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A little earlier this morning I sold 55 shares of my American Healthways (AMHC) stock at a 69% gain. Under my trading "system", this was a buy signal, that my portfolio was doing well, and that since I was at less than 25 positions (21 at that time), I could look around to see if there were any candidates to add a new position.
Shortly thereafter I noted that Quiksilver (ZQK) was on the list of top % gainers. As I write, ZQK is trading at $28.47, up $1.06 or 3.87% on the day. I first posted Quiksilver (ZQK) on Stock Picks on 8/28/03 when it was trading at $18.42. I had not purchased any shares of ZQK until this point.
Checking the data, I noted that ZQK posted 1st quarter results on 3/10/05. For the quarter, net revenue grew 34% to $342.9 million from $256.1 million the prior year. Earnings came in at $14.2 million or $.23/share, up from $9.2 million or $.16/share the prior year. Also bullish, the company boosted 2005 earnings to $1.62 to $1.65 on revenue of $1.48 billion to $1.5 billion.
More recently, Quiksilver announced the acquisition of Rossignol, the French ski maker.
Anyhow, that nickel was burning a hole in my pocket, and I picked up 200 shares of Quiksilver at $28.42/share earlier this morning!
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