SOURCE: Market Pulse

March 02, 2006 09:00 ET

Stocks to Watch for Thursday, March 2, 2006: XTME -- Xtreme Companies Announces Acquisition of Challenger Offshore for $4.3 Million!

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

ATLANTA, GA -- (MARKET WIRE) -- March 2, 2006 -- Market Pulse is pleased to introduce our featured stock, Xtreme Companies, Inc. (OTC BB: XTME), to the investment community! Xtreme Companies is new to Market Pulse and is poised to become a significant player in the rescue/performance boat industry! XTME has had several excellent news announcements out lately and one again before today's opening bell announcing the acquisition of Challenger Offshore. Xtreme CEO Kevin Ryan stated, "This is a watershed moment in Xtreme's short history. By acquiring Challenger, we have secured one of the truly up and coming brands in the commercial marine craft business today." 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:

Texas Instruments Inc. (NYSE: TXN) : Market Outperform

Avanex Corp. (NASDAQ: AVNX) : 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 Wednesday's Bell Market Commentary

On Wednesday, the value of the average U.S. home increased 13% in the 12 months ending in December, the Office of Federal Housing Enterprise Oversight reported. The Commerce Department reported that personal spending rose by 0.9% in January. Economists attributed the warmer weather and lower oil prices for the increase. Construction spending rose a scant 0.2% to an annualized rate of $1.163 trillion in January. The Dow rose 60.12, or 0.55 percent, to 11,053.53. The Nasdaq composite index rose 33.25, or 1.46 percent, to 2,314.64. The Standard & Poor's 500 index rose 10.58, or 0.83 percent, to 1,291.24. The Russell 2000 index rose 11.71, or 1.6 percent, to 742.35.


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