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.
I hope you all are having a nice Saturday and that the week ahead is profitable and productive for you! Regular readers of my blog will realize that most weekends (?) I have been trying to review past selections on the blog and see how they would have done if I had indeed purchased shares in the stocks I discuss. For the sake of ease of analysis, I have been assuming a "buy and hold" investment strategy instead of the actual disciplined investment and portfolio management approach.
Rather than just buying and holding equities, I sell stocks quickly and completely on losses, and slowly and partially on targeted gains. This certainly will affect the result of purchasing such investments! But for our basic purposes, this analysis works just fine.
I continue to review past selections; however, after missing another weekend, my 'year-earlier' period is increasing by the week! Two weeks ago I reviewed the selections on the blog from April 4, 2005. Today, I would like to take a look at the next week: the week of April 11, 2005. Fortunately for me :), I only "picked" one stock that week: LoJack (LOJN). I do not own any shares nor do I have any options on this stock.
On April 13, 2005, I picked LoJack (LOJN) for Stock Picks Bob's Advice when the stock was trading at $13.94. LOJN closed at $17.55 on 8/4/06, for a gain of $3.61 or 25.9% since posting.
On May 5, 2006, LoJack announced first quarter 2006 results. For the quarter ended March 31, 2006, revenue climbed 18% to $50.7 million from $43 million in the same quarter last year. Net income increased to $2.94 million from $2.64 million in the prior year. On a per share basis, this worked out to $.15/share, up from $.14/dilutedshare last year.
Since that was the only stock I reviewed that week, I feel safe to say that the average performance of stock picks that week was a gain of 25.9% since posting! Thank you for visiting! If you have any comments or questions, please feel free to leave them on the blog or drop me a line at bobsadviceforstocks.tripod.com. Please also be sure and visit my Stock Picks Bob's Advice podcast site.