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Ridgewater Equity

December 22, 2009 06:39 ET

Ridgewater Equity Releases Analysis on Equities in the Healthcare and Financial Sectors

NOTE TO EDITORS: The Following Is an Investment Opinion Being Issued by Ridgewater Equity

LONDON--(Marketwire - December 22, 2009) - Stocks made a strong start as Oracle and Research In Motion announced earnings results that exceeded analysts' expectations for the latest quarter. Trading volume was exceptionally high. Ridgewater Equity has recently begun technical & fundamental analysis of the following equities & their respective sectors, all reports can be accessed upon registration at

http://www.ridgewaterequity.com/index.php?id=6&name=Register

1. AvalonBay Communities Inc. (NYSE: AVB)
   Sector: Financial

In addition to that we also believe AVB will continue to benefits from a strong balance sheet that provides the company... Want to read more click here.

2. Associated Banc-Corp (NASDAQ: ASBC)
   Sector: Financial

Moreover, ASBC continues to exceed the criteria established by the federal government for "well capitalized" banks, and its Tier 1 capital ratio and... Want to read more click here.

3. Huntington Bancshares Inc. (NASDAQ: HBAN)
   Sector: Financial

HBAN actions will also enable them for the repayment of its $1.4 billion in TARP capital. In addition to that we believe... Want to read more click here.

4. Apollo Investment Corporation (NASDAQ: AINV)
   Sector: Financial

We expect that AINV will continue to operate its business cautiously and prudently given the challenges that still exist, and we believe...Want to read more click here.

5. Fifth Third Bancorp (NASDAQ: FITB)
   Sector: Financial

Although FITB has significant late cycle commercial exposure which composes significant part of the bank's loan portfolio, we believe... Want to read more click here.

6. Elan Corp. plc (NYSE: ELN)
   Sector: Healthcare

We expect ELN's focus will remain squarely on a disciplined and continuous investment in science and...Want to read more click here.

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