Company name Alexion Pharmaceuticals, Inc.
Stock ticker ALXN
Live stock price [stckqut]ALXN[/stckqut]
P/E compared to competitors Fair
MANAGEMENT EXECUTION
Employee productivity Good
Sales growth Good
EPS growth Good
P/E growth Good
EBIT growth Good
ANALYSIS
Confident Investor Rating Good
Target stock price (TWCA growth scenario) $88.56
Target stock price (averages with growth) $106.34
Target stock price (averages with no growth) $58.39
Target stock price (manual assumptions) $88.59

The following company description is from Google Finance: http://www.google.com/finance?q=alxn

Alexion Pharmaceuticals, Inc. (Alexion) is a biopharmaceutical company engaged in the discovery, development and commercialization of therapeutic products aimed at treating patients with severe and life-threatening disease states, including those in the therapeutic areas of hematology, nephrology (including transplant rejection), neurology, ophthalmology and cancer. Alexion’s marketed product, Soliris (eculizumab), is a therapy approved for the treatment of patients with paroxysmal nocturnal hemoglobinuria (PNH). On January 28, 2011, Alexion acquired Taligen Therapeutics, Inc. (Taligen). On February 10, 2011, Alexion acquired patents and assets from Germany-based Orphatec Pharmaceuticals GmbH (Orphatec) related to an investigational therapy for patients with Type A molybdenum cofactor deficiency (MoCD).

Confident Investor comments: This company’s growth rate could actually dictate a much higher price than I am conservatively giving it. At this price and at this time, I think that a Confident Investor can confidently invest in this stock.

Company name Akamai Technologies, Inc.
Stock ticker AKAM
Live stock price [stckqut]AKAM[/stckqut]
P/E compared to competitors Good
MANAGEMENT EXECUTION
Employee productivity Poor
Sales growth Good
EPS growth Good
P/E growth Good
EBIT growth Fair
ANALYSIS
Confident Investor Rating Good
Target stock price (TWCA growth scenario) $33.98
Target stock price (averages with growth) $51.56
Target stock price (averages with no growth) $44.54
Target stock price (manual assumptions) $27.48

The following company description is from Google Finance: http://www.google.com/finance?q=akam

Akamai Technologies, Inc. (Akamai) provides services for accelerating and improving the delivery of content and applications over the Internet; ranging from live and on-demand streaming video capabilities to conventional content on Websites, to tools that help people transact business and reach out to new and existing customers. Its services are used to sell, inform, entertain, market, advertise, deliver software and conduct their business online. It offers application performance services, services and solutions for digital media and software distribution and storage, content and application delivery, online advertising-related services and other specialized Internet-based offerings. In July 2010, the Company completed the acquisition of Velocitude LLC (Velocitude).

Confident Investor comments: At this price and at this time, I think that a Confident Investor can confidently invest in this stock.

Company name Apple Inc.
Stock ticker AAPL
Live stock price [stckqut]AAPL[/stckqut]
P/E compared to competitors Fair
MANAGEMENT EXECUTION
Employee productivity Good
Sales growth Good
EPS growth Good
P/E growth Poor
EBIT growth Good
ANALYSIS
Confident Investor Rating Good
Target stock price (TWCA growth scenario) $602.59
Target stock price (averages with growth) $893.69
Target stock price (averages with no growth) $677.7
Target stock price (manual assumptions) $585.42

The following company description is from Google Finance: http://www.google.com/finance?q=aapl

Apple Inc. (Apple) designs, manufactures and markets a range of personal computers, mobile communication and media devices, and portable digital music players, and sells a range of related software, services, peripherals, networking solutions, and third-party digital content and applications. It’s products and services include Macintosh (Mac) computers, iPhone, iPad, iPod, Apple TV, Xserve, a portfolio of consumer and professional software applications, the Mac OS X and iOS operating systems, third-party digital content and applications through the iTunes Store, and a range of accessory, service and support offerings. The Company sells its products globally through its retail stores, online stores, and direct sales force and third-party cellular network carriers, wholesalers, retailers, and value-added resellers. As of September 25, 2010, the Company had opened a total of 317 retail stores, including 233 stores in the United States and 84 stores internationally.

Confident Investor comments: At this price and at this time, I think that a Confident Investor can confidently invest in this stock.

Cuban on Investing: Diversification Is for Idiots

Entrepreneur Mark Cuban sits down with the Journal's Alan Murray and weighs in on the fluctuating market. Cuban is investing in volatility. He believes "buy and hold is a crock of $%#!" and diversification is for idiots. Cuban also addresses how patent law stifles creativity, but refuses to address the NBA lockout.

Some of his best advice to the average investor is to pay off your credit cards and use your cash to buy large amounts of consumables at a discount that you know you will use. This is actually very good advice. If you eliminate your expensive debt that will save you 15-25%. If you spend 5-10% less on products you will definitely use by buying in bulk, that is a direct savings.