Wednesday, January 31, 2007

Ford Motor Resilient

Just one day after posting its worst ever loss of 12.7 billion dollars,Ford Motor Company(F) began attracting renewed support.The stock started back uphill despite the slide of the previous quarter.This was a vote of confidence in new CEO Alan Mulally,whose Boeing turnaround is much admired.In addition,it was a realization that GM had experienced a similar blow,but was now on the way back,and F should follow suit.It was also a statement of national pride.No American wants to see this storied company fail,for it would be a tragedy to lose a part of our past.

Wednesday, January 24, 2007

2006 Business Commercial of the Year

Emerson gets the WSW nod for 2006 Business Commercial of the Year.The company's employees are waiting for clients at various spectacular locations,such as the Chilean Andes.When the clients arrive,they are warmly greeted.This is the kind of service we all long for,yet seldom find in our era.

Tuesday, January 23, 2007

Del Monte Climbs Up

Del Monte Foods(DLM) has been upgraded to "outperform."The company has been quietly adding name brands to its portfolio-especially pet food.Milk Bone and Meow Mix are among its latest acquisitions,boosting its prospects significantly.We might deprive ourselves,but we will never deny our pets.As well,the concern over fresh food safety can't hurt their hallmark canned food business.One of mom's old brands is a real bargain today.

Wednesday, January 17, 2007

At last,Genentech

Genentech(DNA) has reported strong fourth quarter earnings and projected a good 2007.It's been a long wait,but the good feelings investors got made it worth it.They were vindicated.Even more important to them is the benefit that patients got from DNA's drugs.Investors helped to make it possible.Since the earnings were reported,the stock has continued to climb out of the funk it had been in for so long.Good earnings are good medicine.