SOURCE: Market Pulse

March 20, 2006 09:00 ET

Stocks to Watch for Monday, March 20, 2006: MXAM - Maxam and Xcentia Companies Expand Patent Applications!

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

ATLANTA, GA -- (MARKET WIRE) -- March 20, 2006 -- Market Pulse is pleased to introduce our featured stock, Maxam Gold Corporation (OTC: MXAM), to the investment community! Maxam Gold is new to Market Pulse and is poised to become a significant player in the mining industry! The gold and mining sectors have performed extremely well over the last twelve months! This little known company could be the next discovered gem in this industry! MXAM just had excellent news out in a press release before today's opening bell announcing that Maxam and Xcentia companies expand patent applications! This could be great news for investors! Other notable stocks that should be watched because they look great lately from a fundamental and technical perspective include:

Microsoft Corp. (NASDAQ: MSFT) : Market Outperform

Silver Dragon Resources Inc. (OTC BB: SDRG) : Attractive

Intel Corp. (NASDAQ: INTC) : Bearish

Recommendation Meanings

These recommendations are investment opinions of 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 Friday's Bell Market Commentary

On Friday, factory production was flat after a strong 0.8% showing in January. Observers expect the Fed to tighten credit one more time although fears of an overheating economy have receded. Industrial production grew by 0.7% in February versus a 0.3% decline in January. The gain was mostly attributed to increased utility output due to the return of cold weather. The Dow Jones industrial average ended up 26.41 points, or 0.23 percent, at 11,279.65. The Nasdaq Composite Index was up 6.92 points, or 0.30 percent, at 2,306.48. The Standard & Poor's 500 Index gained 1.92 points, or 0.15 percent, to 1,307.25. The Russell 2000 added 2 points to 746."


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