SOURCE: BenchMark Journal

Benchmark Journal

December 24, 2009 06:30 ET

Benchmark Journal Market Review on Companies in the Services Sectors

NOTE TO EDITORS: The Following Is an Investment Opinion Being Issued by Benchmark Journal

LONDON--(Marketwire - December 24, 2009) - U.S. stocks rose at the open on Tuesday, rallying for a third straight day, although gains were capped after data showed the U.S. economy grew in the third quarter more slowly than first thought. In light of this Benchmark Journal research team completed in-depth analysis on Foot Locker Inc. (NYSE: FL), Kohl's Corp. (NYSE: KSS), Family Dollar Stores Inc. (NYSE: FDO), Eagle Bulk Shipping Inc. (NASDAQ: EGLE), Focus Media Holding Ltd. (NASDAQ: FMCN) and Costco Wholesale Corporation (NASDAQ: COST). To view our research and see what ratings these stocks are getting today, sign up now by clicking on the link below.

Our reports on the above companies contain company, sector and technical analysis and much more. Below are a few teasers:

We are encouraged with FL's strong internally-generated cash flow and quarter-end financial position.

We also believe KSS's is well positioned to gain market share because of its stores that are located outside of malls as well as its focus on prices that shoppers view as values.

We are pleased with the progress FDO has made and believe that company is well-positioned to continue to meet its customers' evolving needs as economic conditions stabilize and improve.

Separately, EGLE announced that it has entered into an agreement with Delphin Shipping LLC, a newly formed Marshall Islands limited liability company affiliated with...

We believe that this business division will be back on track with the progress of FMCN's integration processes and we expect to see improvement for the fourth quarter and the following quarters.

At the same time, the cost controls are on at COST and the company is reducing its SG&A expenses, which is providing some cushion to its bottom- line.

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