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"Looking Back One Year" A review of stock picks from the week of November 1, 2004





Hello Friends! Thanks so much for stopping by and visiting my blog, Stock Picks Bob's Advice. As always, please remember that I am an amateur investor, so please remember to consult with your professional investment advisors prior to making any investment decisions based on information on this website.

Each weekend, unless I just plain fail to get around to it, I like to review stock picks from about a trailing one year period. This week I am up to the week of November 1, 2004. This review assumes a "buy and hold" strategy which is not thae actual strategy that I employ in my own portfolio. I like to sell my losing stocks quickly and completely, and my gaining stocks slowly and partially. But for the sake of this analysis, I believe a buy and hold review gives you a good feeling for the performance of stocks selected on this blog.

CalDive (CDIS) is a stock that besides writing it up as a 'pick', I also do own in my trading portfolio. I picked CalDive (CDIS) on Stock Picks Bob's Advice on November 3, 2004, when it was trading at $38.25. CDIS had a 2:1 stock split, giving me an effective 'pick price' of $19.13. CDIS closed at $42.10 on 1/13/06, for a gain of $22.97 or 120%.

On November 1, 2005, CalDive reported 3rd quarter 2005 results. For the quarter ended September 30, 2005, revenue climbed 58.6% to $209.3 million from $132.0 million the prior year. Net income grew 87% to $42.7 million from $22.8 million the prior year. Diluted earnings per share rose 78% to $1.05/share from $.59/share last year in the same period. This was a very strong report!

On November 5, 2004, I posted ValueClick (CCLK) on Stock Picks Bob's Advice when it was trading at $10.91. VCLK closed at $20.64 on 1/13/06 for a gain of $9.73 or 89.2% since picking this stock for the blog!

On November 1, 2005, ValueClick reported 3rd quarter 2005 results. For the quarter ended September 30, 2005, revenue grew 87% to $81.4 million from $37.9 million in the prior year same quarter. Net income for the quarter came in at $11.0 million or $.13/diluted share, compared with $7.6 million or $.09/diluted share in the prior year same quarter. In addition, the company raised fiscal 2005 guidance; all-in-all this was a very nice earnings report!

So how did we do on these two stocks? Well quite well actually. CDIS had a gain of 120% and VCLK had a gain of 89.2% during this same period. this works out to an average gain of 104.6%. Not too shabby at all :).

Anyhow, thanks again for stopping by! I shall try to get to my trading portfolio review tomorrow if I get a chance. You know how that is. If you have any comments or questions, please feel free to leave them on the blog or email me at bobsadviceforstocks@lycos.com.

Regards!

Bob


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