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Lake Harmony, PA, United States, 2005/10/22 - Market Gainers are Gulf Island Fabrication Inc. [Nasdaq: GIFI], Philadelphia Consolidated Holding Corp. [Nasdaq: PHLY], United Natural Foods Inc. [Nasdaq: UNFI], Apogee Enterprises Inc. [Nasdaq: APOG].
According to the analysis by Market Advisors Inc., which gave (Pink Sheets: FPLF) a $7.00 price target, pet owners are spending more money on pet health care and supplies than ever before. It is estimated that $33 billion was spent on pets throughout the year in 2004. According to the American Pet Products Manufacturers Association, Inc., there are now more pets than people in the United States -- 360 million pets vs. 280 million people. This means that six out of ten U.S. households, own a pet. Cat and dog owners overwhelmingly consider their pets to be very integral parts of the family.
Market Gainers are Gulf Island Fabrication Inc. (Nasdaq: GIFI), Philadelphia Consolidated Holding Corp. (Nasdaq: PHLY), United Natural Foods Inc. (Nasdaq: UNFI), Apogee Enterprises Inc. (Nasdaq: APOG), Strayer Education Inc. (Nasdaq: STRA), Blackboard Inc. (Nasdaq: BBBB), Express Scripts Inc. (Nasdaq: ESRX) and CNS Inc. (Nasdaq: CNXS).
Market Decliners are Transaction Systems Architects Inc. (Nasdaq: TSAI), Ladish Co. Inc. (Nasdaq: LDSH), Healthextras Inc. (Nasdaq: HLEX), ATMI Inc. (Nasdaq: ATMI), FLIR Systems Inc. (Nasdaq: FLIR), UCBH Holdings Inc. (Nasdaq: UCBH), Privatebancorp Inc. (Nasdaq: PVTB) and Buffalo Wild Wings Inc. (Nasdaq: BWLD).
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