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Analyst Choice

December 17, 2009 07:05 ET

Analyst Choice Reviews Equities in the Consumer Goods and Financial Sectors

TO EDITORS: The Following Is an Investment Opinion Being Issued by Analyst Choice

NEW DELHI, INDIA--(Marketwire - December 17, 2009) - U.S. stocks fell on Tuesday after data showed producer prices rose more than expected, igniting fears of inflationary pressures. The Dow slip 0.47%, NASDAQ cut 0.50% and S&P 500 loses 0.55%. This drove us to do research on the following 6 stocks Whirlpool Corp. (NYSE: WHR), Smithfield Foods Inc. (NYSE: SFD), Mattel Inc. (NASDAQ: MAT), First Horizon National Corp. (NYSE: FHN), Macerich Co. (NYSE: MAC) and Hartford Financial Services Group Inc. (NYSE: HIG). You can now access these research reports with many others by signing up at Analyst Choice.

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The following are exempts of the above reports:

--  We believe that this transaction is going to cost WHR for certain time
    but on long term basis...
--  Although SFD has experienced a considerable drop in the value from
    $17.62 levels to $5.55 in last one year, but...
--  MAT sued original Bratz maker MGA Entertainment Inc. over rights to
    the doll and won the first phase of...
--  First Horizon National Corp.'s (FHN) third-quarter loss narrowed
    substantially as loan-loss provisions continued to drop...
--  The sales of MAC seem to have bottomed out. The stock is also looking
    cheap after sharp correction...
--  HIG also took large investment losses as some of its fixed-income
    holdings lost value but...

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