Market Pulse Announces Its AM Stock Picks for Tuesday, August 22, 2006: MRK, MSRM, JDSU, EXEL

ATLANTA, Aug. 22, 2006 (PRIMEZONE) -- Market Pulse is pleased to announce the following stock recommendations. Bernard Schmitt of Market Pulse states, "These notable stocks should be watched because they look great from a fundamental and technical perspective." Bernard possesses many years of experience in the financial industry recommending and evaluating stocks. He rates them as follows:

Merck & Co. Inc. (NYSE:MRK): Market Outperform

Mobilestream Oil, Inc. (Pink Sheets:MSRM): Attractive

JDS Uniphase Corp. (Nasdaq:JDSU): Bearish

Exelixis Inc. (Nasdaq:EXEL): Attractive

Recommendation Meanings

These recommendations are investment opinions of and reflect the stock's potential to move over the next one to four weeks of trading. This analysis is done from a technical and fundamental perspective.

After The Bell Market Commentary

According to Bernard Schmitt, "On Monday, the dollar was mixed against other major currencies, while gold prices rose. Investors were hard-pressed to extend last week's rally and profit-taking came on extremely light volume. The markets closed modestly lower as crude oil prices surged. Iran's nuclear ambitions sent oil prices up $1.31 to close at $72.45 a barrel. The Dow Jones industrial average dropped 36.42, or 0.32 percent, to 11,345.05. The Nasdaq composite index fell 16.20, or 0.75 percent, to 2,147.75. The Standard & Poor's 500 index lost 4.78, or 0.37 percent, to 1,297.52. The Russell 2000 index fell 6.35, or 0.89 percent, to 705.33."


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Information contained herein is the opinion of MP and is intended to be used strictly for informational purposes. You should be aware that MP attempts to assure itself of the accuracy of the information contained in the analyses it publishes. In this regard, MP does, at times, rely on the accuracy of information supplied to it by the companies which are the subject of MP's analyses and/or parties related to those companies. MP also relies on the accuracy and integrity of information that is contained in company press releases and reports filed with the SEC. The companies mentioned in this publication have not approved the content or timing of the information being published unless otherwise noted.

MP, because it relies on information supplied by various third parties, disclaims any responsibility for the accuracy of such information. Any investor considering making an investment in any security which has been the subject of a MP analysis or opinion should, before making any such investment, consult with his/her market professional and/or do his/her own independent research regarding the company which is the subject of an MP opinion, recommendation or analysis. Information regarding companies which MP has opined upon is normally available from many sources including the subject company's filings with the SEC and various press releases issued by the company.

You should be aware that MP is often compensated for issuing analyses, recommendations or opinions concerning particular companies. Its opinion is therefore not unbiased and you should consider this factor when evaluating MP's statements regarding a company. MP has been compensated for its coverage regarding Mobilestream Oil, Inc. with the payment of two hundred thousand free trading shares of stock in Mobilestream Oil, Inc. The Mobilestream shares have already been received from a third party shareholder by MP. In addition, MP has pending from a third party shareholder forty thousand dollars worth of free trading shares of Mobilestream Oil, Inc. To date, MP has sold two hundred thousand shares of stock in Mobilestream Oil, Inc. for proceeds totaling fifty two thousand eight hundred fifty dollars. MP's officers and directors reserve the right to buy additional shares of the companies discussed in this opinion and may profit in the event those shares rise in value. When MP receives free trading shares as compensation for a profiled company, MP may sell part or all of any such shares during the period in which MP is performing such services.

CONTACT: Market Pulse
         Bernard Schmitt
         (800) 290-8935
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