The Red Roadmasterâ€™s US Market Re-cap + Stock Talk â„˘
September 24, 2009
Date Line: Hong Kong
The US Fed's policy makers kept interest rates unchanged, investors took some profits.
Re-cap of the US Stock Market Action for July 23, 2009 + Stock Talk. US Stocks fell Wednesday on a technical "pause" that the talking heads said was down to investor worry that the US Federal Reserveis moving closer to pulling back on measures they are using to help rebuild the World's economies. The DJIA lost 81.32 pts, or 0.83%, to close at 9,748.55, the S&P 500 shed 10.79 pts, or 1.01%, to close at 1,060.87, and the NAS tallied a - 14.88 pts, or 0.69%, to end the session at 2,131.42. The US$ fell to new 2009 lows just after the release of the latest Fed policy statement and rebounded to post a 0.3% gain on the day, despite its bounce, savvy currency traders are betting against the continued weakness of the greenback. US Treasuries responded favorably to the Fed's announcement, and held their gains. The benchmark 10 yr T-Note finished roughly 10 ticks higher putting its yield near 3.40%. Us Market Summary on the Day S&P 500 -10.79 DJIA -81.32 NASDAQ -14.88 NAS 100 -0.6% NASDAQ Adv/Vol/Dec 1023/2.70B/1668 NYSE Adv/Vol/Dec 1063/1.32B/1958
Stocks to Watch Today Ford Motor Company (F), General Mills, Inc. (GIS), YRC Worldwide (YCRW), and Yahoo! Inc. (YHOO)
Ford Motor Company (F) Up-date 10
Last Look: August 4, 2009
September 24, 2009 Paul A. Ebeling, Jnr. Analyst Today let’s look at Ford Motor Company (F), one of the world’s leading carmakers, from a Technical POV. The overall indications, after Wednesday’s (September 23, 2009) market action, are Bullish: in the near term Neutral, mid-term Bullish, and long term Very Bullish. The recent candlestick analysis is Neutral.
**Chart by: http://www.stockta.com
Latest News: Ford Motor Company Educates Teens on the Dangers of Distracted Driving http://finance.yahoo.com/news/Ford-Motor-Company-Educates-prnews-978357664.html?x=0&.v=1
Wednesday’s Market Action
Close 7.36 + .35
There are five Gaps open up between Apr 22 and September 23, 2009 at 3.84/7.18: the near term resistance is at 7.98, support at 7.30, and the 50 day exponential moving average is 7.09. This is Ford Motor Company (F): Henry Ford began the US manufacturing revolution with his innovative mass production assembly lines in the early 1900s. The company is now a brand known around the world and firmly thought of by consumers as one of the world's largest makers of cars and trucks. FoMoCo’s brands include: Ford, Lincoln, and Mercury. Among its biggest current successes are the re-designed Ford Mustang and F-Series pickup. Ford owns a small stake in Mazda and also controls Volvo. The Company’s Finance subsidiary Ford Motor Credit is one of the US's leading auto finance companies. After clearing all of the antitrust and labor hurdles, Ford recently sold its Euro Luxury brands Land Rover and Jaguar to India-based Tata Motors for about US$2.3B in 2008. Ford is ranked #7 in FORTUNE 500; The Competitive Landscape US auto demand is driven by employment and interest rates. The profitability of individual companies depends on manufacturing quality, efficiency, and marketing. The large carmakers produce multiple product lines that are marketed under different brand names. The smaller companies manufacture a fewer or single branded product lines. The large companies have the advantage of economy of scale, whereas the smaller companies compete by focusing on specialized markets. Due to highly automated manufacturing processes, the average annual revenue per employee is about US$1.4MM. Auto Manufacture Industry Forecast The output of US motor vehicles manufacturing is forecast to grow at an annual compounded rate of 8 % between 2008 and 2013.
Ford Motor Company (HQ) Chairman William Clay (Bill) Ford Jr. President, CEO, and Director Alan R. Mulally 1 American Rd. Dearborn, MI 48126-2798 United States Phone: 313-322-3000 Fax: 313-845-6073 Toll Free: 800-555-5259 http://www.ford.com
Ford Motor Subsidiaries AutoAlliance International, Inc. Changan Ford Mazda Automobile Corporation, Ltd. Ford Division
General Mills, Inc. (GIS) Up-date 1
Last Look: March 19, 2009
September 24, 2009 Paul A. Ebeling, Jnr. Analyst Dear Reader, Letâ€™s have a look at General Mills, Inc. (GIS), Americaâ€™s # 2 cereal maker, from a Technical POV. The overall indications, after Wednesday (September 23, 2009) market action, are Bullish; in the near term Very Bullish, mid-term Bullish, and long term Bullish. The recent Candle Stick analysis is: Neutral
**Chart by: http://www.stockta.com
Latest News: Decline in Commodity Prices Helps Boost General Mills Profit http://online.wsj.com/article/SB125370436048533727.html?ru=yahoo&mod=yahoo_hs
Wednesdayâ€™s Market Action Close 63.80
+ 2.83 Volume /7,543,2shrs
There are three Gaps open up between June 8 and September 23, 2009 at 52.43/62.87, the near term resistance is NIL, support is 62.96 , and the 50 day (EMA) exponential moving average is 59.14. This is General Mills Inc. (GIS): The Company manufactures and markets branded and packaged consumer foods worldwide. The company also supplies branded and unbranded food products to the foodservice and commercial baking industries. Its products include ready-to-eat cereals, refrigerated yogurt, ready-to-serve soup, dry dinners, shelf stable and frozen vegetables, refrigerated and frozen dough products, dessert and baking mixes, and frozen pizza and pizza snacks. The company also provides grain, fruit, and savory snacks; various organic products, including soup, granola bars, and cereal; fruit and nut energy bars; and ice cream and frozen desserts. It serves grocery stores, mass merchandisers, membership stores, natural food chains, commercial and noncommercial foodservice distributors and operators, restaurants, and convenience stores, as well as drug, dollar, and discount chains. The company was founded in 1928 and is based in Minneapolis, Minnesota.
Competitive Landscape Demand is related to eating trends and to the changing structure of the grocery industry. Profitability for individual companies is determined by efficiency of operations. Large companies have scale advantages in procurement, production, and distribution. Small companies can compete by offering specialty goods or superior local distribution services. Despite high automation, the low value of the product produces a fairly modest US$150,000 in annual revenue per employee for commercial bakers. Bakeries Industry Forecast The output for US bakery and pasta products is forecast to grow at an annual compounded rate of 2% between 2008 and 2013. Data Sourced: December 2008
General Mills Inc. (HQ) Chairman, Chief Exec. Officer and President: Kendall J. Powell One General Mills Boulevard Minneapolis, MN 55426 United States Phone: 763-764-7600 Fax: 763-540-4925 http://www.generalmills.com
General Mills Subsidiaries Medallion Laboratories Small Planet Foods, Inc.
Yahoo! Inc. (YHOO) Up-date 7
Last Look: September 14, 2009
September 24, 2009 Paul A. Ebeling, Jnr. Analyst Today letâ€™s look at Yahoo! Inc. (YHOO), a leading global Internet brand, from a Technical POV. The overall indications, after Wednesdayâ€™s (September 23, 2009) market action, are Bullish: in the near term Bullish, mid-term Bullish, and long term Neutral. The Recent Candle Stick analysis is: Neutral
**Chart by: http://www.stockta.com
Latest News: Yahoo's US$100M Ad Blitz Skeptics question whether the Internet portal's new marketing campaign is a colossal waste of money
Wednesdayâ€™s Market Action Close 17.21 +.35
There is are five Gaps open up between April 9, and September 16, 2009, at 13,01/16.52, the near term resistance is 17.48, support at 16.77, and the 50 day (EMA) exponential moving average is 15.54. This is Yahoo! Inc. (YHOO): Yahoo! Inc. is a leading global Internet brand and one of the most trafficked Internet destinations worldwide. Yahoo! is focused on powering its communities of users, advertisers, publishers, and developers by creating indispensable experiences built on trust. Yahoo! is headquartered in Sunnyvale, California. The Competitive Landscape Demand comes largely from corporations that sell consumer products, and telecommunications, entertainment, and financial services. The profitability of individual companies depends on creative skills and good marketing. Large companies are advantaged in being able to serve the varied needs of large customers, but small companies can be competitive through special talent or lower pricing or through special services. The industry is labor-intensive, but the high value of the product produces annual revenue per employee of about US$150,000. Advertising and Marketing Industry Forecast
The output of US advertising services is forecast to grow at an annual compounded rate of 5.5 % between 2008 and 2013. Where Yahoo! Competes
Media Internet Search & Navigation Services (primary) Business Services Advertising & Marketing Telecommunications Services Data Services Yahoo! Inc. (HQ) Jerry Yang Co-Founder, Chief Yahoo and Exec. Director 701 1st Ave. Sunnyvale, CA 94089 United States
YRC Worldwide, Inc. (YRCW) Up-date Last Look:
August 8, 2009
September 23, 2009 Paul A. Ebeling, Jnr. Analyst Today, letâ€™s look at YRC Worldwide (YCRW), a provider of transportation services in the USA and internationally, from a Technical POV. The overall indications, after Wednesdayâ€™s (September 22, 2009) market action, are Bullish; in the near term Very Bullish mid-term Bullish, and long term Bullish The recent Candle Stick analysis is: Bullish
**Chart by: http://www.stockta.com
Latest News: YRC stock price climbs 34.7% http://kansascity.bizjournals.com/kansascity/stories/2009/09/21/daily26.html?ana=yfcpc
Wednesday’s Market Action
There is a Bullish Engulfing Candle on September 21, and a Gap open up on September 23, 2009 at 4.35/4.37, the near term resistance is NIL, support at 5.81, and the 50 day (EMA) exponential moving average is 2.78. 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, protectfrom-freezing and hazardous materials handling, and other specialized offerings; expedited delivery, including day-definite, hour-definite, and time definite capabilities; truckload delivery; inter-regional 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. Disclaimer
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F, GIS, YRCW, YHOO