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

October 27, 2009

Date Line: Hong Kong (SAR) China

The US$'s rise pressured commodity prices, hurting the shares of natural resource companies on Monday. The S&P 500 is now up 57.7% from the 12 yr closing low on March 9, 2009, coming off its recovery peak when it was up 62.3% from that low, a few sessions ago.

Re-cap of the US Stock Market Action for the session ending October 26, 2009 US stocks fell for a 2nd straight session Monday as investors pressured commodity shares on the rise of the Greenback. The DJIA close down 104.22 pts, or 1.05%, at 9,867.96, the S&P 500 lost 12.65 pts, or 1.17%, to close at 1,066.95, and the NAS tallied up minus 12.62 pts, or 0.59%, to end the session at 2,141.85. Stocks opened higher with indexes gaining +1% on the open, and faded as the US$ rebounded and investors sold the financial sector. JPMorgan, closed down 3.1% at US$43.82, as did Bank of America closed down 5.1% at US$15.40 dragging the DJIA along. Financials also came under pressure from the news that Dutch banking, insurance and asset management company ING will split in two as part of a plan to pay back government bailout funds and return to its retail savings bank roots. Again, the US$ rallied off of a 14 month low against the Euro prompting investors to lock in recent gains in other currencies. Volume and Breadth: Trade was moderate on the NYSE, with about 1.39B/shrs changing hands, below last year's estimated daily average of 1.49B/shrs, and the NAS traded about 2.34B/shrs traded, slightly above last year's daily average of 2.28/B/shrs. Decliners outnumbered advancers on the NYSE by a ratio of more than 3 to 1, and on the NAS, more than two stocks fell for every one that rose. Alert: On Wednesday Stock Talk will give a 1st look at American Minority Health Network, Inc. (AMHN). Alert: Stock Talk looks at McKesson, Corp (MCK) for the 1st time today.

Stocks to Watch Today BP (BP), Valero Energy Corp. (VLO), McKesson Corp (MCK), and Visa, Inc. (V).


Stocks to Watch this Week Earnings season is in full swing; Tuesday morning by BP (NYSE: BP) and Valero (NYSE: VLO), with McKesson (NYSE: MCK) and Visa (NYSE: V) reporting after the Bell. On Wednesday before the Bell, expect results from Coca-Cola Enterprises (NYSE: CCE), Conoco Phillips (NYSE: COP), General Dynamics (NYSE: GD), Hess (NYSE: HES), Qwest (NYSE: Q) and Wellpoint (NYSE: WLP), with First Solar (NYSE: FSLR) reporting after the bell. Thursday morning will be busy as, Aetna (NYSE: AET), AstraZeneca (NYSE: AZN), Burger King (NYSE: BKC), Colgate-Palmolive (NYSE: CL), Eastman Kodak (NYSE: EK), Exxon Mobil (NYSE: XOM), Motorola (NYSE: MOT), Office Depot (NYSE: ODP), Office Max (NYSE: OMX), Procter & Gamble (NYSE: PG), Royal Dutch Shell (NYSE: RDS), and Sprint Nextel (NYSE: S) all report before the Bell followed by MetLife (NYSE: MET) after the Bell.

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BP plc (BP) Up-date 3

Last Look: June 26, 2009

October 27,2009 Paul A. Ebeling, Jnr. Analyst Dear Reader, Today, let’ look at BP plc (BP), world's 3rd largest integrated oil company, from a Technical POV. The overall indications, after Monday (October 26, 2009) market action, are Neutral: in the near term Bullish, mid-term Neutral, and long term Neutral. The recent Candle Stick analysis is: Bullish

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Latest News: BP, Visa: Today's Headliners

3 cm_ven=YAHOO&cm_cat=FREE&cm_ite=NA Today’s Market Action Close 55.48 + .06 Volume 5,533,000/shrs There a Bullish Engulfing Candle on October 22, and four Gaps open up between July 15, and October 15, 2009 at 46.94/54.29, the near term resistance is 55.60, support at 55.01, and the 50 day (EMA) exponential moving average is 53.20. This is BP plc (BP): BP is the world's 3rd largest integrated oil company, behind Exxon Mobil and Royal Dutch Shell. The company, which was formed in 1998 from the merger of British Petroleum and Amoco, grew by buying Atlantic Richfield Company. BP has proved reserves of 17.8B bbls of oil equivalent, including large holdings in Alaska. BP is the largest oil and gas producer in the USA and also a top refiner, processing about 3.8MM bbls of Crude Oil per day. BP operates more than 25,000 gas stations worldwide. With the success of its BP Solar International subsidiary, BP has created an Alternative Energy unit with an initial investment of US$1.8B to develop green energy sources. The Competitive Landscape Demand is driven by economic activity, population growth, and energy efficiency for residential, industrial, and transportational uses of oil and gas. Profitability of individual companies is driven by the success rate of new wells drilled and the ability to increase production from existing wells. Large companies are advantaged by access to capital, including the ability to buy or merge smaller companies. Small companies compete by focusing on, and developing expertise in, a few geographic areas. The industry is capital intensive: average annual revenue per employee is about US$5MM. Oil and Gas Exploration and Production Industry Forecast

The output of US natural gas extraction and crude petroleum production is forecast to grow at an annual compounded rate of -3.2 %between 2008 and 2013. BP plc (HQ) Chairman Peter D. Sutherland 1 St. James's Square London SW1Y 4PD, United Kingdom Phone: +44-20-7496-4000 Fax: +44-20-7496-4234

BP Subsidiaries Air BP Apex-BP Solar sa ARCO Aluminum, Inc.


Valero Energy Corp. (VLO) Up-date 1

Last Look: May 12, 2009

October 27, 2009 Paul A. Ebeling, Jnr. Analyst Today, let’s look at Valero Energy Corp. (VLO), the largest independent oil refiner in the USA, from a Technical POV. The overall analysis after Monday’s (October 26, 2009) market action is Neutral: in the near term Neutral, mid-term Bullish, and long term Neutral. The recent Candle Stick analysis is: Bearish

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Latest News: Tricky Tuesday Ahead For Market

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Monday’s Market Action


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There is a Inverted Hammer on October 23 and two Gaps open up between July 15, and October 23,2009, the near term resistance is 20.74, support at 19.78, and the 50 day (EMA) exponential moving average is 19.31. This is Valero Energy Corp. (VLO), Named after the Alamo (the Mission San Antonio de Valero), the company is the largest independent oil refiner in the US. Valero refines low-cost residual oil and heavy crude into cleaner-burning, higher-margin products, including low-sulfur diesels. It operates 16 refineries (with a total production capacity of about 3 million barrels per day) located in California, Delaware, Louisiana, New Jersey, Oklahoma, Tennessee, Texas, and in Aruba and Canada. It also has a network of some 5,800 retail gas stations and wholesale outlets bearing the Corner Store, Diamond Shamrock, Shamrock, Ultramar, Valero, Stop N Go, and Beacon names in 44 US states and in Canada. Competitive Landscape Demand depends mainly on the volume of car driving, which in turn depends on economic activity. The profitability of individual stores is closely linked to location and product mix. Large companies have advantages in buying gasoline at bulk prices, but small companies can compete effectively by having superior locations. Annual revenue per worker is close to US$300,000. Convenience Stores and Gas Stations Industry Forecast

US personal consumption expenditures of gasoline, oil, nonalcoholic beverages, and tobacco, all major indicators for convenience stores and gas stations, are forecast to grow at an annual compounded rate of 2.4% between 2007 and 2012. Valero Energy Corp. (HQ) William R. Klesse, Executive Chairman, Chief Exec. Officer, President One Valero Way San Antonio, TX 78249-1616 United States Phone: 210-345-2000 Fax: 210-345-2646


McKesson Corp (MCK) October 27, 2009 Paul A. Ebeling, Jnr. Analyst Today, let’s look at McKesson Corp (MCK), the largest pharmaceuticals distributor in North America, from a Technical POV. The overall indications, after Monday’s (October 26, 2009) market action, are Bullish: in the near term Bullish, mid-term Bullish, and long term Neutral. The recent candlestick analysis: Very Bullish

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Latest News: Zacks Earnings Preview: Chevron, Exxon Mobil, Procter & Gamble, Verizon, Jones Apparel Group, McKesson Corporation, Owens Corning, Penske Automotive Group and Sprint Nextel

Monday’s Market Action Close 60.42

+ .01

Volume 2,491,000/shrs

There is a Bullish Harami on October 26, and one Gap open up on July 29, 2009 at 47,14/50.19, the near term resistance is 65.34 , support at 60.15 , and the 50 day (EMA) exponential moving average is 57.83. This is McKesson Corp (MCK): The largest pharmaceuticals distributor in North America, McKesson delivers prescription and generic drugs, as well as health and beauty care products, to more than 40,000 retail and institutional pharmacies throughout the US and Canada. The company is also a major medical supplies wholesaler, providing medical and surgical equipment to alternate health care sites, such as doctors' offices, surgery centers, and long-term care facilities. In addition to distribution services, McKesson offers software and technical services that help pharmacies, health care providers, and insurers manage supply chain, clinical, administrative, and financial operations. Industries Where McKesson Competes Pharmaceuticals Distribution & Wholesale (primary)

Computer Services Computer Software Accounting & Finance Software Health Care McKesson Corp. (HQ) John Hammergren Chairman, Chief Exec. Officer and Pres One Post Street San Francisco, CA 94104 United States Phone: 415-983-8300 Fax: 415-983-8464


Visa, Inc. (V) Up-date 1

Last Look: April 29, 2009

Paul A. Ebeling, Jnr. Analyst Today let’s look at Visa, Inc. (V), the operator of the World's largest consumer payment system, from a Technical POV. The overall analysis after Monday’s (October 26, 2009) market action is Neutral: in the near term Neutral, mid-term Neutral, and long term Neutral. The recent Candle Stick Analysis is: Very Bearish.

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Latest News: Major business events scheduled for Today


Monday’s Market Action

Close 72.78

- 1.36

Volume 8,699,700/shrs

There is a Bearish Engulfing Candle on October 23 and two Gaps open up between July 15 and October 7, 2009 at 60.51/68.91, the near term resistance is 74.14, support at 71.30, and the 50 day (EMA) exponential moving average is 71.69. This is Visa, Inc. (V): Visa operates the world's largest consumer payment system (ahead of MasterCard and American Express) with some 1.6 billion credit and other payment cards in circulation. It licenses the Visa name to member institutions, which issue and market their own Visa products and participate in the VisaNet payment system (authorization, transaction processing, and settlement services). Visa also provides its customers with debit cards, Internet payment systems, value-storing smart cards, and traveler's checks. Visa Inc., which was created by a restructuring of several Visa organizations, went public in 2008 and raised about US$17B. Industries Where Visa Inc Competes

Electronic Payment Systems (primary) Financial Services Transaction, Credit & Collections Lending Credit Cards

Visa, Inc. (HQ) Joseph W. Saunders, Exec. Chairman and Chief Executive Officer P.O. Box 8999 San Francisco, CA 94128-8999 United States Phone: 415-932-2100 Disclaimer

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