For Immediate Release

Chicago, IL – November 17, 2009 – announces the list of stocks featured in the Analyst Blog. Every day the Zacks Equity Research analysts discuss the latest news and events impacting stocks and the financial markets. Stocks recently featured in the blog include: Dell Inc. (DELL), Apple Inc. (AAPL), Nokia (NOK), Research In Motion (RIMM) and American Dairy Inc. (ADY).

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Here are highlights from Monday’s Analyst Blog:

Dell’s Smartphone Strategy

Dell Inc. (DELL), one of the world’s leading computer manufacturer, has decided to start manufacturing its smartphone device. The company has zeroed in on Brazil as the first manufacturing destination and chosen Claro as its carrier partner in the region. Dell will also be manufacturing the device in China and partner with China Mobile in that region. The phone will be using the Google Android operating system.

Dell’s entry into the smartphone segment looks like a logical progression, as the company is already manufacturing and rolling out reasonably priced netbooks in the market. However, Dell is a late entrant into the market, unlike its peer Apple Inc. (AAPL), which has already grabbed a large share through smartphones such as iPhone 3G and iPhone 3GS.

As per the technology research firm Canalys, third quarter 2009 worldwide smartphone shipments grew 4% year on year, to 41.4 million units. As per the findings of the research firm, Nokia (NOK) maintained its worldwide smartphone leadership position with a 40% share of the market, up from its year-ago position, but down 5% from the previous quarter. Research In Motion (RIMM) was in second place, with a market share of 21%, almost flat sequentially. Apple’s market share was 18% in the third quarter, up from the 14% it held in the second quarter, with significant improvement in the iPhone 3GS supply across many countries. HTC retained the fourth position with a 5% share.

There is no reason to think that Dell phones would not gain popularity considering the company’s history of innovation, although the success rate could vary as competition is intense. We believe that even if Dell is able to capture a small share of the smartphone market, the additional growth opportunity would be substantial.

American Dairy Beats Expectations

American Dairy Inc. (ADY) reported third quarter results before the opening bell today. The company’s net income from continuing operations stood at $11.1 million, or 52 cents per share, from a loss of $22.1 million, or $1.19 per share in the year-ago quarter. Quarterly earnings also surpassed the Zacks Consensus Estimate for a profit of 31 cents per share.

American Dairy is a leading producer and distributor of premium infant formula, milk powder, and soybean, rice and walnut products in China. The company, which operates through its wholly owned subsidiary Feihe Dairy and other subsidiaries, has 200 milk collection stations, 2 dairy farms and 6 production facilities. The company has capacity to produce approximately 1,220 tons of milk powder per day and a distribution network of over 90,000 retail outlets across China.

The Beijing-based company recorded an impressive 94.1% year-over-year growth in quarterly sales to $72.1 million. The expansion was primarily driven by strong demand for American Dairy’s milk powder products (mainly infant formula products), which recorded a 151.7% growth in volumes to 6,561 tons and contributed 77.5% to total sales. Moreover, the robust revenue performance was also helped by company’s augmented distribution network and efforts to expand into new geographic areas in China.

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