Stock Analysis Recap: Why These Stocks Moved the Markets This Week

Here are the hottest stocks of the week from June 20th to June 24th.

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Monday

1) Amazon.com (NASDAQ:AMZN): Shares are higher a half percent to $187.21 per share. Over 1.3 million shares have traded hands. According to Reuters, “online purchases of consumer packaged goods from disposable diapers to processed food will more than double to $25 billion by 2014.” Online e-tailer Amazon stands to gain a major piece of the market share. Amazon.com, Inc. is an online retailer that offers a wide range of products. The Company’s products include books, music, videotapes, computers, electronics, home and garden, and numerous other products. Amazon offers personalized shopping services, Web-based credit card payment, and direct shipping to customers. Competitors to Watch: eBay Inc. (NASDAQ:EBAY), Overstock.com, Inc. (NASDAQ:OSTK), Wal-Mart Stores, Inc. (NYSE:WMT), Google Inc. (NASDAQ:GOOG), Barnes & Noble, Inc. (NYSE:BKS), Costco Wholesale Corp. (NASDAQ:COST), Best Buy Co., Inc. (NYSE:BBY), OverStock.com (NASDAQ:OSTK), HSN (NASDAQ:HSNI), PC Mall, Inc. (NASDAQ:MALL), Target (NYSE:TGT) and Apple Inc. (NASDAQ:AAPL).

2) JPMorgan Chase & Co. (NYSE:JPM): Shares are down .2% to $40.72 per share. Over 9 million shares have traded hands this morning. The bank is one of the strongest among the U.S. giants and manages to pay an annual dividend to shareholders of 2.5%. Banking deals continue to get done in a high fear environment. Mergers and acquisitions are picking up, a health sign of activity for investment bankers. PNC just bought RBC and Capital One just bought ING’s U.S. online banking division. JPMorgan Chase & Co. provides global financial services and retail banking. The Company provides services such as investment banking, treasury and securities services, asset management, private banking, card member services, commercial banking, and home finance. JP Morgan Chase serves business enterprises, institutions, and individuals. Key Competitors to Watch: Wells Fargo (NYSE:WFC), Citigroup (NYSE:C), Bank of America (NYSE:BAC), and US Bancorp (NYSE:USB).

3) Netflix (NASDAQ:NFLX): Shares of Netflix are lower 1% today to $243 per share. Over 1.4 million share have traded hands. Netflix Pulling Movies From This Company. Netflix Inc. is an online movie rental service. The Company ships DVDs with no due dates or late fees, directly to the subscriber’s address. Netflix also provides background information on DVD releases, including critic reviews, member reviews and ratings, and personalized movie recommendations. Competitors to Watch: Amazon.com Inc. (NASDAQ:AMZN), Dish Networks (NASDAQ:DISH), Best Buy (NYSE:BBY), Comcast (NASDAQ:CMCSA), AOL (NYSE:AOL), Time Warner (NYSE:TWX), Time Warner Cable (NYSE:TWC), DirecTV (NASDAQ:DTV), TiVo (NASDAQ:TIVO), Echostar (NASDAQ:SATS), Coinstar, Inc. (NASDAQ:CSTR), Apple Inc. (NASDAQ:AAPL) and IMAX (NASDAQ:IMAX).

4) SINA Corporation (NASDAQ:SINA): Shares are down .15% to $80.45 per share today. Over 5 million shares have traded hands. Is the stock oversold on heighten China fears? The price per share recently broke below the 200-day moving average. Will buyers emerge soon? SINA Corporation is a global Internet media company operating Chinese-language destination sites. The Company offers a network of branded content and services targeting people of Chinese descent worldwide. SINA.com offers online news, entertainment, community, and commerce through web sites that are produced and updated by local teams in China, Hong Kong, Taiwan, and North America. Competitors to Watch: SINA Corporation (YIN), Sohu.com Inc. (NASDAQ:SOHU), Baidu.com, Inc. (NASDAQ:BIDU), Google Inc. (NASDAQ:GOOG), Yahoo! Inc. (NASDAQ:YHOO), NetEase.com, Inc. (NASDAQ:NTES), Youku.com Inc (NYSE:YOKU), Shanda Interactive Entertainment Ltd ADR (NASDAQ:SNDA), Rediff.com India Ltd. (NASDAQ:REDF), and AOL, Inc. (NYSE:AOL).

5) Caterpillar (NYSE:CAT): Shares are higher over 1.5% to $97.46 per share today. Over 3 million shares have traded hands. The stock is displaying Dow leadership to the upside today. CAT reported to the SEC in a filing three-month sales ending in May were up 52%. Caterpillar Inc. designs, manufactures, and markets construction, mining, agricultural, and forestry machinery. The Company also manufactures engines and other related parts for its equipment, and offers financing and insurance. Caterpillar distributes its products through a worldwide organization of dealers. Competitors to Watch: Deere & Company (NYSE:DE), General Electric Company (NYSE:GE), Astec Industries, Inc. (NASDAQ:ASTE), Columbus McKinnon Corp. (NASDAQ:CMCO), Manitowoc Company, Inc. (NYSE:MTW), Cummins Inc. (NYSE:CMI), CNH Global N.V. (NYSE:CNH), Navistar Intl. Corp. (NYSE:NAV), Terex Corporation (NYSE:TEX), and Lindsay Corporation (NYSE:LNN).

6) General Electric (NYSE:GE): Shares are up .19% to $18.52 per share today. Over 14 million shares have traded hands. The company stated it reached tentative four-year agreements on new labor contracts. General Electric Company is a diversified technology, media and financial services company. The Company offers products and services ranging from aircraft engines, power generation, and water processing technology to medical imaging, business and consumer financing, media content and industrial products. General Electric conducts operations globally. Competitors to Watch: Citigroup, Inc. (NYSE:C), 3M (NYSE:MMM), Hitachi (NYSE:HIT), United Technologies (NYSE:UTX), Honeywell (NYSE:HON), Agilent (NYSE:A), Danaher (NYSE:DHR), Textron (NYSE:TXT) OSI Systems (OSI), Koninklijke Philips Electronics NV (NYSE:PHG), and Siemens AG (NYSE:SI).

7) AOL Inc. (NYSE:AOL): Shares are down .58% to $20.45 per share today. Over 400,000 shares have traded hands. Over 1 million people have read the leaked AOL business strategy document revealing all of their plans for 2011. Competitors are taking notes of the AOL way, and the stock is going nowhere. AOL Inc is a web services company. The Company’s business spans online content, products and services that the company offers consumers, publishers and advertisers. AOL focuses on attracting consumers and providing online advertising services on company owned and operated properties as well as third party websites. AOL also operates an internet subscription access service. Competitors to Watch: Google Inc. (NASDAQ:GOOG), Yahoo! Inc. (NASDAQ:YHOO), Microsoft Corporation (NASDAQ:MSFT), IAC/InterActiveCorp (NASDAQ:IACI), Disney (NYSE:DIS), News Corporation (NASDAQ:NWSA), The New York Times Company (NYSE:NYT), CBS Corporation (NYSE:CBS), Time Warner (NYSE:TWX), Gannett (NYSE:GNI) and Baidu.com, Inc. (NASDAQ:BIDU).

Tuesday

1) Apple Inc. (NASDAQ:AAPL): Shares are higher 3% to $324.79 per share today. Over 12 million shares are trading hands. Here’s Why Apple Shares Have Jumped Higher this Morning. Apple Inc. designs, manufactures, and markets personal computers and related personal computing and mobile communication devices along with a variety of related software, services, peripherals, and networking solutions. Popular Read: The Most Obvious Reason Why Apple Inc. Shares Are Undervalued Today>>

2) Carnival Corporation (NYSE:CCL): Shares of Carnival Corporation are trading higher today. Carnival Corporation owns and operates cruise ships offering cruises to all major vacation destinations including North America, the United Kingdom, Germany, Southern Europe, South America and Asia/Pacific. The Company, through a subsidiary also owns and operates hotels and lodges

3) Jefferies Group, Inc. (NYSE:JEF): Shares of Jefferies Group, Inc. are trading flat today. Jefferies Group, Inc. is an independent, full-service global securities and investment banking firm. The Company provides clients with capital markets and financial advisory services, including M&A and restructuring, as well as institutional brokerage in equity, equity-linked, high yield and other fixed income securities, along with fundamental research and asset management.

4) Walgreen Company (NYSE:WAG): Shares of Walgreen Company are trading lower today. Walgreen Company operates retail drugstores that offer a wide variety of prescription and non-prescription drugs as well as general goods. The Company operates stores in the United States, the District of Columbia, Puerto Rico and Guam. Walgreen’s also offers health services, including primary and acute care, wellness, pharmacy and disease management services and health and fitness.

5) Commercial Metals Company (NYSE:CMC): Shares of Commercial Metals Company are trading higher today. Commercial Metals Company and its subsidiaries manufacture, recycle, and market steel and metal products and related materials. The Company markets and trades primary and secondary metals, steel, ores, concentrates, industrial minerals, ferroalloys, chemicals, and other materials used in a variety of industries.

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Wednesday

1) Koninklijke Philips Electronics NV (NYSE:PHG): Shares of Koninklijke Philips Electronics NV are trading lower over 10% to $23.21 per share today. Over 10 million shares have traded hands relative to the 1 million daily share average. The electronics giant lowered its profit forecast this morning. Shareholders are penalizing the share price due to the disappointment. Koninklijke Philips Electronics N.V. manufactures medical systems; domestic appliances; consumer electronics; and lighting. The Company produces imaging, ultrasound and healthcare informatics equipment; shaving and beauty and health and wellness products; displays, and peripherals; and lamps and luminaries.

2) CarMax, Inc (NYSE:KMX): Shares of CarMax, Inc are trading higher 8.22% to $33.04 per share today. Over 6 million shares have traded hands today relative to the 2.72 million daily average. CarMax, Inc. sells at retail new and used cars and light trucks. Used car sales continue to drive solid results for the auto retailer. Investors were happy with the latest quarterly results this morning and are boosting shares throughout today. The Company purchases, reconditions, and sells new and used vehicles in its superstores and franchises throughout the United States. Competitors to Watch: Copart, Inc. (NASDAQ:CPRT), America’s Car-Mart, Inc. (NASDAQ:CRMT), KAR Auction Services Inc (NYSE:KAR), AutoNation, Inc. (NYSE:AN), Penske Automotive Group, Inc. (NYSE:PAG), Group one Automotive, Inc. (NYSE:GPI), Ford Motor Company (NYSE:F), General Motors (NYSE:GM), Toyota Motor (NYSE:TM) and Sonic Automotive, Inc. (NYSE:SAH).

3) FedEx Corporation (NYSE:FDX): Shares of FedEx Corporation are trading higher 3.55% to $92.29 per share today. Over 4 million shares have traded hands today relative to the 2.34 million daily average. FedEx is seeing higher freight volume, double-digit profit growth and higher demand. China is adding to the global recovery for FedEx. Shareholders are satisfied with a 3% moved to the upside today. FedEx Corp. delivers packages and freight to multiple countries and territories throught an integrated global network. The Company provides worldwide express delivery, ground small-parcel delivery, less-than-truckload freight delivery, supply chain management services, customs brokerage services, and trade facilitation and electronic commerce solutions. Competitors to Watch: United Parcel Service, Inc. (NYSE:UPS), Air Transport Services Group Inc. (NASDAQ:ATSG), Air T, Inc. (NASDAQ:AIRT), OfficeMax (NYSE:OMX), Staples (NASDAQ:SPLS) and Office Depot (NYSE:ODP).

4) Adobe Systems Incorporated (NASDAQ:ADBE): Shares of Adobe Systems Incorporated are trading lower 5.25% to $30.34 per share today. Over 14 million shares have traded hands relative to the daily 4 million average. European sales came in weaker than expected. With all the media drama surrounding Greece’s gloomy picture, the stock is selling off. Adobe Systems Incorporated develops, markets, and supports computer software products and technologies. The Company’s products allow users to express and use information across all print and electronic media. Adobe offers a line of application software products, type products, and content for creating, distributing, and managing information. Competitors to Watch: Microsoft Corporation (NASDAQ:MSFT), Google Inc. (NASDAQ:GOOG), Apple Inc. (NASDAQ:AAPL), Oracle Corporation (NASDAQ:ORCL), Autodesk, Inc. (NASDAQ:ADSK), Sonic Solutions (NASDAQ:SNIC), Monotype Imaging Hldgs. Inc. (NASDAQ:TYPE), Bitstream Inc. (NASDAQ:BITS), Intl. Business Machines Corp. (NYSE:IBM), and Sonic Foundry, Inc. (NASDAQ:SOFO)

5) AeroVironment, Inc. (NASDAQ:AVAV): Shares of AeroVironment, Inc. are trading higher 21% to $34.68 per share today. Almost 2 million shares have traded hands today relative to the 200,000 daily average. Profits rose by double-digits in its latest earnings report. Jeffries & Co. released a very positive research not and boosted their price target on the stock. Shareholders are smiling today. Aerovironment Inc. designs, develops, produces and supports small unmanned aircraft systems, and fast charge systems for electric industrial vehicle batteries.

6) Jabil Circuit, Inc. (NYSE:JBL): Shares of Jabil Circuit, Inc. are trading higher 4.51% to $19.70 per share today. Over 6 million shares have traded hands relative to the 3 million daily average. The company reported a double in profits year-over-year. This Wall St. Cheat Sheet 2011 Premium Stock Selection is rewarding patient shareholders today. Jabil Circuit, Inc. is an electronic manufacturing services provider for international electronics companies in the communications, personal computer, peripheral, consumer, and automotive markets. The Company offers circuit design, board design from schematic, prototype assembly, volume board assembly, system assembly, repair, and warranty services. Competitors to Watch: Sanmina-SCI Corporation (NASDAQ:SANM), Benchmark Electronics, Inc. (NYSE:BHE), Kimball International (NASDAQ:KBALB), Plexus Corp. (NASDAQ:PLXS), Celestica Inc. (NYSE:CLS), SigmaTron International (NASDAQ:SGMA), SMTC Corporation (NASDAQ:SMTX), CTS Corporation (NYSE:CTS), Flextronics Intl. Ltd. (NASDAQ:FLEX), and Sparton Corporation (NYSE:SPA).

Thursday

1) Bristol Myers Squibb Co. (NYSE:BMY): Shares of Bristol Myers Squibb Co. are trading higher today. Bristol-Myers Squibb Company is a global biopharmaceutical company that discovers, develops, manufactures and sells pharmaceutical and nutritional products. The Company’s products and experimental therapies address cancer, heart disease, HIV/AIDS, diabetes, rheumatoid arthritis, hepatitis, organ transplant rejection and psychiatric disorders.

2) Bed Bath & Beyond Inc. (NASDAQ:BBBY): Shares of Bed Bath & Beyond Inc. are trading higher today. Bed Bath & Beyond Inc. operates a nationwide chain of retail stores. The Company, through its retail stores, sells a wide assortment of merchandise principally including domestics merchandise and home furnishings as well as food, giftware, health and beauty care items and infant and toddler merchandise.

3) Red Hat, Inc. (NYSE:RHT): Shares of Red Hat, Inc. are trading higher today. Red Hat, Inc. develops and provides open source software and services, including the Red Hat Linux operating system. The Company’s Web site offers information and news about open source software and provides an online community of open source software users and developers.

4) Discover Financial Services (NYSE:DFS): Shares of Discover Financial Services are trading higher today. Discover Financial Services is a credit card issuer and electronic payment services company. The Company issues credit cards and offers student and personal loans, as well as savings products such as certificates of deposit and money market accounts and operates an automated teller machine(ATM)/debit network, which includes ATMs, as well as POS terminals nationwide.

Friday

1) Oracle Corporation (NASDAQ:ORCL): Shares of Oracle Corporation are trading lower over 4% to $31.15 per share today. Over 44 million shares have traded hands. Shareholders are frazzled by the latest earnings release and are consequently taking profits. Oracle Corporation supplies software for enterprise information management. The Company offers databases and relational servers, application development and decision support tools, and enterprise business applications. Oracle’s software runs on network computers, personal digital assistants, set-top devices, PCs, workstations, minicomputers, mainframes, and massively parallel computers. Competitors to Watch: Intl. Business Machines Corp. (NYSE:IBM), Hewlett-Packard Company (NYSE:HPQ), Microsoft Corporation (NASDAQ:MSFT), SAP AG (NYSE:SAP), Intel Corporation (NASDAQ:INTC), Apple Inc. (NASDAQ:AAPL), Red Hat, Inc. (NYSE:RHT), EMC Corporation (NYSE:EMC), CA, Inc. (NASDAQ:CA), and Adobe Systems Incorporated (NASDAQ:ADBE).

2) Micron Technology, Inc. (NASDAQ:MU): Shares of Micron Technology, Inc. are trading lower over 12% to $7.34 per share today. Over 74 million shares have traded hands today.  The company under delivered on shareholder expectations as the stock is taking a beating today. Micron Technology, Inc., through its subsidiaries, manufactures and markets dynamic random access memory chips (DRAMs), very fast static random access memory chips (SRAMs), Flash Memory, other semiconductor components, and memory modules. Competitors to Watch: Intel Corporation (NASDAQ:INTC), Spansion Inc. (NYSE:CODE), SanDisk Corporation (NASDAQ:SNDK), Integrated Silicon Solution, Inc. (NASDAQ:ISSI), SMART Modular Tech., Inc. (NASDAQ:SMOD), MoSys Inc. (NASDAQ:MOSY), LOGIC Devices Incorporated (NASDAQ:LOGC), Netlist, Inc. (NASDAQ:NLST), GSI Technology, Inc. (NASDAQ:GSIT), IBM (NYSE:IBM), Microsoft (NASDAQ:MSFT), AMD (NYSE:AMD), Texas Instruments (NYSE:TXN), Apple (NASDAQ:AAPL), Broadcom (NASDAQ:BRCM), NVIDIA Corp. (NASDAQ:NVDA) and Integrated Device Tech., Inc. (NASDAQ:IDTI).

3) Accenture Plc (NYSE:ACN): Shares of Accenture Plc are trading higher over 2% to $56.91 per share today. Over 5 million shares have traded hands. Consulting is back and the word on the street is more consultants are being hired by the day to advise new corporate strategy to Fortune 500 companies across the globe. First real signs of the hiring recovery coming soon? Accenture PLC provides management and technology consulting services and solutions. The Company delivers a range of specialized capabilities and solutions to clients across all industries on a worldwide basis. Accenture’s network of businesses provides consulting, technology, outsourcing, and alliances. Competitors to Watch: Intl. Business Machines Corp. (NYSE:IBM), Oracle Corporation (NASDAQ:ORCL), Genpact Limited (NYSE:G), Microsoft Corporation (NASDAQ:MSFT), Hewlett-Packard Company (NYSE:HPQ), Towers Watson & Co (NYSE:TW), Infosys Tech. Ltd. (NASDAQ:INFY), Wipro Limited (NYSE:WIT) and Ariba, Inc. (NASDAQ:ARBA).

4) Cisco Systems Inc (NASDAQ:CSCO): Shares of Cisco are trading lower over 2% to $15.10 per share today. Over 32 million shares have traded hands. Ralph Nader, a born again shareholder activist, is now challenging John Chambers to pay him, along with other shareholders, a one-time $1 special dividend for riding the rough wave down to new 52-week lows in 2011. Cisco Systems, Inc. supplies data networking products for the Internet. The Company’s Internet Protocol-based networking solutions are installed at corporations, public institutions and telecommunication companies worldwide. The Company’s solutions transport data, voice, and video within buildings, across campuses, and around the world. Competitors to Watch: Hewlett-Packard Company (NYSE:HPQ), Juniper Networks, Inc. (NYSE:JNPR), Alcatel-Lucent (NYSE:ALU), Microsoft Corporation (NASDAQ:MSFT), Intl. Business Machines Corp. (NYSE:IBM), Extreme Networks, Inc (NASDAQ:EXTR), Telefonaktiebolaget LM Ericsson (NASDAQ:ERIC), Motorola Mobility Hldgs. Inc (NYSE:MMI), NetGear, Inc. (NASDAQ:NTGR), and ADTRAN, Inc. (NASDAQ:ADTN)

5) General Electric (NYSE:GE): Shares of General Electric are trading lower over 1% to $18.14 per share today. Over 25 million shares have traded hands.General Electric Company is a diversified technology, media and financial services company. The company announced a continuation on its green initiative in the amount of $63 million in 10 clean-energy start-up ventures. The Company offers products and services ranging from aircraft engines, power generation, and water processing technology to medical imaging, business and consumer financing, media content and industrial products. General Electric conducts operations globally. Competitors to Watch: Citigroup, Inc. (NYSE:C), 3M (NYSE:MMM), Hitachi (NYSE:HIT), United Technologies (NYSE:UTX), Honeywell (NYSE:HON), Agilent (NYSE:A), Danaher (NYSE:DHR), Textron (NYSE:TXT) OSI Systems (OSI), Koninklijke Philips Electronics NV (NYSE:PHG), and Siemens AG (NYSE:SI).

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