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Symbol Price EPS
Est.
Reporting
Time
OFC 0.18 06:00 am ET
IMGN -0.15 06:30 am ET
F 0.19 07:00 am ET
AVY 0.74 08:30 am ET
CMRE 0.41 After Mkt
KMR N/A After Mkt
MOVE 0.01 After Mkt
SBSI 0.55 After Mkt
SXT N/A After Mkt
AAN 0.37 Before Mkt
AIMC 0.43 Before Mkt
B 0.58 Before Mkt
BBGI N/A Before Mkt
BMY 0.42 Before Mkt
CHH 0.63 Before Mkt
CL 0.76 Before Mkt
CMCO 0.39 Before Mkt
CNOB N/A Before Mkt
COG 0.22 Before Mkt
DGICA 0.17 Before Mkt
DLPH 1.13 Before Mkt
DTE 1.06 Before Mkt
FET N/A Before Mkt
FLIR 0.35 Before Mkt
FNFG 0.18 Before Mkt
IDXX 0.90 Before Mkt
IMS 0.34 Before Mkt
JMP 0.14 Before Mkt
LEA 1.88 Before Mkt
LPNT 0.74 Before Mkt
LYB 2.30 Before Mkt
MCO 0.90 Before Mkt
MGI 0.34 Before Mkt
MGLN 0.46 Before Mkt
NDAQ 0.70 Before Mkt
NPBC 0.18 Before Mkt
OCR 0.92 Before Mkt
PEBO N/A Before Mkt
PG 1.07 Before Mkt
SR N/A Before Mkt
STT 1.21 Before Mkt
SXC 0.10 Before Mkt
SXCP 0.55 Before Mkt
TCB 0.29 Before Mkt
TCP 0.58 Before Mkt
UPS 1.29 Before Mkt
VTR 1.11 Before Mkt
WBC 1.41 Before Mkt
WTBA 0.30 Before Mkt
WYN 1.63 Before Mkt
AKBA -0.45 Unknown
EDMC -0.05 Unknown
SBY 0.06 Unknown

Most Active Preferred Stocks Highlights

Symbol Name Last Change Volume Premium/
Discount
Est.
Yield
HOVNP Hovnanian Enterprises, 7.625% Depositary Shares Series A Preferred Stock 14.99 -0.71 (-4.52%) 217,500 -40.04% Suspended
MWR Morgan Stanley Capital Trust III, 6 1/4% Capital Securities 25.56 0.15 (0.59%) 178,284 2.24% 6.11%
MSJ Morgan Stanley Capital Trust VI, 6.60% Capital Securities 25.56 0.20 (0.79%) 167,856 2.24% 6.46%
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Revisiting The Old Tech Troika

Posted on 2012-02-14 by Daniel Ho

TroikaIn case anyone was wondering why the NASDAQ was doing great, one of the reasons was that the old tech troika, Microsoft (NASDAQ: MSFT), Intel (NASDAQ: INTC), and Cisco Systems (NASDAQ: CSCO) were doing great. Since we mentioned them in our articles last year in July, stock prices of the troika have appreciated quite a bit. Microsoft went from ~$25/share to ~$30/share, Intel went from ~$22/share to $26/share, and Cisco went from ~16/share to $20/share. In short, appreciation of each troika far outpaced appreciation of the NASDAQ composite, which went from ~2825 to its current level of 2900.

Each troika has its individual reason for appreciation. Microsoft keeps getting strong cash flow from its Windows franchise, Intel is targeting the mobile arena, and Cisco finally admitted its previously flawed strategy of getting into too many sectors. The fact that Microsoft and Intel each pays > 2% dividend makes it even better for investors in their stocks.

Going forward, the rolling out of Windows 8 should give Microsoft another boost, although its mobile strategy has yet to show any progress. Intel must now demonstrate that it can get design wins for mobile devices other than ultrabooks, and must make inroad in smartphones and tablets. Cisco seems to be back on the right track, and needs to get back to its root and learns to innovate from within the company again. Apple may still be dominating the headlines, but the troika should be doing just fine if they can keep executing.

This article originally appears on benzinga.com

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