Financial News from Closing Bell from 11/18/2009

Recap of "Closing Bell" - 11/18/09

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Listed below are stocks that were mentioned in CNBC's Closing Bell on Wednesday November, 18th.

The last hour of the trading day can be extremely important as volatile swings can work with or against the investor. CNBC’s Closing Bell hosted by the duo of Maria Bartiromo and Dylan Ratigan will guide investors into the end of the day’s trading live from the NYSE. Interviews with industry movers and shakers lend unique viewpoints to the day’s events. Stocks mentioned during the two hour program (beginning at 3pm ET) are listed below with accompanying research.

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CNBC - Closing Bell Stock Commentary for 11/18/2009

The most recent Stocks on Financial TV & Blogs from impactful financial news sources

Stocks to Watch: C Heavily Covered on Closing Bell

We are observing a lot of attention being paid to C in the news, so if you hold the stock you may want to take a look at what is going on.

Its interesting to note that the crowd at The Motley Fool does not like C and believes that it will Underperform. At Ockham, we are not advising buying Citigroup, Incorporated at the current price level because according to our methodology it is not supported by the fundamentals. In comparing news flow statistics for the various companies we follow through RazorWire, we can tell you that C ranks just about where it normally does.

“… Legg mason was also down today I just want to share with people a lot of talk today about how CITI raised their 2010 s&p; 500 target to 1150. I want to share what chief u. S. …”

News on LM From the Pundits on Closing Bell

The latest news from business television and influential blogs is always available through Ockham's RazorWire, and this news is in relation to Legg Mason, Inc..

As we analyze the results from RazorWire, one thing we do is rank each stock in terms of amount of news coverage. Recently, LM has been less covered in the news compared to the rest of our universe of stocks. From a sentiment perspective, the Motley Fool CAPS data suggests that investors believe Legg Mason, Inc. will beat the market in the foreseeable future. After factoring in the current fundamentals versus their historically normal ranges, we have established a Fairly Valued stance on LM.

“… LEGG MASON was also down today I just want to share with people a lot of talk today about how citi raised their 2010 s&p; 500 target to 1150. I want to share what chief u. S. …”

News on MET From the Pundits on Closing Bell

The latest news on Closing Bell in regards to MET came through on RazorWire recently.

At the current price, value investors will want to look elsewhere for a buying opportunity as this stock has heated up and is currently Overvalued. While bearish sentiment on a stock is not always a bad thing, it is something you need to be aware of. The Motley Fool survey of crowd sentiment shows that many investors believe this stock will underperform. We noticed recently that in comparison to all other stocks we analyze in the news; MET has received less coverage from the financial media in business television and blogs.

“… Now, not all insurers popped METLIFE was not one of them that participated in the rally. Legg mason was also down today I just want to share with people a lot of talk today about... …”

Closing Bell: What is Happening with The Hartford Financial Services Group, Incorporated Now?

The latest news from business television and influential blogs is always available through Ockham's RazorWire, and this news is in relation to The Hartford Financial Services Group, Incorporated.

Its interesting to note that the crowd at The Motley Fool does not like HIG and believes that it will Underperform. When looking at our entire coverage universe and ranking stocks by the attention they receive on RazorWire, it is clear that The Hartford Financial Services Group, Incorporated has been talked about more than normal recently. At Ockham, we are not advising buying The Hartford Financial Services Group, Incorporated at the current price level because according to our methodology it is not supported by the fundamentals.

“… HARTFORD FINANCIAL one of them. Now, this is an amazing chart to it's just how it's done since the march low, more than 530% if you got in on the ground floor. …”

Stay Current on FITB's News on Closing Bell

News has broken via the television and viral blogs regarding FITB, so investors should take an interest in learning what was said.

The Ockham valuation currently has a Fairly Valued stance on FITB because it trades within the price range that we would expect given current market conditions and fundamentals. Interestingly, overall sentiment looks bearish according to the Motley Fool's CAPS survey, as most of their users see Fifth Third Bancorp underperforming. When taking into account the amount of news coverage each stock normally sees as a percentage of the total, Fifth Third Bancorp has actually sunk a bit in comparison to the others.

“… Take a look at huntington bank shares and FIFTH THIRD, up and more than 3% for FIFTH THIRD in pretty heavy trading. Some insurance names did well. …”

BAC Having an Active Day in News, Now on Closing Bell

Something important is going on with BAC today, as it is getting a lot of attention on business television and influential blogs.

We have recently (Saturday, November 14, 2009) downgraded this stock due to deteriorating fundamentals. As of this week's report, we have an Overvalued valuation on BAC because the price has gotten too high to be justified by the fundamentals. At Ockham, we rank each stock by the amount of news coverage we see from RazorWire news analytics, and Bank of America Corporation has not seen a major ranking change recently. Our sentiment indicator, provided through the Motley Fool CAPS survey, suggests that investors are neutral overall towards BAC and think that it will generally perform in-line with the S&P 500.

“… Let's talk BANK OF AMERICA up more than 3 1/2%. There was a report that hedge fund paulson & company says the stock can double the next two even with the gain today over the last... …”

SHLD News Mentioned on Closing Bell Recently

News has broken via the television and viral blogs regarding SHLD, so investors should take an interest in learning what was said.

When looking at our entire coverage universe and ranking stocks by the attention they receive on RazorWire, it is clear that Sears Holdings Corporation has been talked about more than normal recently. Its interesting to note that the crowd at The Motley Fool does not like SHLD and believes that it will Underperform. After factoring in the current fundamentals versus their historically normal ranges, we have established a Fairly Valued stance on SHLD.

“… i'm jane wells in los SEARS and gap report tomorrow. Shares have been on a tear this year as investors believe in their turnaround stories. …”

Stocks to Watch: SKS Heavily Covered on Closing Bell

We are observing a lot of attention being paid to SKS in the news, so if you hold the stock you may want to take a look at what is going on.

Ranking all stocks in terms of news coverage offers some interesting data. In the case of SKS, it is getting significantly more attention in recent news coverage than we are used to seeing. While bearish sentiment on a stock is not always a bad thing, it is something you need to be aware of. The Motley Fool survey of crowd sentiment shows that many investors believe this stock will underperform. Saks, Incorporated receives our Fairly Valued rating in our latest report because the current price does not seem out of line with the fundamentals.

“… I also bought a cashmere sweater with a SAKS label still in it for $5. Four, ask if there's a seniors you could be eligible at 50. > > …”

Be Aware There is Lots of News Today On AMZN and This Instance Comes from Closing Bell

AMZN has been one of the most active stocks in the news today, so investors in it will want to pay attention to what is happening.

Its interesting to note that the crowd at The Motley Fool does not like AMZN and believes that it will Underperform. In comparing news flow statistics for the various companies we follow through RazorWire, we can tell you that AMZN ranks just about where it normally does. After factoring in the current fundamentals versus their historically normal ranges, we have established a Fairly Valued stance on AMZN.

“… Some insiders thought revolution could have commanded a far higher price, and that ebay rival AMAZON was interested in buying an online payment service of its own. …”

Closing Bell: What is Happening with eBay, Incorporated Now?

As always, the latest news on EBAY is available to Ockham clients through RazorWire, and it was mentioned recently on Closing Bell.

This stock is trading for a price that is well below where we would expect given the fundamental strength, so we have a stance of Greatly Undervalued as of our most recent report. The Motley Fool CAPS crowd believes this stock will perform generally in line with the benchmark, or in other words the crowd is neutral. We noticed recently that in comparison to all other stocks we analyze in the news; EBAY has received less coverage from the financial media in business television and blogs.

“… The amex revolution deal comes at a time when EBAY is trying to dramatically extend the reach of the paypal business. Just a few weeks ago EBAY held a conference. > > …”