Stock Market Game - Part 2

Yesterday I explained the Stock Market Game for students and gave you the first 3 picks of the 10 stocks I like for the Game. Here are the next 3

By Jim Van Meerten Feb 15, 2011 3:00PM

Yesterday I shared with you information about the Stock Market Game for students across the country.  During the next 10 weeks I'll update you on how the teams I'm mentoring at Charlotte Latin in Charlotte , NC are doing in the competition and what the students are learning.

The next 3 stocks I put into my portfolio and the factors I considered are as follows:

St. Jude Medical (STJ)

Technical Analysis:
  • 100% Barchart technical buy signal
  • Trend Spotter (tm) buy signal
  • 9 new highs and up 13.21% in the last month
  • Relative Strength Index 78.29% and rising
  • Trades around 46.99 with a 50 day moving average of 42.10
Fundamental Analysis:
  • Wall Street brokerages published 21 buy and 10 hold reports for their clients
  • Sales are projected to increase by 10.70% this year and 6.30% next year
  • Earnings are estimated to increase by 9.00% this year, 11.30% next year and 12.14% annually for the next 5 years
Investor Sentiment on Motley Fool:
  • CAPS members vote 477 to 24 that the stock will beat the market
  • All Stars agree with a vote of  151 to 6

Technical Analysis:
  • 96% Barchart technical buy signal
  • Trend Spotter (tm) buy signal
  • 13 new highs and up 10.81% in the last month
  • Relative Strength Index 67.14% and rising
  • Trades around 70.90 with a 50 day moving average of 65.15
Fundamental Analysis:
  • Wall Street brokerages have published 8 buy and 11 hold recommendations for their brokers to push
  • Sales are expected to increase by 9.30% this year and 6.50% next year
  • Earnings are estimated to increase by 30.50% this year, 9.70% next year and 13.44% annually for the next 5 years
Investor Sentiment on Motley Fool:
  • CAPS members vote 239 to 35 that the stock will beat the market
  • The All Stars agree with a vote of 83 to 69



Research in Motion (RIMM)

Technical Analysis:
  • 96% Barchart technical buy signal
  • Trend Spotter (tm) buy signal
  • 3 new highs and up 2.49% in the last month
  • Relative Strength Index 65.65% and rising
  • Trades around 65.70 with a 50 day moving average of 61.52
Fundamental Analysis:
  • Wall Street brokerages have written 25 buy and 21 hold recommendations for their clients to consider
  • Sales are projected to increase by 33.40% this year and 18.50% next year
  • Earnings are estimated to increase by 44.10% this year, 5.50% next year and 21.46% annually for the next 5 years
Investor Sentiment on Motley Fool:
  • CAPS members vote 4,402 to 986 that the stock will beat the market
  • All Stars vote 972 to 250
Over the next few days I share with you all 10 stocks and the reasons you should put them on your watch lists.

Jim Van Meerten is a professional investor with over 40 year experience in investing in stocks, mutual funds and ETFs.  He shares his knowledge on Barchart in his daily blogs -- Barchart Portfolio Blogs.

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