SOURCE: Stock Market Alerts

January 12, 2010 10:20 ET

Tuesday Morning Stock Watch: China Direct Industries - January 12, 2010

MIAMI, FL--(Marketwire - January 12, 2010) - Stock Market Alert's performance stock list includes: China Direct Industries, Inc. (NASDAQ: CDII), Associated Banc-Corp (NASDAQ: ASBC), Electronic Arts Inc. (NASDAQ: ERTS) and MGM MIRAGE (NYSE: MGM).

This morning, China Direct Industries, Inc. (NASDAQ: CDII) announced it expects to begin delivery of approximately $9.4 million in pure magnesium and magnesium related products in its second fiscal quarter and throughout calendar 2010 on several contracts with Fortune Global 500 companies including a new contract with a well respected European automobile manufacturer. The company is a U.S. owned holding company operating in China in two core business segments, pure magnesium production and distribution of basic materials.

The signing of an initial direct contract with a leading European automobile manufacturer is an important advancement for China Direct Industries as it looks to become the leading branded supplier of pure magnesium and magnesium related products through its International Magnesium Group, "IMG" brand. With world markets continuing to improve, management intends to step up its efforts to secure larger contracts with its current large customers as well as build its direct customer base in the automobile, steel, titanium and aluminum industries.

Commenting on the event, Dr. James Wang, Chairman and CEO of China Direct Industries, Inc. stated, "We are excited about the long term prospects for our magnesium operations in 2010 as we see continued signs that global demand for magnesium is starting to improve. We feel it is an important milestone for the company to have directly secured an initial contract with a large automobile manufacturer as part of our IMG efforts and intend to work diligently to expand this and other potential large order relationships. We continue to believe our direct sales efforts in several key industries as part of the IMG branding effort will enable us to successfully expand our share of the global magnesium market in 2010 and beyond."

This week the company also reported its financial outlook for its fiscal 2010 year ending September 30, 2010. As a result of improved visibility in the operations of its subsidiaries in China, coupled with continued price stabilization and improvement in demand in its magnesium segment, management has decided to reinitiate providing an annual financial outlook. Management sees improvement across all its business areas resulting in revenues for the full fiscal year of 2010 ranging between $130 and $150 million with net income ranging from $8 to $10 million. This guidance is predicated on management's believe that magnesium prices and demand will continue to gradually improve in the fiscal year. Management also believes its consulting operations will improve significantly as global markets continue to strengthen for small to medium sized Chinese entities.

The stock closed at $2.14 a share.

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Associated Banc-Corp (NASDAQ: ASBC) down 6.9% on 14.9 million shares traded.

Associated Banc-Corp, headquartered in Green Bay, Wis., is a diversified bank holding company with total assets of $23 billion at December 31, 2009.

Electronic Arts Inc. (NASDAQ: ERTS) down 0.7% on 6.1 million shares traded.

Electronic Arts Inc. (EA), headquartered in Redwood City, California, is a leading global interactive entertainment software company.

MGM MIRAGE (NYSE: MGM) up 2.8% on 34.8 million shares traded.

MGM MIRAGE (NYSE: MGM), one of the world's leading and most respected companies with significant holdings in gaming, hospitality and entertainment, owns and operates 16 properties located in Nevada, Mississippi and Michigan, and has 50% investments in four other properties in Nevada, New Jersey, Illinois and Macau.

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