The Stock Pickers Digest Hotline – Friday, October 23, 2009

AMAZON.COM INC., $118.49, symbol AMZN on Nasdaq, shot up 26.8% today after reporting sharply higher results in the latest quarter.

In the three months ended September 30, 2009, Amazon’s revenue rose 27.8%, to $5.4 billion from $4.3 billion a year earlier. Earnings jumped 68.6%, to $199… Read More

The Stock Pickers Digest Hotline – Friday, September 11, 2009

FAIRFAX FINANCIAL HOLDINGS, $371.00, symbol FFH on Toronto, plans to buy the 27.4% of Odyssey Re Holdings Corp. (New York symbol ORH) that it doesn’t already own for $960 million U.S.

Odyssey Re is a major worldwide underwriter of property and casualty reinsurance. Reinsurers sell… Read More

Technical analysis: There’s no magic signpost

Every investor would like to find an easy-to-use market indicator that tells you when to buy and when to sell. Some look to technical analysis as a way of determining this.

Technical analysis is the process of analyzing a stock’s past price movements in an… Read More

Kingsway Makes Cuts

KINGSWAY FINANCIAL SERVICES $6.60 (Toronto symbol KFS; SI Rating: Speculative) (905-629-7888; www.kingswayfinancial. com; Shares outstanding: 55.1 million; Market cap: $363.5 million) plans to make a number of changes that it hopes will reduce annual its costs by $20 million U.S.

The measures include job cuts, salary… Read More

Stock Pickers Digest Hotline – Friday, December 19, 2008

ADOBE SYSTEMS INC. $22.13, symbol ADBE on Nasdaq, rose as high as $24 this week after reporting record earnings in the latest quarter. Excluding one-time items, earnings per share in the three months ended November 28, 2008 rose 22.4%, to $0.60 from $0.49 a year… Read More