Sunday, October 22, 2006

Some non-biotech suggestions

So the name of this Blog is Biotechnology stocks and I will stick to that theme. But just like any other investor, I realize the importance of diversification and I would like suggest some non-Biotech stocks.

The following are some stocks I like for the next 6-9 months. I will add these picks to my performance summary sheet.

Adobe (ADBE) : $38.2. Its Acrobat line of software has a domninant market position. Its Macromedia devision should benefit from populatirty of You Tube (now Google) and their streaming videos. Target $45.

Akamai(AKAM): $46.19 Dominant market position when it comes to making the internet run faster. I like the stock since it made a 13% correction and is at its 50 day moving average.

Gamestop(GME): $51.25. I sold this stock earlier in the year (took profits) and was watching the development of the new consoles. This video game retailer should benefit from the next cycle of game hardwares (XBox360, Sony PS3 and Nintendo). Target $60.

Coach(COH): $35.27. I like this maker of hand bags and accessories. It looks like they have the right products and the right price and should have a good holiday season. Targget $45.

Shinhan Financial Group (SHG) South Korean Bank $89.52. I like the chart and owning the stock also gives international diversification. Target $100.

Blackboard(BBBB). $27.62. They increased their revenue estimate but the stock has been flat due to a patent dispute. Blackboard is a dominant provider of web based educational software for academia. Target $35.

No hurry to buy a lot of these shares but looking to be opportunistic during pullbacks.