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Technical Analysis ANST AMED WOOF CLF CENX LAMR BOOM
Monday, February 19, 2007

PAST UPDATE REVIEW AND A REMINDER OF WHICH MOMENTUM FRONT RUNNERS REPORT THIS WEEK


Ansoft Corp - (ANST) - Daily Chart has broken out of an Ascending Continuation Triangle Classic Pattern- Computer Software - Optionable


The daily chart of ANST illustrates that it has been trading in a bullish Ascending Continuation Triangle Pattern. ANST meets all the defining criteria necessary for this pattern to succeed. Entry for ANST should be above the previous day's highs at $29.05 because that means that it is attempting a break out. However, A tight stop at $28.24 is necessary for this short term trade, because you do not want to ride it back down to the uptrend line since it is not a swing trade. The pattern will be confirmed when the stock's price breaks out of the triangle formation to close above the upper trendline and above $29.05 on strong volume. Remember that Higher highs are bullish because there is no resistance above. You will notice the stock has held it's 13 day EMA during the month of December '06 and that the moving averages have crossed over and are trading in a bullish fan. Furthermore , the Aroon indicator is in a 123 bullish trend reversal marked by it's recent cross in December at the 20 line. The PPO is also in a 123 bullish trend reversal and is coiling in a sideways lateral fashion. Once ANST break's out the PPO will turn upwards. You can also see that the RSI and stochastic's are also trading in a sideways/ flat manner. The indicators and oscillators are resting, as is the price, at this point in time. Furthermore, the WM% is trading in a 123 bullish trend. Therefore, when you look at this bullish chart of ANST you can determine that the pattern, the trend, the volume, the indicators and oscillators all standing by and just waiting for a breakout to happen. Once the breakout occurs these should all rev up along with the stock's price. Price target for ANST is $6.00 above the breakout line, which would be $35.00.


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WOOF--VCA Antech, Inc. operates as an animal healthcare services company in the United States. It provides veterinary services and diagnostic testing to support veterinary care; and sells diagnostic imaging equipment, and other medical technology products and related services. The company operates in three segments: Laboratory, Animal Hospital, and Medical Technology. The Laboratory segment operates a network of veterinary diagnostic laboratories that provide testing and consulting services used by veterinarians in the detection, diagnosis, evaluation, monitoring, treatment, and prevention of diseases and other conditions affecting animals. As of December 31, 2005, it operated 31 laboratories in 50 states. The Animal Hospitals segment operates a network of freestanding, full-service animal hospitals, which offer a range of general medical and surgical services for companion animals. It also offers specialized treatments, including advanced diagnostic services, internal medicine, oncology, ophthalmology, dermatology, and cardiology, as well as provides pharmaceutical products. In addition, this segment performs pet wellness programs, including health examinations, diagnostic testing, routine vaccinations, spaying, neutering, and dental care. As of December 31, 2005, it operated a network of 367 animal hospitals in 37 states. The Medical Technology segment sells ultrasound and digital radiography imaging equipment; and provides related computer hardware, software, and ancillary services. The company also offers diagnostic testing for various clients, including standard animal hospitals, large animal practices, universities, and other government organizations. VCA Antech, formerly known as Veterinary Centers of America, was co-founded by Bob L. Antin, Arthur J. Antin, and Neil Tauber in 1986. The company is headquartered Los Angeles, California.
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AMED--Amedisys, Inc. provides home health care and hospice services in the United States. Its home health care services include skilled nursing, home health aides, physical therapy, occupational therapy, speech therapy, medical social workers, specialized nursing programs, such as cardiac, diabetes, pain management, wound care, infusion therapy, oncology, and psychiatric services. In addition, the company offers disease management programs, including wound care, cardiac, diabetes, rehabilitation, and surgical recovery disease management programs. Additionally, it provides private duty services, including skilled nursing services and therapists, as well as certified nursing assistants and home health aides. Further, the company offers hospice services, including physical care and counseling for children, adults, and the persons elderly during their final stages of life. As of December 31, 2005, it operated 208 medicare-certified home health agencies and 13 medicare-certified hospice agencies in 16 states primarily located in the southern and southeastern United States. The company was founded by William F. Borne in 1982. Amedisys is based in Baton Rouge, Louisiana.
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CLF--Cleveland-Cliffs, Inc. produces iron ore pellets in North America. It provides iron ore pellets, including standard, fluxed, and high manganese, which is used in blast furnaces as part of the steel-making process. The company also engages in the management and operation of six North American iron ore mines located in Michigan, Minnesota, and Eastern Canada. It sells its pellets to integrated steel companies in the United States and Canada. Cleveland-Cliffs was founded in 1847 and is headquartered in Cleveland, Ohio.
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CENX--Century Aluminum Company, through its subsidiaries, produces various aluminum products in North America. It offers primary aluminum and molten aluminum, as well as ingot, extrusion billet, and other value-added primary aluminum products. The company was founded in 1981 is based in Monterey, California.
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LAMR--Lamar Advertising Company provides outdoor advertising services in the United States and Canada. It offers outdoor advertising displays, such as billboards, including bulletins and posters; logo signs; and transit advertising displays. The company serves restaurants, retailers, automotive, real estate, hotels and motels, health care, service, gaming, financial, and amusement industries. As of December 31, 2005, the company owned and operated over 151,000 billboard advertising displays in 44 states and Canada; over 98,000 logo advertising displays in 19 states and the province of Ontario, Canada; and operated approximately 31,330 transit advertising displays in 17 states and Canada. Lamar Advertising was founded in 1902 and is headquartered in Baton Rouge, Louisiana.
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BOOM--Dynamic Materials Corporation provides explosion-welded clad metal plates and welding services. The company operates in two segments, Explosive Metalworking and AMK Welding. The Explosive Metalworking segment offers explosion-welded clad metal plates for use in the construction of corrosion resistant pressure vessels and heat exchangers for upstream oil and gas, oil refinery, petrochemicals, hydrometallurgy, aluminum production, shipbuilding, power generation, industrial refrigeration, and similar industries. AMK Welding segment uses various processes and equipment, including electron beam, and gas tungsten arc welding processes to provide welding services principally to power turbine manufacturers, and commercial and military aircraft engine manufacturers. Dynamic Materials sells its products in the United States, Canada, Mexico, Spain, the Netherlands, Belgium, France, Italy, Germany, Russia, Australia, Malaysia, China, South Korea, and other countries primarily through senior management, direct sales personnel, program managers, and independent sales representatives. The company, formerly known as Explosive Fabricators, Inc., was founded in 1965. It changed its name to Dynamic Materials Corporation in 1994. The company is headquartered in Boulder, Colorado.
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