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Saturday, 8 April 2006
"Looking Back One Year" A review of stock picks from the week of January 17, 2005







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 consult with your professional investment advisors prior to making any investment decisions based on information on this website.

On weekends, I try to get around to reviewing past stock picks from this blog. I started out reviewing a year out, but after missing a few weeks over the course of the last couple of years, I am now down to reviewing stocks that were posted approximately 60 weeks earlier. This review assumes a "buy and hold" strategy; in fact, I sell my losing stocks quickly and completely, and my gaining stocks slowly and partially. This actual trading strategy definitely changes the results obtained from a buy and hold approach.

During the week of January 17, 2005, I made only one stock "pick" CheckFree (CKFR), a stock that I also recently revisited in depth. I first posted CheckFree on Stock Picks Bob's Advice on January 21, 2005, when it was trading at $38.82. CKFR closed at $52.53 on April 7, 2006, for a gain of $13.71, or 35.3% since posting.

On January 24, 2006, CheckFree announced 2nd quarter 2006 results. Total revenue came in at $215.9 million up $30.1 million or 16.2% from the $185.8 million reported in same quarter the prior year. Net income came in at $33.8 million, up $20.7 million, from the $13.04 million reported the prior year same period. This was a 159% increase in net income. On a diluted per share basis, this worked out to $.36/diluted share, up $.22 or 157% over the $.14/share reported in the same period the prior year. On top of this, the company raised full-year guidance. A solid report!

So how did I do that week? Well I only discussed a single stock but it sure was a great pick! The single stock showed a 35.3% gain since posting. Too bad I don't own any shares :(.

Anyhow, that's the week that was. (Sounds like an old comedy show?) Thank you again for visiting. If you have any comments or questions, please feel free to leave your comments right on the blog, or email me at bobsadviceforstocks@lycos.com.

Bob




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