Thursday, March 18, 2010

Trade: Sold 50% of Gafisa and Foster Wheeler

In order to raise some cash for the Growth and Hedged Growth Portfolios we sold roughly 50% of our positions in both Gafisa (GFA) and Foster Wheeler (FWLT). Both stocks have traded weak of late with GFA dropping below its 20 & 50 EMAs and FWLT being unable to get above the 20EMA even with such a strong tape. Long term though we still like the macro situation for both stocks. Short term we let the charts tell us that the action might turn bearish.

GFA is doing an offering next week so that explains the weakness on that stock. With FWLT, its difficult to see why it remains so weak. The news seems bullish and it continues to trade at much cheaper levels then a competitor like Jacobs Engineering (JEC).

Foster Wheeler (FWLT) estimate changed at Barclays. FWLT 2011 EPS estimates introduced at $2.50, 2010 maintained at $2.30. Reiterate Overweight rating and $38 price target.

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