and long term Bullish. The recent candlestick analysis is Bearish.

**Chart by: http://www.stockta.com

Latest News: Cypress to Address Morgan Keegan Technology Conference on August 11 http://finance.yahoo.com/news/Cypress-to-Address-Morgan-bw-2682341988.html?x=0&.v=1


Webcast Available on Cypress Website at: http://www.cypress.com/investors

Friday’s Market Action Close 10.40 - .05

Volume 3,903,500/shrs

There is a Bearish Engulfing Candle on August 6 and no Gaps open up or down on the Chart, the near term resistance is 10.58, support at 10.26, and the 50 day (EMA) exponential moving average is 9.56. This is Cypress Semiconductor (CY): this company makes more than 400 types of integrated circuits; its non-memory products include programmable logic devices, clock and timing chips, Universal Serial Bus (USB) microcontrollers, and specialty products for the computer and data communications markets. It also makes memory chips, especially static random-access memories (SRAMs). Customers include computer, networking, and telecom equipment makers such as Cisco Systems, EMC, Logitech, Motorola, and Sony. Customers outside the US account for about 80% of sales.

Competitive Landscape The industry depends highly on demand from the computer industry and makers of telecommunications products such as cell phones, which can vary sharply from year to year. Companies can be successful producing standard parts at low cost or by producing highly specialized components. Small companies can compete effectively with large ones by producing specialized products or developing new applications. Technological expertise is extremely important. The industry is highly automated: average annual revenue per employee is about US$300,000. Electronic Components & Semiconductor Manufacture Industry Forecast The value of US electronic components manufacturing output is forecast to grow at an annual compounded rate of 4% between 2008 and 2013. Data Sourced: December 2008 Cypress Semiconductor Corporation (HQ) T. J. Rodgers Ph.D., Co-Founder, Chief Exec. Officer, President and Director, 198 Champion Court San Jose, CA 95134 United States Phone: 408-943-2600 Fax: 408-943-4730 http://www.cypress.com


Wells Fargo & Company (WFC) Up-date 25 August 10, 2009 Paul A. Ebeling, Jr. Analyst Today let’s look at Wells Fargo & Company (WFC), the Western USA banking Giant, from a Technical POV. The overall indicators, after Friday’s (August 7, 2009) market action, are Bullish: in the near term Bullish, mid-term Bullish, and long term Bullish. The recent Candle Stick analysis is: Neutral

**Chart by: http://www.stockta.com

Latest News: Form 8-K for WELLS FARGO & CO/MN http://biz.yahoo.com/e/090807/wfc8-k.html

Friday’s Market Action Close 28.79

+ .79

Volume 71,580,200/shrs


There is one Gap open up on Apr 9, 2009 at 15.17/17.42, the near term resistance is NIL, support at 28.18, and the 50 day (EMA) exponential moving average is 24.49. . This is Wells Fargo & Company (WFC): Wells Fargo & Company, through its subsidiaries, operates as a financial services company in the United States. It operates in three segments: Community Banking, Wholesale Banking, and Wells Fargo Financial. Community Banking segment offers deposit products, including checking accounts, savings deposits, market rate accounts, retirement accounts, time deposits, and debit cards; and loan products comprising lines of credit, equity lines and loans, equipment and transportation loans, education loans, residential mortgage loans, and credit cards. This segment also provides receivables and inventory financing, equipment leases, real estate financing, small business financing, venture capital financing, cash management, payroll services, retirement plans, health savings accounts, merchant payment processing, and securities brokerage. Wholesale Banking segment provides a range of commercial, corporate, and real estate banking products and services, including commercial loans and lines of credit, letters of credit, asset-based lending, equipment leasing, mezzanine financing, high-yield debt, international trade facilities, foreign exchange services, treasury management, investment management, institutional fixed income sales, interest rate, commodity and equity risk management, online products, insurance, investment banking, and mortgage brokerage services. Wells Fargo Financial segment comprises consumer finance operations that make direct consumer and real estate loans to individuals and purchase sales finance contracts from retail merchants; and auto finance operations, which purchase sales finance contracts directly from auto dealers and make loans secured by autos. This segment also provides credit cards and lease, and other commercial financing services. As of December 31, 2007, the company operated 5,964 branches and 6,900 ATMs. Wells Fargo & Company was founded in 1852 and is headquartered in San Francisco, California.

Competitive Landscape Demand for banking services is closely tied to economic activity and the level of interest rates. The profitability of individual banks depends on marketing skills, efficient operations, and good risk management. Large economies of scale exist in some segments of the industry, which has encouraged industry consolidation. Smaller banks can compete successfully in segments where customer service or knowledge of the local market is more important. The industry is capital-intensive and highly automated: annual revenue per employee is close to US$300,000. Banks and Credit Unions Industry Forecast The output of US banks and credit unions is forecast to grow at an annual compounded rate of 5.1% between 2008 and 2013. Wells Fargo & Company (HQ) Chairman Richard M. Kovacevich 420 Montgomery Street San Francisco, CA 94104 United States Phone: 866-249-3302 Fax: 651-450-4033 http://www.wellsfargo.com

Wells Fargo Subsidiaries Wachovia Corporation


YRC Worldwide, Inc. (YRCW) Up-date 2 August 10, 2009 Paul A. Ebeling, Jr. Analyst Today, let’s look at YRC Worldwide (YCRW), a provider of transportation services in the USA and internationally, from a Technical POV. The overall indications, after Friday’s (August 7, 2009) market action, are Neutral; in the near term Neutral, mid-term Neutral, and long term Bearish. The recent Candle Stick analysis is: Very Bearish.

**Chart by: http://www.stockta.com

Latest News: Teamsters Ratification of Contract Changes Moves YRC Worldwide Comprehensive Plan Forward - Immediate cost savings from modified agreement estimated at US$45M monthly, increases to US$50M monthly in 2010 - Company signs additional asset sale contracts with NATMI for US$81M. http://finance.yahoo.com/news/Teamsters-Ratification-of-prnews-1945569578.html?x=0&.v=1


Friday’s Market Action

Close

2.26

+ .46

Volume 23,000,700/shrs

There is a Bearish Engulfing Candle on Aug 6, and a Gap open down on Apr 7, 2009 at 5.25/5.18, the near term resistance is 2.57, support at 1.84 and the 50 day (EMA) exponential moving average is 1.97. This is YRC Worldwide Inc. (YRCW): The Company provides transportation services for the shipment of industrial, commercial, and retail goods in the United States and internationally. The company offers a range of services for the transportation of industrial, commercial, and retail goods, and other manufactured products or components in regional, national, and international markets, primarily through the operation of owned or leased equipment. YRC Regional Transportation unit’s service portfolio includes next day local area delivery and second-day services, consolidation/distribution services, protect-from-freezing and hazardous materials handling, and other specialized offerings; expedited delivery, including day-definite, hour-definite, and time definite capabilities; truckload delivery; interregional delivery; cross-border delivery; and operation of USFNet.com and NewPenn.com e-commerce Web sites offering customized online resources to manage transportation activity. YRC Logistics unit offers a range of logistics services, including flow through and pool distribution, warehousing, value added services, freight forwarding, customs brokerage, truckload brokerage, contract carriage, and transportation management. The company was founded in 1924, specializes in “less than at truckload” transportation. It was formerly known as Yellow Roadway Corporation and changed its name to YRC Worldwide, Inc. in 2006

The Competitive Landscape Demand is driven by consumer spending and manufacturing output. The profitability of individual companies depends on efficient operations. Large companies have advantages in account relationships, bulk fuel purchasing, fleet size, and access to drivers. Small operations can compete effectively by providing quick turnaround, serving a local market, or transporting unusually sized goods. Average annual revenue per employee is US$135,000. Trucking Industry Forecast The output of US trucking transportation is forecast to increase at an annual compounded rate of 4.5 % between 2008 and 2013. YRC Worldwide Inc. (HQ) Chairman, President, & CEO Mr. William D. Zollars 10990 Roe Avenue Overland Park, KS 66211 United States Phone: 913-696-6100 Fax: 913-696-6116 http://www.yrcw.com YRC Worldwide Subsidiaries Roadway Express, Inc. Yellow Transportation, Inc. YRC Logistics, Inc.

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The Red Roadmaster’s US Market Re-cap + Stock Talk ™

August 18, 2009

The S&P 500 is up about 45% from its March 9, 2009 low.

Re-cap of the US Stock Market Action for August 17, 2009 US Stocks suffered their worst loss in seven weeks, however, the health-care sector outperformed other groups, with managed care companies boosted by the view that a public health-care plan was fading. The S&P managed health care index .GSPHMO rose 2.6%. The DJIA was off 186.06 pts, or 2%, to close at 9,135.34, the S&P 500 closed minus 24.36 pts, or 2.43%, at 979.73, and the NAS fell 54.68 pts, or 2.75%, to end the session at 1,930.84. Shares of heavy equipment maker Caterpillar Inc. fell 4.5% to US$43.95, leading the DJIA decliners, and shares of Home Depot Inc, a Dow component that is scheduled to report results on Tuesday, dropped 3.8%, or US$1.03, to US$26.11. The Home Depot (HD) is covered in Stock Talk below today. Volume and Breadth: Trade was light on the NYSE, with 1.22B/shrs changing hands, well below last year's estimated daily average of 1.49B/shrs, and on the NAS, about 1.95B/shrs traded, againbelow last year's daily average of 2.28B/shrs. Declining stocks outnumbered advancing ones on the NYSE by a ratio of 9 to 1, while on the NAS, more than 4 stocks fell for every 1 that rose. PS: The talking heads are broadcasting that the “bad” news from Japan was the reason for today’s decline, the fact is that the news from Japan is actually quite good, and IMO today’s selling is purely technical in nature. RR

Stocks to Watch Today

Deere & Company (DE), The Home Depot, Inc. (HD), Hewlett-Packard (HPQ), and Lowe's Companies (LOW).


Deere & Co. (DE) Up-date 5 August 18, 2009 Paul A. Ebeling, Jr. Analyst Today let’s look at Deere & Co. (DE), one of the World’s largest makers of farm equipment, from a Technical POV. The overall indications, after Monday’s (August 17, 2009) market action, are Neutral, in the near term Neutral, mid-term Neutral, and long term Neutral. The recent Candle Stick analysis is: Neutral

**Chart by: http://www.stockta.com

Latest News: Be Bullish for Deere Season

http://online.barrons.com/article/SB125050593499136571.html?ru=yahoo&mod=yahoobarrons Monday’s Market Action Close Volume 00/shrs


There is a Bullish Engulfing Candle on August 12 and two Gap open up on July 15 and 30, 2009 at 36.92/41.89, the near term resistance is 44.13, support at 41.72 and the 50 day (EMA) exponential moving average is 42.20. This is Deere & Company (DE): The company, one of the world's two largest makers of farm equipment (CNH Global is the other), is also a leading producer of construction, forestry, industrial, and lawn-care equipment. It is famous for its "Nothing Runs Like A Deere" brand marketing campaign. While the global financial crisis dented the company's sales in commercial and consumer equipment, Deere's agricultural equipment sales continued strong and remained highly profitable. Deere makes 60% of its sales in North America. Competitive Landscape Demand is driven by consumer income and demographics. The profitability of individual companies depends on the correct assessment of repayment likelihood and effective collections activities. Large companies have an advantage in using computers to serve large portfolios of mortgage and credit card loans and also have access to cheaper sources of funds, but small companies can compete effectively in the cash lending or sales finance segments, where personal contact is more important. Deere & Co. (HQ) Robert W. Lane ,Exec. Chairman, Chief Exec. Officer and President: One John Deere Place Moline, IL 61265-8098 United States Phone: 309-765-8000 Fax: 309-765-5889 http://www.deere.com


The Home Depot, Inc (HD) Up-date 7 August 18, 2009 Paul A. Ebeling, Jr. Analyst Today let’s look at The Home Depot Inc. (HD), the World’s Biggest Home Fixer Upper Store, from a Technical POV. The overall indications, after Monday’s (August 17, 2009) market action, are Neutral, in the near term Neutral, mid-term Neutral, and long term Neutral. The recent Candle Stick analysis is: Neutral

**Chart by: http://www.stockta.com

Latest News: Can Home Depot and Target improve the market's outlook when they report earnings Tuesday?


http://www.forbes.com/2009/08/17/briefing-americas-outlook-markets-equities-homedepot.html?partner=yahootix Monday’s Market Action Close 26.11 - 1.03

Volume 30,842,200/shrs

There is a Bullish Engulfing Candle on August 12 and one Gap open down on August 17, 2009 at 26.90/26.44, the near term resistance is 26.64, support at 26.03 and the 50 day (EMA) exponential moving average is 25.16. This is The Home Depot, Inc. (HD): The Company operates as a home improvement retailer primarily in the United States, Canada, and Mexico. The Home Depot stores offer building materials, home improvement supplies and lawn and garden products that are sold to do-it-yourself customers, do-it-forme customers, home improvement contractors, trades people and building maintenance professionals. The company also operates EXPO Design Center stores that provide products and services primarily related to design and renovation projects. As of January 26, 2009, it operated 2,274 retail stores in 50 states in the United States, the District of Columbia, Puerto Rico, the U.S. Virgin Islands, Guam, 10 Canadian provinces, Mexico, and China. The company was founded in 1978 and is based in Atlanta, Georgia. Competitive Landscape The industry is driven mainly by residential real estate construction and renovation. Large chains have expanded rapidly in recent years by focusing on the home improvement market, with contractor sales as a sideline. Smaller companies, often family-owned lumberyards, can compete effectively by catering to contractors (for whom price is less important than other services), through a wider range of specialty products and services, and by serving areas unattractive to the big-box stores because of limited customer concentration. Building Material Supply Industry Forecast The value of US private and public construction of buildings, which is a driver for building material supplies, is forecast to grow at an annual compounded rate of 5% between 2008 and 2013. Data Sourced: December 2008 The Home Depot, Inc. (HQ) Exec. Chairman and Chief Exec. Officer: Francis S. Blake 2455 Paces Ferry Road NW Atlanta, GA 30339 United States Phone: 770-433-8211 Fax: 770-431-2685 http://www.homedepot.com


Hewlett-Packard (HPQ) Up-date 4 August 18, 2009 Paul A. Ebeling, Jr. Analyst Today let’s look at Hewlett-Packard (HPQ), the World’s #1 personal computing company, from a Technical POV. The overall indications, after Monday’s (August 17, 2009) market action is Neutral, in the near term Neutral, mid-term Neutral, and long term Bullish. The recent Candle Stick analysis is: Neutral

**Chart by: http://www.stockta.com

Latest News: Fewer, and happier customers http://www.marketwatch.com/story/recessions-bright-spot-happier-customers-2009-08-18?siteid=yhoof


Monday Market Action Close 43.11 - .98

Volume12,521,500 /shrs

There is a Bullish Engulfing Candle on August 12 and three Gaps open up between Mar 11 and Jul 15, 2009 at 27.11/37.80, the near term resistance is 43.60, support at 42.44 and the 50 day (EMA) exponential moving average is 40.30. This is Hewlett-Packard (HPQ): the Company is a pioneer in providing affordable personal computing throughout the world. In PC’s, the company commands the number one position worldwide with a 19% st share of the market. 2008 Revenues came approximately 78% from products and 22% from services. 1 quarter 2009, approximately 30% of revenues came from services. 70% of HP’s customer base is located outside of the US. It operates in seven segments which are grouped together to form Technology Solutions Group: enterprise storage and servers, HP services, and HP software. HPQ has had a number of important improvements including a jump in ROE of 21.5% 08’ from 19% 07’ and 16.5% 06’.

Competitive Landscape Demand is driven by global unit sales of personal computers and services. Price competition which has accounted for a long-term trend in the industry has placed pressure on lower average selling prices. Streamlining of operations will provide larger corporations with economies of scale and wider profit margins. Smaller firms will keep the heat on with vigilant competition as far as new products that draw away market share from PC sales. Global appetite for technology products such as Smartphone’s, personal digital assistants and lightweight PC’s will fuel long-term growth in the industry.

Sub-Industry Index: Computer Hardware Index Year to date through May 8, the index gained 21.0%, as compared to 3.3 increase in the S&P 1500 Composite Index. In 2008, the sub-industry index declined 40.5%, versus a 38.5% decline for the S&P 1500 Composite Index.

Hewlett-Packard (HPQ) Chairman and Chief Executive Officer; Mark V Hurd 3000 Hanover Street Palo Alto, CA 94304 United States Phone: 650-857-1501 Fax: 650-857-5518 http://www.hp.com


Lowe's Companies (LOW) Up-date 1 August 18, 2009 Paul A. Ebeling, Jr. Analyst Today let’s look at Lowe's Companies (LOW): the #2 US home improvement chain, from a Technical POV. The overall indications, after Monday’s (August 17, 2009) market action, are :Neutral: in the near term Neutral, mid-term Bullish, and long term Bullish. The recent Candle Stick analysis is: Very Bullish

**Chart by: http://www.stockta.com

Latest News: Housing Takes Spotlight on Tuesday http://www.forbes.com/2009/08/17/briefing-americas-outlook-markets-equities-homedepot.html?partner=yahootix


Monday’s Market Action

Close 20.47

- 2.36

Volume 41,074,400/shrs

There is a Grave Stone Doji on August 17, and one Gap open down on August 17, 2009 at 22.57/22.29 the near term resistance is 20.67, support at 19.60 and the 50 day (EMA) exponential moving average is 21.03. This is Lowe's Companies (LOW): The Company has evolved from a regional hardware store operator into a nationwide chain of home improvement superstores bent on international expansion. The #2 US home improvement chain (after The Home Depot), Lowe's has about 1,640 superstores in 50 states and about a dozen outlets in Canada. The company's stores sell about 40,000 products for do-it-yourselfers and professionals for home improvement and repair projects, such as gardening products, home fashion items, lumber, millwork, plumbing and electrical supplies, and tools, as well as appliances and furniture. Lowe's is the second-largest US home appliance retailer after Sears. Competitive Landscape

The industry is driven mainly by residential real estate construction and renovation. Large chains have expanded rapidly in recent years by focusing on the home improvement market, with contractor sales as a sideline. Smaller companies, often family-owned lumberyards, can compete effectively by catering to contractors (for whom price is less important than other services), through a wider range of specialty products and services, and by serving areas unattractive to the big-box stores because of limited customer concentration. Building Material Supply Industry Forecast

The value of US private and public construction of buildings, which is a driver for building material supplies, is forecast to grow at an annual compounded rate of 5 percent between 2008 and 2013. Data Sourced: December 2008

Lowe's Companies Inc. (HQ) Robert A. Niblock Chairman, Chief Exec. Officer 1000 Lowes Boulevard Mooresville, NC 28117 United States Phone: 704-758-1000 Fax: 336-658-4766 http://www.lowes.com Disclaimer

DO NOT BASE ANY INVESTMENT DECISION UPON ANY MATERIALS FOUND ON THIS WEBSITE OR IN OUR NEWSLETTERS. Red Roadmaster is not registered as a securities broker-dealer or an investment advisor either


within the US Securities and Exchange Commission (the “SEC”) or with any state securities regulatory authority. We are neither licensed nor qualified to provide investment advice. The information contained on our website or in any of our newsletters should be viewed as commercial advertisement and is not intended to be investment advice. Any information found on our website, or in any of our newsletters is not provided to any particular individual with a view toward their individual circumstances. The information contained on our website, and in any newsletter we distribute, is not an offer to buy or sell securities. We distribute opinions, comments, and information free of charge exclusively to individuals who wish to receive them.

Our newsletter and website have been prepared for informational purposes only and are not intended to be used as a complete source of information on any particular company. An individual should never invest in the securities of any of the companies’ profiled based solely on information contained in our report. Individuals should assume that all information contained on our website or in one of our newsletters about profiled companies is not trustworthy unless verified by their own independent research.

Any individual who chooses to invest in any securities should do so with caution. Investing in securities is speculative and carries a high degree of risk; you may lose some or all of the money that is invested. Always research your own investments and consult with a registered investment adviser or licensed stock broker before investing.

Information contained in the Redroadmaster Stock Talk report will contain “forward looking statements” as defined under section 27A of the Securities Act of 1933 and Section 21B of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934. Subscribers are cautioned not to place undue reliance upon these forward looking statements. These forward looking statements are subject to a number of known and unknown risks and uncertainties outside of our control that could cause actual operations or results to differ materially from those anticipated. Factors that could affect performance include, but are not limited to, those factors that are discussed in each profiled company’s most recent reports or registration statements filed with the SEC. You should consider these factors in evaluating the forward looking statements included in the report and not place undue reliance upon such statements.

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