Hello Friends! Thanks so much for stopping by and visiting my blog, Stock Picks Bob's Advice. As you probably know, if you are a regular around here, I use the weekend to review picks from a year earlier. I use about a trailing 58 weeks or so....it grows when I miss a weekend review (!)...and see how things would have done if I had bought each stock I "picked" here and held on regardless of what the stock did. As you probably know, this "buy and hold" is NOT what I actually practice. I strongly believe that it is wiser to sell your losing stocks quickly and your gainers slowly.
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I posted Thomas Nelson (TNM) on Stock Picks on December 2, 2003, at a price of $19.91. TNM closed on 1/21/05 at $22.20 for a gain of $2.29 or 11.5%.
On November 9, 2004, TNM announced 2nd quarter 2005 results. .
Net revenue was $61.9 million for the three months ended September 30, 2004, compared to $63.8 million the prior year a decline of 3%. Net income for the same quarter came in at $6.4 million, also a decline of 3% from $6.6 million last year. Diluted eps also showed a decline for the quarter to $.43 compared to $.45 last year.
On December 3, 2003, I posted Kensey Nash (KNSY) on Stock Picks at a price of $22.20. KNSY closed at $31.51 on 1/21/05, for a gain of $9.31 or 41.9%.
On January 19, 2005, KNSY reported 2nd quarter 2005 results. Total revenues were $15.2 million for the second fiscal quarter compared with $13.7 million the prior year, an increase of 11%. Net income was $3.3 million, or $.27/share, an increase of 18% over the prior quarter's results of $2.8 million or $.23/share. However, as the Motley Fool reported, KNSY gave guidance that was a little less than what the street desired, and the stock responded weekly the prior day.
I posted Gevity HR on Stock Picks on December 4, 2003, at a price of $23.87. GVHR closed on 1/21/05 at $18.97, for a loss of $(4.90) or (20.5)%.
On October 21, 2004, GVHR announced 3rd quarter 2004 results. Revenues for the third quarter rose nearly 44% to $148.0 million as compared to $102.8 million in the third quarter of 2003. The company at the same time reported a 97.5% increase in net income from $4.1 million in the third quarter of 2003 to $8.1 milllion in the third quarter of 2004. EPS came in at $.29/diluted share in 2004, compared with $.16/diluted share for the same period in 2003.
On December 4, 2003, I posted Pogo Producing (PPP) on Stock Picks at a price of $46.66. PPP closed at $47.27 on 1/21/05, for a gain of $.61 or 1.3%.
As obtained from the Pogo Producing homepage, the company had a strong 3rd quarter 2004.Total revenue came in at $364.2 million in the quarter, up from $279.3 million in the quarter ending September 30, 2003. Net income for the 3rd quarter in 2004 was $86.6 million, compared with $67.6 million in 2003. On a diluted eps basis, this came in at $1.35 vs. $1.06 last year.
On December 5, 2003, I posted Medical Action Industries (MDCI) on Stock Picks at a price of $17.25. MDCI closed at $18.06 on 1/21/04 for a gain of $.81 or 4.7%.
On October 25, 2004, MDCI reported 3rd quarter 2004 results.Net sales for the third quarter ended September 30, 2004, came in at $35.1 million, a 9% increase from the $32.4 million reported the prior year. Net income for the period increased 12% to $2.7 million or $.26/diluted share, compared with $2.4 million or $.23/diluted share the prior year.
Finally, on December 5, 2003, I posted ResMed (RMD) on Stock Picks at a price of $41.76. RMD closed on 1/21/05 at $51.48 for a gain of $9.72 or 23.3%.
On November 8, 2004, RMD announced quarterly results.Revenue for the quarter ended September 30, 2004, came in at $87.7 million, a 20% increase over the same quarter the prior year. Net income increased to $22.9 million or $.43/diluted share, a 23% increase compared to the September, 2003 quarter. Unfortunately, there were a lot of "restructuring expenses" in the statement that muddled things up a bit for me!
So how did we do that week a little over a year ago? Actually not too bad. In fact, of the six stocks, five had gains, and only one (GVHR) had a loss during the period. Overall, the average performance was a gain of 10.4%. Again, this analysis assumes a buy and hold strategy. And always remember that past performance is no guide to future results.
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