SOURCE: Market Pulse

October 19, 2007 09:15 ET

Market Pulse Announces Its Hot Stock Alerts for Friday, October 19, 2007: PEP, DELL, ORCL, NKTR

NOTE TO EDITORS: The Following Is an Investment Opinion Being Issued by Market Pulse.

ATLANTA, GA--(Marketwire - October 19, 2007) - Market Pulse is pleased to introduce our featured stock, Petrostar Petroleum Corporation (TSX-V: PEP), to the investment community! Petrostar is new to Market Pulse and is poised to become a significant player in the oil and gas exploration industry! Petrostar just had excellent news out in a press release before today's opening bell announcing that it will continue testing of its successful Gen-1 Down Hole Tool and the potential commercialization of the DHT is substantial! This could be great news for investors! Investors need to go to the company's website www.petrostarpetroleum.ca and review this exciting technology! Other notable stocks that should be closely watched due to existing fundamental and technical factors affecting each company include:

Dell Inc. (NASDAQ: DELL) : Market Outperform

Oracle Corp. (NASDAQ: ORCL) : Attractive

Nektar Therapeutics (NASDAQ: NKTR) : Market Underperform

Stock Pick Meanings

These stock picks are the investment opinions of MP's editor and reflect MP's belief regarding the potential price movement over the next one to four weeks of trading of each of the stocks presented. This analysis is done from a technical and fundamental perspective.

After Thursday's Bell Market Commentary

On Thursday, light, sweet crude for November delivery hit $90.02 a barrel in electronic trading during the evening before returning to around $89.60. Treasury prices rallied and the dollar fell to a new low against the euro. Gold prices rose to $768.70 an ounce. The Labor Department reported that the number of newly laid off workers filing claims for unemployment benefits shot up last week by the largest amount since February. The fallout from the subprime mortgage crisis is still lingering. The markets closed near the flatline amid disappointing earnings and a jump in jobless claims. The Dow fell 3.58, or 0.03 percent, to close at 13,888.96. The Nasdaq composite index rose 6.64, or 0.24 percent, to close at 2,799.31, in which tech shares have performed well this week. The Standard & Poor's index fell 1.16, or 0.08 percent, to close at 1,540.08. The Russell 2000 index moved up 0.14, or 0.02 percent, to close at 825.03.

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