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Dex One Shares Popped: What You Need to Know

 Although we don't believe in timing the market or panicking over market movements, we do like to keep an eye on big changes -- just in case they're material to our investing thesis.


Is Walgreen's Stock a Bargain by the Numbers?

 Numbers can lie -- but they're the best first step in determining whether a stock is a buy. In this series, we use some carefully chosen metrics to size up a stock's true value based on the following clues:

 

DryShips Shares Popped: What You Need to Know

 Although we don't believe in timing the market or panicking over market movements, we do like to keep an eye on big changes -- just in case they're material to our investing thesis.


Rediff.com Shares Plunged: What You Need to Know

 Although we don't believe in timing the market or panicking over market movements, we do like to keep an eye on big changes -- just in case they're material to our investing thesis.


Local.com Shares Popped: What You Need to Know

 Although we don't believe in timing the market or panicking over market movements, we do like to keep an eye on big changes -- just in case they're material to our investing thesis.


Microvision Shares Popped: What You Need to Know

 Although we don't believe in timing the market or panicking over market movements, we do like to keep an eye on big changes -- just in case they're material to our investing thesis.


SMART Technologies Shares Plunged: What You Need to Know

 Although we don't believe in timing the market or panicking over market movements, we do like to keep an eye on big changes -- just in case they're material to our investing thesis.


Job data halts rally

New York -- A two-day U.S. stock rally ground down Friday after the Department of Labor said the jobless rate jumped from 9.6 percent to 9.8 percent.

The report said 39,000 non-farm jobs were added in November, far less than anticipated.

In early afternoon trading, the Dow Jones industrial average lost 19.11 points, 0.17 percent, to 11,343.30. The Standard & Poor's 500 index lost 2.05 or 0.17 percent to 1,219.48. The Nasdaq composite index gained 3.23 or 0.13 percent to 2,582.58.

The benchmark 10-year treasury note rose 5/32 to yield 2.98 percent.
The euro rose to $1.3378 from Thursday's $1.3224. Against the yen, the dollar fell to 82.7442 yen from Thursday's 83.89 yen.

5 Beaten-Down Stocks Actually Worth Buying

 One man's trash, they say, is another man's treasure. For investors that are willing to hold their noses and go dumpster diving, this can certainly be true in the stock market. Those that have tuned in for a few of my columns know that my usual modus operandi is to find high-quality companies that show love for their investors through dividends. And while strong dividend payers do make up most of my portfolio, my holdings aren't quite that one-dimensional.

 

Markets flat on negative job data

New York -- U.S. markets opened flat Friday on a disappointing employment report that said the jobless rate jumped from 9.6 percent to 9.8 percent.

The report said 39,000 non-farm jobs were added in November, far less than anticipated.

In midmorning trading, the Dow Jones industrial average added 2.01 points, 0.02 percent, to 11,364.42. The Standard & Poor's 500 index lost 0.01 percent, 0.17, to 1,221.62. The Nasdaq composite index gained 0.07 percent, 1.92, to 2,581.27.

The benchmark 10-year treasury note rose 9/32 to yield 2.966 percent.

The euro rose to $1.3349 from Thursday's $1.3224. Against the yen, the dollar fell to 82.96 yen from Thursday's 83.89 yen.