Stock Analysis Essay example

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Stock Picks and Analysis

Choosing two profitable stocks amongst a myriad of potential alternatives is a daunting task to say the least. In order to narrow my choices from thousands to two, I examined several aspects of companies I was interested in. Among these were, company overview, alpha and beta ratings, price ratios, price charts, and company headlines. After evaluating this information, I chose Intuit INC (INTU) listed on the NASDAQ and Johnson and Johnson (JNJ) listed on the NYSE.

Intuit, Inc.
Intuit, Inc. is a provider of small business, tax preparation and personal finance software products and Web-based services that simplify complex financial tasks for consumers, small businesses and accounting professionals. The Company's
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These trends can be seen when examining the candlestick chart.
The Candlestick chart has formed a Bullish pattern which suggests that buyers are entering into the stock. The stock should continue higher for the short-term. By looking at Intuit’s charts we can observe that Intuit has had steady gains despite a period of loss between mid-July and mid-August. We can also see that it has a Support at 43.44 and Resistance at 47.42. If it breaks this resistance the stock should continue higher to 50.13. The close proximity of resistance at 47.42 will be focused on as a possible refraction from this level may occur.
On October 1, 2002 the chairman of the executive committee sold 200,000 shares of stock in the company. Although this may make some investors uneasy, Inuit came out earlier last month and said its fiscal 2003 revenue and profit will be in line with its expectations. On September 25, Intuit announced that the connectivity of Quicken Software for Windows to financial institutions via Open Financial Exchange (OFX) has surpassed the 2,000 mark. This connectivity, more than any other personal finance software product on the market, allows over 15 million Quicken for Windows customers to download their financial transactions via secure connections directly from banks, credit card companies, and brokerages. Financial institutions that connect to Intuit's latest versions of Quicken for Macintosh

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