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ValuEngine Upgrades Rock-Tenn, Sempra Energy, Southern Union, Wellpoint To A '5' Rating

March 9, 2009 (FinancialWire) (Investrend Research Syndicate) -- ValuEngine, Inc. ( upgraded five companies, including Rock-Tenn Co (NYSE: RKT), Sempra Energy (NYSE: SRE), Southern Union Co (NYSE: SUG), and Wellpoint Inc (NYSE: WLP), to a "5" rating, the service's highest.

The ValuEngine Rating is an overall assessment of a stock's attractiveness. It combines the following five factors: ValuEngine's proprietary valuation, risk-return tradeoff, momentum, market capitalization and ValuEngine's proprietary forecasted one-month return.

Also upgraded to a "5" rating was Symantec Corp (NASDAQ: SYMC).

Approximately 80 to 85 companies achieve this highest ValuEngine rating out of VE's total coverage of over 5,000 publicly traded companies. These ratings are computed daily and are often discussed on financial broadcasts on General Electric (NYSE: GE) unit CNBC, Fox's (NYSE: FOX) Fox News Channel, Bloomberg TV, and AOL Time Warner (NYSE: AOL) unit CNNfn by leading market forecasters such as Richard Suttmeier.

The full ValuEngine analysis is available by subscription at or in company specific research reports at ValuEngine is an affiliate of Investrend Research and the reports, as well as proprietary research on some 20,000 public companies, may be accessed at , the Web's center for independent research. is a stock valuation, investment forecasting service. The company was co-founded by Dr. Zhiwu Chen, a professor of finance at Yale University's School of Management. Dr. Chen, with the ValuEngine research team, developed and tested the VE Stock Valuation Model, econometric models for forecasting, and the VE portfolio construction, tracking and advisory products.

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