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Patrick Goldin
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June 24, 2010 52-Week Low Wrap-Up:Alliant Techsystems, Blackrock, BP Plc, Cameco, Charles Schwab, Community Bankers Trust, Colony Financial

June 24, 2010 52-Week Low Wrap-Up

Today, 94 companies’ share price reached a new 52-week low. Of these companies, thes 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.

Blackrock (NYSE:BLK)

BlackRock provides asset management services primarily for institutional investors, which account for 75% of the firm's AUM. BlackRock has more than $3 trillion invested in equity/hybrid (46% of total AUM), fixed-income (32%), and money market (10%) funds, with the remainder in multi-asset class, alternative investment, and long-term portfolio liquidation strategies. Passive equity and fixed-income funds account for half of BlackRock's managed assets.


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.

Cameco (NYSE:CCJ)

Canada-based Cameco is an integrated nuclear energy company involved in uranium mining, conversion services, and power generation. The company is the world's largest uranium producer and owns some of the richest deposits. Cameco participates in power generation through a stake in Bruce Power, a large Canadian nuclear power facility. Cameco also owns stakes in Centerra Gold, a publicly traded gold miner, and GLE, a uranium enrichment company.

Charles Schwab (NYSE:SCHW)

Charles Schwab 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

Community Bankers Trust (BTC)

Community Bankers Trust Corporation is a well-capitalized, 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.

Colony Financial (CLNY)

Colony Financial plans to acquire, originate, and manage commercial mortgage loans and other commercial real estate-related debts. The current market capitalization of the company is $254 million, compared to equity of $273.4 million.

Morgan Stanley (NYSE:MS)

Morgan Stanley is a global investment bank with history through its legacy firms that can be traced back to 1924. The company has institutional securities, wealth management, and asset management segments and more than 60,000 employees. The company derives about half of its total revenue outside the Americas.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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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