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June 11, 2010 52-Week Low Wrap-Up: Alliant Techsystems Inc., Allied Defense Group, Brink’s Company, Duff & Phelps, FBR Capital Markets, Penson Worldwide

Patrick Goldin

Patrick Goldin

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Today, 36 companies’ shares price reached a new 52-week low. Of these companies these are the companies that look interesting based on my initial research.

Alliant Techsystems Inc. (ATK)



Alliant Techsystems is a supplier of aerospace and defense products to the United States government, allied nations, and prime contractors. It is also a supplier of ammunition and related accessories to law enforcement agencies and commercial customers. As of March 31, 2009, the Company had three segments: ATK Armament Systems, ATK Mission Systems and ATK Space Systems. ATK Armament Systems develops and produces military ammunition and gun systems, commercial products, tactical accessories and equipment, and propellant and energetics.

Allied Defense Group (ADG)

The Allied Defense Group is an international defense and security company that manufactures military equipment and provides related services. The company is split into four operating units. Ordnance and Manufacturing, headed by Mecar, produces ammunition and other weapons; Electronic Security designs security systems for governments and business; Environmental Safety and Security provides data for weather systems; and the Software, Training, and Simulation segment designs simulations for government training exercises.



Brink’s Company (BCO)



The Brink’s Company is a provider of secure transportation, cash logistics and other security-related services to banks and financial institutions, retailers, government agencies, mints, jewelers and other commercial operations worldwide. The Company’s international network serves customers in more than 50 countries and employs approximately 59,400 people. Its operations include approximately 875 facilities and 10,500 vehicles. 71% of its revenues are from outside North America.

Duff & Phelps (DUF)



Duff & Phelps is a provider of independent financial advisory and investment banking services. The Company provides independent advice on issues involving highly technical and complex assessments in the areas of valuation, transactions, financial restructuring, disputes and taxation. Its clients include publicly-traded and privately-held companies, government entities, and investment firms, such as private equity firms and hedge funds.

FBR Capital Markets (FBCM)



FBR Capital Markets is an indirect taxable REIT, a subsidiary of Friedman, Billings, Ramsey & Co, the full-service investment banking, trading, research and asset management firm. By separating the capital markets and asset management businesses, FBR Group created FBR Capital Markets to allow investors to invest in the capital markets business at FBR.

Penson Worldwide (PNSN)

Penson Worldwide provides securities-processing infrastructure products and services to the global securities and investment industry. Its products and services include securities and futures clearing, margin lending, facilities management, technology, and other related offerings to broker-dealers, hedge funds, banks, and financial technology firms.



SuperMedia (SPMD)



SuperMedia Inc., formerly Idearc Inc. is a yellow pages directory publisher in the United States. It provides media advertising programs to the clients and consumers, through the SuperYellowPages, Superpages.com and SuperpagesDirect, as well as services, such as the SuperGuarantee and SuperTradeExchange Programs. During 2009, it distributed about 121 million copies of these directories to businesses and residences in the United States.

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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