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Subject:  Re: Stock of the Week: Activision (ATVI) Date:  3/4/2008  6:34 PM
Author:  awesomestockdude Number:  2029 of 2683

I was looking through the back of One Up On Wallstreet by Peter Lynch and noticed that he has a bunch of tips about what to pay attention to when buying a stock. Here are some that apply to Activision and that you may want to pay attention to.

- The company still has room to grow.
- Consider the size of the company if you expect it to profit from a specific product.
- Moderately fast growers in nongrowth industries make ideal investments.
- Look for companies with niches.
- Companies with no debt can't go bankrupt.
- Base your purchases off of the company's prospects, not off what the president says.
- Consider carefully the companies price to earnings ratio. If the stock is over valued and the company does well, the price won't show it.
- Insider buying is a positive sign, especialy when several individuals are buying at once.
- Be patient. Watch stocks never boil.
- When in doubt, tune in later.
- Invest at least as much time to picking a stock as you would be choosing a new tv.

Those are some important things to pay attention to when choosing if a stock is good or not. The company has room to grow if they come out with more good games and if people will buy them. The company will definitaly not go bankrupt and we need to pay attention to what the insiders do. Any more tips or questions? Time is running out.


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