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Friday, May 27, 2011

Schlumberger (SLB) (HK) (BEXP) (BHI) (VLO) Close Up While Oil Drops

Schlumberger (NYSE:SLB), Petrohawk Energy Corp. (NYSE:HK), Brigham Exploration (NASDAQ:BEXP), Baker Hughes Incorporated (NYSE:BHI) and Valero Energy (NYSE:VLO) ended the session up Thursday, going against the tide of oil futures dropping after rising over $101 a barrel on Wednesday.

The economy of Barack Obama continues to fall apart as first-time unemployment claims soared by another 10,000, exploding past the projected decline of 4,000 economists had been loking for. That's a seasonally adjusted 424,000 for the week ended May 21.

The U.S. economy growth rate was also below expectations, increasing at a very anemic 1.8 percent rate in the first quarter, plunging from the 3.1 percent growth rate in the fourth quarter, and missing the 2.2 percent growth rate economists had estimated.

The U.S. Labor Department also upwardly revised initial unemployment claims from the last report they issued.

This all had an impact on oil prices, as oil futures ended lower on the day. Light, sweet crude for July delivery settled down $1.09, or 1.1 percent, to $100.23 a barrel on the New York Mercantile Exchange. Brent crude on the ICE futures exchange settled up 12 cents, or 0.1 percent, to $115.05 a barrel.

Front-month June reformulated gasoline blendstock, settled up 3.21 cents, or 1.1 percent, to $3.0483 a gallon. June heating oil was up 0.26 cent, or 0.1 percent, to $2.9829 a gallon.

With the Memorial Day weekend coming in the U.S., which usually involves significant travel and gasoline used in vehicles, it probably went against the slightly lower price of oil and gas heading into the summer season.

Valero Energy closed Thursday at $26.42, gaining $0.16, or 0.61 percent. Baker Hughes Incorporated ended the day at $74.50, jumping $0.72, or 0.98 percent. Brigham Exploration closed at $30.77, climbing $0.40, or 1.32 percent. Petrohawk Energy Corp. ended the session at $25.76, up $0.16, or 0.62 percent. Schlumberger closed the day at $85.19, rising $1.10, or 1.31 percent.

Thursday, May 26, 2011

Cabot (COG) Jumps on Marcellus Gas Production

Cabot Oil and Gas Corp. (NYSE:COG) was the top performer in the S&P 500 Wednesday, closing up over 7 percent on reports of strong natural gas production at its Marcellus shale projects.

The company said it generated over 400 million cubic feet per day of natural gas production from the fields after it upgraded a compressor station. Before that production came in at 310 million cubic feet a day.

Also helping the company, as well as most of the energy sector, was the boost in oil prices, as light sweet crude oil for July delivery climbed $1.73 to settle at $101.32 a barrel and July Brent crude was up $2.40 to settle at $114.93.

The U.S. Department of Energy also released a report saying U.S. commercial crude inventories rose 600,000 barrels in the week ended May 20, significantly beating the 1.3 million barrel fall in crude stocks projected.

Cabot closed Wednesday at $57.25, gaining $3.78, or 7.07 percent.

Wednesday, May 25, 2011

Iamgold Corp (IAG) Will Take Risks to Grow

With the gold miner building up a strong cash position, Iamgold Corp (NYSE:IAG) is ready to engage in some risk to build out the company, which has a market cap just under $8 billion.

Its cash holdings are approaching the $1.5 billion mark and are expected to surpass it in the near future.

Chief Executive Officer Stephen Letwin recently said to Reuters, "I find that the mining side is not as integrated as I would like it to be. The exploration team and the production community tend to be too silo-like in structure... One thing I'm going to work on is making it more fluid, so that we work more in unison and bring production onstream sooner."

The goal of Letwin is to boost production to about a million ounces of gold in 2011 and 1.8 million ounces within five years.

Letwin says the company will eventually spin off its niobium mine in Quebec.

Future acquisitions will probably be located in South America or Canada, and Letwin said they would be in the range of $300 million to $500 million.

Iamgold was trading at $20.88, gaining $0.28, or 1.36 percent, as of 1:21 PM EDT.

Monday, May 23, 2011

Gold Fields (GFI) Gets Bumped Up by HSBC

HSBC (NYSE:HBC) raised its price target on Gold Fields (NYSE: GFI) from $23.00 to $25.00, and have an "Overweight" rating on the gold miner.

In other GFI news, South Africa's National Union of Mineworkers announced Monday it is seeking a pay boost of 14 percent rise from mining companies in the country: both coal and gold miners.

Other miners in the country recently said wage increases above the inflation level aren't sustainable.

Platinum producer Impala Platinum (IMPJ.J) was also singled out as a company the union is attempting to extract a 14 percent increase in wages from.

Gold Fields closed Monday at $15.51, dropping 0.16, or 1.02 percent.

Monsanto (MON) Closer To Releasing Drought-Resistant Corn Seed

Seeking to go beyond saving farmers cost on pesticide inputs and controlling of weeds, Monsanto (NYSE:MON) is getting closer to releasing a corn seed which will make the crop more resistant to drought, which would no doubt be a big image-booster for the GMO industry.

The problem for Monsanto in this area has been to have the weather cooperate enough to engage in field tests which can confirm the value of the seed.

The target year to release the new seed is 2012, but since 2008 an ongoing number of wet summers has kept the company from successfully and convincingly showing its assertions are accurate about the corn seed.

How it works is the corn has a bacterium gene in it that allows the plant to survive during its flowering time on less water.

So far tests have been inconclusive. Some results have shown no improvement over current corn seed hybrids, while others have shown yields of 35 percent and higher over their hybrid counterparts, according to the USDA.

The Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation is funding the project which Monsanto has provided the genetic material for use in the testing.

Assuming it is proven successful, poor African farmers are expected to be provided with seed free of royalties.

Monsanto closed Friday at $66.33, dropping $0.26, or 0.39 percent.

Silver Wheaton (SLW) Soars on Friday

Shares of Silver wheaton (NYSE:SLW) rebounded on Friday as concerns over the faltering European Union and its sovereign debt crisis pushed silver and gold prices up as investors fled to safety.

Silver closed at $35.16, up 0.6 percent, but down by about 30 percent since a record high on April 28 of $49.51.

June gold closed on Friday at $1,508.90 an ounce, up $16.50, trading in a range of $1,486.40 and $1,515.80.

For the Week gold was up by about 1.15 percent, but still down 4 percent from the all-time high of $1,575 an ounce reached in the early part of May.

Silver Wheaton Corp. operates as a silver streaming company around the world. It generates revenue from royalty deals.

Silver wheaton (SLW) closed Friday at $35.08, up $0.38, or 1.10 percent. It has a market cap of $12.39 billion.

Newmont (NEM) Ends Week on High Note

After a spotty trading week, gold prices finally settled up and Newmont Mining (NYSE:NEM) ended the week up with them.

June gold closed on Friday at $1,508.90 an ounce, up $16.50, trading in a range of $1,486.40 and $1,515.80.

For the Week gold was up by about 1.15 percent, but still down 4 percent from the all-time high of $1,575 an ounce reached in the early part of May.

Silver closed at $35.16, up 0.6 percent, but down by about 30 percent since a record high on April 28 of $49.51.

Newmont Mining Corporation participates in the acquisition, exploration, and production of gold and copper properties.

Newmont closed Friday at $54.08, up $0.02, or 0.04 percent. It has a market cap of 26.70 billion.

Novagold (NG) Closes Up on Euro Fears

Shares of Novagold Resources (AMEX:NG) closed up on Friday as concerns over the faltering European Union and its sovereign debt crisis pushed gold prices up and gold miners with it.

June gold closed on Friday at $1,508.90 an ounce, up $16.50, trading in a range of $1,486.40 and $1,515.80.

For the Week gold was up by about 1.15 percent, but still down 4 percent from the all-time high of $1,575 an ounce reached in the early part of May.

Silver closed at $35.16, up 0.6 percent, but down by about 30 percent since a record high on April 28 of $49.51.

NovaGold Resources Inc. participates in the exploration and development of mineral resource properties in Alaska and British Columbia.

NovaGold closed Friday at $10.44, up $0.14, or 1.36 percent. It has a market cap of $2.44 billion.

Barrick (ABX) Closed Week Slightly Up

After a wild ride last week, gold prices finally closed up and Barrick Gold (NYSE:ABX) moved up with it in the final session on Friday.

June gold closed on Friday at $1,508.90 an ounce, up $16.50, trading in a range of $1,486.40 and $1,515.80.

For the Week gold ended up by about 1.15 percent, although still down 4 percent from the all-time high of $1,575 an ounce attained in the early part of May.

Silver closed at $35.16, up 0.6 percent, but down by about 30 percent since a record high on April 28 of $49.51.

Barrick Gold participates in the production and marketing of gold, as well as related activities like exploration and development of mines.

Barrick closed Friday at $45.60, up $0.03, or 0.07 percent. It has a market cap of 45.57 billion.

Eldorado Gold (EGO) Jumps on Euro Fears

Eldorado Gold Corp. (NYSE:EGO) closed strong last week as concerns over the faltering European Union over its sovereign debt crisis pushed gold prices up, and gold miners with them.

June gold closed on Friday at $1,508.90 an ounce, up $16.50, trading in a range of $1,486.40 and $1,515.80.

For the Week gold was up by about 1.15 percent, but still down 4 percent from the all-time high of $1,575 an ounce reached in the early part of May.

Silver closed at $35.16, up 0.6 percent, but down by about 30 percent since a record high on April 28 of $49.51.

Eldorado Gold participates in the discovery, exploration, development, production, and reclamation of gold properties in Brazil, the People’s Republic of China, Greece, and Turkey.

Eldorado closed Friday at $15.68, up $0.20, or 1.29 percent. It has a market cap of $8.60 billion.

Goldcorp (GG) Closed Week on Positive Note

After a volatile week, gold prices finally settled up and Goldcorp (NYSE:GG) ended the week up with it.

June gold closed on Friday at $1,508.90 an ounce, up $16.50, trading in a range of $1,486.40 and $1,515.80.

For the Week gold was up by about 1.15 percent, but still down 4 percent from the all-time high of $1,575 an ounce reached in the early part of May.

Silver closed at $35.16, up 0.6 percent, but down by about 30 percent since a record high on April 28 of $49.51.

Goldcorp Inc. participates in the acquisition, exploration, development, and operation of precious metal properties in North, Central and South America.

Goldcorp closed Friday at $48.67, up $0.31, or 0.64 percent. It has a market cap of 38.88 billion.

Sunday, May 22, 2011

Price Targets (ARUN) (URBN) (VIT) (ADI) (BXP) Weekly Recap

Price targets on shares of Aruba Networks, Inc. (NASDAQ: ARUN), Urban Outfitters, Inc. (NASDAQ: URBN), VanceInfo Technologies Inc. (NYSE: VIT), Analog Devices, Inc. (NYSE: ADI) and Boston Properties (NYSE: BXP) updated by analysts during the last week.

Wedbush analysts raised their price target on Aruba Networks, Inc. (ARUN) to $29.00.

Morgan Stanley (NYSE:MS) cut their price target on Urban Outfitters, Inc. (URBN) from $36.00 to $34.00.

Deutsche Bank (NYSE:DB) cut their price target on VanceInfo Technologies Inc. (VIT) from $40.00 to $37.00. They have a “buy” rating on the company.

Goldman Sachs (NYSE:GS) raised their price target on Analog Devices, Inc. (ADI) to $40.00.

RBC Capital raised their price target on Boston Prpts (BXP) from $101.00 to $113.00. They have a “sector perform” rating on the company.

Price Targets (SORL) (TGH) (LOW) (TLVT) (URBN) Weekly Recap

Price targets on shares of Sorl Auto Parts, Inc. (NASDAQ: SORL), Textainer Group Holdings Limited (NYSE: TGH), Lowe’s (NYSE: LOW), Telvent Git, S.A (NASDAQ: TLVT) and Urban Outfitters, Inc. (NASDAQ: URBN) updated by analysts during the last week.

BMC Equities Research raised their price target on Sorl Auto Parts, Inc. (SORL) from $9.00 to $15.00.

Dahlman Rose raised their price target on Textainer Group Holdings Limited (TGH) from $40.00 to $42.00. They have a “buy” rating on the company.

Goldman Sachs (NYSE:GS) cut their price target on Lowe’s (LOW) from $30.00 to $29.00.

Piper Jaffray (NYSE:PJC) raised their price target on Telvent Git, S.A (TLVT) from $39.00 to $40.00. They have an “overweight” rating on the company.

Sterne Agee cut their price target on Urban Outfitters, Inc. (URBN) from $32.00 to $30.00. They have a “neutral” rating on the company.

Price Targets (RSG) (LOW) (SINA) (SORL) (TLVT) Weekly Recap

Price targets on shares of Republic Services (NYSE: RSG), Lowe’s (NYSE: LOW), Sina (NASDAQ: SINA), Sorl Auto Parts, Inc. (NASDAQ: SORL) and Telvent Git, S.A (NASDAQ: TLVT) updated by analysts during the last week.

Morgan Stanley (NYSE:MS) cut their price target on Republic Services (RSG) to $38.00. They have an “overweight” rating on the company.

Piper Jaffray (NYSE:PJC) cut their price target on Lowe’s (LOW) from $28.00 to $27.00. They have a “neutral” rating on the company.

Credit Suisse (NYSE:CS) raised their price target on Sina (SINA) from $127.70 to $140.00.

Brean Murray cut their price target on Sorl Auto Parts, Inc. (SORL) from $15.00 to $9.00. They have a “buy” rating on the company.

Jefferies (NYSE:JEF) raised their price target on Telvent Git, S.A (TLVT) to $34.00. They have a “buy” rating on the company.

Price Targets (LONG) (LOW) (MUR) (NEE) (OMX) Weekly Recap

Price targets on shares of eLong, Inc. (NASDAQ: LONG), Lowe’s (NYSE: LOW), Murphy Oil Corp (NYSE: MUR), NextEra Energy, Inc. (NYSE: NEE) and Officemax Inc (NYSE: OMX) updated by analysts during the last week.

BMC Equities Research raised their price target on eLong, Inc. (LONG) from $17.00 to $20.00.

Citigroup (NYSE:C) raised their price target on Lowe’s (LOW) from $26.00 to $28.00. They have a “hold” rating on the company.

Morgan Stanley (NYSE:MS) cut their price target on Murphy Oil Corp (MUR) to $90.00. They have an “overweight” rating on the company.

Wunderlich raised their price target on NextEra Energy, Inc. (NEE) from $60.00 to $64.00. They have a “buy” rating on the company.

Oppenheimer cut their price target on Officemax Inc (OMX) from $18.00 to $14.00. They have an “outperform” rating on the company.

Price Targets (CTRP) (INTU) (JCP) (LDK) (LONG) Weekly Recap

Price targets on shares of Ctrip.com International, Ltd. (NASDAQ: CTRP), Intuit Inc. (NASDAQ: INTU), J.C. Penney Company, Inc. (NYSE: JCP), LDK Solar (NYSE: LDK), eLong, Inc. (NASDAQ: LONG) updated by analysts during the last week.

Goldman Sachs (NYSE:GS) cut their price target on Ctrip.com International, Ltd. (CTRP) from $42.00 to $40.00.

Deutsche Bank (NYSE:DB) raised their price target on Intuit Inc. (INTU) from $60.00 to $65.00. They have a “buy” rating on the company.

Bank of America (NYSE:BAC) raised their price target on J.C. Penney Company, Inc. (JCP) from $30.00 to $35.00.

Collins Stewart cut their price target on LDK Solar (LDK) from $11.00 to $8.00. They have a “sell” rating on the company.

Brean Murray raised their price target on eLong, Inc. (LONG) from $17.00 to $20.00. They have a “buy” rating on the company.

Saturday, May 21, 2011

Price Targets (XUE) (COKE) (CTRP) (FXCM) (INTU) Weekly Recap

Price targets on shares of Xueda Education (NYSE: XUE), Coca-Cola Bottling Co. Consolidated (NASDAQ: COKE), Ctrip.com International, Ltd. (NASDAQ: CTRP), FXCM Inc (NASDAQ: FXCM), Intuit Inc. (NASDAQ: INTU) updated by analysts during the last week.

Goldman Sachs (NYSE:GS) raised their price target on Xueda Education (XUE) from $12.00 to $13.00. They have a “buy” rating on the company.

Citigroup (NYSE:C) raised their price target on Coca-Cola Bottling Co. Consolidated (COKE) from $61.00 to $69.00. They have a “hold” rating on the company.

Piper Jaffray (NYSE:PJC) cut their price target on shares of Ctrip.com International, Ltd. (CTRP) from $50.00 to $49.00. They have an “overweight” rating on the company.

JPMorgan Chase & Co. (NYSE:JPM) cut their price target on FXCM Inc (FXCM) from $16.50 to $15.00. They have an “overweight” rating on the company.

Jefferies (NYSE:JEF) raised their price target on Intuit Inc. (INTU) from $59.00 to $64.00.

Price Targets (MRK) (NTGR) (SBNY) (SMTC) (SNDK) Weekly Recap

Price targets on shares of Merck & Co Inc (NYSE: MRK), NetGear Inc (NASDAQ: NTGR), Signature Bank (NASDAQ: SBNY), Semtech (NASDAQ: SMTC) and SanDisk Co. (NASDAQ: SNDK) updated by analysts during the last week.

Bank of America (NYSE:BAC) raised their price target on Merck & Co Inc (MRK) to $41.00. They have a “buy” rating on the company.

Bank of America raised their price target on NetGear Inc (NTGR) from $44.00 to $50.00.

JPMorgan Chase & Co. (NYSE:JPM) raised their price target on Signature Bank (SBNY). They have an “overweight” rating on the company.

Morgan Keegan raised their price target on Semtech (SMTC) from $27.00 to $31.50. They have an “outperform” rating on the company.

Morgan Stanley (NYSE:MS) raised their price target on SanDisk Co. (SNDK) from $65.00 to $70.00. They have an “overweight” rating on the company.

Price Targets (MA) (MRK) (NTGR) (PETD) (RDNT) Weekly Recap

Price targets on shares of MasterCard (NYSE: MA), Merck & Co Inc (NYSE: MRK), NetGear Inc (NASDAQ: NTGR), Petroleum Development Co. (NASDAQ: PETD) and Radnet Incorporated (NASDAQ: RDNT) updated by analysts during the last week.

Argus raised their price target on MasterCard (MA) from $300.00 to $325.00. They have a “buy” rating on the company.

UBS AG (NYSE:UBS) raised their price target on Merck & Co Inc (MRK) from $40.00 to $42.00. They have a “buy” rating on the company.

Bank of America (NYSE:BAC) raised their price target on NetGear Inc (NASDAQ: NTGR) from $44.00 to $50.00. They have a “buy” rating on the company.

Pritchard cut their price target on Petroleum Development Co. (PETD) from $52.00 to $50.00. They have a “neutral” rating on the company.

Morgan Keegan raised their price target on Radnet Incorporated (RDNT) from $4.30 to $5.15. They have an “outperform” rating on the company.

Price Targets (INTC) (JBLU) (LABL) (LAZ) (LLY) Weekly Recap

Price targets on shares of Intel (NASDAQ: INTC), Jetblue Airways Corp (NASDAQ: JBLU), Multi Color Corp (NASDAQ: LABL), Lazard Ltd (NYSE: LAZ) and Eli Lilly & Co. (NYSE: LLY) updated by analysts during the last week.

Bank of America (NYSE:BAC) raised their price target on Intel (INTC) from $24.00 to $26.00. They have a “neutral” rating on the company.

JPMorgan Chase & Co. (NYSE:JPM) raised their price target on Jetblue Airways Corp (JBLU) from $7.00 to $8.00.

Hilliard Lyons raised their price target on Multi Color Corp (LABL) from $24.00 to $30.00. They have a “buy” rating on the company.

Bank of America raised their price target on Lazard Ltd (LAZ) from $51.00 to $54.00. They have a “buy” rating on the company.

Bank of America raised their price target on Eli Lilly & Co. (LLY) to $43.00.

Price Targets (EXXI) (FRX) (GCI) (GME) (IGTE) Weekly Recap

Price targets on shares of Energy XXI (NASDAQ: EXXI), Forest Laboratories, Inc. (NYSE: FRX), Gannett (NYSE: GCI), GameStop Corp (NYSE: GME) and iGATE Co. (NASDAQ: IGTE) updated by analysts during the last week.

Rodman & Renshaw raised their price target on Energy XXI (EXXI) from $37.00 to $40.00. They have an “outperform” rating on the company.

Jefferies (NYSE:JEF) raised their price target on Forest Laboratories, Inc. (FRX) from $39.00 to $42.00. They have a “buy” rating on the company.

UBS AG (NYSE:UBS) raised their price target on Gannett (GCI) from $16.00 to $25.00. They have a “buy” rating on the company.

Wedbush raised their price target on GameStop Corp (GME) from $26.00 to $33.00. They have an “outperform” rating on the company.

Jefferies raised their price target on iGATE Co. (IGTE) from $22.00 to $26.00. They have a “buy” rating on the company.

Price Targets (A) (CXPO) (DAL) (DAR) (DRYS) Weekly Recap

Price targets on shares of Agilent Technologies Inc. (NYSE: A), Crimson Exploration (NASDAQ: CXPO), Delta Air Lines (NYSE: DAL), Darling International Inc. (NYSE: DAR) and DryShips Inc. (NASDAQ: DRYS) updated by analysts during the last week.

Jefferies (NYSE:JEF) raised their price target on Agilent Technologies Inc. (A) from $56.00 to $65.00. They have a “buy” rating on the company.

Global Hunter Securities raised their price target on Crimson Exploration (CXPO) from $6.20 to $6.52.

JPMorgan Chase & Co. (NYSE:JPM) raised their price target on Delta Air Lines (DAL) from $18.50 to $20.00.

Goldman Sachs (NYSE:GS) raised their price target on Darling International Inc. (DAR) to $20.00. They have a “buy” rating on the company.

Goldman Sachs cut their price target on DryShips Inc. (DRYS) to $5.50. They have a “neutral” rating on the company.

Price Targets (BMY) (A) (AMRN) (APA) (AVP) Weekly Recap

Price targets on shares of Bristol Myers Squibb Co. (NYSE: BMY), Agilent Technologies Inc. (NYSE: A), Amarin Co. plc (NASDAQ: AMRN), Apache (NYSE: APA) and Avon Products, Inc. (NYSE: AVP)upgraded by analysts during the last week.

Bank of America (NYSE:BAC) raised their price target on Bristol Myers Squibb Co. (BMY) to $29.00. They have a “neutral” rating on the company.

JPMorgan Chase & Co. (NYSE:JPM) raised their price target on Agilent Technologies Inc. (A) from $53.00 to $59.00. They have an “overweight” rating on the company.

Jefferies (NYSE:JEF) raised their price target on Amarin Co. plc (AMRN) from $21.00 to $25.00. They have a “buy” rating on the company.

Morgan Stanley (NYSE:MS) raised their price target on Apache (APA) from $145.00 to $150.00. They have an “overweight” rating on the company.

Jefferies raised their price target on Avon Products, Inc. (AVP) from $36.00 to $37.00. They have a “buy” rating on the company.

Price Targets (A) (AIMC) (ALK) (AMR) (AMRN) Weekly Recap

Price targets on shares of Agilent Technologies Inc. (NYSE: A), Altra Holdings, Inc. (NASDAQ: AIMC), Alaska Air (NYSE: ALK), AMR Co. (NYSE: AMR) and Amarin Co. plc (NASDAQ: AMRN) upgraded by analysts during the last week.

Longbow Research raised their price target on Agilent Technologies Inc. (NYSE: A) from $52.00 to $62.00. They have a “buy” rating on the company.

Jefferies (NYSE:JEF) raised their price target on Altra Holdings, Inc. (AIMC) from $29.00 to $31.00. They have a “buy” rating on the company.

JPMorgan Chase & Co. (NYSE:JPM) raised their price target on Alaska Air (NYSE: ALK) from $64.00 to $66.00.

JPMorgan Chase & Co. raised their price target on AMR Co. (AMR) from $8.50 to $9.50.

Jeffries raised their price target on Amarin Co. plc (AMRN) from $21.00 to $25.00.

Ratings (POT) (MAT) (HAS) (GMLP) (SD) Weekend Recap

Ratings coverage on Potash Corp (NYSE: POT), Mattel, Inc. (NYSE: MAT), Hasbro, Inc. (NYSE: HAS), Golar LNG Partners (NASDAQ: GMLP) and SandRidge Energy Inc. (NYSE: SD) was initiated by analysts this week.

Bank of America (NYSE:BAC) initiated coverage on Golar LNG Partners (GMLP). They placed a “neutral” rating and a price target of $26.00 on the company.

Longbow Research initiated coverage on Hasbro, Inc. (HAS). They placed a “neutral” rating on the company.

Macquarie initiated coverage on of Potash Corp (POT). They placed an “outperform” rating and a price target of $62.00 on the company.

Morgan Keegan initiated coverage on SandRidge Energy Inc. (SD). They placed an “outperform” rating and a price target of $18.00 on the company.

Longbow Research initiated coverage on Mattel, Inc. (MAT). They placed a “buy” rating and a price target of $32.00 on the company.

Ratings (SDT) (IRM) (LINE) (PSTI) (TRLG) Weekend Recap

Ratings coverage on SandRidge Mississippian Trust I (NYSE: SDT), Iron Mountain Incorporated (NYSE: IRM), Linn Energy, LLC (NASDAQ: LINE), Pluristem Therapeutics (NASDAQ: PSTI) and True Religion Apparel, Inc. (NASDAQ: TRLG) was initiated by analysts this week.

Wells Fargo & Co. (NYSE:WFC) initiated coverage on SandRidge Mississippian Trust I (SDT). They placed a “market perform” rating on company.

Stifel Nicolaus initiated coverage on Iron Mountain Incorporated (IRM). They placed a “buy” rating and a price target of $39.00 on the company.

Madison Williams initiated coverage on Linn Energy, LLC (LINE). They placed a “buy” rating and a price target of $45.00 on the company.

Oppenheimer initiated coverage on Pluristem Therapeutics (PSTI). They placed an “outperform” rating and a price target of $5.00 on the company.

Benchmark Co. initiated coverage on True Religion Apparel, Inc. (TRLG). They placed a “buy” rating and a price target of $34.00 on the company.

Ratings (CLDX) (IMMU) (YPF) (UAN) (CTAS) Weekend Recap

Ratings coverage on Celldex Therapeutics Inc (NASDAQ: CLDX), Immunomedics Incorporated (NASDAQ: IMMU), YPF Sociedad Anonima (NYSE: YPF), CVR Partners (NYSE: UAN) and Cintas (NASDAQ: CTAS) was initiated by analysts this week.

Oppenheimer initiated coverage on Celldex Therapeutics Inc (CLDX). They placed an “outperform” rating and a price target of $6.00 on the company.

Oppenheimer initiated coverage on shares of Immunomedics Incorporated (IMMU). They placed an “outperform” rating and a price target of $6.00 on the company.

Raymond James (NYSE:RJF) initiated coverage on YPF Sociedad Anonima (YPF). They placed an “outperform” rating on the company.

Goldman Sachs (NYSE:GS) initiated coverage on shares of CVR Partners (UAN). They placed a “neutral” rating on the company.

Stifel Nicolaus initiated coverage on Cintas (CTAS). They placed a “hold” rating and a price target of $30.70 on the company.

Ratings (VRSN) (CWT) (DGII) (OPTR) (ANTH) Weekend Recap

Ratings coverage on Verisign, Inc. (NASDAQ: VRSN), California Water Service Group (NYSE: CWT), Digi International Inc. (NASDAQ: DGII), Optimer Pharmaceuticals (NASDAQ: OPTR) and Anthera Pharmaceuticals, Inc. (NASDAQ: ANTH) was initiated by analysts recently.

Cowen initiated coverage on Verisign, Inc. (VRSN). They placed an “outperform” rating on the company.

Ladenburg Thalmann analysts initiated coverage on shares of California Water Service Group (CWT). They placed a “buy” rating and a price target of $42.00 on the company.

Feltl & Co. analysts initiated coverage on Digi International Inc. (DGII). They placed a “buy” rating and a $13.25 price target on the company.

ThinkEquity initiated coverage on Optimer Pharmaceutic (OPTR). They placed a “buy” rating and a price target of $18.00 on the company.

Leerink initiated coverage on Anthera Pharmaceuticals, Inc. (ANTH). They placed an “outperform” rating on the company.

Ratings (AMAP) (HRC) (ONCY) (THOR) (UAN) Weekend Recap

Ratings coverage on AutoNavi Holdings Ltd (NASDAQ: AMAP), Hill-Rom Holdings, Inc. (NYSE: HRC), Oncolytics Biotech, Inc. (NASDAQ: ONCY), Thoratec (NASDAQ: THOR) and CVR Partners (NYSE: UAN) was initiated by analysts recently.

Deutsche Bank (NYSE:DB) initiated coverage on AutoNavi Holdings Ltd (AMAP). They placed a “buy” rating and a price target of $22.00 on the company.

Goldman Sachs (NYSE:GS) initiated coverage on Hill-Rom Holdings, Inc. (HRC). They placed a “neutral” rating on the company.

Oppenheimer initiated coverage on Oncolytics Biotech, Inc. (NASDAQ: ONCY). They placed a “perform” rating on the company.

Oppenheimer initiated coverage on Thoratec (NASDAQ: THOR). They placed an “outperform” rating and a price target of $40.00 on the company.

Morgan Stanley (NYSE:MS) initiated coverage on CVR Partners (NYSE: UAN). They placed an “equal weight” rating on the company.

Friday, May 20, 2011

Kinross Gold (KGC) Up on Euro Fears

Shares of Kinross Gold (NYSE:KGC) closed up on Friday as concerns over the faltering European Union and its sovereign debt crisis pushed gold prices up and gold miners with it.

June gold closed on Friday at $1,508.90 an ounce, up $16.50, trading in a range of $1,486.40 and $1,515.80.

For the Week gold was up by about 1.15 percent, but still down 4 percent from the all-time high of $1,575 an ounce reached in the early part of May.

Silver closed at $35.16, up 0.6 percent, but down by about 30 percent since a record high on April 28 of $49.51.

Kinross Gold Corporation participates in mining and processing gold ores. It also is involved in the exploration and acquisition of gold properties.

Kinross closed Friday at $14.94, up $0.08, or 0.54 percent. It has a market cap of $16.97 billion.

IAMGOLD's (IAG) EPS Estimate Lowered by Stifel Nicolaus

Stifel Nicolaus slashed its EPS estimates on IAMGOLD Corporation (NYSE: IAG) for 2011 and 2012, according to a research report from the company.

For 2011 Stifel lowered its EPS estimate from $1.36 to $1.24 and for 2012 from $1.24 to $1.05.

Stifel Nicolaus has a "Buy" rating on IAMGOLD at this time with a price target of $26 on the miner.

IAMGOLD Corporation participates in the exploration, development, and production of mineral resource properties around the world.

IAMGOLD closed Thursday at $20.66, gaining $0.59, or 2.94 percent.

Baker Hughes (BHI) (NOV) (OAS) (BRY) (XCO) Trading Up

Shares of Baker Hughes Incorporated (NYSE:BHI), National-Oilwell Varco, Inc. (NYSE:NOV), Oasis Petroleum (NYSE:OAS), Berry Petroleum (NYSE:BRY) and Exco Resources Inc. (NYSE:XCO) were trading up today as oil prices rebounded later in the session.

The expiring U.S. June crude contract was up 98 cents to $99.42 a barrel, after falling as low as $95.99.

U.S. July crude climbed $1 to $99.93, bouncing back after falling to $96.35.

Shares of oil companies like BP (NYSE:BP), Anadarko (NYSE:APC), Transocean and Cameron International (NYSE:CAM), all of which were connected to the Gulf oil spill, were all trading up on news of the settlement between BP and Macondo Well partner Mitsui (OTC:MITSY).

Exco Resources Inc. (XCO) was trading at $20.59, gaining $0.26, or 1.28 percent, as of 2:52 PM EDT. Berry Petroleum (BRY) was at $50.41, up $1.52, or 2:54 percent. Oasis Petroleum (OAS) was trading at $29.83, up $1.06, or 3.68 percent. National-Oilwell Varco, Inc. (NOV) was at $68.12, gaining $0.19, or 0.28 percent. Baker Hughes Incorporated (BHI) was trading at $70.80, gaining $0.23, or 0.33 percent.

Whiting (WLL) (BEXP) (KOG) (NOG) (STR) Trading Up

Shares of Whiting Petroleum (NYSE:WLL), Brigham Exploration (NASDAQ:BEXP), Kodiak Oil & Gas (Amex:KOG), Northern Oil and Gas (Amex:NOG) and Questar Corporation (NYSE:STR) were trading up today as oil prices rebounded later in the session.

The expiring U.S. June crude contract was up 98 cents to $99.42 a barrel, after falling as low as $95.99.

U.S. July crude climbed $1 to $99.93, bouncing back after falling to $96.35.

Shares of oil companies like BP (NYSE:BP), Anadarko (NYSE:APC), Transocean and Cameron International (NYSE:CAM), all of which were connected to the Gulf oil spill, were all trading up on news of the settlement between BP and Macondo Well partner Mitsui (OTC:MITSY).

Questar Corporation (STR) was trading at $17.49, gaining $0.11, or 0.60 percent, as of 2:40 PM EDT. Northern Oil and Gas (NOG) was at $20.93, up $0.64, or 3.15 percent. Kodiak Oil & Gas (KOG) was trading at $6.39, up $0.03, or 0.55 percent. Brigham Exploration (BEXP) was at $30.04, gaining $1.01, or 3.48 percent. Whiting Petroleum (WLL) was trading at $65.03, gaining $1.29, or 2.02 percent.

Crimson (CXPO) (CRZO) (SLB) (TSO) (PTR) Trading Mixed

Shares of Crimson Exploration (NASDAQ:CXPO), Carrizo Oil & Gas (NASDAQ:CRZO), Schlumberger (NYSE:SLB), Tesoro Corporation (NYSE:TSO) and PetroChina (NYSE:PTR) were trading mixed today as oil prices were trading down in the session.

Crude-oil futures were trading down $0.79 to $97.65 a barrel on the New York Mercantile Exchange.

U. S. crude oil prices also gained some back from earlier losses spurred by comments from the German Bundesbank, which said growth in Europe's largest economy will probably slow down.

Shares of oil companies like BP (NYSE:BP), Anadarko (NYSE:APC), Transocean and Cameron International (NYSE:CAM), all of which were connected to the Gulf oil spill, were all trading up on news of the settlement between BP and Macondo Well partner Mitsui (OTC:MITSY).

PetroChina (PTR) was trading at $134.43, gaining $1.13, or 0.85 percent, as of 2:33 PM EDT. Tesoro Corporation (TSO) was at $23.96, down $0.11, or 0.46 percent. Schlumberger (SLB) was trading at $84.15, up $0.57, or 0.68 percent. Carrizo Oil & Gas (CRZO) was at $35.61, gaining $0.44, or 1.27 percent. Cameron International (CAM) was trading at $3.92, falling $0.01, or 0.25 percent.

Cameron (CAM) (TAT) (PQ) (HK) (VLO) Trading Mixed

Shares of Cameron International (NYSE:CAM), TransAtlantic Petroleum (AMEX:TAT), PetroQuest Energy (NYSE:PQ), Petrohawk Energy Corp. (NYSE:HK) and Valero Energy (NYSE:VLO) were trading mixed today as oil prices were trading down in the session.

Crude-oil futures were trading down $0.79 to $97.65 a barrel on the New York Mercantile Exchange.

U. S. crude oil prices also gained some back from earlier losses spurred by comments from the German Bundesbank, which said growth in Europe's largest economy will probably slow down.

Shares of oil companies like BP (NYSE:BP), Anadarko (NYSE:APC), Transocean and Cameron International (NYSE:CAM), all of which were connected to the Gulf oil spill, were all trading up on news of the settlement between BP and Macondo Well partner Mitsui (OTC:MITSY).

Valero Energy (VLO) was trading at $26.35, falling $0.16, or 2:24 percent, as of 2:26 PM EDT. Petrohawk Energy Corp. (HK) was at $25.08, up $0.92, or 3.83 percent. PetroQuest Energy (PQ) was trading at $7.42, up $0.11, or 1.46 percent. TransAtlantic Petroleum (TAT) was at $2.15, gaining $0.05, or 2.27 percent. Cameron International (CAM) was trading at $48.47, jumping $0.43, or 0.90 percent.

Petrobras (PBR) (LINE) (GST) (EGY) (APA) Trading Mixed

Shares of Petrobras (NYSE:PBR), Linn Energy, LLC (NASDAQ:LINE), Gastar Exploration Ltd (AMEX:GST), Vaalco Energy (NYSE:EGY) and Apache Corp (NYSE:APA) were trading mixed today as oil prices were trading down in the session.

Crude-oil futures were trading down $0.79 to $97.65 a barrel on the New York Mercantile Exchange.

U. S. crude oil prices also gained some back from earlier losses spurred by comments from the German Bundesbank, which said growth in Europe's largest economy will probably slow down.

Shares of oil companies like BP (NYSE:BP), Anadarko (NYSE:APC), Transocean and Cameron International (NYSE:CAM), all of which were connected to the Gulf oil spill, were all trading up on news of the settlement between BP and Macondo Well partner Mitsui (OTC:MITSY) to help pay for cleanup costs.

Apache Corp (APA) was trading at $123.21, gaining $0.36, or 2:17 percent, as of 2:10 PM EDT. Vaalco Energy (EGY) was at $6.92, down $0.01, or 0.15 percent. Gastar Exploration Ltd (GST) was trading at $3.55, up $0.09, or 2.60 percent. Linn Energy, LLC (LINE) was at $38.53, gaining $0.18, or 0.47 percent. Petrobras (PBR) was trading at $34.03, jumping $0.34, or 2:21 percent.

Transocean (RIG) (END) (ROSE) (BOLT) (AXAS) Trading Mixed

Shares of Transocean (NYSE:RIG), Endeavour International (NYSE:END), Rosetta Resources (NASDAQ:ROSE), Bolt Technology Corp. (NASDAQ:BOLT) and Abraxas Petroleum Corp. (NASDAQ:AXAS) were trading mixed today as oil prices were trading down in the session.

Crude-oil futures were trading down $0.79 to $97.65 a barrel on the New York Mercantile Exchange.

U. S. crude oil prices also gained some back from earlier losses spurred by comments from the German Bundesbank, which said growth in Europe's largest economy will probably slow down.

Shares of oil companies like BP (NYSE:BP), Anadarko (NYSE:APC), Transocean and Cameron International (NYSE:CAM), all of which were connected to the Gulf oil spill, were all trading up on news of the settlement between BP and Macondo Well partner Mitsui (OTC:MITSY).

Transocean (RIG) was trading at $70.12, gaining $1.06, or 1.53 percent, as of 2:10 PM EDT. Abraxas Petroleum Corp. (AXAS) was at $4.10, down $0.05, or 1.20 percent. Bolt Technology Corp. (BOLT) was trading at $13.88, falling $0.03, or 0.22 percent. Rosetta Resources (ROSE) was at $45.81, dropping $0.15, or 0.33 percent. Endeavour International (END) was trading at $12.68, falling $0.07, or 0.55 percent.

Marathon (MRO) (DVN) (HES) (BP) (APC) Trading Mixed

Shares of Marathon Oil (NYSE:MRO), Devon Energy (NYSE:DVN), Hess Corporation (NYSE:HES), BP (NYSE:BP) and Anadarko (NYSE:APC) were trading mixed today as oil prices were trading down in the session.

Crude-oil futures were trading down $0.79 to $97.65 a barrel on the New York Mercantile Exchange.

U. S. crude oil prices also gained some back from earlier losses spurred by comments from the German Bundesbank, which said growth in Europe's largest economy will probably slow down.

Anadarko (APC) was trading at $75.66, gaining $4.02, or 5.61 percent, as of 1:59 PM EDT. BP (BP) was at $45.03, up $1.14, or 2.60 percent. Hess Corporation (HES) was trading at $78.45, climbing $0.37, or 0.47 percent. Devon Energy (DVN) was at $82.76, rising $0.23, or 0.28 percent. Marathon Oil (MRO) was trading at $51.66, falling $0.26, or 0.50 percent.

Conoco (COP) (XOM) (RDS-A) (HAL) (CVX) Trading Mixed

Shares of ConocoPhillips (NYSE:COP), Exxon Mobil (NYSE:XOM), Shell (NYSE:RDS-A), Halliburton (NYSE:HAL) and Chevron (NYSE:CVX) were trading mixed today as oil prices were trading down in the session.

Crude-oil futures were trading down $0.79 to $97.65 a barrel on the New York Mercantile Exchange.

U. S. crude oil prices also gained some back from earlier losses spurred by comments from the German Bundesbank, which said growth in Europe's largest economy will probably slow down.

Chevron (CVX) was trading at $103.43, falling $0.44, or 0.42 percent, as of 1:51 PM EDT. Halliburton (HAL) was at $47.35, gaining $0.45, or 0.96 percent. Shell (RDS-A) was trading at $70.00, down $0.63, or 0.89 percent. Exxon Mobil (XOM) was at $82.04, losing $0.29, or 0.35 percent. Conoco (COP) was trading at $72.88, up $0.18, or 0.25 percent.

Silver Wheaton (SLW) (HL) (CDE) (PAAS) (SVM) Jump As Silver Prices Soar

Investors looking to gold and silver for safety as equities drop, pushing up the price of the precious metals and silver companies like Silver Wheaton (NYSE:SLW), Hecla Mining (NYSE:HL), Coeur d'Alene Mines (NYSE:CDE), Pan American Silver (NASDAQ:PAAS) and Silvercorp Metals Inc. (NYSE:SVM).

Silver prices are up with the most actively traded contract, for July delivery, recently up 22.3 cents, or 0.6 percent, at $35.155 a troy ounce.

The most actively traded gold contract, for June delivery, was recently up $19.70, or $1.3 percent, at $1,512.10 a troy ounce on the Comex division of the New York Mercantile Exchange.

Silvercorp Metals Inc. (SVM) was trading at $10.28, gaining $0.04, or 0.39 percent, as of 1:30 PM EDT. Pan American Silver (PAAS) was trading at $32.94, gaining $0.51, or 1.57 percent. Coeur d'Alene Mines (CDE) was at $8.14, rising $0.09, or 1.42 percent. Hecla Mining (HL) was trading at $0.09, climbing $1.12, or 3.04 percent. Silver Wheaton (:SLW) was at $35.37, jumping $0.67, or 1.93 percent.

Gold Fields (GFI) (GSS) (HMY) (GRS) (IAG) Jump As Gold Prices Break $1,500

Investors looking to gold and silver for safety as equities drop, pushing up the price of the precious metals, and miners like Gold Fields (NYSE:GFI), Golden Star Resources (AMEX:GSS), Harmony Gold Mining (NYSE:HMY), Gammon Gold (NYSE:GRS) and IAMGOLD Corporation (NYSE:IAG).

The most actively traded gold contract, for June delivery, was recently up $19.70, or $1.3 percent, at $1,512.10 a troy ounce on the Comex division of the New York Mercantile Exchange.

Silver prices are up with the most actively traded contract, for July delivery, recently up 22.3 cents, or 0.6 percent, at $35.155 a troy ounce.

IAMGOLD Corporation (IAG) was trading at $21.13, gaining $0.47, or $2.27 percent, as of 1:23 PM EDT. Gammon Gold (GRS) was trading at $9.98, gaining $0.33, or 3.42 percent. Harmony Gold Mining (HMY) was at $13.63, rising $0.13, or 0.96 percent. Golden Star Resources (GSS) was trading at $2.71, climbing $0.08, or 3.04 percent. Gold Fields (GFI) was at $15.79, jumping $0.22, or 1.41 percent.

Eldorado (EGO) (AU) (NG) (AEM) Jump As Gold Prices Break $1,500

Investors looking to gold and silver for safety as equities drop, pushing up the price of the precious metals, and miners like Eldorado Gold Corporation (NYSE:EGO), AngloGold Ashanti (NYSE:AU), NovaGold Resources Inc. (AMEX:NG) and Agnico-Eagle (NYSE:AEM).

The most actively traded gold contract, for June delivery, was recently up $19.70, or $1.3 percent, at $1,512.10 a troy ounce on the Comex division of the New York Mercantile Exchange.

Silver prices are up with the most actively traded contract, for July delivery, recently up 22.3 cents, or 0.6 percent, at $35.155 a troy ounce.

AngloGold Ashanti (AU) was trading at $46.16, gaining $0.55, or $1.21 percent, as of 1:14 PM EDT. Agnico-Eagle (AEM) was trading at $63.47, gaining $0.57, or 0.91 percent. NovaGold Resources Inc. (NG) was at $10.61, rising $0.31, or 3.01 percent. Eldorado Gold Corporation (NYSE:EGO) was trading at $15.77, climbing $0.29, or 1.87 percent.

Barrick (ABX) (KGC) (GG) (NEM) Jump As Gold Prices Break $1,500

Investors looking to gold and silver for safety as equities drop, pushing up the price of the precious metals, and major miners like Kinross Gold Corp (NYSE:KGC), Barrick Gold (NYSE:ABX), Goldcorp (NYSE:GG) and Newmont Mining (NYSE:NEM).

The most actively traded gold contract, for June delivery, was recently up $19.70, or $1.3 percent, at $1,512.10 a troy ounce on the Comex division of the New York Mercantile Exchange.

Silver prices are up with the most actively traded contract, for July delivery, recently up 22.3 cents, or 0.6 percent, at $35.155 a troy ounce.

Kinross Gold (KGC) was trading at $15.00, up $0.14, or 0.94 percent, as of 1:09 PM EDT. Barrick Gold (ABX) was trading at $45.94, gaining $0.37, or 0.81 percent. Goldcorp (GG) was at $49.04, rising $0.68, or 1.41 percent. Newmont (NEM) was trading at $54.63, climbing $0.57, or 1.05 percent.

Ratings on (WBMD) (TSN) (AES) (LECO) (QIHU) (S) Upgraded

Ratings on shares of Webmd Health Corp (NASDAQ: WBMD), Tyson Foods, Inc. (NYSE: TSN), The Aes Corporation (NYSE: AES), Lincoln Electric Holdings Inc (NASDAQ: LECO), Qihoo 360 Technology (NASDAQ: QIHU) and Sprint Nextel (NYSE: S) were upgraded by analysts.

Citigroup (NYSE:C) upgraded The Aes Corporation (AES) from a “hold” rating to a “buy” rating. They have a price target of $16.00 on the company, up from $14.00.

Longbow Research upgraded Lincoln Electric Holdings Inc (LECO) from a “neutral” rating to a “buy” rating. They have a price target of $92.00 on the company.

Stifel Nicolaus upgraded Qihoo 360 Technology (QIHU) from a “hold” rating to a “buy” rating. They have a price target of $38.00 on the company.

Piper Jaffray (NYSE:PJC) upgraded Sprint Nextel (S) from a “neutral” rating to an “overweight” rating. They have a price target of $6.50 on the company.

Keybanc upgraded Tyson Foods, Inc. (TSN) from a “hold” rating to a “buy” rating. They have a price target of $23.00 on the company.

Goldman Sachs (NYSE:GS) upgraded Webmd Health Corp (WBMD) to a “buy” rating. They have a price target of $60.00 on the company.

Ratings on (LDK) (LEAP) (PDCO) (GPS) Downgraded

Ratings on shares of LDK Solar (NYSE: LDK), Leap Wireless (NASDAQ: LEAP), Patterson Companies Inc (NASDAQ: PDCO) and The Gap Inc. (NYSE: GPS) were downgraded by analysts.

Kaufman Brothers analysts downgraded LDK Solar (LDK) from a “buy” rating to a “hold” rating. They have a price target of $8.00 on the company, down from $24.00.

JPMorgan Chase & Co. (NYSE:JPM) downgraded Leap Wireless (LEAP) from an “overweight” rating to a “neutral” rating. They have a price target of $16.00 on the company.

UBS AG (NYSE:UBS) downgraded Patterson Companies Inc (PDCO) from a “buy” rating to a “neutral” rating. They have a price target of $37.00 on the stock, up from $36.00. They cited valuation as the catalyst behind the call.

Piper Jaffray (NYSE:PJC) downgraded The Gap Inc. (GPS) from an “overweight” rating to a “neutral” rating. They have a price target of $19.00 on the company.

Ratings on (KNX) (INTU) (ARO) (INTU) (GPS) Downgraded

Ratings on shares of Knight Transportation (NYSE: KNX), Intuit Inc. (NASDAQ: INTU), Aeropostale, Inc. (NYSE: ARO), China Yuchai International Ltd (CYD) and The Gap Inc. (NYSE: GPS) were downgraded by analysts.

Stifel Nicolaus downgraded Aeropostale, Inc. (ARO) from a “buy” rating to a “hold” rating.

Piper Jaffray (NYSE:PJC) downgraded China Yuchai International Ltd (CYD) to a “neutral” rating. They have a price target $24.00 on the company.

Caris & Company downgraded The Gap Inc. (GPS) from an “above average” rating to a “below average” rating.

Canaccord Genuity downgraded Intuit Inc. (INTU) from a “buy” rating to a “hold” rating. They have a price target of $57.00 on the company. They cited valuation as the catalyst behind the call.

Wells Fargo & Co. (NYSE:WFC) downgraded Knight Transportation (KNX) from an “outperform” rating to a “market perform” rating.

Price Targets on (TDW) (TRNX) (WTSLA) (ZUMZ) Updated

Price targets on shares of Tidewater Inc. (NYSE: TDW), Tornier BV (NASDAQ: TRNX), Wet Seal (NASDAQ: WTSLA) and Zumiez (NASDAQ: ZUMZ) were updated by analysts.

Goldman Sachs (NYSE:GS) cut their price target on Tidewater Inc. (TDW) to $63.00.

JPMorgan Chase & Co. (NYSE:JPM) raised their price target on Tornier BV (TRNX) to $30.00.

Piper Jaffray (NYSE:PJC) raised their price target on Wet Seal (WTSLA) to $6.00.

Piper Jaffray raised their price target on Zumiez (ZUMZ) to $34.00.

Price Targets on (JKS) (NTES) (RRGB) (SORL) Updated

Price targets on shares of JinkoSolar Holding Co., Ltd. (NYSE: JKS), Netease.com Inc (NASDAQ: NTES), Red Robin Gourmet Burgers Inc (NASDAQ: RRGB) and Sorl Auto Parts, Inc. (NASDAQ: SORL) were updated by analysts.

Collins Stewart cut their price target on JinkoSolar Holding Co., Ltd. (JKS) from $38.00 to $34.50. They have a “buy” rating on the company.

Piper Jaffray (NYSE:JPC) raised their price target on Netease.com Inc (NTES) to $51.00.

Piper Jaffray raised their price target on Red Robin Gourmet Burgers Inc (RRGB) to $28.00.

Piper Jaffray cut their price target on Sorl Auto Parts, Inc. (SORL) to $6.50.

Price Targets on (FOSL) (GME) (GPS) (HANS) (INTU) Updated

Price targets on shares of Fossil (NASDAQ: FOSL), GameStop Corp (NYSE: GME), The Gap Inc. (NYSE: GPS), Hansen Natural Co. (NASDAQ: HANS) and Intuit Inc. (NASDAQ: INTU) were updated by analysts.

JPMorgan Chase & Co. (NYSE:JPM) raised their price target on Fossil (FOSL) to $110.00.

Goldman Sachs (NYSE:GS) raised their price target on GameStop Corp (GME) to $26.00.

Goldman Sachs cut their price target on The Gap Inc. (GPS) to $17.00.

Stifel Nicolaus raised their price target on Hansen Natural Co. (HANS) from $67.00 to $71.00. They have a “buy” rating on the company.

Citigroup (NYSE:C) raised their price target on Intuit Inc. (INTU) to $63.00.

Price Targets on (BA) (CLF) (CRM) (DLTR) (FLO) Updated

Price targets on shares of The Boeing Company (NYSE: BA), Cliffs Natural Resources Inc (NYSE: CLF), Salesforce.com (NYSE: CRM), Dollar Tree Inc (NASDAQ: DLTR) and Flowers Foods, Inc. (NYSE: FLO) were updated by analysts.

JPMorgan Chase & Co. (NYSE:JPM) raised their price target on The Boeing Company (BA) to $85.00.

Morgan Stanley (NYSE:MS) raised their price target on Cliffs Natural Resources Inc (CLF) to $70.00.

Wedbush raised their price target on Salesforce.com (CRM) to $170.00.

Feltl & Co. raised their price target on Dollar Tree Inc ( DLTR) from $69.00 to $83.00. They have a “strong buy” rating on the company.

Longbow Research raised their price target on Flowers Foods, Inc. (FLO) from $35.00 to $37.00. They have a “buy” rating on the company.

Price Targets on (GPS) (AAPL) (ADSK) (ARO) (ARUN) Updated

Price targets on shares of The Gap Inc. (NYSE: GPS), Apple, Inc (NASDAQ: AAPL), Autodesk (NASDAQ: ADSK), Aeropostale, Inc. (NYSE: ARO) and Aruba Networks, Inc. (NASDAQ: ARUN) were updated by analysts.

Janney Montgomery Scott cut their price target on The Gap Inc. (GPS) from $24.00 to $21.00. They have a “neutral” rating on the company.

Sterne Agee raised their price target on Apple, Inc (AAPL) to $460.00.

Piper Jaffray (NYSE:PJC) raised their price target on Autodesk (ADSK) to $44.00.

Citigroup (NYSE:C) cut their price target on Aeropostale, Inc. (ARO) to $22.00.

UBS AG (NYSE:UBS) raised their price target on Aruba Networks, Inc. (ARUN) from $31.00 to $33.00. They have a “neutral” rating on the company.

Price Targets on (RRGB) (INTU) (CRM) (ARO) (AAP) Updated

Price targets on shares of Red Robin Gourmet Burgers Inc (NASDAQ: RRGB), Intuit Inc. (NASDAQ: INTU), Salesforce.com (NYSE: CRM), Aeropostale, Inc. (NYSE: ARO) and Advance Auto Parts, Inc. (NYSE: AAP) were updated by analysts.

Wedbush analysts cut their price target on Aeropostale, Inc. (ARO) to $20.00.

Goldman Sachs (NYSE:GS) raised their price target on Advance Auto Parts, Inc. (AAP) to $70.00.

Piper Jaffray (NYSE:PJC) raised their price target on Salesforce.com (CRM) to $183.00.

JPMorgan Chase & Co. (NYSE:JPM) raised their price target on Intuit Inc. (INTU) to $58.50.

Morgan Keegan raised their price target on Red Robin Gourmet Burgers Inc (RRGB) to $33.00.

Price Targets on (INTU) (GPS) (CRM) (ARO) (ADSK) Updated

Price targets on shares of Intuit Inc. (NASDAQ: INTU), The Gap Inc. (NYSE: GPS), Salesforce.com (NYSE: CRM), Aeropostale, Inc. (NYSE: ARO) and Autodesk (NASDAQ: ADSK) were updated by analysts.

Goldman Sachs (NYSE:GS) raised their price target on Autodesk (ADSK) to $52.00. They have a “buy” rating on the company.

Jefferies (NYSE:JEF) cut their price target on Aeropostale, Inc. (ARO) to $15.00.

Deutsche Bank (NYSE:DB) raised their price target on Salesforce.com (CRM) to $210.00.

Deutsche Bank cut their price target on The Gap Inc. (GPS) to $18.00.

UBS AG (NYSE:UBS) raised their price target on Intuit Inc. (INTU) from $53.00 to $57.00. They have a “neutral” rating on the company.

Price Targets on (ZUMZ) (ADSK) (ARO) (CRM) (GPS) Updated

Price targets on shares of Zumiez (NASDAQ: ZUMZ), Autodesk (NASDAQ: ADSK), Aeropostale, Inc. (NYSE: ARO), Salesforce.com (NYSE: CRM) and The Gap Inc. (NYSE: GPS) were updated by analysts.

Wedbush raised their price target on Zumiez (ZUMZ) to $28.00.

JPMorgan Chase & Co. (NYSE:JPM) raised their price target on Autodesk (ADSK) to $46.00.

Janney Montgomery Scott cut their price target on Aeropostale, Inc. (ARO) from $22.00 to $17.00. They have a “neutral” rating on the company.

UBS AG (NYSE:UBS) raised their price target on Salesforce.com (CRM) from $178.00 to $184.00. They have a “buy” rating on the company.

Jefferies (NYSE:JEF) cut their price target on The Gap Inc. (GPS) to $18.00.

BP's (BP) Mitsui (MITSY) Deal Clarifies Gulf Liability

Uncertainty as to the liability that BP's (NYSE:BP) partners in the Gulf of Mexico Macondo well became clearer for Anadarko (NYSE:APC) after a deal was struck between BP and Mitsui (OTC:MITSY) to pay $1.1 billion to BP for cleanup costs in the Gulf.

Mitsui owns a 10 percent stake in the well and Anadarko a 25 percent stake.

By extension, it would imply a $2.66 billion cleanup settlement for Anadarko, less than had been anticipated, pushing up the share price of the company.

Billions more will be worked out in a settlement between BP and its two partners concernings fines, and Mitsui and Anadarko appear ready to do their part and put the issue behind them.

Anadarko was trading at $75.18, gaining $3.54, or 4.94 percent, as of 11:55 AM EDT. Mitsui was trading at $334.86, up $2.24, or 0.67 percent. BP was at $44.83, rising $0.94, or 2.14 percent.

Ratings on (DHX) (GPS) (HIS) (IRBT) (LRN) Reiterated

Ratings on shares of Dice Holdings (NYSE: DHX), The Gap Inc. (NYSE: GPS), Blackrock High Income Shares (NYSE: HIS), IRobot (NASDAQ: IRBT) and K12 Inc. (NYSE: LRN) were reiterated by analysts.

Jefferies (NYSE:JEF) reiterated a “buy” rating on Dice Holdings (DHX).

Bank of America (NYSE:BAC) reiterated a “neutral” rating on The Gap Inc. (GPS).

Gabelli reiterated a “buy” rating on Blackrock High Income Shares (HIS).

Morgan Keegan reiterated a “market perform” rating on IRobot (IRBT).

Bank of America reiterated a “buy” rating on K12 Inc. (LRN).

Ratings on (INTU) (RAX) (ARO) (ADSK) (ARUN) Reiterated

Ratings on shares of Intuit Inc. (NASDAQ: INTU), Rackspace Hosting, Inc. (NYSE: RAX), Aeropostale, Inc. (ARO), Autodesk (NASDAQ: ADSK) and Aruba Networks, Inc. (NASDAQ: ARUN) were reiterated by analysts.

Wedbush reiterated an “outperform” rating on Intuit Inc. (INTU).

Stifel Nicolaus reiterated a “buy” rating on Rackspace Hosting, Inc. (RAX).

Morgan Stanley (NYSE:MS) reiterated an “underweight” rating on Aeropostale, Inc. (ARO).

Stifel Nicolaus reiterated a “hold” rating on Autodesk (ADSK).

Wedbush reiterated a “neutral” rating on Aruba Networks, Inc. (ARUN).

Ratings on (ZUMZ) (ADSK) (ARO) (FLO) (ARO) Reiterated

Ratings on shares of Zumiez (NASDAQ: ZUMZ), Autodesk (NASDAQ: ADSK), Flowers Foods, Inc. (NYSE: FLO) and Aeropostale, Inc. (NYSE: ARO) were reiterated by analysts.

Wedbush reiterated a “neutral” rating on Zumiez (ZUMZ).

Piper Jaffray (NYSE:PJC) reiterated a “neutral” rating on Autodesk (ADSK).

Gabelli reiterated a “hold” rating on Flowers Foods, Inc. (FLO).

Oppenheimer reiterated an “outperform” rating on Aeropostale, Inc. (ARO). They have a price target of $27.00 on the company.

Coverage on (RDS-A) (RIMM) (NUVA) (PCBK) Initiated

Coverage on shares of Royal Dutch Shell (NYSE:RDS.A), Research In Motion (NASDAQ:RIMM), NuVasive (NASDAQ:NUVA) and Pacific Continental (NASDAQ:PCBK) was initiated by analysts.

Madison Williams initiated coverage on NuVasive (NUVA), starting them off with a "Sell" rating.

Keefe Bruyette initiated coverage on Pacific Continental (PCBK), starting them off with an "Outperform" rating.

ThinkEquity initiated coverage on Research In Motion (RIMM), starting them off with a "Hold" rating.

RBC Capital Markets initiated coverage on Royal Dutch Shell (RDS-A), starting them off with a "Top Pick" rating.

Coverage on (JPM) (IMMU) (MAKO) (MMI) Initiated

Coverage on shares of JPMorgan Chase (NYSE:JPM), Immunomedics (NASDAQ:IMMU), MAKO Surgical (NASDAQ:MAKO) and Motorola Mobility (NYSE:MMI) was initiated by analysts.

Cowen initiated coverage on Immunomedics (IMMU), starting them off with an "Outperform" rating.

Stifel Nicolaus initiated coverage on JPMorgan Chase (JPM), starting them off with a "Hold" rating.

William Blair initiated coverage on MAKO Surgical (MAKO), starting them off with an "Outperform " rating.

ThinkEquity initiated coverage on Motorola Mobility (MMI), starting them off with a "Buy" rating.

Coverage on BP (BP) (APO) (COF) (DFS) (HMIN) Initiated

Coverage on shares of BP (NYSE:BP), Apollo Global Management (NYSE:APO), Capital One (NYSE:COF) Discover Financial Services (NYSE:DFS) and Home Inns (NASDAQ:HMIN) was initiated by analysts.

Keefe Bruyette initiated coverage on Apollo Global Management (APO), starting them off with an "Outperform" rating.

RBC Capital initiated coverage on BP (NYSE:BP), starting them off with an "Outperform" rating.

Goldman Sachs (NYSE:GS) initiated coverage on Capital One (COF), starting them off with a "Neutral" rating.

Goldman Sachs initiated coverage on Discover Financial Services (NYSE:DFS), starting them off with a "Neutral" rating.

Cowen launched coverage on Home Inns (HMIN), starting them with a "Neutral" rating.

Halliburton (HAL) Board Declares Dividend

The Board of Directors of of Halliburton Company (NYSE:HAL) declared a quarterly dividend of $0.09 per share, payable 6/22/11 to shareholders of record at the close of business on 6/1/11.

Halliburton, along with other energy companies with exposure to oil, have struggled over the last few days as oil prices have corrected after trading high.

The energy giant supplies a variety of products and services to the energy industry for the exploration, development, and production of oil and natural gas around the world.

Halliburton closed Thursday at $46.90, down $0.06, or 0.13 percent.

Pan American Silver (PAAS) Board Declares Dividend

The Board of Directors of Pan American Silver Corp. (NASDAQ:PAAS) declared a second quarter dividend of $0.025 per share, payable 6/15/11 to shareholders of record at the close of business on 5/31/11

Shares of Pan American Silver have been fluctuating over the last several trading days as silver prices have been extremely volatile.

Pan American Silver Corp. participates in the exploration, development, extraction, processing, production, refining, reclamation, and operation of silver properties in South America and Mexico.

The silver miner closed Thursday at $32.43, falling $0.34, or 1.03 percent.

Ex-Dividend for (RMCF) (SBSI) (SWM) (WYN) is May 24

The ex-dividend date for Rocky Mountain Chocolate (NASDAQ:RMCF), Southside Bancshares Inc (NASDAQ:SBSI), Schweitzer-Mauduit International Inc. (NYSE:SWM) and Wyndham Worldwide Corporation (NYSE:WYN) is May 24.

Rocky Mountain Chocolate (RMCF) pays a dividend of $0.10 with a yield of 3.67 percent.

Southside Bancshares Inc (SBSI) pays a dividend of $0.17 with a yield of 3.32 percent.

Schweitzer-Mauduit International Inc. (SWM) pays a dividend of $0.15 with a yield of 1.17 percent.

Wyndham Worldwide Corporation (WYN) pays a dividend of $0.15 with a yield of 1.76 percent.

Dividends on (HAL) (SNI) (FTF) (FT) Declared

Halliburton Company (NYSE:HAL), Scripps Networks Interactive Inc. (NYSE:SNI), Franklin Templeton Limited Duration Income Trust (AMEX:FTF) and Franklin Universal Trust (NYSE:FT) declare dividends.

The Board of Directors of Halliburton Company (HAL) declared a quarterly common stock dividend of $0.09 per share payable 6/22/11 to shareholders of record at the close of business on 6/1/11.

The Board of Directors of Scripps Networks Interactive Inc. (SNI) declared a quarterly common stock dividend of $0.075 per share payable 6/10/11 to shareholders of record at the close of business on 5/31/11.

The Board of Directors of Franklin Templeton Limited Duration Income Trust (FTF) declared a May 11 common stock dividend of $0.083 per share payable 6/15/11 to shareholders of record at the close of business on 5/31/11.

The Board of Directors of Franklin Universal Trust (FT) declared a May 11 common stock dividend of $0.038 per share payable 6/15/11 to shareholders of record at the close of business on 5/31/11.

Dividends on (UVV) (TWC) (PAI) (HIG) (LO) Declared

Universal Corp. (NYSE:UVV), Time Warner Cable, Inc. (NYSE:TWC), Western Asset Income Fund (NYSE:PAI), Hartford Financial Services Group Inc. (NYSE:HIG) and Lorillard, Inc. (NYSE:LO) declare dividends.

The Board of Directors of Universal Corp. (UVV) declared a quarterly common stock dividend of $0.48 per share payable 8/8/11 to shareholders of record at the close of business on 7/11/11.

The Board of Directors of Time Warner Cable, Inc. (TWC) declared a quarterly common stock dividend of $0.48 per share payable 6/15/11 to shareholders of record at the close of business on 5/31/11.

The Board of Directors of Western Asset Income Fund (PAI) declared a June 11 common stock dividend of $0.06 per share payable 6/24/11 to shareholders of record at the close of business on 6/17/11.

The Board of Directors of Hartford Financial Services Group Inc. (HIG) declared a quarterly common stock dividend of $0.10 per share payable 7/1/11 to shareholders of record at the close of business on 6/1/11.

The Board of Directors of Lorillard, Inc. (LO) declared a quarterly common stock dividend of $1.30 per share payable 6/10/11 to shareholders of record at the close of business on 6/1/11.

Dividends on (GTY) (RE) (VLY) (WSBC) (DGAS) Declared

Getty Realty Corp. (NYSE:GTY), Everest Reinsurance Group Ltd (NYSE:RE), Valley National Bancorp (NYSE:VLY), Wesbanco Inc. (NASDAQ:WSBC) and Delta Natural Gas Co Inc. (NASDAQ:DGAS) declare dividends.

The Board of Directors of Getty Realty Corp. (GTY) declared a quarterly common stock dividend of $0.48 per share payable 7/14/11 to shareholders of record at the close of business on 6/30/11.

The Board of Directors of Everest Reinsurance Group Ltd (RE) declared a quarterly common stock dividend of $0.48 per share payable 6/15/11 to shareholders of record at the close of business on 6/1/11.

The Board of Directors of Valley National Bancorp (VLY) declared a quarterly common stock dividend of $0.1725 per share payable 7/1/11 to shareholders of record at the close of business on 6/15/11.

The Board of Directors of Wesbanco Inc. (WSBC) declared a quarterly common stock dividend of $0.15 per share payable 7/1/11 to shareholders of record at the close of business on 6/10/11.

The Board of Directors of Delta Natural Gas Co Inc. (DGAS) declared a quarterly common stock dividend of $0.34 per share payable 6/15/11 to shareholders of record at the close of business on 6/1/11.

Ratings Upgrade for (PETD) by Credit Suisse (CS)

Credit Suisse (CS) upgraded shares of Petroleum Development Corp. (NASDAQ:PETD) from "Neutral" to "Outperform," citing the recent pullback is a buying opportunity.

Weak results in the first quarter caused the share price of the company to get punished, but it rebounded strongly on Thursday, closing up by almost 9 percent.

Credit Suisse noted that the company has a deep oil-weighted project inventory that the market isn't taking into account concerning the valuation of the company.

Petroleum Development Corporation participates in the exploration for, development, production, and marketing of oil and natural gas.

It closed Thursday at $35.38, gaining $2.91, or 8.96 percent.

Dividends on (PAAS) (MCD) (MMC) (YUM) (DDR) Declared

Pan American Silver Corp. (NASDAQ:PAAS), McDonald`s Corp. (NYSE:MCD), Marsh & McLennan Companies Inc. (NYSE:MMC), Yum! Brands Inc. (NYSE:YUM) and Developers Diversified Realty Corp. (NYSE:DDR) declare dividends.

The Board of Directors of Pan American Silver Corp. (PAAS) declared a second quarter common stock dividend of $0.025 per share payable 6/15/11 to shareholders of record at the close of business on 5/31/11.

The Board of Directors of McDonald`s Corp. (MCD) declared a quarterly common stock dividend of $0.61 per share payable 6/15/11 to shareholders of record at the close of business on 6/1/11.

The Board of Directors of Marsh & McLennan Companies Inc. (MMC) declared a quarterly common stock dividend of $0.22 per share payable 8/15/11 to shareholders of record at the close of business on 7/11/11.

The Board of Directors of Yum! Brands Inc. (YUM) declared a quarterly common stock dividend of $0.25 per share payable 8/5/11 to shareholders of record at the close of business on 7/15/11.

The Board of Directors of Developers Diversified Realty Corp. (DDR) declared a second quarter common stock dividend of $0.04 per share payable 7/6/11 to shareholders of record at the close of business on 6/20/11.

Dividends on (COH) (BBSI) (GVA) (TDS) (FMNB) Declared

Coach Inc. (NYSE:COH), Barrett Business Services Inc. (NASDAQ:BBSI), Granite Construction Inc. (NYSE:GVA), Telephone & Data Systems Inc. (NYSE:TDS) and Farmers National Bancorp (OTC:FMNB) declare dividends.

The Board of Directors of Coach Inc. (COH) declared a quarterly common stock dividend of $0.225 per share payable 7/5/11 to shareholders of record at the close of business on 6/6/11.

The Board of Directors of Barrett Business Services Inc. (BBSI) declared a quarterly common stock dividend of $0.09 per share payable 6/14/11 to shareholders of record at the close of business on 5/31/11.

The Board of Directors of Granite Construction Inc. (GVA) declared a quarterly common stock dividend of $0.13 per share payable 7/15/11 to shareholders of record at the close of business on 6/30/11.

The Board of Directors of Telephone & Data Systems Inc. (TDS) declared a second quarter common stock dividend of $0.1175 per share payable 6/30/11 to shareholders of record at the close of business on 6/17/11.

The Board of Directors of Farmers National Bancorp (FMNB) declared a quarterly common stock dividend of $0.03 per share payable 6/30/11 to shareholders of record at the close of business on 6/17/11.

Dividends on (SGK) (SWY) (TIF) (WU) (XEC) Declared

SCHAWK INC (NYSE:SGK), Safeway Inc. (NYSE:SWY), Tiffany & Co. (NYSE:TIF), Western Union Co. (NYSE:WU) and Cimarex Energy Co. (NYSE:XEC) declare dividends.

The Board of Directors of SCHAWK INC (SGK) declared a quarterly common stock dividend of $0.08 per share payable 6/30/11 to shareholders of record at the close of business on 6/15/11.

The Board of Directors of Safeway Inc. (SWY) declared a quarterly common stock dividend of $0.145 per share payable 7/4/11 to shareholders of record at the close of business on 6/23/11.

The Board of Directors of Tiffany & Co. (TIF) declared a quarterly common stock dividend of $0.29 per share payable 7/11/11 to shareholders of record at the close of business on 6/20/11.

The Board of Directors of Western Union Co. (WU) declared a quarterly common stock dividend of $0.08 per share payable 6/30/11 to shareholders of record at the close of business on 6/17/11.

The Board of Directors of Cimarex Energy Co. (XEC) declared a quarterly common stock dividend of $0.10 per share payable 9/1/11 to shareholders of record at the close of business on 8/15/11.

Ex-Dividend for (ATI) (AVA) (GRIF) (MHP) (PVX) is May 24

The ex-dividend date for Allegheny Technologies Inc. (NYSE:ATI), Avista Corporation (NYSE:AVA), Griffin Land & Nurseries Inc. (NASDAQ:GRIF), McGraw-Hill Companies Incorporated (NYSE:MHP) and Provident Energy Ltd. (NYSE:PVX) is May 24.

Allegheny Technologies Inc. (ATI) pays a dividend of $0.18 with a yield of 1.05 percent.

Avista Corporation (AVA) pays a dividend of $0.28 with a yield of 4.37 percent.

Griffin Land & Nurseries Inc. (GRIF) pays a dividend of $0.10 with a yield of 1.49 percent.

McGraw-Hill Companies Incorporated (MHP) pays a dividend of $0.25 with a yield of 2.38 percent.

Provident Energy Ltd. (PVX) pays a dividend of $0.05 with a yield of 6.29 percent.

Dividends on (KNX) (MO) (MPW) (PPDI) (RDK) Declared

Knight Transportation Inc. (NYSE:KNX), Altria Group Inc. (NYSE:MO), Medical Properties Trust (NYSE:MPW), Pharmaceutical Product Development (NASDAQ:PPDI) and Ruddick Corp. (NYSE:RDK) declare dividends.

The Board of Directors of Knight Transportation Inc. (KNX) declared a quarterly common stock dividend of $0.06 per share payable 6/24/11 to shareholders of record at the close of business on 6/3/11.

The Board of Directors of Altria Group Inc. (MO) declared a quarterly common stock dividend of $0.38 per share payable 7/11/11 to shareholders of record at the close of business on 6/15/11.

The Board of Directors of Medical Properties Trust (MPW) declared a quarterly common stock dividend of $0.20 per share payable 7/14/11 to shareholders of record at the close of business on 6/16/11.

The Board of Directors of Pharmaceutical Product Development (PPDI) declared a second quarter common stock dividend of $0.15 per share payable 6/29/11 to shareholders of record at the close of business on 6/15/11.

The Board of Directors of Ruddick Corp. (NYSE:RDK) declared a quarterly common stock dividend of $0.13 per share payable 7/1/11 to shareholders of record at the close of business on 6/10/11.

Dividends on (FFG) (FMBI) (HAS) (IVC) (KEY) Declared

FBL Financial Group, Inc. (NYSE:FFG), First Midwest Bancorp (NASDAQ:FMBI), Hasbro Inc. (NASDAQ:HAS), Invacare Corp. (NYSE:IVC) and KeyCorp (NYSE:KEY) declare dividends.

The Board of Directors of FBL Financial Group, Inc. (FFG) declared a quarterly common stock dividend of $0.0625 per share payable 6/30/11 to shareholders of record at the close of business on 6/15/11.

The Board of Directors of First Midwest Bancorp (FMBI) declared a quarterly common stock dividend of $0.01 per share payable 7/12/11 to shareholders of record at the close of business on 6/24/11.

The Board of Directors of Hasbro Inc. (HAS) declared a quarterly common stock dividend of $0.30 per share payable 8/15/11 to shareholders of record at the close of business on 8/1/11.

The Board of Directors of Invacare Corp. (IVC) declared a quarterly common stock dividend of $0.0125 per share payable 7/15/11 to shareholders of record at the close of business on 7/5/11.

The Board of Directors of KeyCorp (KEY) declared a quarterly common stock dividend of $0.03 per share payable 6/15/11 to shareholders of record at the close of business on 5/31/11.

Ivanhoe Mines (IVN) Trades Down as Gold Prices Fall

Ivanhoe Mines Ltd. (NYSE:IVN) traded down as gold prices fell slightly on Thursday.

Gold for June delivery closed down $3.40, or 0.2 percent, at $1,492.40 a troy ounce on the Comex division of the New York Mercantile Exchange.

Silver prices ended the session down. July delivery for silver fell 16.5 cents, or 0.5 percent, to $34.932 a troy ounce.

The ICE Futures' dollar index was down 0.5 percent at 75.106. The U.S. dollar was down against most of its major peers at the end of trading Thursday.

Extremely bad news on Obama's economy pressured the commodity sector.

July contracts had copper falling 5.25 cents to settle at $4.0525 a pound and platinum dropped $10.90 to $1,769 an ounce. June palladium settled down $9.05 at $728.15 an ounce.

Housing sales and manufacturing data revealed an ongoing weak and fragile American economy.

Ivanhoe Mines Ltd. targett resources primarily in the Asia Pacific region. That includes its flagship project the Oyu Tolgoi copper and gold mine located in southern Mongolia, which it has a 66 percent stake in; a 62 percent stake in Ivanhoe Australia; a 57 percent stake in SouthGobi Resources, a Mongolian coal miner; and a 50 percent interest in the Kyzyl Gold Project located in in Kazakhstan.

Ivanhoe Mines Ltd. (IVN) closed Thursday at $25.06, falling $0.21, or 0.83 percent.

Gammon Gold (GRS) Trades Down as Gold Prices Fall

Gammon Gold (NYSE:GRS) traded down as gold prices fell slightly on Thursday.

Gold for June delivery closed down $3.40, or 0.2 percent, at $1,492.40 a troy ounce on the Comex division of the New York Mercantile Exchange.

Silver prices ended the session down. July delivery for silver fell 16.5 cents, or 0.5 percent, to $34.932 a troy ounce.

The ICE Futures' dollar index was down 0.5 percent at 75.106. The U.S. dollar was down against most of its major peers at the end of trading Thursday.

Extremely bad news on Obama's economy pressured the commodity sector.

July contracts had copper falling 5.25 cents to settle at $4.0525 a pound and platinum dropped $10.90 to $1,769 an ounce. June palladium settled down $9.05 at $728.15 an ounce.

Housing sales and manufacturing data revealed an ongoing weak and fragile American economy.

Gammon Gold Inc. participates in the acquisition, exploration, development, and mining of gold and silver deposits in North America. The major mines it operates are the Ocampo mine in Chihuahua State, the El Chanate project in Sonora State, and the El Cubo mine in Guanajuato State, all in Mexico.

Gammon Gold (GRS) closed Thursday at $9.65, falling $0.05, or 0.52 percent.

NovaGold Resources Inc. (NG) Trades Down as Gold Prices Fall

NovaGold Resources Inc. (AMEX:NG) traded down as gold prices fell slightly on Thursday.

Gold for June delivery closed down $3.40, or 0.2 percent, at $1,492.40 a troy ounce on the Comex division of the New York Mercantile Exchange.

Silver prices ended the session down. July delivery for silver fell 16.5 cents, or 0.5 percent, to $34.932 a troy ounce.

The ICE Futures' dollar index was down 0.5 percent at 75.106. The U.S. dollar was down against most of its major peers at the end of trading Thursday.

Extremely bad news on Obama's economy pressured the commodity sector.

July contracts had copper falling 5.25 cents to settle at $4.0525 a pound and platinum dropped $10.90 to $1,769 an ounce. June palladium settled down $9.05 at $728.15 an ounce.

Housing sales and manufacturing data revealed an ongoing weak and fragile American economy.

NovaGold is a mining company participating in the exploration and development of mineral properties in North America. The company is primarily focused on its core assets, Donlin Creek and Galore Creek, seeking to produce about a million of ounces of gold annually. It also mines for gold, silver, copper, zinc, and lead ores.

NovaGold Resources Inc. (NG) closed Thursday at $10.30, falling $0.05, or 0.48 percent.

Randgold (GOLD) Trades Down as Gold Prices Fall

Randgold (GOLD) traded down as gold prices fell slightly on Thursday.

Gold for June delivery closed down $3.40, or 0.2 percent, at $1,492.40 a troy ounce on the Comex division of the New York Mercantile Exchange.

Silver prices ended the session down. July delivery for silver fell 16.5 cents, or 0.5 percent, to $34.932 a troy ounce.

The ICE Futures' dollar index was down 0.5 percent at 75.106. The U.S. dollar was down against most of its major peers at the end of trading Thursday.

Extremely bad news on Obama's economy pressured the commodity sector.

July contracts had copper falling 5.25 cents to settle at $4.0525 a pound and platinum dropped $10.90 to $1,769 an ounce. June palladium settled down $9.05 at $728.15 an ounce.

Housing sales and manufacturing data revealed an ongoing weak and fragile American economy.

Randgold Resources is a gold exploration and mining company which focuses primarily on African assets, including the 7.5 million ounce Morila deposit in southern Mali, the 7 million ounce Yalea deposit and the 5 million ounce Gounkoto deposit, both in western Mali, the 4 million ounce Tongon deposit in the Côte d’Ivoire and the 3 million ounce Massawa deposit in eastern Senegal. The tongon mine started pouring gold in the latter part of 2010. Mining was launched at Gounkoto in January 2011.

Randgold (GOLD) closed Thursday at $77.01, falling $0.77, or 0.99 percent.

Petrohawk (HK) (XCO) (OAS) (RRC) (NOG) Trade Mixed as Energy Falls

Shares of Petrohawk Energy Corp. (NYSE:HK), Exco Resources Inc. (NYSE:XCO), Oasis Petroleum (NYSE:OAS), Range Resources (NYSE:RRC) and Northern Oil and Gas (Amex:NOG) traded mixed on Thursday as oil and gas were down on the day.

Benchmark crude for June delivery fell $1.63 to settle at $98.93 per barrel on the New York Mercantile Exchange.

Brent crude oil for July delivery was down 23 cents, or 0.2 percent, to $112.07.

June, heating oil fell 1.12 cents to settle at $2.8947 a gallon, gasoline dropped 2.95 cents to $2.926 a gallon and natural gas fell 10.5 cents to $4.161 per 1,000 cubic feet.

Linn Energy, LLC (LINE) closed Thursday at $38.35, gaining $0.33, or 0.87 percent. Lufkin Industries, Inc. (LUFK) ended the session at $85.06, up $1.81, or 2.17 percent.

Petrohawk Energy Corp. (HK) closed Thursday at $24.16, falling $0.16, or 0.66 percent. Oasis Petroleum (OAS) closed at $28.77, gaining $0.42, or 1.48 percent.

Goldcorp (GG) Trades Down as Gold Prices Fall

Goldcorp (NYSE:GG) traded down as gold prices fell slightly on Thursday.

Gold for June delivery closed down $3.40, or 0.2 percent, at $1,492.40 a troy ounce on the Comex division of the New York Mercantile Exchange.

Silver prices ended the session down. July delivery for silver fell 16.5 cents, or 0.5 percent, to $34.932 a troy ounce.

The ICE Futures' dollar index was down 0.5 percent at 75.106. The U.S. dollar was down against most of its major peers at the end of trading Thursday.

Extremely bad news on Obama's economy pressured the commodity sector.

July contracts had copper falling 5.25 cents to settle at $4.0525 a pound and platinum dropped $10.90 to $1,769 an ounce. June palladium settled down $9.05 at $728.15 an ounce.

Housing sales and manufacturing data revealed an ongoing weak and fragile American economy.

Goldcorp Inc. participates in the acquisition, exploration, development, and operation of precious metal properties in North America, Mexico, and Central and South America. Along with gold it also produces and sells silver, copper, lead, and zinc.

Goldcorp (NYSE:GG) closed Thursday at $48.36, falling $0.29, or 0.60 percent.

Brigham (BEXP) (BOLT) (FTK) (STR) (PTR) Trade Mixed as Energy Falls

Shares of Brigham Exploration (NASDAQ:BEXP), Bolt Technology Corp. (NASDAQ:BOLT), Flotek Industries, Inc. (NYSE:FTK), Questar Corporation (NYSE:STR) and PetroChina (NYSE:PTR) traded mixed on Thursday as oil and gas were down on the day.

Benchmark crude for June delivery fell $1.63 to settle at $98.93 per barrel on the New York Mercantile Exchange.

Brent crude oil for July delivery was down 23 cents, or 0.2 percent, to $112.07.

June, heating oil fell 1.12 cents to settle at $2.8947 a gallon, gasoline dropped 2.95 cents to $2.926 a gallon and natural gas fell 10.5 cents to $4.161 per 1,000 cubic feet.

Linn Energy, LLC (LINE) closed Thursday at $38.35, gaining $0.33, or 0.87 percent. Lufkin Industries, Inc. (LUFK) ended the session at $85.06, up $1.81, or 2.17 percent.

Brigham Exploration (BEXP) closed Thursday at $29.03, gaining $0.06, or 0.21 percent. Flotek Industries, Inc. (FTK) closed at $8.29, gaining $0.11, or 1.34 percent.

Silvercorp Metals (SVM) Trades Down as Silver Prices Fall

Silvercorp Metals Inc. (NYSE:SVM) traded down as silver prices fell on Thursday.

Silver prices ended the session down. July delivery for silver fell 16.5 cents, or 0.5 percent, to $34.932 a troy ounce.

Gold for June delivery closed down $3.40, or 0.2 percent, at $1,492.40 a troy ounce on the Comex division of the New York Mercantile Exchange.

The ICE Futures' dollar index was down 0.5 percent at 75.106. The U.S. dollar was down against most of its major peers at the end of trading Thursday.

Extremely bad news on Obama's economy pressured the commodity sector.

July contracts had copper falling 5.25 cents to settle at $4.0525 a pound and platinum dropped $10.90 to $1,769 an ounce. June palladium settled down $9.05 at $728.15 an ounce.

Housing sales and manufacturing data revealed an ongoing weak and fragile American economy.

Silvercorp Metals Inc. participates in the acquisition, exploration, development, and operation of silver mineral properties in China and Canada.

Silvercorp Metals Inc. (SVM) closed Thursday at $10.24, falling $0.14, or 1.35 percent.

Agnico-Eagle (AEM) Trades Higher on Economic Concerns

Agnico-Eagle (NYSE:AEM) was able to trade in positive territory on Thursday even as gold prices closed down on the day.

Gold for June delivery closed down $3.40, or 0.2 percent, at $1,492.40 a troy ounce on the Comex division of the New York Mercantile Exchange.

Silver prices ended the session down. July delivery for silver fell 16.5 cents, or 0.5 percent, to $34.932 a troy ounce.

The ICE Futures' dollar index was down 0.5 percent at 75.106. The U.S. dollar was down against most of its major peers at the end of trading Thursday.

Extremely bad news on Obama's economy pressured the commodity sector.

July contracts had copper falling 5.25 cents to settle at $4.0525 a pound and platinum dropped $10.90 to $1,769 an ounce. June palladium settled down $9.05 at $728.15 an ounce.

Housing sales and manufacturing data revealed an ongoing weak and fragile American economy.

Agnico-Eagle Mines Limited participates in the exploration, development, and production of mineral properties in Canada, Finland, Mexico and the United States. Measured by reserves, it has the largest operating gold mine in Canada, the LaRonde mine. The company also explores for silver, copper lead and zinc.

Agnico-Eagle (NYSE:AEM) closed Thursday at $62.90, gaining $0.35, or 0.56 percent.

First Majestic (AG) Trades Down as Silver Prices Fall

First Majestic (NYSE:AG) traded down as silver prices fell on Thursday.

Silver prices ended the session down. July delivery for silver fell 16.5 cents, or 0.5 percent, to $34.932 a troy ounce.

Gold for June delivery closed down $3.40, or 0.2 percent, at $1,492.40 a troy ounce on the Comex division of the New York Mercantile Exchange.

The ICE Futures' dollar index was down 0.5 percent at 75.106. The U.S. dollar was down against most of its major peers at the end of trading Thursday.

Extremely bad news on Obama's economy pressured the commodity sector.

July contracts had copper falling 5.25 cents to settle at $4.0525 a pound and platinum dropped $10.90 to $1,769 an ounce. June palladium settled down $9.05 at $728.15 an ounce.

Housing sales and manufacturing data revealed an ongoing weak and fragile American economy.

First Majestic Silver Corp. participates in the production, development, exploration, and acquisition of mineral properties, primarily silver in Mexico.

First Majestic (AG) closed Thursday at $17.39, falling $0.34, or 1.92 percent.

Eldorado Gold (EGO) Trades Higher on Economic Weakness

Eldorado Gold Corporation (NYSE:EGO) was able to trade in positive territory on Thursday even as gold prices closed down on the day.

Gold for June delivery closed down $3.40, or 0.2 percent, at $1,492.40 a troy ounce on the Comex division of the New York Mercantile Exchange.

Silver prices ended the session down. July delivery for silver fell 16.5 cents, or 0.5 percent, to $34.932 a troy ounce.

The ICE Futures' dollar index was down 0.5 percent at 75.106. The U.S. dollar was down against most of its major peers at the end of trading Thursday.

Extremely bad news on Obama's economy pressured the commodity sector.

July contracts had copper falling 5.25 cents to settle at $4.0525 a pound and platinum dropped $10.90 to $1,769 an ounce. June palladium settled down $9.05 at $728.15 an ounce.

Housing sales and manufacturing data revealed an ongoing weak and fragile American economy.

Eldorado Gold Corporation is an international gold producer with five mines operating at this time and two others under construction. The company has a goal of producing 1.5 million ounces of gold on an annual basis by 2015. It operates in China, Brazil, Turkey and Greece. The company also has exposure to iron.

Eldorado Gold Corporation (NYSE:EGO) closed Thursday at $15.48, gaining $0.36, or 2.38 percent.

Devon (DVN) (NOV) (VQ) (KOG) (VLO) Trade Mixed as Energy Falls

Shares of Devon Energy (NYSE:DVN), National-Oilwell Varco, Inc. (NYSE:NOV), Venoco Inc. (NYSE:VQ), Kodiak Oil & Gas (Amex:KOG) and Valero Energy (NYSE:VLO) traded mixed on Thursday as oil and gas were down on the day.

Benchmark crude for June delivery fell $1.63 to settle at $98.93 per barrel on the New York Mercantile Exchange.

Brent crude oil for July delivery was down 23 cents, or 0.2 percent, to $112.07.

June, heating oil fell 1.12 cents to settle at $2.8947 a gallon, gasoline dropped 2.95 cents to $2.926 a gallon and natural gas fell 10.5 cents to $4.161 per 1,000 cubic feet.

Linn Energy, LLC (LINE) closed Thursday at $38.35, gaining $0.33, or 0.87 percent. Lufkin Industries, Inc. (LUFK) ended the session at $85.06, up $1.81, or 2.17 percent.

Devon Energy (DVN) closed Thursday at $82.53, dropping $0.48, or 0.58 percent. National-Oilwell Varco, Inc. (NOV) closed at $67.93, gaining $0.19, or 0.28 percent.

Great Panther (GPL) Trades Down as Silver Prices Fall

Great Panther (AMEX:GPL) traded down as silver prices fell on Thursday.

Silver prices ended the session down. July delivery for silver fell 16.5 cents, or 0.5 percent, to $34.932 a troy ounce.

Gold for June delivery closed down $3.40, or 0.2 percent, at $1,492.40 a troy ounce on the Comex division of the New York Mercantile Exchange.

The ICE Futures' dollar index was down 0.5 percent at 75.106. The U.S. dollar was down against most of its major peers at the end of trading Thursday.

Extremely bad news on Obama's economy pressured the commodity sector.

July contracts had copper falling 5.25 cents to settle at $4.0525 a pound and platinum dropped $10.90 to $1,769 an ounce. June palladium settled down $9.05 at $728.15 an ounce.

Housing sales and manufacturing data revealed an ongoing weak and fragile American economy.

Great Panther Silver Limited participates in the acquisition, exploration, and development of precious and base metal properties in Mexico.

Great Panther (GPL) closed Thursday at $2.93, falling $0.08, or 2.66 percent.

IAMGOLD Corporation (IAG) Trades Higher on Economic Weakness

IAMGOLD Corporation (NYSE:IAG) was able to trade in positive territory on Thursday even as gold prices closed down on the day.

Gold for June delivery closed down $3.40, or 0.2 percent, at $1,492.40 a troy ounce on the Comex division of the New York Mercantile Exchange.

Silver prices ended the session down. July delivery for silver fell 16.5 cents, or 0.5 percent, to $34.932 a troy ounce.

The ICE Futures' dollar index was down 0.5 percent at 75.106. The U.S. dollar was down against most of its major peers at the end of trading Thursday.

Extremely bad news on Obama's economy pressured the commodity sector.

July contracts had copper falling 5.25 cents to settle at $4.0525 a pound and platinum dropped $10.90 to $1,769 an ounce. June palladium settled down $9.05 at $728.15 an ounce.

Housing sales and manufacturing data revealed an ongoing weak and fragile American economy.

IAMGOLD Corporation participates in the exploration, development, and production of mineral resource properties around the world. Along with gold, the company also explores for silver, zinc, copper, niobium and diamonds, as well as other metals. Its primary business is gold, with production of approximately one million ounces annually from 8 gold mines on 3 continents.

IAMGOLD Corporation (IAG) closed Thursday at $20.66, gaining $0.59, or 2.94 percent.

Mines Management (MGN) Trades Down as Silver Prices Fall

Mines Management (AMEX:MGN) traded down as silver prices fell on Thursday.

Silver prices ended the session down. July delivery for silver fell 16.5 cents, or 0.5 percent, to $34.932 a troy ounce.

Gold for June delivery closed down $3.40, or 0.2 percent, at $1,492.40 a troy ounce on the Comex division of the New York Mercantile Exchange.

The ICE Futures' dollar index was down 0.5 percent at 75.106. The U.S. dollar was down against most of its major peers at the end of trading Thursday.

Extremely bad news on Obama's economy pressured the commodity sector.

July contracts had copper falling 5.25 cents to settle at $4.0525 a pound and platinum dropped $10.90 to $1,769 an ounce. June palladium settled down $9.05 at $728.15 an ounce.

Housing sales and manufacturing data revealed an ongoing weak and fragile American economy.

Mines Management, Inc. participates in the acquisition, exploration, and development of mineral properties, mostly silver and associated base and precious metals in North America.

Mines Management (MGN) closed Thursday at $1.99, falling $0.12, or 5.69 percent.

Newmont Mining (NEM) Trades Higher on Economic Weakness

Newmont Mining (NYSE:NEM) was able to trade in positive territory on Thursday even as gold prices closed down on the day.

Gold for June delivery closed down $3.40, or 0.2 percent, at $1,492.40 a troy ounce on the Comex division of the New York Mercantile Exchange.

Silver prices ended the session down. July delivery for silver fell 16.5 cents, or 0.5 percent, to $34.932 a troy ounce.

The ICE Futures' dollar index was down 0.5 percent at 75.106. The U.S. dollar was down against most of its major peers at the end of trading Thursday.

Extremely bad news on Obama's economy pressured the commodity sector.

July contracts had copper falling 5.25 cents to settle at $4.0525 a pound and platinum dropped $10.90 to $1,769 an ounce. June palladium settled down $9.05 at $728.15 an ounce.

Housing sales and manufacturing data revealed an ongoing weak and fragile American economy.

Newmont Mining Corporation participates in the acquisition, exploration, and production of gold and copper properties. The company has operations in North America, Mexico, Peru, New Zealand, Indonesia and Ghana.

Newmont Mining (NEM) closed Thursday at $54.06, gaining $0.26, or 0.48 percent.

Marathon (MRO) (CHK) (GEOI) (WTI) (BHI) Trade Mixed as Energy Falls

Shares of Marathon Oil (NYSE:MRO), Chesapeake Energy Corp. (NYSE:CHK), GeoResources (NASDAQ:GEOI), W&T Offshore (NYSE:WTI) and Baker Hughes Incorporated (NYSE:BHI) traded mixed on Thursday as oil and gas were down on the day.

Benchmark crude for June delivery fell $1.63 to settle at $98.93 per barrel on the New York Mercantile Exchange.

Brent crude oil for July delivery was down 23 cents, or 0.2 percent, to $112.07.

June, heating oil fell 1.12 cents to settle at $2.8947 a gallon, gasoline dropped 2.95 cents to $2.926 a gallon and natural gas fell 10.5 cents to $4.161 per 1,000 cubic feet.

Linn Energy, LLC (LINE) closed Thursday at $38.35, gaining $0.33, or 0.87 percent. Lufkin Industries, Inc. (LUFK) ended the session at $85.06, up $1.81, or 2.17 percent.

Chesapeake Energy Corp. (CHK) closed Thursday at $29.91, dropping $0.04, or 0.13 percent. Marathon Oil closed at $51.92, gaining $0.39, or 0.76 percent.

Coeur d'Alene Mines (CDE) Trades Down as Silver Prices Fall

Coeur d'Alene Mines (NYSE:CDE) traded down as silver prices fell on Thursday.

Silver prices ended the session down. July delivery for silver fell 16.5 cents, or 0.5 percent, to $34.932 a troy ounce.

Gold for June delivery closed down $3.40, or 0.2 percent, at $1,492.40 a troy ounce on the Comex division of the New York Mercantile Exchange.

The ICE Futures' dollar index was down 0.5 percent at 75.106. The U.S. dollar was down against most of its major peers at the end of trading Thursday.

Extremely bad news on Obama's economy pressured the commodity sector.

July contracts had copper falling 5.25 cents to settle at $4.0525 a pound and platinum dropped $10.90 to $1,769 an ounce. June palladium settled down $9.05 at $728.15 an ounce.

Housing sales and manufacturing data revealed an ongoing weak and fragile American economy.

Coeur d’Alene Mines Corporation participates in the operation, ownership, exploration, development, and mining of silver and gold properties in Australia, South America, Mexico and the United States.

Coeur d'Alene Mines (CDE) closed Thursday at $25.35, falling $0.15, or 0.59 percent.

Allied Nevada Gold (ANV) Trades Higher on Economic Weakness

Allied Nevada Gold (AMEX:ANV) was able to trade in positive territory on Thursday even as gold prices closed down on the day.

Gold for June delivery closed down $3.40, or 0.2 percent, at $1,492.40 a troy ounce on the Comex division of the New York Mercantile Exchange.

Silver prices ended the session down. July delivery for silver fell 16.5 cents, or 0.5 percent, to $34.932 a troy ounce.

The ICE Futures' dollar index was down 0.5 percent at 75.106. The U.S. dollar was down against most of its major peers at the end of trading Thursday.

Extremely bad news on Obama's economy pressured the commodity sector.

July contracts had copper falling 5.25 cents to settle at $4.0525 a pound and platinum dropped $10.90 to $1,769 an ounce. June palladium settled down $9.05 at $728.15 an ounce.

Housing sales and manufacturing data revealed an ongoing weak and fragile American economy.

Allied Nevada Gold Corp. participates in the evaluation, acquisition, exploration, and advancement of gold exploration and development projects in the State of Nevada in the United States. Its open pit Hycroft Mine is its gold producer at this time, while the company engages in early stage and advance exploration of over 100 other
properties in Nevada.

Allied Nevada Gold (ANV) closed Thursday at $34.26, gaining $0.25, or 0.74 percent.

Callon (CPE) (ROSE) (LINE) (LUFK) (CAM) Trade Mixed as Energy Falls

Shares of Callon Petroleum (NYSE:CPE), Rosetta Resources (NASDAQ:ROSE), Linn Energy, LLC (NASDAQ:LINE), Lufkin Industries, Inc. (NASDAQ:LUFK) and Cameron International (NYSE:CAM) traded mixed on Thursday as oil and gas were down on the day.

Benchmark crude for June delivery fell $1.63 to settle at $98.93 per barrel on the New York Mercantile Exchange.

Brent crude oil for July delivery was down 23 cents, or 0.2 percent, to $112.07.

June, heating oil fell 1.12 cents to settle at $2.8947 a gallon, gasoline dropped 2.95 cents to $2.926 a gallon and natural gas fell 10.5 cents to $4.161 per 1,000 cubic feet.

Linn Energy, LLC (LINE) closed Thursday at $38.35, gaining $0.33, or 0.87 percent. Lufkin Industries, Inc. (LUFK) ended the session at $85.06, up $1.81, or 2.17 percent.

Hecla Mining (HL) Trades Down as Silver Prices Fall

Hecla Mining (NYSE:HL) traded down as silver prices fell on Thursday.

Silver prices ended the session down. July delivery for silver fell 16.5 cents, or 0.5 percent, to $34.932 a troy ounce.

Gold for June delivery closed down $3.40, or 0.2 percent, at $1,492.40 a troy ounce on the Comex division of the New York Mercantile Exchange.

The ICE Futures' dollar index was down 0.5 percent at 75.106. The U.S. dollar was down against most of its major peers at the end of trading Thursday.

Extremely bad news on Obama's economy pressured the commodity sector.

July contracts had copper falling 5.25 cents to settle at $4.0525 a pound and platinum dropped $10.90 to $1,769 an ounce. June palladium settled down $9.05 at $728.15 an ounce.

Housing sales and manufacturing data revealed an ongoing weak and fragile American economy.

Hecla Mining Company participates in the discovery, acquisition, development, production, and marketing of silver, gold, lead, and zinc.

Hecla Mining (HL) closed Thursday at $8.05, falling $0.09, or 1.11 percent.

Royal Gold (RGLD) Trades Higher on Economic Weakness

Royal Gold (NASDAQ:RGLD) was able to trade in positive territory on Thursday even as gold prices closed down on the day.

Gold for June delivery closed down $3.40, or 0.2 percent, at $1,492.40 a troy ounce on the Comex division of the New York Mercantile Exchange.

Silver prices ended the session down. July delivery for silver fell 16.5 cents, or 0.5 percent, to $34.932 a troy ounce.

The ICE Futures' dollar index was down 0.5 percent at 75.106. The U.S. dollar was down against most of its major peers at the end of trading Thursday.

Extremely bad news on Obama's economy pressured the commodity sector.

July contracts had copper falling 5.25 cents to settle at $4.0525 a pound and platinum dropped $10.90 to $1,769 an ounce. June palladium settled down $9.05 at $728.15 an ounce.

Housing sales and manufacturing data revealed an ongoing weak and fragile American economy.

Royal Gold, Inc. is a royalty company which acquires and manages gold and other precious metals from operations around the world. Other metals in invests in are silver, copper, lead and zinc. Royal Gold invests in a percentage of a metal produced at a mine in return for a payment on the front end. They aren't exposed to any of the operations of the mining companies it invests in, thus the cost structure is low.

Royal Gold (RGLD) closed Thursday at $59.54, gaining $0.22, or 0.37 percent.

Silver Standard Resources (SSRI) Trades Down as Silver Prices Fall

Silver Standard Resources (NASDAQ:SSRI) traded down as silver prices fell on Thursday.

Silver prices ended the session down. July delivery for silver fell 16.5 cents, or 0.5 percent, to $34.932 a troy ounce.

Gold for June delivery closed down $3.40, or 0.2 percent, at $1,492.40 a troy ounce on the Comex division of the New York Mercantile Exchange.

The ICE Futures' dollar index was down 0.5 percent at 75.106. The U.S. dollar was down against most of its major peers at the end of trading Thursday.

Extremely bad news on Obama's economy pressured the commodity sector.

July contracts had copper falling 5.25 cents to settle at $4.0525 a pound and platinum dropped $10.90 to $1,769 an ounce. June palladium settled down $9.05 at $728.15 an ounce.

Housing sales and manufacturing data revealed an ongoing weak and fragile American economy.

Silver Standard Resources Inc. participates in the exploration, development, and production of mineral resource properties in North America, Argentina, Australia, Chile, Mexico and Peru.

Silver Standard Resources (SSRI) closed Thursday at $27.89, falling $0.20, or 0.71 percent.

Yamana Gold (AUY) Trades Higher on Economic Weakness

Yamana Gold (NYSE:AUY) was able to close in positive territory on Thursday even as gold prices closed down on the day.

Gold for June delivery, closed down $3.40, or 0.2 percent, at $1,492.40 a troy ounce on the Comex division of the New York Mercantile Exchange.

Silver prices ended the session down. July delivery for silver fell 16.5 cents, or 0.5 percent, to $34.932 a troy ounce.

The ICE Futures' dollar index was down 0.5 percent at 75.106. The U.S. dollar was down against most of its major peers at the end of trading Thursday.

Extremely bad news on Obama's economy pressured the commodity sector.

July contracts had copper falling 5.25 cents to settle at $4.0525 a pound and platinum dropped $10.90 to $1,769 an ounce. June palladium settled down $9.05 at $728.15 an ounce.

Housing sales and manufacturing data revealed an ongoing weak and fragile American economy.

Yamana Gold Inc. is a gold producer operating primarily in South America and Mexico. The miner also is involved with exploring for silver and copper. Operational mines include the Chapada, Jacobina, and Fazenda Brasileiro mines in Brazil; the El Penon and Minera Florida mines in Chile; and the Gualcamayo mine in Argentina.

Yamana Gold (AUY) closed Thursday at $12.28, gaining $0.25, or 2.08 percent.

Whiting (WLL) (CLR) (KMP) (GST) (APA) Trade Mixed as Energy Falls

Shares of Whiting Petroleum (NYSE:WLL), Continental Resources (NYSE:CLR), Kinder Morgan Energy Partners (NYSE:KMP), Gastar Exploration Ltd (AMEX:GST) and Apache Corp (NYSE:APA) on Thursday as oil and gas were down on the day.

Benchmark crude for June delivery fell $1.63 to settle at $98.93 per barrel on the New York Mercantile Exchange.

Brent crude oil for July delivery was down 23 cents, or 0.2 percent, to $112.07.

June, heating oil fell 1.12 cents to settle at $2.8947 a gallon, gasoline dropped 2.95 cents to $2.926 a gallon and natural gas fell 10.5 cents to $4.161 per 1,000 cubic feet.

Kinder Morgan Energy Partners (KMP) closed Thursday at $73.21, gaining $0.89, or 1.23 percent.

Pan American Silver (PAAS) Trades Down as Silver Prices Fall

Pan American Silver (NASDAQ:PAAS) traded down as silver prices fell on Thursday.

Silver prices ended the session down. July delivery for silver fell 16.5 cents, or 0.5 percent, to $34.932 a troy ounce.

Gold for June delivery closed down $3.40, or 0.2 percent, at $1,492.40 a troy ounce on the Comex division of the New York Mercantile Exchange.

The ICE Futures' dollar index was down 0.5 percent at 75.106. The U.S. dollar was down against most of its major peers at the end of trading Thursday.

Extremely bad news on Obama's economy pressured the commodity sector.

July contracts had copper falling 5.25 cents to settle at $4.0525 a pound and platinum dropped $10.90 to $1,769 an ounce. June palladium settled down $9.05 at $728.15 an ounce.

Housing sales and manufacturing data revealed an ongoing weak and fragile American economy.

Pan American Silver Corp. participates in the exploration, development, extraction, processing, production, refining, reclamation, and operation of silver properties.

Pan American Silver (PAAS) closed Thursday at $32.43, falling $0.34, or 1.03 percent.