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Sprott Management Team Shares Investment Tips in Uranium Stocks
SARASOTA, Fla., Feb. 7, 2006 (PRIMEZONE) -- Sprott Asset Management Market Strategist Kevin Bambrough and Portfolio Manager Jean-Francois Tardif shared their ten best tips in evaluating uranium companies for investment purposes. Using successful investments in various uranium development companies as a guideline, the Sprott team told StockInterview.com how they reached their decisions to invest in many developing uranium companies, such as SXR Uranium One (TSE:SXR), Paladin Resources (TSE:PDN), Western Prospector (TSX-V:WNP), Tournigan (TSX-V:TVC), Energy Metals (TSX-V:EMC) and Strathmore Minerals (TSX-V:STM). During the nuclear energy renaissance, and the consequent boom in uranium stocks, Sprott Asset Management has reportedly invested about C$175 million, or about 6.7% of the firm's more than C$2.5 billion under management, in the uranium sector.
Occidental Petroleum Corp.
Occidental Petroleum Announces Record 2005 Earnings
LOS ANGELES, Feb. 7, 2006 (PRIMEZONE) -- Occidental Petroleum Corporation (NYSE:OXY) announced net income for the fourth quarter 2005 of $1.152 billion ($2.84 per share), compared with $742 million ($1.86 per share) for the fourth quarter 2004. Core earnings for the fourth quarter were $1.158 billion ($2.86 per share), compared with $680 million ($1.70 per share) for the same period in 2004.
FOURTH QUARTER AND YEAR-END REPORT 2005
* Net turnover amounted to SEK 12,096 M (11,592).
* Profit before tax amounted to SEK 324 M (307).
* Net profit for the year amounted to SEK 190 M (202) and earnings per share to
SEK 8.20 (8.35).
* Dividend of SEK 8.00 (7.50).
* Distribution of 1 share in Catena for 2 shares in Bilia (pages 10 – 12).
* Operating profit amounted to SEK 92 M (76).
* Net profit for the year amounted to SEK 70 M (42) and earnings per share to
SEK 3.00 (1.80).
February is National Heart Month: Eating Your Way to a Healthy Heart
RIDGEWOOD, N.J., Feb. 7, 2006 (PRIMEZONE) -- The latest nutritional research shows we really are what we eat. Julie Upton, a registered dietitian and communications expert who specializes in nutrition and fitness, explains the science behind a heart healthy diet as well as why it can also help you lose weight. If, for example, you eat fruit or vegetables every 2 to 3 hours, you'll maximize your disease-fighting ability and lose weight, too.
Sentinel Development Solutions Launches New Analytics Models Through Partnership With Intelligent Results
DALLAS and BELLEVUE, Wash., Feb. 7, 2006 (PRIMEZONE) -- Sentinel Development Solutions, provider of the award-winning collection management software eCollections, and Intelligent Results, a leader in predictive analytics, today announced the launch of a fully-integrated predictive modeling and analytics solution. By incorporating Intelligent Results software into eCollections, Sentinel has given debt buyers the unparalleled ability to evaluate whether to buy and how to manage a portfolio. Collections agencies are also now able to target accounts with the greatest likelihood of paying and focus efforts to achieve a faster return on investment.