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Aetna - AET - close: 50.94 change: +1.23 stop: 49.74

Company Description:
Aetna is one of the nation's leading diversified health care benefits companies, serving approximately 27.9 million unique members with information and resources to help them make better informed decisions about their health care. Aetna offers a broad range of traditional and consumer-directed health insurance products and related services, including medical, pharmacy, dental, behavioral health, group life, long-term care and disability plans, and medical management capabilities. Our customers include employer groups, individuals, college students, part-time and hourly workers, health plans and government-sponsored plans. (source: company press release or website)

Why We Like It:
Health insurance stocks are on the rise. Shares of CI are breaking out to new highs and rival AET just might be poised to catch up with some new highs of its own. Short-term technical oscillators are improving and its MACD is hinting at a bullish reversal. We are going to suggest new bullish positions here above $50.00. Our target will be the $54.50-55.00 range.

Picked on March 12 at $50.94
Change since picked: + 0.00
Earnings Date 05/11/06 (unconfirmed)
Average Daily Volume: 3.3 million

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Aeropostale - ARO - close: 30.30 change: +1.83 stop: 29.99

Company Description:
Aeropostale, Inc. is a mall-based, specialty retailer of casual apparel and accessories, principally targeting 11 to 18 year-old young women and men. The company provides customers with a focused selection of high-quality, active-oriented, fashion basic merchandise at compelling values. Aeropostale maintains control over its proprietary brands by designing, marketing and selling all of its own merchandise. Aeropostale products are currently purchased only in its stores, on-line thorough its website (www.aeropostale.com) or at organized sales events at college campuses. (source: company press release or website)

Why We Like It:
Shares of ARO soared higher on Friday adding 6.4% on big volume after reporting a better than expected earnings on March 9th. Not only did ARO beat the estimates but management guided higher going forward. Currently ARO is still stuck in a trading range between $28.00 and $31.00. We want to catch a breakout through the top of the trading range. We're suggesting a trigger at $31.21 to open long positions. If triggered then we'll target a rally into the $33.95-34.50 range.

Picked on March xx at $xx.xx <-- see TRIGGER
Change since picked: + 0.00
Earnings Date 03/09/06 (confirmed)
Average Daily Volume: 1.1 million

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BE Aerospace - BEAV - close: 24.25 change: +0.67 stop: 22.95

Company Description:
B/E Aerospace, Inc. is the world's leading manufacturer of aircraft cabin interior products, and a leading aftermarket distributor of aerospace fasteners. B/E designs, develops and manufactures a broad range of products for both commercial aircraft and business jets. B/E manufactured products include aircraft cabin seating, lighting, oxygen, and food and beverage preparation and storage equipment. The company also provides cabin interior design, reconfiguration and passenger-to-freighter conversion services. Products for the existing aircraft fleet -- the aftermarket -- generate about 60 percent of sales. B/E sells and supports its products through its own global direct sales and product support organization. (source: company press release or website)

Why We Like It:
BEAV is bouncing from the bottom of its rising channel. Technical indicators are turning bullish and its MACD is improving. There is some resistance at the $25.00 level but if the major market averages continue higher we suspect that BEAV will hit new highs. Our target will be the $26.00-26.50 range.

Picked on March 12 at $24.25
Change since picked: + 0.00
Earnings Date 05/05/06 (unconfirmed)
Average Daily Volume: 800 thousand
 

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