SOURCE: Market Pulse

May 12, 2005 08:55 ET

Market Pulse Announces Its Hot Stock Alerts for Thursday, May 12, 2005: MTNU, FNIX, DIS, AMGN

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

ATLANTA, GA -- (MARKET WIRE) -- May 12, 2005 -- Market Pulse is pleased to introduce our featured stock, Martin Nutraceuticals, Inc. (OTC: MTNU), to the investment community! Martin Nutraceuticals is new to Market Pulse and is poised to become a significant player in the nutraceuticals market! MTNU just had excellent news out in a press release before today's opening bell regarding the results of their recent clinical trials of Oxygenol™! Investors should be watching this one closely! Other notable stocks that look great lately from a fundamental and technical perspective include:

Fonix Corp. (OTC BB: FNIX) : Attractive

The Walt Disney Co. (NYSE: DIS) : Bearish

Amgen Inc. (NASDAQ: AMGN) : Market Outperform

Recommendation Meanings

These recommendations are investment opinions of Market-Pulse.com and reflect the stock's potential to move over the next one to four weeks of trading. This analysis is done from a technical and fundamental perspective.

After Wednesday's Bell Market Commentary

On Wednesday, stocks closed higher as investors were calmed by a budget surplus, a narrowing trade deficit and a decline in crude oil prices. A barrel of light crude settled at $50.45, down $1.62, on the New York Mercantile Exchange. The Commerce Department reported that the U.S. trade deficit fell sharply in March to $54.99 billion, the lowest level in six months. The Dow closed up 19.14 points at 10,300.25. The Nasdaq Composite rose 8.78 points to 1,971.55. The S&P 500 gained 4.89 points to 1,171.11. The Russell 2000 edged up 1 point to 596.

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