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Patrick Goldin
Patrick Goldin

June 23, 2010 52-Week Low Wrap-Up: Alliant Techsystems, Brink’s Company, Charles Schwab, Citizens Holding, Community Bankers Trust, Mizuho Financial Group, Nokia

June 23, 2010 52-Week Low Wrap-Up

Today, 62 companies’ share price reached a new 52-week low. Of these companies, these are the ones that look interesting based on my initial research:

Alliant Techsystems (ATK)

Alliant Techsystems manufactures weapons, ammunition, and space systems for the U.S. government and allies. It operates in four divisions: aerospace systems, armament systems, missile products, and security and sporting. The company employs more than 17,000 people in the U.S. and internationally. Alliant is the leading supplier of bullets to the U.S. military, and the producer of the rockets found on NASA's space shuttles.

Brink’s Company (NYSE: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.

Charles Schwab (NYSE:SCHW)

Charles Schwab Corporation is a financial services company that offers retail brokerage and banking services through its investor services segment and independent advisor, retirement plan, and other corporate services through its institutional services segment. Its primary subsidiaries are securities broker-dealer Charles Schwab & Co., Charles Schwab bank, and investment advisor Charles Schwab Investment Management.

Citizens Holding (NASDAQ: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.

Community Bankers Trust (BTC)

Community Bankers Trust is a single-bank holding company headquartered in the greater Richmond, Virginia market. The Company is the holding company for Essex Bank, a Virginia state bank with 25 full-service offices, 14 of which are in Virginia, seven of which are in Maryland and four of which are in Georgia.

Mizuho Financial Group (NYSE:MFG)

Mizuho is now one of the world's largest financial institutions. It has more than 25 million depositors and lends to approximately 70% of companies listed on Japan's stock exchanges. Mizuho's name translates to "a fresh harvest of rice." The bank is headquartered in Tokyo.

Nokia (NYSE:NOK)

Nokia is the world's largest manufacturer of mobile devices and a leader in mobile network equipment and software. The company's mobile phones provide consumers with experiences in voice, video, gaming, navigation, imaging, and music. Through its 50%-owned Nokia Siemens Networks joint venture, the company provides equipment and services to network operators, service providers, and corporations.

Outdoors Channel Holdings (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.

Powell Industries (NASDAQ:POWL)

Powell Industries designs and manufactures electrical power management systems designed to monitor and control the flow of electrical energy and to provide protection to motors and other electrically powered equipment. These products and systems are principally used by refineries, petrochemical plants, utilities, paper mills, offshore platforms, commuter railways, vehicular-transportation facilities and various industrial, commercial, and government facilities.

State Street (NYSE:STT)

State Street is one of the largest trust banks worldwide, combining banking, asset servicing, and asset-management operations. The company also offers services such as foreign exchange, cash management, credit, and electronic trading to help customers negotiate complex global financial markets efficiently. State Street Global Advisors, its asset management arm, is the world's largest institutional money manager and a leading provider of ETFs.

Disclosure: The author holds a position in BCO

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 [email protected]

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