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March 31, 2011  Thu 7:42 AM CT

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Morgan Stanley Makes Bold Call

TSLATesla Motors was upgraded to "overweight" by Morgan Stanley, with a $70 price target. That's more than triple its $23.71 close yesterday. The analyst based his call on a belief that the electric-car maker will become the country's fourth-biggest automaker. TSLA leaps 13 percent before the bell.


CarMax Falls Despite Strong Results

The used-car retailer reported fiscal fourth-quarter earnings of $0.39, beating the $0.38 estimate. Revenue was $2.25 billion, ahead of the $2.18 estimate. KMX is down slightly before the bell after rising 1.89 percent to $34.59 yesterday.


Berkshire Down on Sokol Departure

David Sokol, who had been expected to succeed Warren Buffett at the helm of Berkshire Hathaway, has resigned after it became known he owned shares in Lubrizol before recommending that his company acquire it. BRK.A is down 3 percent in the pre. Sokol says he did nothing wrong.

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Sweet Spot Exceptions

As discussed last week, when using the Stock Replacement Strategy to replace a stock position to trade direction, we want to use an option that has very similar characteristics to the stock. We talked about using the deep in-the-money, 80 to 85 delta option that is similar in the Greeks and has relatively little extrinsic value which tends to work against us in stock directional trading.

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