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Aeropostale and Sprint Advance with Volume on News

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Aeropostale, Inc. (NYSE:ARO) shares were up strong today as shares closed the day at $19.55, up 3.17%. Volume was heavy at 4.80M shares traded, marking just over 2X the average daily volume of 2.15M.

3 Stocks to Buy: Chasing 12 Month Highs

IBM

Traders that are tired of speculation at times go with strong preformers and buy up stocks closing in on 52-week highs.  Three coveted stocks that fit that description are Apple Inc (AAPL), IBM (IBM), and U.S. Bank Corp (USB).

Volatility is the Stock Pick (VXX)

Volatility (NYSE:VXX)

The trade this week was not Apple Inc (NASDAQ:AAPL) hitting $500.  It's been the iPath S&P 500 VIX Short-Term Futures ETN (NYSE:VXX) and today the fund finished up 5.6%.

Equity Volume Movers for Friday

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Shares of the following companies had unusual volume in trading on today’s US markets.

Black Swan 2012 Stock Picks

Black Swan

The Black Swan event that could occur this year would be a conflict with Iran and the Western World.  Gasoline and oil prices could skyrocket and the corporations that power 'war machines' could profit.  That means shares of Exxon Mobil (XOM), Raytheon Company. (RTN), Chevron (CVX), Boeing Co. (BA), and Halliburton (HAL) could climb in the coming months.

3 Small Bank Stocks to Buy

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There's money to be made in small bank stocks this year and the return on investment could far outpace the large U.S. Financial institutions.  WallStNation.com reviews Valley National Bancorp (VLY), Columbia Banking System Inc (COLB), and Bryn Mawr Bank Corporation (BMTC).

Allstate is Up… For Now

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It looks like Deutsche Bank called it for The Allstate Corporation (NYSE:ALL) as shares of the company rose to $30.75 today in intraday trading, approaching the price target the analyst set when they upgraded the company back in early December. 

Cadence Design Systems Scores a Triple (NASDAQ:CDNS)

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Cadence Design Systems Inc. (NASDAQ:CDNS) got triple whammy good news today as the analysts DA Davidson upgraded them, their profit rose immensely, and the stock hit a new 52-week high.

Microsoft Shares Hit $30

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Microsoft (MSFT) shares hit a new 12 month high of $30 before coming back down to $29.89. 

3 Stocks Under $10 to Buy

Investing Ideas (3)

WallStNation reviews three stocks under $10 that have potential to be money makers in 2012.  The stocks consist of United States Natural Gas Fund, LP (UNG), New York Mortgage Trust, Inc. (NYMT), and Trina Solar (TSL).

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