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ADR's Make Appearance On Best Performing Stocks

Here's a look at the stocks "making names" for themselves in the last day. Interseting to note, two of Thursday's best performing trades were ADRs: GOL is Brazilian and Ipsco is Canadian. A lot of similar names showing up in most widely held--as many of you continue to stick with them for some time now.

Best Performing Trades By % Gain from Wednesday's close to Thursday's close:
Lone Star Technologies
: If you bought on Wednesday at $48.45 and held/sold on Thursday with a close of $66.11, the contestant gained 36.45% on the trade. U.S. Steel agreed to acquire Lone Star, a maker of oil-field tubing products, for $2.1 billion or $67.50 per share, a 39% premium.

Gol Linhas Aereas: If you bought on Wednesday at $26.51 and held/sold on Thursday with a close of $29.88, the contestant gained 12.71%. GOL reached a deal to buy the assets of the former Brazilian flagship carrier Varig.

Ipsco: If you bought on Wednesday at $118.21 and held/sold on Thursday with a close of $130.41, the contestant gained 10.32%. The market views the maker of steel pipe as a prime takeover target following the latest wave of consolidation in the steel industry.

Fortress Investment Group: If you bought on Wednesday at $27.18 and held/sold on Thursday with a close of $29.72, the contestant gained 9.35%. The hedge fund IPO'd in February at $18.50 per share and is up almost 60% from its debut.

Force Protection: If you bought on Wednesday at $17.13 and held/sold on Thursday with a close of $18.62, the contestant gained 8.7%. The company plans to increase its production of armored vehicles to 400 per month vs the 50 per month at the end of last year including vehicles produced in its joint venture with General Dynamics .

Worst Performing Trades By % Gain from Wednesday's close to Thursday's close:
Insituform Technologies
: If you bought on Wednesday at $25.90 and held/sold on Thursday with a close of $20, the contestant lost 25.9% on the trade. The company warned of lower profit in 2007 and it plans to exit its tunneling business.

UTI Worldwide: If you bought on Wednesday at $30.06 and held/sold on Thursday with a close of $24.10, the contestant lost 19.83% on the trade. Earnings and margin issues.

Movado: If you bought on Wednesday at $34.58 and held/sold on Thursday with a close of $28.74, the contestant lost 16.89% on the trade. The company reported earnings and issued 2008 guidance below expectations.

RF Micro Devices: If you bought on Wednesday at $7.07 and held/sold on Thursday with a close of $6.31, the contestant lost 10.75% on the trade. The company warned of lower demand for its chips used in cell phones.

Most Actives as of the close on 3/29:
Phillips Van Heusen
Dollar General
CMGI
Crystallex International
Vonage
Revlon
Rio Narcea Gold Mines
Solectron Corp
Conexant
Oilsands Quest


Widely Helds as of the close on 3/29:
CMGI
Revlon
Conexant
Sirius
Crystallex International

Most Actives as of the close on 3/29:
Phillips Van Heusen
Dollar General
CMGI
Crystallex International
Vonage
Revlon
Rio Narcea Gold Mines
Solectron Corp
Conexant
Oilsands Quest


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