Barrons Weekend Headline Summary - Week of December of 11, 2006posted by MR WAVETHEORY at 12/09/2006 04:51:00 PM
Stocks will gain modest ground next year, according to nine Wall Street strategists -- but be prepared for an accident. Will big-caps finally get their chance to shine.
Companies Mentioned: Caterpillar Inc. (NYSE CAT), Deere & Company (NYSE DE), General Dynamics Corporation (NYSE GD), Merril Lynch & Co., Inc. (NYSE MER), Dean Foods Company (NYSE DF), Weatherford International Ltd. (NYSE WFT)
Nortel's turnaround is well under way ? and its stock will soon show it.
Companies Mentioned: Nortel Networks Corporation (USA) (NYSE NT), Motorola, Inc. (NYSE MOT), Alcatel-Lucent (ADR) (NYSE ALU), SAP AG (ADR) (NYSE SAP)
Alcon, in Focus
Wall Street is being shortsighted about Alcon's recent problems.
Indeed, several trends are converging in the eye-care company's favor.
ACL), Bausch & Lomb Inc. (NYSE BOL), Allergan, Inc. (NYSE AGN), Advanced Medical Optics, Inc. (NYSE EYE), Santen Pharmaceutical Co., Ltd. (OSA 4356 ), Pfizer Inc. (NYSE PFE), Johnson & Johnson (NYSE JNJ)
Reforming China's Savers
Persuading China to spend more could be a key to better trade
The Thrill of the Race.
One way to add excitement to your portfolio: Buy a harness racer.
ABCs of College Loans
Help with student loans from the Department of Education, Sallie Mae
and other Websites.
Companies Mentioned: Sallie Mae SLM Corporation (NYSE SLM)
The Resilient Economy
Troubles bubble beneath the economy's smooth surface -- but there's no
catalyst for change yet.