MORNING UPDATE: Man Securities Issues Alerts for AMAT, TLAB,

                         MCDTA, WMI, 
                               And SCON 
  CHICAGO, Dec. 2 /PRNewswire/ -- Man Securities issues the following
Morning Update at 8:30 AM EST with new PriceWatch Alerts for key stocks. 
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  Before the open... PriceWatch Alerts for AMAT, TLAB, MCDTA, WMI, and SCON,
Market Overview, Today's Economic Calendar, and the Quote Of The Day. 
"I think it's just a matter of time before we reach some milestones
here -- Dow 10,000 and Nasdaq 2,000." 

    -- Peter Cardillo, chief strategist Global Partners Securities
      New PriceWatch Alerts for AMAT, TLAB, MCDTA, WMI, and SCON...
    -- Applied Materials Inc. (Nasdaq: AMAT)
       Last Price 24.21 - JAN 25.00 CALL OPTION@ $1.00 -> 7.7 % Return
    -- Tellabs Inc. (Nasdaq: TLAB)
       Last Price 7.69 - JAN 7.50 CALL OPTION@ $0.65 -> 6.5 % Return assigned*
    -- McDATA Corp. Class A (Nasdaq: MCDTA)
       Last Price 10.60 - APR 7.50 CALL OPTION@ $3.50 -> 5.6 % Return
    -- Waste Management Inc. (NYSE: WMI)
       Last Price 29.25 - APR 30.00 CALL OPTION@ $0.95 -> 6 % Return assigned*
    -- Superconductor Technologies Inc. (Nasdaq: SCON)
       Last Price 7.13 - APR 5.00 CALL OPTION@ $2.55 -> 9.2 % Return assigned*

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Could Be The Next Microsoft", go to: 
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recommendations to buy or sell any security. 
Overseas markets seem to be enduring a rather bland session with 11 of the
15 markets that we track offering up marginally positive performances.  The
cumulative average return on the group stands at a positive 0.213 percent.
The Producer Price Index in the Euro Zone rose by an expected 0.1 percent in
October and stood higher by 0.9 percent on a year-over-year basis.  This
seemingly tame report on inflationary pressures should allow the European
Central Bank (ECB) a little breathing room when it meets this Thursday to
decide near-term interest rates. 
Today the two weekly reports on the health of the retailing sector may
carry additional clout this time around.  Both reports are for the week ending
November 29, which includes "Black Friday" (that day after Thanksgiving on
which customers are supposed to knock down the doors of retailers and put them
in the black for the year) and its companioned Saturday.  For the prior week,
the verdict was mixed with the BTM-UBS Chain Store Sales advancing by 0.4
percent while the Redbook Retail Sales Index for the same period declined by
2.9 percent.  With all of the positive talk over last Thursday's numbers, both
reports had better be standouts as expectations were driven quite high.  The
pressure does not let up today, however, as many retailers will report their
same-store-sales figures on Thursday. 
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    6:20 a.m.:  Federal Reserve Vice Chairman Ferguson addresses the
                International Center for Business Information's risk
                management conference on Basel II in Geneva.
    7:45 a.m.:  BTM-UBS Chain Store Sales for the week of November 29 (last
                plus 0.4 percent).
    8:55 a.m.:  Redbook Retail Sales Index for the week of November 29 (last
                minus 2.9 percent).
    10:00 a.m.: November Challenger Layoff Survey (last plus 125 percent).

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CO:  Man Securities; Applied Materials Inc.; Tellabs Inc.; McDATA Corp.; Waste 
 Management Inc.; Superconductor Technologies Inc.
ST:  Illinois
-0- Dec/02/2003 14:22 GMT
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