SOURCE: Market Pulse

May 22, 2008 09:15 ET

Market Pulse Announces Its Hot Stock Alerts for Thursday, May 22, 2008: BCFT, INTU, VVUS, LDK

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

ATLANTA, GA--(Marketwire - May 22, 2008) - Market Pulse is pleased to introduce our featured stock, Bancroft Uranium Inc. (OTCBB: BCFT), to the investment community! Bancroft Uranium Inc. is new to Market Pulse and is poised to become a significant player in the uranium industry! Bancroft Uranium just had excellent news out in a press release before today's opening bell announcing comments on what the company perceives as an optimistic long-term trend for the uranium market! Bancroft also said it sees a long-term future for the price of uranium as it continues to be one of the most viable alternatives to fossil fuels! This could be great news for investors! Other notable stocks that should be closely watched due to existing fundamental and technical factors affecting each company include:

Intuit Inc. (NASDAQ: INTU) : Market Outperform

VIVUS Inc. (NASDAQ: VVUS) : Attractive

LDK Solar Co. Ltd. (NYSE: LDK) : Market Outperform

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 Wednesday's Bell Market Commentary

On Wednesday, the markets plummeted for a second day in reaction to the Federal Reserve's prediction that economic growth will slow. The Fed boosted its forecasts for inflation to 3.1 percent to 3.4 percent in 2008 from its January 2.1 percent to 2.4 percent projection for the personal consumption expenditures index. Crude oil soared $4.19 to settle at $133.17 a barrel and breached $135 a barrel for the first time on the futures market. Bond prices rose. The dollar fell against most other major currencies. Gold prices rose. The Dow fell 227.49, or 1.77 percent, to 12,601.19. The Nasdaq composite index fell 43.99, or 1.77 percent, to 2,448.27. The Standard & Poor's 500 index fell 22.69, or 1.61 percent, to 1,390.71. The Russell 2000 index fell 8.53, or 1.16 percent, to 727.11.


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