January 23, 2009 at 03:00 AM EST
Technical Trade Alerts on Market Movers: EAT, AMD, STEI, AAI, HUM, MYL

The following companies made impressive gains in Friday’s market, wrapping the week up with notable news that bolstered investor awareness.

DALLAS, Texas – Beacon Equity Research announces the release of Trade Alerts covering market movers: Brinker International Inc. (NYSE: EAT), Advanced Micro Devices Inc. (NYSE: AMD), Stewart Enterprises Inc. (Nasdaq: STEI), AirTran holdings Inc. (NYSE: AAI), Humana Inc. (NYSE: HUM) and Mylan Inc. (Nasdaq: MYL).

In the Trade Alert, the author highlights Brinker’s fiscal loss, as well of the sale of it’s Macaroni Grill restaurants:

“Brinker International Inc. (EAT) shares rose 3.01% to $11.30 Friday morning. Brinker owns, develops, operates and franchises various restaurant brands primarily in the United States. … Due to the sale of a restaurant chain and other one-time items, the company recently posted a loss in its fiscal second quarter. For the quarter ended December 24, the company reported a loss of $21.8 million, or 21 cents per share, compared to a profit of $54.5 million, or 52 cents per share, in the prior-year quarter. Excluding the effect of the company's sale of its Macaroni Grill chain and other one-time charges, Brinker said it earned 27 cents per share. Analysts polled by Thomson Reuters expected a profit of 18 cents per share. … The company also reported revenues for the 13-week period of $949.4 million, a decrease of 7.8% compared with $1,029.8 million reported for the same period of fiscal 2008.”

The Trade Alert author also featured AMD’s $1.4 billion fourth-quarter loss:

“Advanced Micro Devices Inc. (AMD) shares surged 9.41% to $2.21 Friday morning. Advanced Micro, a semiconductor company, provides processing solutions for the computing, graphics and consumer electronics markets in the United States, Canada, Europe and Asia. … As it recently absorbed a big charge for the falling value of an acquisition, the company cut its fourth-quarter loss. Advanced Micro said it dialed back its net loss to $1.4 billion, or $2.34 per share, in the latest period, compared to a loss of $1.8 billion, or $3.06 per share, in the fourth quarter of 2007. The company said it is suffering, in part, from the same affliction that has caused bigger rival Intel Corp. and software titan Microsoft Corp. to announce layoffs and post steep drops in quarterly profits. … Advanced Micro said it is paying heavily to write down the value of its 2006 acquisition of ATI Technologies, a maker of graphics chips that Advanced Micro bought for $5.6 billion.”

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