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June 28, 2010 52-Week Low Wrap-Up: BP Plc, Carrols Restaurant, First Financial Northwest, Monsanto, Nomura, Outdoor Channel, Research in Motion, TD Ameritrade

Patrick Goldin

Patrick Goldin

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Today, 73 companies’ share prices reached a new 52-week low. Of these 73 companies, these are the one that may present an opportunity at the current price:

BP Plc (BP)

BP is global integrated oil and gas company with operations across six continents. BP's upstream operations produced 4.0 million barrels of oil equivalent per day in 2009. Downstream operations include refineries with 2.7 million barrels per day of capacity, petrochemical plants, and retail marketing operations with 22,600 service stations.

Carrols Restaurant (TAST)

Carrols Restaurant Group operates restaurants in the quick-service restaurant segment. It owns and operates several restaurant brands, including Pollo Tropical and Taco Cabana. While the company owns most of these restaurants, it has franchised a small number of these two brands in the United States, Puerto Rico, and Ecuador. Carrols also operates over 300 Burger King restaurants under franchise agreements.

Citizens Holding (CIZN)

Citizens Holding Company is the holding company for Citizens Bank of Philadelphia, Miss. Citizens Bank of Philadelphia operates nearly 20 bank branches and one loan production office in Neshoba County, Mississippi. Citizens Bank engages in a wide range of commercial and personal banking activities, including checking and savings accounts, individual retirement accounts, business and consumer lending, and trust services.

First Financial Northwest (FFNW)

First Financial Northwest was formed in 2007 to be the holding company for First Savings Bank Northwest, a community-based savings bank serving the state of Washington. First Financial focuses on construction/land development and commercial real estate lending. The company’s business operations are primarily limited to passive investment activities and oversight of its investment in First Savings Bank Northwest.

Monsanto (MON)

Monsanto is one of the world's leading providers of agricultural inputs, including seeds, biotechnology traits, and herbicides. The company has a presence in more than 100 countries and generated $11.7 billion in sales during its fiscal 2009. The firm's seed and genomics segment generated 67% of companywide gross profit in 2009, while the herbicide segment contributed 33%.

Nomura (NMR)

Nomura Holdings is the largest securities and investment banking firm in Japan. Its primary lines of business include retail investment services, fixed-income and equity trading, mergers and acquisition advisory services, merchant banking, and asset management. Nomura was founded in Osaka, Japan, in 1925 by Tokushichi Nomura II. The company is currently based in Tokyo.

Outdoor Channel (OUTD)

Outdoor Channel Holdings is the holding company for Outdoor Channel, a cable channel that features programs geared toward sportsmen. These programs involve such outdoor activities as hunting, fishing, shooting, rodeo, motor sports, gold prospecting, and related programming. The company also owns interests in businesses that support its core cable programming business, including a gold prospecting campground club, Gold Prospector magazine, and a property in Alaska.

Research in Motion (RIMM)

Research in Motion designs and markets wireless handsets, software, and services. RIM's primary revenue driver is the sale of handsets to carriers worldwide that promote the company's BlackBerry line of devices. In addition, RIM generates access service fees from carriers for each BlackBerry subscriber. Software licensing revenue is also generated from corporate clients incorporating the BlackBerry Enterprise Server software in their wireless data management.

TD Ameritrade (AMTD)

TD Ameritrade Holding is a securities brokerage firm that primarily services retail investors and independent registered investment advisors in the United States. The company derives the majority of its income from trade execution fees and revenue based on client asset balances.

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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