Wall Street to Main Street: News, Views and Commentary: December 6, 2005


Blame the weatherman or the Doppler radars, very little snow hit the Northeast this morning and that could effect the Oil markets today on the negative side. Ford looks to trim down, Nike puts on it’s running shoes, Google connects advertisers with consumes with a click.

Ford (NYSE: F) has announced that they are looking to cut the fat by shutting down 8 Northeast plants. The question is will this become a trend in the U.S. Auto industry? , with GM on the ropes and now Ford shutting down plants which may wind up to be more than just 8, investors have to wonder when the bleeding is going to stop. Automakers Honda (NYSE: HMC) and Toyota (NYSE: TM) seem to be having better days than their U.S. competition. Ford closed at $8.06 on Monday.

Time Warner (NYSE: TWX) Time Warner seems to be having a change of heart with their direction as it relates to America Online. So as opposed to selling off the division it looks like they may be keeping the division and probably not by choice. For anything to sell you need a buyer but the numbers have to make sense, according to reports their price tag was almost double what the street estimated the value to be. Microsoft and Google may be good search engine partners for AOL, which would make sense. So we’ll follow up with this developing story in the coming weeks. Time Warner closed at $18.23 on Monday.

Google (NASDAQ: GOOG) being the internet industry innovator, lets just call them the “III” , is consistently adding new and innovative functions to it’s search engine. Their latest combines yellow page listings with a twist, consumers can actually view a listing and click on a button to have the selected company call them. This will not just revolutionize the functionality of online yellow pages but it will have an impact on the face of Internet advertising. So as price targets have been announced anywhere from $420 to $440 a share for Google, do not be shocked if there may be a stock split coming down the pike to make it more affordable for the average investor to own a piece of one of the fastest growing companies on the planet. Google closed at $405.85. More details please visit:-https://researchsnipers.com/ https://auroson.net/ https://entrepreneursnews.org/

Nike (NYSE: NKE) is constantly increasing it’s market share worldwide, they have become the footwear market leader in Europe as well as the United States. Their revenues have increased like clockwork over the past three years going from $10.7 billion in 2003 to $13.7 billions in 2005. So Nike is still running the race to being the most dominate footwear and sports apparel company in the world. Nike closed at $87.33 on Monday.

Intervoice, Inc (NASDAQ: INTV) is a voice and data solutions company, this industry consist of two big players in the game, Comverse Technology (NASDAQ: CMVT) and Nortel Networks (NYSE: NT) , is there room for Intervoice? , well I always like the underdog, usually the stock is at a discount, but I am on the fence at this point, so we’ll be looking at this stock over the next few months to get a better idea of their direction. Intervoice closed at $8.79 on Monday.

Protalex, Inc (OTCBB: PRTX) began it’s Phase I clinical trial of PRTX-100 , this trial is suppose to asses the safety, tolerability, pharmacokinetics and immunogenicity of PRTX-100 in healthy volunteers. Now this could be a key factor in their success, if the trials prove to be positive this little company could be at a discount. But lets see where they are at once the Phase I clinical trial has been completed. Protalex closed at $3.00 on Monday.


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