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SHOPPING FOR STOCKS

Highlights from BetterInvesting Magazine, February 2007


Madison Heights, Mich., Jan. 9 – Members of the media can access BetterInvesting Magazine online by going to www.betterinvestingnewsroom.org and clicking on the "BetterInvesting Magazine" tab on the left.  To view the magazine, you will need to verify that you are a member of the media by filling out a brief form.

COVER STORY – Shopping for Stocks: Page 26
BetterInvesting experts share their perspectives on how to interpret P/E ratios.


Industry Focus: Page 38
By weighing their very high valuations against their marketing clout and potential for growth, the Wharton School analyzes the value of social networking websites.

Mr. NAIC: Page 12
The recent history of PepsiCo, Inc. illustrates how publicly traded companies do not always get full credit for meeting their challenges, writes NAIC Chairman Emeritus Ken Janke – Mr. NAIC.

Where Earnings Go: Page 48
How corporate managers use earnings to fuel growth, strengthen companies and reward shareholders.

Financial Planner: Page 44
Ten tips to make tax filing more efficient and perhaps reduce your tax burden.

Stocks to Study: Page 30
Ceradyne, Inc. was selected as this month's "Stock to Study." BetterInvesting Magazine's Editorial Advisory and Securities Review Committee says this Southern California company, best known for producing ceramic body armor worn by military personnel, is expanding its nondefense business with new applications in energy and medicine.

Five-Year-Ago Stock to Study: Page 33
Central Parking Corporation, provider of parking and related services, has experienced stagnated revenues while remaining profitable.

Undervalued Feature: Page 34
Caterpillar Inc. was selected for this month's "Undervalued Feature." Strong growth in China and other overseas markets is offsetting weakness in housing construction, diesel engines and other domestic industries.

18-month Undervalued Review: Page 36
Biomet, Inc., a leading producer of artificial joints and other medical devices, is an acquisition target.
This month's issue of BetterInvesting Magazine is accessible to members of the media by going to www.betterinvestingnewsroom.org and clicking on the "BetterInvesting Magazinetab on the left. The site also has an archive of all 2006 BetterInvesting Magazine issues. For questions as to how to access the magazine online, please contact mediacenter@betterinvesting.org

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