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July 19, 2010 52-Week Low Wrap-Up: Century Casions, Contango Oil & Gas, Cowen Group, Hudson Valley, Navigant Consulting, Tejon Ranch,

Patrick Goldin

Patrick Goldin

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Today, 77 companies’ share price reached a new 52-week low. Of these companies, these are the ones that may present an opportunity at the current price:

Century Casions (CNTY)

Century Casinos owns and operates casinos in Colorado and South Africa, as well as runs casino operations for the Millennium Casino in the Czech Republic. The company's original casino, the Womacks Casino and Hotel in Cripple Creek, Colorado, is the company's core operation. Century Casinos also has long-term agreements with three global cruise ship companies to operate multiple casinos aboard their cruise ships.

Contango Oil & Gas (MCF)

Contango Oil & Gas Company is an independent company engaged in the exploration, development, and acquisition of natural gas and oil properties in the United States. The company's onshore exploration strategy is to identify large acreage positions with available 3-D seismic data and to quickly evaluate, develop, and drill the best prospects.

Cowen Group (COWN)

Cowen Group is an investment banking firm whose history can be traced back to 1918. In 2009, the company merged its investment banking business with asset-management firm Ramius. Cowen primarily provides investment banking and brokerage services to small- and mid-cap companies in seven industries: health care, technology, telecommunications, alternative energy, consumer, financials, and aerospace and defense.

Hudson Valley (HUVL)

Hudson Valley Holdings is a holding company for Hudson Valley Bank, a full-service commercial bank with operations in New York City area. The bank provides services for individuals, businesses, professional service firms and not-for-profit organizations. Some of the banks products include full range of deposit products, lease financing and extended loan portfolio of commercial and residential real estate loans, business and consumer loans, construction loans. In addition, Hudson Valley also provides investment management and trust services.

Navigant Consulting (NCI)

Navigant is a specialty consulting firm providing litigation, financial, and investigations consulting services to law firms, large corporations, and government agencies. Navigant focuses on industries undergoing substantial regulatory or structural change. It employs about 1,800 consultants operating in 37 cities around the world.

Tejon Ranch (TRC)

Tejon Ranch owns around 270,000 acres of land north of Los Angeles. Although at one time used almost exclusively for agricultural purposes, the majority of income is now earned through transactions related to real estate. The company owns and operates an industrial complex on the land, which leases space to industrial and commercial users, as well as ranching and recreational facilities. Agricultural operations still produce significant portions of revenue, earned through the sale of fruits, vegetables and nuts to commercial buyers

About the author:

Patrick Goldin
Patrick Goldin is the General Partner of the Alain Value Fund LP, a limited partnership exercising a value-focused and bottom-up securities approach. In addition to his duties as general partner, he is a student in high school. He can be reached at patrick.goldin@alainvaluefund.com

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