Thursday, May 3, 2012

A Dozen Stockdiagnostics' Upgrades Recently Acquired

Charming Shoppes Inc report yesterday that they will be acquired marks another Stockdiagnostics upgrade to be taken over. (to see the performance of upgrades and downgrades visit my home page http://www.equitiesresearch.com/

Here is a list of recent posts from my website of stocks that Stockdiagnostics upgraded before being acquired.

May 2,2012
Charming Shoppes, Inc
. (NASDAQ: CHRS) closed up 23% on the day after the company announced they will be acquired for $7.35 by Ascena Retail Group (NASDAQ: ASNA). Stockdiagnsotics upgraded CHRS @ $4.18 on March 30,2011 after the company reported FY2011 4th quarter financials for the period ending January 31,2011. Since the upgrade 15 months ago, shares are up 75%.
click to CHRS Stockdiagnostics OPS chart
click to ASNA Stockdiagnostics OPS chart

April 24,2012
Ardea Biosciences, Inc. (NASDAQ:RDEA) announced yesterday it will be acquired for $32.00 a share by AstraZeneca (NYSE: AZN). Stockdiagnostics upgraded RDEA @ $3.35 on February 27,2006 after the company reported 4th quarter financials for the period ending December 31,2005. Since the upgrade 6 years ago shares have appreciated 855%.
click to RDEA Stockdiagnostics OPS chart
click to RDEA Stockdiagnostics OPS chart 5 year
click to RDEA GFNN news story 7
click to RDEA GFNN news story 3
click to AZN Stockdiagnostics OPS chart

April 18,2012
Knology Inc.
(NASDAQ: KNOL) announced this morning it will be acquired in an all cash transaction valued an all time high @ $19.75. Stockdiagnostics upgraded KNOL @ $9.91 on August 17,2006 after the company reported 2nd quarter financials for the period ending June 30,2006. Since the upgrade less than 6 years ago shares have appreciated 99%.
click to KNOL Stockdiagnostics FCF chart
click to KNOL Stockdiagnostics FCF 5 yr chart
click to GFNN news storyclick to GFNN news story

April 11,2012
X-Rite, Incorporated
(NASDAQ: XRIT) closed yesterday @ $5.54 after announcing it will be acquired by Danaher Corporation (NYSE: DHR). Stockdiagnostics upgraded XRIT @ $1.97 on May 20 ,2009 after the company reported 1st quarter financials for the period ending March 31,2009. In less than 3 years shares have appreciated 181%.
click to XRIT Stockdiagnostics OPS chart
click to XRIT GFNN news story
click to XRIT GFNN news story 1
click to DHR Stockdiagnostics FC chart
click to DHR Stockdiagnostics 20q chart

March 8,2012
Transcend Services, Inc
. (NASDAQ: TRCR) closed yesterday @ $29.18 after announcing it will be acquired by Nuance Communications (NUAN). Stockdiagnostics upgraded TRCR @ $14.64 on May 4,2007 after the company reported 1st quarter financials for the period ending March 31,2007. In less than 5 years since the upgrade, shares are up 100%.
click to TRCR Stockdiagnostics OPS chart
click to TRCR GFNN news story
click to TRCR GFNN news story II
click to TRCR GFNN news story III
click to TRCR GFNN news story IV

March 6.2012
CH Energy Group, Inc.
(NYSE:CHG) closed at an all time (25 year) high yesterday @ $66.60. CHG announced in February that it will be acquired by Fortis,Inc. Stockdiagnostics upgraded CHG @ $50.67 on June 9,2011 after the company reported 1st quarter financials for the period ending March 31,2011. Shares are up 31% in 9 months since the upgrade.
click to CHG Stockdiagnostics OPS chart

Sera Care Life Sciences, Inc. (NASDAQ:SRLS) closed yesterday @ $3.97. SRLS announced in February that will be acquired by Linden Capital Partners. Stockdiagnostics upgraded SRLS @ $0.90 on May 13,2009 after the company reported FY2009 2nd quarter financials for the period ending March 31,2009. Since the upgrade less than 3 years ago, shares are up 342%.
click to SRLS Stockdiagnostics OPS chart

2/10/2012
Newsletter Pick Taleo Corp. "TLEO" up 469%
Taleo Corporation (NASDAQ:TLEO)announcing yesterday they will be acquired by Oracle Corporation(NASADAQ:ORCL), is the 5th buy recommendation from the 1st quarter 2009 newsletters to be acquired. In the 1st quarter 2009 with the market down over 50% from its 2007 highs, I made 10 long recommendations while nearly all investors were selling or sitting on the sidelines. Below are the 5 stocks acquired:
Taleo Corporation was recommended at $8on 1/12/2009. Acquired by Oracle Corporation for $45.50 on 2/9/2012. In 3 years, shares have a cumulative return of 469%

1/31/2012
Pep Boys-Manny, Moe & Jack
(NYSE:PBY) announced yesterday it will be acquired for $15 a share. Stockdiagnostics upgraded PBY @ $9.58 (dividend adjusted) on September 12, 2011 after the company reported 2nd quarter financials for the period ending July 31,2011. Since the upgrade shares have appreciated 56% in 5 months.
click to PBY Stockdiagnostics OPS chart
click to AUTO PARTS call 2007 (Renna)

12/15/2011
Novellus Systems, Inc. (NASDAQ:NVLS) has announced after the close that it will be acquired by LAM Research for $3.3 billion or $44 a share. Stockdiagnostics upgraded NVLS to the highest ranking of a "1" on August 10,2010, after the company reported 2nd Quarter financials for the period ending June 30,2010. NVLS shares will be $18 higher, or 70% from the time of the upgrade 16 months ago.
click to view NVLS Stockdiagnostics OPS chart
click to NVLS GFNN news story

12/04/2011 SAP of Germany announced this weekend that they will acquire SuccessFactors, Inc (NASDAQ:SFSF), for $3.4 billion dollars or $40 a share.
Stockdiagnostics' initial upgrade of SuccessFactors came in March 2009 after the company reported it's first positive cash flow quarter for the 4th quarter of 2008 ending Dec. 31st 2008. After 12 consecutive quarters of positive cash flow the company is being acquired. Since the upgrade less than 3 years ago shares have increased over 400%.
http://www.equitiesresearch.com/docs/sfsfchart.pdf
click to SFSF GFNN news story

12/09/2011
International Business Machines Corporation (NYSE:IBM) has announced it will acquire DemandTec,Inc (NASDAQ:DMAN) for $440 million, sending shares of DMAN up 57% yesterday to $13.20 on volume of 35 million shares. DMAN received Stockdiagnostics' highest rating of a 1 when the company was upgraded on July 14, after reporting it's fourth consecutive positive Operational Cash Flow (OPS) quarter.
Since the July upgrade @ $7.75, shares are up $5.45 or 70% in less than 5 months.
Click to see Stockdiagnostics OPS chart of IBM
Click to see Stockdiagnostics OPS chart of DMAN
 

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