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Bullish on Empire

Empire Co. class A shares had a sharp rise from $39.33 in August, 2009, to $59.99 in November, 2010 (A-B). Subsequently, Empire pulled back to support near ±$52 (C), then resumed the uptrend to reach an all-time high of $64.24 (D). This new high exceeded the previous high in 2010 (B), which is extremely bullish. Empire has now returned toward its 40-week Moving Average, which should provide a good entry point (E). Only a decline below $56-57 would be negative.

Point & Figure measurements provide targets of $69 and $74.

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Monica Rizk is the senior Technical Analyst for Phases & Cycles Inc. ( www.phases-cycles.com ). Ron Meisels is a contributor to the www.NA-marketletter.com web site. They may hold shares in companies profiled. Please see the site for a glossary. Chart source: www.decisionplus.com

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Senior Technical Analyst at Phases & Cycles Inc.

Monica Rizk, Senior Technical Analyst, has a Bachelor's degree in Business Administration and completed the Canadian Securities Institute course. She has been with Phases & Cycles since September 2000 and specializes in the research of Canadian and US stocks using Point & Figure as well as bar chart analysis. More

President of Phases & Cycles Inc.

Ron Meisels, President, Phases & Cycles Inc., has been active as an Analyst since 1971. He was Vice President and Director of Technical Research of Nesbitt Thomson (now BMO Nesbitt Burns) from 1982 to 1990. He was ranked among the top three technical analysts by Canadian Institutions for six consecutive years (Brendan Wood Survey). More

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