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  Tuesday, 6 May 2008 | 2:56 PM ET

Opportunities In Utilities (Pt. 1)

Posted By: CNBC.com


Paul Justice, Morningstar Equity Analyst


-Expects positive results from utility companies this week.

-A few headwinds in the regulatory space.


Constellation Energy Group , Public Service Enterprise Group , NStar.

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  Tuesday, 6 May 2008 | 1:42 PM ET

Psst! Wanna Buy the 'Next Berkshire Hathaways'?

Posted By: CNBC.com

Wish you bought into Warren Buffett's Berkshire Hathaway before it was $130,000 per share? *

James Altucher, managing director at Formula Capital, told CNBC about three stocks that just may be "the next Berkshires."

If he's right, investors will want to make like the billionaire investor Buffett and buy'em fast -- while they're still low.


Altucher's top pick: Pacific Northwest electricity supplier Otter Tail.

"They invest in medical, snack foods -- anything undervalued," the strategist said. Otter Tail has raised its dividend every year for the last 33 years.

And one more plus for the power company: its No. 2 shareholder happens to be Microsoft founder Bill Gates.

Next is insurer Markel, which is "like a mini-Berkshire," Altucher declared. The firm's portfolio has "regularly" returned 20 percent yearly, and its chief investment officer is "top quality."

"I almost think Markel could be a Berskhire acquisition target," he said.

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  Tuesday, 6 May 2008 | 8:21 AM ET

The Next Tech Takeover Targets

Don't worry about the collapse of the Microsoft-Yahoo deal, says Jason Trennert. The chief investment strategist for Strategas Partners says it's definitely the season for corporate weddings.

"If you're if you're thinking about M&A, I think this is the year to do it," he told CNBC Monday.

A lot of that, he says, has to do with the political climate.

"There's a lot of questions about the sustainability of the Bush tax cuts on dividends and capital gains," he said. "If you're thinking about selling your company, obviously you can do it at a much lower tax rate, and also you know what the regulatory regime is."


Trennert sees attractive takeover targets in the technology sector.

"It has very little debt, tons of cash...[and] it's not dependent upon the debt markets," he observed. "In this environment, cash is king, and I think technology is well positioned."

The top targets he's spotted are SanDisk and Commscope .

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  Wednesday, 9 Apr 2008 | 4:41 AM ET

Stock Picks: Try the Niche Companies' Stocks

Posted By: CNBC.com

Niche companies, such as alternative energy or unconventional products, are becoming more attractive as stock markets volatility continues, Alexis Dawance, fund manager at Global-Cap, told CNBC Europe.

A solar module manufacturer, a Brazilian beef company and energy efficient light-bulb group are the stocks that Dawance recommends.

Solar module and specialty glass manufacturer Centrosolar was acknowledged by the market as a German module-only company.

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  Tuesday, 12 Feb 2008 | 9:22 AM ET

Take a Long-Term View on Banks

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Banks are a good long-term investment, but in the short and probably medium term fears of further writedowns will still send shockwaves through the market, analysts said on Tuesday.

Credit Suisse provided the latest evidence thatinvestors are spooked even by good news from banks. The company's shares slipped although it reduced total writedowns caused by the subprime crisis.

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  Tuesday, 29 Jan 2008 | 10:01 AM ET

Stocks Rally Won't Last, Investor Says

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A rally in stocks is likely to follow the recent battering shares took globally because of fears of a U.S. recession, but such a rally would be short-lived, Jim Rogers, CEO of Rogers Holdings, told "Squawk Box Europe." »Read more
  Tuesday, 4 Dec 2007 | 4:42 PM ET

Stocks Close Lower on More Credit Worries

Posted By: CNBC.com With Wires
Stocks closed lower as investors worried about the impact of the credit crisis on the financial sector and on the wider economy. »Read more
  Wednesday, 28 Nov 2007 | 4:50 PM ET

Stocks Skyrocket On Hopes for Rate Cut

Posted By: Jeff Cox, |Special to CNBC.com
Stocks staged one of the biggest rallies of the year as hopes for a Federal Reserve interest cut boosted financial services companies for a second day, while falling oil prices eased concern about higher energy costs. »Read more
  Friday, 23 Nov 2007 | 1:32 PM ET

Nissan Recalls US Cars, Engine May Stop Running

Posted By: Reuters
Japan's Nissan Motor said on Thursday it will recall 713,986 Altima and Sentra cars in North America, mostly in the United States, because their engines may suddenly stop running. »Read more
  Thursday, 22 Nov 2007 | 11:53 AM ET

Pharmas Push European Shares to Close Higher

Posted By: Reuters
European shares ended in positive territory on Thursday, driven higher by pharmaceuticals after a broker upgrade of the sector, while flat commodity prices weighed on shares of mining and energy companies. »Read more

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