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Analyst Choice

December 24, 2009 06:30 ET

Analyst Choice Issues Critical Analysis on Basic Materials and Technology Sectors

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

NEW DELHI, INDIA--(Marketwire - December 24, 2009) - Meanwhile, the dollar rose against the euro as investors bet that the U.S will recover quicker than economies in Europe. And a gauge of the market's volatility dropped to its lowest point since May 2008. This drove us to do research on the following 6 stocks The Dow Chemical Company (NYSE: DOW), Valero Energy Corp. (NYSE: VLO), Frontier Oil Corp. (NYSE: FTO), United Microelectronics Corporation (NYSE: UMC), SanDisk Corp. (NASDAQ: SNDK) and QUALCOMM Inc. (NASDAQ: QCOM). 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:

--  Like many of its peers, DOW relied on aggressive cost cuts to bolster
    profits, a tactic that makes many on Wall Street anxious.
--  To control costs, VLO closed its refinery in Aruba and streamlined
    operations at its Delaware City refinery.
--  FTO's strong balance sheet continues to provide it with flexibility
    during this down cycle. It is focusing at the Cheyenne refinery, on
    reducing operating expenses and...
--  After being volatile for months from July UMC is showing bullish
    trend as well as the volumes are also good but...
--  We are very pleased with SNDK's profitability in the third quarter,
    driven by increased pricing, higher royalty revenue, and strong execution.
--  QCOM said aggressive competition in the mobile phone chip market
    would hurt its profits next year along with...

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