Finerman's Rising Star Stock - Monday March 30th

What defense sector stock could be a secret weapon for your portfolio? Karen Finerman suggests Axsys !

The firm provides technology and gadgets that would make James Bond drool; we’re talking things like night vision lenses, thermal imaging systems, and under water telescopes.

According to the company's website, whether on the ground, at sea, or in the air, Axsys products and solutions protect our troops, ensure the safety of our borders and ports of entry, deter threats at sea, and peer into the far reaches of the universe.

Here are some more particulars:

Axsys (AXYS)
-Based in Rocky Hill, CT
-Sector: Technology
-Industry: Scientific Instruments
-Market Cap: $447 million
-52 Week Low $24.35
-52 Week High $79.69
-Up 30% in last month

What makes Axysis a rising star?

"It’s not expensive on a P/E basis. They have a great balance sheet and have been growing revenue nicely," explains Finerman.

And our latest intelligence suggests Axsys could be a target itself – for a takeover!

"I see upside without a ton of downside," Finerman concludes.

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Trader disclosure: On Mar. 30th, 2009, the following stocks and commodities mentioned or intended to be mentioned on CNBC’s Fast Money were owned by the Fast Money traders; Finerman's Firm Owns (MSFT), (RIG), (AXYS); Finerman's Firm Owns (BAC) Preferred; Finerman's Firm Is Short (IJR), (IWM), (MDY), (SPY), (USO), (BBT); Adami Owns (AGU), (C), (GS), (INTC), (MSFT), (NUE), (BTU); Seymour Owns (AAPL), (BAC), (FXI), (EEM), (TTM); Najarian Owns (AAPL) Call Spread; Najarian Owns (BNI) Call Spread; Najarian Owns (GS) Call Spread; Najarian Owns (HUM) Call Spread; Najarian Owns (MS) Call Spread; Najarian Owns (PALM) & (PALM) Calls; Najarian Owns (POT) Call Spread; Najarian Owns (XHB) Call Spread; Najarian Owns (RIO) Calls

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