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The Sterling Small Cap. Review for the week of September 22nd, 2008 is now available. In this edition of the Small Cap. Review we take a look at a growing company that is trading with a P/E ratio of 2.33 and at 1/3 of book value.

Sterling Investment Services has recently initiated research coverage on WWA Group, Inc. We feel that this company has excellent long term potential and is worth taking a serious look at. Additional information on WWA Group, Inc. (OTC BB: WWAG) can be found (here)

The September 29th edition of the Sterling Weekly is now available. A copy of which can be viewed (here). Please feel free to sign up to receive this edition of the Sterling Weekly when it is available.

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Position Statement: In our Prime Recommendation Letter we attempt to identify the recommendation with the highest probability of moving higher.  We recommend that stop orders be placed at the time of purchase,  and once the position has moved profitable we recommend a stop be placed a minimum of $0.375 above the purchase price and moved higher as the position moves higher.

Today’s Comments: The overall market finished Wednesday essentially flat on a day that say the majority of the sector indices I track move lower on the day. The weakest sectors on the day were the Insurance, Technology, Cyclical, High Tech, Natural Gas, Retailers, Commodities, Oil & Gas, Networking, Biotech, and Chemicals. There was strength in the Airlines, Banking, Broker/Dealer, Pharmaceuticals, and Consumer indices. There was not a single index I looked at this morning that appears to have broken its downward trend line. The Bottom Line: The overall market should move lower.

Sterling Calendar for October 2nd, 2008
Economic Calendar
Date Est. Time Release For

Consensus Prior
10/02 8:30am Initial Claims 9/27      
10/02 10:00am Factory Orders Aug. NA (1.8%) 1.3%
Date: Misc. Calendar:
10/02 Global Payments 'GPN' announces earnings after the close. Est. $0.59
  The full earnings calendar for this week can be found (here)

Recommendation: SELL/SHORT

Las Vegas Sands 'LVS '

Company: Las Vegas Sands Corp. Symbol: 'LVS' Closing Price: $31.32
Web: YH: $148.76 YL: $30.11 EPS: ($0.08) P/E: N/A

Shares Outstanding: 355 Million

Forecasted EPS:.$1.00 Market Cap.: $11 Billion
Dividend: none Yield: N/A Aver. Daily Trading Volume: 5.7 Million Shares  
Price Target:  $9.51 Upside Stop:  $33.49/share
Options Rec.: October 30 Puts @ $3.00/contract Options Symbol: LVSVF
Additional information on Las Vegas Sands 'LVS'' can be found (here)

Company Description: Las Vegas Sands Corp. and its subsidiaries develop multi use integrated resorts worldwide. It owns the Venetian resort-hotel-casino and the Sands Expo and Convention Center in Las Vegas, Nevada; and The Sands Macao Casino in Macao, the People�s Republic of China (PRC). The company�s casino resorts include hotels, exhibition and conference facilities, casinos, showrooms, shopping malls, spas, restaurants and entertainment facilities, expo and convention centers, and other attractions and amenities, as well as public common areas. It is also developing the Venetian Macao resort-hotel in Macao, the PRC; the Palazzo resort-hotel-casino in Las Vegas, Nevada; Sands Bethworks in Bethlehem, Pennsylvania; and the Marina Bay Sands in Singapore. The company was founded in 1988 and is headquartered in Las Vegas, Nevada.

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Recent News: 10/02 Las Vegas' Losing Streak BusinessWeek (Thu 8:08am)
  10/02 Adelson pours own money into LVS at (Thu 5:35am)
09/25 Are Gambling Stocks Worth The Risk? at Investopedia (Thu, Sep 25)
A full list of the news headlines for Las Vegas Sands "LVS'' can be found (here)
Our Analysis: The shares of set a new multi-year closing low on heavier than normal trading volume. In the process they closed below a key support level. Additionally they completed what is known as an inverted cup pattern with a measured move to our stated price target of $9.51/share. Our review of the chart of 'LVS' shows no support on the chart below the support level that was broken yesterday. A downward free fall on this stock is very possible. I see upside resistance on the shares of 'LVS' at $33.19 per share, and have set my stops accordingly at $33.49 per share.

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