TradingMarkets 7 Stocks You Need to Know for Monday

Monday looks like another quiet day for economic announcements and earnings releases. Investors can anticipate several note auctions, Personal Income figures and a few mid-level earnings releases. The final trading day of the week saw strong early gains offset by late day selling. A plethora of corporate upgrades and takeover chatter were counteracted by international tensions. This time the bearish vibe emanated from old enemies North and South Korea. The DJIA, led higher by Chevron, fought to close up 9.15. the tech heavy Nasdaq dropped 2.28 and the broad based S&P 500 advanced 0.86.

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Pay school operator, Apollo Group Inc (NasdaqGS:APOL – News), reports before the open with an expected EPS of 81 cents. The Stock PowerRating for APOL is 5.

$1.34/share is the forecast before the bell figure for Cal-Maine Foods (NasdaqGS:CALM – News). The Stock PowerRating for CALM is 3. [Read the full article]

With the historic passing of health care reform this week, all eyes are on the insurance companies which will likely benefit in one way or another from the 32 million additional Americans who will need coverage. With a government health care option squarely off the table, insurance companies look set to take on additional insured over the next several years. While the provision that no one can be denied coverage due to pre-existing conditions has many worried about the profitability of such customers, the law of large numbers should work to the insurers advantage.

Find Value ElsewhereWhile most attention may lie on insurers and drug companies, health care real estate should not be ignored. With more people having insurance, that increases the volume of visits to doctors who will have to expand their facilities to meet the growing volume. [Read the full article]

Arguments around carbon regulation have been in and out of popular media over the past decade. While some form of pollution control is mandatory for the sustainability of our delicate environment, an ideal approach to face the issue has not yet effectively been implemented.

RegulationThe American Clean Energy and Securities Act, passed in June of 2009, will impact the fundamental operations of numerous sectors. Clean energy, energy efficiency, reduced global warming pollution, transitions to a clean energy economy and an offset from domestic forestry and agriculture are the keynote issues addressed by the bill.

As the energy landscape changes, with $190 billion dollars being directed to green capital expenditure projects andemission caps becoming effective as early as 2012, investors should take note to rebalance their portfolio accordingly. (Sustainability and reducing environmental impact are hot corporate objectives. Find out why. [Read the full article]

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