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Market Pulse Announces Its AM Stock Picks for Friday, October 19, 2007: XOM, PEP, SNDK, SHRP

ATLANTA, Oct. 19, 2007 (PRIME NEWSWIRE) -- Market Pulse is pleased to announce the following stock picks. Bernard Schmitt of Market Pulse states, "These particular stocks should be closely watched due to existing fundamental and technical factors affecting each company." Bernard possesses many years of experience in the financial industry evaluating and picking stocks. He rates them as follows:

Exxon Mobil Corp. (NYSE:XOM): Market Outperform

Petrostar Petroleum Corporation (TSX-V:PEP): Attractive

SanDisk Corp. (Nasdaq:SNDK): Bearish

Sharper Image Corp. (Nasdaq:SHRP): Attractive

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 The Bell Market Commentary

According to Bernard Schmitt, "On Thursday, disappointing earnings along with a jump in jobless claims weighed on the markets which closed near the flatline. 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. Treasury prices rallied and the dollar fell to a new low against the euro. Gold prices rose to $768.70 an ounce. Light, sweet crude for November delivery hit $90.02 in electronic trading. The fallout from the subprime mortgage crisis is still lingering. 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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