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EP, FORM, WIT, AHT, BCPC, BCRX Expected To Be Lower Leading Up To Next Earnings Releases
[July 14, 2009]

EP, FORM, WIT, AHT, BCPC, BCRX Expected To Be Lower Leading Up To Next Earnings Releases

(M2 PressWIRE Via Acquire Media NewsEdge) BUYINS.NET / is monitoring the performance of all stocks with earnings being released in the coming weeks and determining how the stocks have performed before their last 12 quarterly, 6 quarterly and July/August earnings reports. El Paso Corp (NYSE: EP), FormFactor (NASDAQ: FORM), Wipro (NYSE: WIT), Ashford Hospitality Trust (NYSE: AHT), Balchem (NASDAQ: BCPC) and BioCryst Pharmaceuticals (NASDAQ: BCRX) are all expected to be lower leading up to their next earnings release. The movement of stock prices in the days and weeks leading to and following these earnings announcements may follow a predictable pattern. Most companies stock price histories show random or unpredictable movements around earnings dates. But some seem to repeat the same pattern quarter after quarter, year after year. The # of Reports in the table below shows how many previous quarterly reports comprise the indicator that predicts how a stock will act before its earnings are released. The specific technology used to make these predictions is available for a low monthly fee at . The following stocks are expected to go lower leading up to their next earnings release: Symbol Company # of Reports Quarter Release Date EP El Paso Corporation August earnings Q2 8/6/2009 FORM FormFactor Inc 12 quarters Q2 7/29/2009 WIT Wipro Limited (ADR) July earnings Q1 7/22/2009 AHT Ashford Hospitality 12 quarters Q2 8/5/2009 BCPC Balchem Corp 12 quarters Q2 7/30/2009 BCRX BioCryst Pharmaceutical 12 quarters Q2 8/7/2009 Earnings, or profits, drive stock prices. The market values a company based on its current and anticipated future ability to make money. The market takes the earnings pulse of a company four times per year when quarterly reports are issued. When this information is released it can often be a trend-changing or a trend confirming event. because the information is so vital to the market's perception of the vitality of that company.

This technology is designed to help the stock trader identify those companies that seem to have a consistent pattern of movement before or after the earnings release date, based on the history of earnings releases for that company. It combines a calendar of expected earnings releases with a history of past earnings releases in a way that lets you see if a pattern exists.

El Paso Corporation (NYSE: EP) operates in the natural gas transmission, and exploration and production sectors of the energy industry in the United States. It offers natural gas transmission services to a range of customers, including natural gas producers, marketers, and end-users, as well as other natural gas transmission, distribution, and electric generation companies through its interests in approximately 42,000 miles of interstate pipeline system. The company also operates approximately 230 billion cubic feet of storage capacity, and an LNG receiving terminal and related facilities in Elba Island, Georgia. El Paso also focuses on the exploration, acquisition, development, and production of natural gas, oil, and natural gas liquids in the United States, Brazil, and Egypt. As of December 31, 2008, the company held an estimated 2.3 trillion cubic feet of natural gas equivalents of proved natural gas and oil reserves. In addition, it holds interests in international power plants located in Brazil, Asia, Central America, and South America. The company sells power to power transmission and distribution companies owned by local governments. El Paso Corporation was founded in 1928 and is based in Houston, Texas.

FormFactor, Inc. (NASDAQ: FORM) engages in the design, development, manufacture, sale, and support of precision semiconductor wafer probe card products and solutions based on its MicroSpring interconnect technology and design tools. Its wafer probe cards are used by semiconductor manufacturers to perform wafer sort and test on the semiconductor die, or chips, or the whole semiconductor wafer in the front end of the semiconductor manufacturing process. The companyas customers use its wafer probe cards to test DRAM chips, including DDR, DDR2, DDR3, SDRAM, PSRAM, mobile DRAM, Graphic DRAM, NOR and NAND flash memory chips, serial data devices, chipsets, microprocessors, and microcontrollers. It sells products to DRAM, flash memory devices, microprocessor, chipset, and other system on chip devices manufacturers primarily through its direct sales force, distributors, and independent sales representatives. The company has operations in Japan, North America, Taiwan, South Korea, and Europe. FormFactor, Inc. was founded in 1993 and is headquartered in Livermore, California.

Wipro Limited (NYSE: WIT) provides information technology (IT) services and products, and consumer care and lighting products worldwide. The companyas IT Services segment provides IT and IT enabled services, including IT consulting, custom application design, development, re-engineering and maintenance, systems integration, package implementation, technology infrastructure outsourcing, BPO services, and research and development services in the areas of hardware and software design. Its IT Products segment offers IT products comprising computing, storage, networking, security, and software products, such as enterprise platform products, networking solutions, software products, data storage, contact centre infrastructure, enterprise information security, and emerging technologies for enterprises in the government, defence, IT and IT enabled services, telecommunications, manufacturing, and banking sectors. Wiproas Consumer Care and Lighting segment provides personal care products, including deodorants and fragrances, hair care, bath and shower, skin care, and other personal care products; cooking oil; soaps and toiletries; baby products; modular switches, incandescent light bulbs, and compact fluorescent lamps and luminaries for commercial and retail markets; commercial lighting solutions for pharmaceutical production centers, retail stores, software development centers, and other industries; modular office furniture for software development centers, banks and financial institutions, insurance companies, and manufacturing companies. The company also manufactures cylinders and truck hydraulics; distributes hydraulic steering equipment and pumps, motors, and valves for international companies; involves in the water solutions business; and provides consulting on renewable energy solutions. Wipro was founded in 1945 and is headquartered in Bangalore, India.

Ashford Hospitality Trust, Inc. (NYSE: AHT), a real estate investment trust (REIT), invests in the hospitality industry primarily in the United States. The company invests in various segments and at various levels of the capital structure, including direct hotel investments, first mortgages, mezzanine loans, construction loans, and sale-leaseback transactions. It primarily concentrates among Marriott, Hilton, Hyatt, and Starwood brands. As of December 31, 2006, the company owned 81 hotel properties in 26 states with 15,492 rooms and an office building. Its portfolio also includes 24 full-service, upper-upscale hotels containing 8,069 rooms, as well as 27 premium select-service hotels consisting of 5,571 rooms in 31 markets throughout 18 states, the District of Columbia, and Canada. Ashford Hospitality Trust has elected to be taxed as REIT for federal income tax purposes and would not be subject to income tax to the extent that it distributes at least 90% of its REIT taxable income to its stockholders. Ashford Hospitality Trust was founded in 1968 and is based in Dallas, Texas.

Balchem Corporation (NASDAQ: BCPC) provides specialty performance ingredients and products for the food, nutritional, feed, pharmaceutical, and medical sterilization industries in the United States and internationally. The companyas Specialty Products segment repackages and distributes various specialty gases, including ethylene oxide, which is used to sterilize a range of medical devices; ethylene oxide blends that are used in killing bacteria, fungi, and insects in spices and other seasoning materials; propylene oxide, which is used for fumigation in spice treatment and in various chemical synthesis applications; and methyl chloride that is used in specialty herbicides, fertilizers, and pharmaceuticals, as well as in malt and wine preservers. Its Food, Pharma & Nutrition segment provides microencapsulation, granulation, and agglomeration solutions to a range of applications in food, pharmaceutical, and nutritional ingredients. These solutions are used in baked goods, refrigerated and frozen dough systems, processed meats, seasoning blends, confections, and nutritional supplements. This segment also offers choline nutrient products for wellness applications; and granulated calcium carbonate products for the treatment of osteoporosis, gastric disorders, and calcium deficiencies. The companyas Animal Nutrition & Health segment provides various nutritional products consisting of REASHURE Choline, an encapsulated choline product; NITROSHURETM, an encapsulated urea supplement; and NIASHURETM, its microencapsulated niacin product for dairy cows and milk production. This segment also offers chelated mineral supplements for use in animal feed; choline chloride, a nutrient for animal health; and methylamines for the manufacture of choline products, and also used in a range of industrial applications. Balchem Corporation sells its products through its own sales force, independent distributors, and sales agents. The company was founded in 1967 and is headquartered in New Hampton, New York.

BioCryst Pharmaceuticals, Inc. (NASDAQ: BCRX), a biotechnology company, engages in the design, optimization, and development of drugs that block key enzymes involved in cancer, viral infections, and autoimmune diseases. It integrates the disciplines of biology, crystallography, medicinal chemistry, and computer modeling to use structure-based drug design to discover and develop small molecule pharmaceuticals. The companyas product candidates include forodesine HCl, a transition-state analog inhibitor of the target enzyme purine nucleoside phosphorylase (PNP), which is in Phase IIb clinical trial for patients with Cutaneous T-cell Lymphoma (CTCL); and in a Phase II trial with an oral formulation in Chronic Lymphocytic Leukemia (CLL). Its Forodesine HCl product is used for three indications: T-cell non-Hodgkin lymphoma, including CTCL; CLL and related leukemias, including T-cell prolymphocytic leukemia, adult T-cell leukemia, and hairy cell leukemia; and for the treatment of B-cell acute lymphoblastic leukemia. The company also provides peramivir, an inhibitor of influenza neuraminidase, which completed Phase II clinical trial for the treatment of influenza with two parenteral formulations, intramuscular and intravenous. In addition, it offers BCX-4208/R3421, a second generation PNP inhibitor, which is in the Phase IIa clinical trial for the prevention of acute rejection in transplantation and for the treatment of autoimmune diseases. The company has collaborative and other research and development contracts with Shionogi & Co., Ltd.; U.S. Department of Health and Human Services; Green Cross Corporation; Mundipharma International Holdings Limited; F.Hoffmann-La Roche Ltd. and Hoffman-La Roche Inc.; Albert Einstein College of Medicine of Yeshiva University and Industrial Research, Ltd.; The University of Alabama at Birmingham; and Emory University. BioCryst Pharmaceuticals, Inc. was founded in 1986 and is based in Birmingham, Alabama. has built a massive database that collects, analyzes and publishes multiple proprietary trading strategies that predict price moves in stocks, commodities and currencies. The data has then been integrated into an automated trading platform which can be used to connect to a live online broker and automate your trading of each of the strategies highlighted. It is extremely powerful with lightening fast execution at a very low price. Both the trading software and SqueezeTrigger data feed are available at One example from the SqueezeTrigger database is approximately 2.5 billion short sale transactions going back to January 1, 2005, and SqueezeTrigger calculates the exact price at which the Total Short Interest is short in each stock. This data was never before available prior to January 1, 2005 because the Self Regulatory Organizations (primary exchanges) guarded it aggressively. After the SEC passed Regulation SHO, exchanges were forced to allow data processors like to access the data. Total Short Interest is the number of shares shorted but not yet covered, and is different from total short volume. To access SqueezeTrigger Prices ahead of potential short squeezes beginning, visit Go to to find out the exact price that the entire Total Short Interest will start covering! About SQUEEZETRIGGER.COM WWW.SQUEEZETRIGGER.COM is a service designed to help bonafide shareholders of publicly traded US companies fight short selling. has built a proprietary database that uses Threshold list feeds and short sale time and sale data from NASDAQ, AMEX and NYSE to generate detailed and useful information to combat the short selling problem. For the first time, actual trade by trade data is available to the public that shows the attempted size, actual size, price and average value of short sales in stocks that have been shorted. This information is valuable in determining the precise point at which short sellers go out-of-the-money and start losing on their short trades.

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