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What: Shares of Shaw Group
So what: The nuclear disaster in Japan has weighed over any stock with any nuclear ties, but Shaw was hit especially hard yesterday. After plummeting at the market open, shares have shown tremendous resilience throughout the day and with a little luck could end higher today.
Now what: What we should take from this is that the panic over nuclear-related stocks may have hit a high point. The nuclear industry isn't going to come to an end today, and even if it did, Shaw is a bigger business than just nuclear. There will likely be some uncertainty going forward, and I am not a buyer into the industry, but I wouldn't be doing any panic selling today.
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