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To: Gottfried who wrote (55457)2/9/2012 10:12:34 PM
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From Briefing.com: 4:41PM First Solar disclosed on September 30, 2011, the DOE finalized a federal loan and loan guarantee of up to $646 mln to support project financing for the Antelope Valley Solar Ranch One project (FSLR) 49.01 +3.21 : As previously reported on a Current Report on Form 8-K filed with the SEC on September 30, 2011, the DOE finalized a federal loan and loan guarantee of up to $646 mln to support project financing for the Antelope Valley Solar Ranch One project developed, sold to Exelon Corporation (EXC) and will build, operate and maintain. Because all conditions have not yet been satisfied, the parties have agreed to extend the timeframe for initial funding of the loan to February 24, 2012. If initial funding of the loan has not occurred by such date and such date is not extended further, Co would repurchase AVSR for an amount equal to the purchase price paid by Exelon for the project, ~$75 mln, plus certain other costs incurred by Exelon related to the project. If First Solar were to repurchase AVSR, the reacquired project would then become available for sale by First Solar to another party. First Solar expects its current cash and other capital resources would be sufficient to enable First Solar to repurchase AVSR, if necessary, while meeting First Solar's working capital and capital expenditure needs.

4:35PM Sierra Wireless reports EPS in-line, revs in-line; guides Q1 EPS above consensus, revs above consensus (SWIR) 7.52 +0.21 : Reports Q4 (Dec) earnings of $0.08 per share, in-line with the Capital IQ Consensus Estimate consensus of $0.08; revenues fell 12.0% year/year to $147.2 mln vs the $148.06 mln consensus. Co issues upside guidance for Q1, sees EPS of $0.06-$0.10 vs. $0.02 Capital IQ Consensus Estimate; sees Q1 revs of $143-$148 mln vs. $141.64 mln Capital IQ Consensus Estimate.

4:24PM Amkor beats by $0.04, reports revs in-line; guides Q1 EPS, revs in-line (AMKR) 6.21 +0.05 : Reports Q4 (Dec) earnings of $0.11 per share, $0.04 better than the Capital IQ Consensus Estimate of $0.07; revenues fell 8.9% year/year to $684 mln vs the $686.36 mln consensus. Co states, "As part of our continuing efforts to rationalize our cost structure, we have initiated a voluntary retirement program in Japan. While the ultimate amount of the charge for this restructuring initiative will depend on the level of employee participation, we currently anticipate incurring a charge of around $6 million in the first quarter 2012," Co issues guidance for Q1, which does not include an estimate for the Japan restructuring charge, sees EPS of ($0.03)-$0.09, which may not compare to the $0.08 Capital IQ Consensus Estimate; sees Q1 revs of $615-$665 mln vs. $649.00 mln Capital IQ Consensus Estimate.

4:23PM NXP Semi reports EPS in-line, revs in-line; guides Q1 EPS in-line, revs above consensus (NXPI) 21.99 +0.11 : Reports Q4 (Dec) earnings of $0.24 per share, excluding non-recurring items, in-line with the Capital IQ Consensus Estimate consensus of $0.24; revenues fell 13.6% year/year to $931 mln vs the $930.04 mln consensus. Co issues mixed guidance for Q1, sees EPS of $0.10-0.24 vs. $0.18 Capital IQ Consensus Estimate; sees Q1 revs of $927-984 mln vs. $920.51 mln Capital IQ Consensus Estimate.

4:21PM Intel: New York Attorney General agrees to terminate antitrust lawsuit against co (INTC) 26.86 +0.02 : Co and the New York Attorney General have agreed to terminate the lawsuit alleging violation of U.S. and state antitrust laws that was filed by the New York Attorney General in Nov 2009. The agreement, which follows a Dec 2011 court ruling that greatly reduced the scope of the New York Attorney General's lawsuit, expressly states that Intel does not admit either any violation of law or that the allegations in the complaint are true, and it calls for no changes to the way Intel does business. The agreement includes a payment of $6.5 mln from Intel that is intended only to cover some of the costs incurred by the New York Attorney General in the litigation.

4:08PM Amtech Systems beats by $0.15, beats on revs; guides MarQ revs below consensus (ASYS) 11.26 +0.08 : Reports Q1 (Dec) loss of $0.09 per share, $0.15 better than the Capital IQ Consensus Estimate of ($0.24); revenues fell 54.0% year/year to $24.7 mln vs the $22.1 mln consensus. Co issues downside guidance for Q2 (Mar), sees Q2 revs of $20-22 mln vs. $25.7 mln Capital IQ Consensus Estimate. Co says the current supply/demand imbalance and global economic conditions continue to impact solar cell manufacturers, Amtech's principal customer base.

4:03PM Monolithic Power beats by $0.03, beats on revs; guides Q1 revs above consensus (MPWR) 16.27 -0.04 : Reports Q4 (Dec) earnings of $0.15 per share, $0.03 better than the Capital IQ Consensus Estimate of $0.12; revenues rose 0.8% year/year to $47.5 mln vs the $46.44 mln consensus. Gross margin was 50.5%. Co issues upside guidance for Q1, sees Q1 revs of $46.0-50.0 mln vs. $44.46 mln Capital IQ Consensus Estimate. Co expects gross margin similar to 4Q11.

4:02PM Rubicon Tech announces $20 mln 2012 customer contract (RBCN) 12.58 +0.62 : Co announced today that it has entered into a new contract with its largest customer for large-diameter sapphire wafers. The amount of the contract is $20 mln, and it represents a baseline level of shipments that will be made from June through Dec 2012. The previous contract expired at the end of Dec. In another matter, Rubicon disclosed today that the co, as an accommodation to certain key customers of its small-diameter sapphire ingots, wrote off $1.8 mln of accounts receivable in the fourth quarter.

4:01PM Brooks Automation beats by $0.02, beats on revs; guides Q2 EPS above consensus, revs above consensus (BRKS) 11.29 +0.04 : Reports Q1 (Dec) earnings of $0.06 per share, $0.02 better than the Capital IQ Consensus Estimate of $0.04; revenues fell 32.6% year/year to $120.2 mln vs the $117.46 mln consensus. Co issues upside guidance for Q2, sees EPS of $0.15-0.20 vs. $0.09 Capital IQ Consensus Estimate; sees Q2 revs of $132-140 mln vs. $121.70 mln Capital IQ Consensus Estimate.

4:30 pm : For the third straight session the stock market rode a modest gain into the close. The moves may not have been exciting to watch, but they've put the broad market on pace for its sixth straight weekly gain and at its best level in seven months.

Trade this week has kept a consistent pattern: stocks run into some morning selling pressure, but gradually work their way higher. In the first session of the week stocks finished flat, but in the past three they have managed modest gains.

In each of the past two sessions tech stocks have provided support. The largest sector by market weight advanced 0.7% yesterday and another 1.0% in the latest round of action. The sector's latest effort was led by the likes of Akamai Tech (AKAM 38.06, +3.62) and Visa (V 112.42, +4.07). Each posted an upside earnings surprise for the latest quarter. Cisco (CSCO 20.00, -0.43) also posted better-than-expected bottom-line results, but the stock still ran into selling pressure.

Shares of Whole Foods (WFMI 82.02, +4.09) won over market participants with its latest quarterly report. The stock helped lead the consumer staples sector to a 0.5% gain. In contrast, PepsiCo (PEP 64.27, -2.47) dropped sharply following its upside earnings surprise.

The positive correlation between stock prices and the euro has lessened in recent days. As such, the major averages moved little in response to the euro's 0.4% climb to a near two-month high of $1.33. However, the euro remains sensitive to headlines regarding a forthcoming austerity plan from Greece's politicians -- to little surprise the story was the topic of rumors again today.

Market participants were also unsurprised by the decision of the European Central Bank to keep its target lending rate at 1.00%, but some were pleased to learn that the ECB expanded collateral guidelines. Meanwhile, the Bank of England kept its target rate at 0.5%, but expanded its lending program by 50 billion to 225 billion pounds.

China attracted some attention for its latest inflationary reading, which showed that consumer prices there experienced a 4.5% increase in January. That proved to be hotter than many had anticipated.

Domestic data featured the latest initial weekly jobless claims tally, which totaled 358,000. Economists polled by Briefing.com had, on average, called for an initial claims count closer to 370,000.

Wholesale inventories showed a 1.0% increase during December, but that number was given very little attention by market participants.

Treasuries attracted buyers after a weak start, which actually sent the yield on the benchmark 10-year Note to a 10-day high. By session's end the Note's yield eased back below 2.05%. In play were results from an auction of 30-year Bonds that featured strong dollar demand of $39.5 billion, a bid-to-cover of 2.47, and an indirect bidder rate of 29.2%. For comparison, an average of the past six auctions results in dollar demand of $36.7 billion, a bid-to-cover of 2.65, and an indirect bidder participation rate of 28.8%.

Advancing Sectors: Tech +1.0%, Consumer Staples +0.5%, Consumer Discretionary +0.2%, Materials +0.1%, Industrials +0.1%
Declining Sectors: Telecom -0.1%, Energy -0.1%, Utilities -0.2%, Financials -0.4%, Health Care -0.4% DJ30 +6.51 NASDAQ +11.37 NQ100 +0.7% R2K -0.4% SP400 +0.2% SP500 +1.99 NASDAQ Adv/Vol/Dec 1134/2.14 bln/1405 NYSE Adv/Vol/Dec 1522/759 mln/1482

9:03AM Cypress Semi's AgigA Tech awarded patent covering primary functionality of AGIGARAM Family (CY) 18.37 : AgigA Tech, a subsidiary of Cypress Semiconductor, announced that the United States Patent and Trademark Office has issued U.S. Patent No. 8,074,034, "Hybrid Non-Volatile RAM", covering the primary functionality of the AGIGARAM product family. AGIGARAM is a new class of non-volatile memory developed to meet the need for higher-density, higher-performance memory for enterprise-class storage and server applications.

9:02AM KEMET announced that there will be no negative impact on the Company's tantalum powder supply as a result of the recent closing of Global Advanced Metals' Wodgina, Australia tantalum mine (KEM) 9.91 :

7:36AM Am Superconductor beats by $0.08, beats on revs; issues Q4 EPS guidance, revs guidance (AMSC) 6.03 : Reports Q3 (Dec) loss of $0.34 per share, excluding non-recurring items, $0.08 better than the Capital IQ Consensus Estimate of ($0.42); revenues fell 42.7% year/year to $18.1 mln vs the $15.55 mln consensus. Co issues guidance for Q4, sees EPS of better then ($0.39), excluding non-recurring items, vs. ($0.28) Capital IQ Consensus Estimate; sees Q4 revs to exceed $27 mln vs. $30.96 mln Capital IQ Consensus Estimate.

Cisco Systems (CSCO $19.91 -0.52) reported second quarter earnings of $0.47 per share, $0.04 better than the Capital IQ Consensus of $0.43, while revenues rose 10.6% year/year to $11.5 billion versus the $11.23 billion consensus. During the second quarter of fiscal 2012, Cisco repurchased 26 million shares of common stock under the stock repurchase program at an average price of $17.84 per share for an aggregate purchase price of $466 million. As of January 28, 2012, Cisco had repurchased and retired 3.6 billion shares of Cisco common stock at an average price of $20.47 per share for an aggregate purchase price of approximately $73.8 billion since the inception of the stock repurchase program. The remaining authorized amount for stock repurchases under this program is approximately $8.2 billion with no termination date. During the second quarter of fiscal 2012, Cisco also paid a cash dividend of $0.06, or $322 million. Cisco also announced that on February 7, 2012 its Board of Directors declared a quarterly dividend of $0.08 per common share, a two-cent increase over the previous quarter's dividend, to be paid on April 25, 2012 to all shareholders of record as of the close of business on April 5, 2012. Future dividends will be subject to Board approval.

ON Semiconductor (ONNN $9.59 +0.47) reported fourth quarter earnings of $0.13 per share, $0.07 better than the Capital IQ Consensus of $0.06, while revenues rose 32.6% year/year to $767.9 million versus the $759.04 mln consensus. The company issued in-line guidance for the first quarter with revenues of $720-760 million versus the $757.68 million consensus The company also sees backlog levels for the first quarter of 2012 represent approximately 80 to 85% of their anticipated first quarter 2012 revenues. They expect that average selling prices for the first quarter of 2012 will be down approximately two to three percent when compared to the fourth quarter of 2011. The non-GAAP outlook for the first quarter of 2012 includes stock-based compensation expense of approx $8 to $10 million. The company sees non GAAP GM of 31.5-32.5%.

Needham raised their target on Apple (AAPL $483.59 +6.87) to $620 from $540. The firm notes since its previous valuation report, the most important changes in the competitive landscape have occurred in the media tablet market. With the introduction of the Amazon (AMZN $183.17 -2.31) Kindle Fire and other low-priced tablets, tablet sales have grown at a much faster pace than it previously forecast. From the iPad's perspective, the device has launched a massive attack on the business market prompting us to materially increase its forecast of iPad sales as well. Courtesy of the halo effect, the increase in its forecast of iPad sales has, in turn, translated into an increase in its forecast of Mac sales, which is also invading the business market.

12:25 pm S&P Tech Sector About 1% Higher, Outperforming The S&P 500
The tech sector is trading higher today, ahead of marginal losses in the broader market. Semiconductors are showing relative weakness in line with the tech space with the Philly Semi Index trading only 0.1% higher. WFR (+5.9%) is a notable leader in the chip index. Among other major indices, the SPY is trading 0.1% lower, while the NASDAQ and the QQQ are trading 0.1% higher on the session. Among tech bellwethers, AAPL (+3.6%) is showing strength, while ORCL (-0.8%) and CSCO (-0.8%) are under a little pressure.

In earnings last night, CSCO (-0.8%) posted a Q2 beat and offered inline guidance. JNPR (+0.3%) is lower on the report. Elsewhere, TWTC (-0.6%) posted a slight quarterly beat, while AKAM (+9.2%) posted a solid beat and upside guidance. IM (-1.6%) and TQNT (-9.7%) also posted beats but offered disappointing guidance. ATML (-2.1%) posted a top line miss with inline EPS.

In news, ORCL (-0.8%) announced that it has entered into an agreement to acquire TLEO (+17.2%) for $46.00/share. KNXA (+2.5%) and SABA (+4.5%) are up in sympathy.

Among notable analyst upgrades this morning, AVID (+0.8%) was upgraded to Overweight at JP Morgan, ONNN (+4.2%) was upgraded to Outperform at Wedbush.

Among downgrades, CSCO (-0.8%) was downgraded at ISI and MKM, Needham downgraded IM (-1.6%) to Hold, SOHU (-2.5%) was downgraded to Hold at Deutsche Bank, and ATML (-2.1%) was downgraded at Wedbush.

ATVI (+0.1%), NUAN (+1.4%), NXPI (-0.5%), and LNKD (-1.1%) are two notable names in tech scheduled to report results today after the close.

10:14 am Cisco Down 2.4% On Earnings/Guidance Results (CSCO)
After the close yesterday, Cisco (CSCO $19.95 -0.48) reported second quarter earnings of $0.47 per share, $0.04 better than the Capital IQ Consensus Estimate of $0.43; revenues rose 10.6% year/year to $11.5 bln vs the $11.23 bln consensus. During the second quarter of fiscal 2012, Cisco repurchased 26 million shares of common stock under the stock repurchase program at an average price of $17.84 per share for an aggregate purchase price of $466 million.

As of January 28, 2012, Cisco had repurchased and retired 3.6 billion shares of Cisco common stock at an average price of $20.47 per share for an aggregate purchase price of approximately $73.8 billion since the inception of the stock repurchase program. The remaining authorized amount for stock repurchases under this program is approximately $8.2 billion with no termination date.

During the second quarter of fiscal 2012, Cisco also paid a cash dividend of $0.06, or $322 million... Cisco also announced that on February 7, 2012 its Board of Directors declared a quarterly dividend of $0.08 per common share, a two-cent increase over the previous quarter's dividend, to be paid on April 25, 2012 to all shareholders of record as of the close of business on April 5, 2012. Future dividends will be subject to Board approval.

On conference call sees third quarter EPS of $0.45-0.47 vs $0.45 Capital IQ Consensus Estimate; sees Q3 Non-GAAP gross margins of 61.5-62.0%.

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From: Gottfried2/10/2012 6:43:19 PM
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bpNDX stays 81%

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To: Gottfried who wrote (55459)2/10/2012 6:47:22 PM
From: Gottfried
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2 new 52 week NDX highs
		
02/10/2012
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ALXN 81.39 83.88 81.07 83.445 2074104

NO new 52 week NDX low

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From: Gottfried2/10/2012 9:11:02 PM
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worth reviewing: "Wyckoff Market Analysis"
Introduction

Richard D. Wyckoff, a perpetual stock market student, was a great trader and a pioneer of technical analysis. Based on his theories, studies and real life experiences, Wyckoff developed a trading methodology that has stood the test of time. Wyckoff started with a broad market assessment and then drilled down to find stocks with the most profit potential. This article, the first of two, details Wyckoff's approach to broad market analysis. It is important to understand the broad market trend and the position within this trend before selecting individual stocks. The second article shows how Wyckoff selected stocks to buy and sell. This second article will be posted by the end of February 2012.[snip]

stockcharts.com

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To: robert b furman who wrote (55446)2/10/2012 10:03:18 PM
From: Gottfried
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OT ** "Car Dealers Wince at a Site to End Sales Haggling"

nytimes.com

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To: Gottfried who wrote (55462)2/10/2012 11:22:52 PM
From: robert b furman
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You had to send that to me.LOL

Dealers are business people who understand their costs very well.

Internet processing does make the selling process efficient.Credit capability can initially be determined and then the sales pitch should be oriented to vehicles that fit with in the lending institutions approvals.

Often customers want more by their real preference.

After financial verification the sales process is very professional

.It is the initial: meet, greet, chit chat, establish a rapport, that many a salesperson works for free when he serves people who do not / cannnot qualify for a car loan.

There are lots of horror stories out there,but let's just say it makes the process more efficient.

We've already established that margins are slim and declining - so an efficiency enhancement is a feature that will most likely be implemented into the future - if you are sharp.

If I had a buck from every person on the outside thinking there was easy or big money serving /selling a buyer making a fairly big purchase like a car, then :1) I'd be rich and 2) the boy just hasn't been there.

The internet has made a very informed buyer = that's a good thing.

The manufacturer needs to build a great product and not flood the supply,rather match it to demand - such that fair margins are maintained.

The dealer does reserve the right to refuse a below market offer.

By local from a good dealer and enjoy the relationship.

We care.<smile>

Bob

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To: Gottfried who wrote (55461)2/11/2012 2:07:24 AM
From: Sam
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WLI Rises
businesscycle.com

A measure of future U.S. economic growth edged higher in the latest week, and the growth rate rose on an annualized basis, a research group said on Friday.

The Economic Cycle Research Institute, a New York-based independent forecasting group, said its Weekly Leading Index rose to 123.3 in the week ended Feb. 3 from 123.0 in the previous week.

The index's annualized growth rate climbed to minus 4.3 percent from a revised minus 5.3 percent. It was originally reported at minus 5.2 percent.

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To: robert b furman who wrote (55463)2/11/2012 3:25:28 PM
From: Woody_Nickels
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Oh!
Oh, my!
Oh my God!

What's the current hold back, Bob?

Woody

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From: Donald Wennerstrom2/11/2012 3:40:02 PM
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This is the weekly update of the Group stocks in terms of earnings estimates, growth estimates, and price changes sorted by price percent change.


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From: Donald Wennerstrom2/11/2012 3:46:20 PM
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This is the weekly update of the Group stocks in terms of earnings estimates, growth estimates and price changes sorted by price percent change.


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