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I was away from my computer the week of January 19, 2004, and did not post any stock picks. The next stock pick posted after that week was the selection of Dendrite (DRTE) on Stock Picks on January 30, 2004 at $16.99/share. DRTE closed at $14.92 on 3/11/05, for a loss of $(2.07) or (12.2)%.
On February 3, 2005, DRTE reported 4th quarter 2004 results. Revenue for the quarter ended December 31, 2004, grew 6% to $104.8 million. Net income came in at $8.8 million, up 51% from $5.8 million the prior year. On a diluted eps basis, this came in at $.20/share, up 47% from $.14/share the prior year.
Since I am only reviewing one stock, let's take a look at their point and figure chart from Stockcharts.com:
The chart actually looks pretty steady, with the stock dropping from a peak of $16.00 in January, 2002, down to $5.00/share in July, 2002, but then climbing steadily right back to its current level at $14.92. The stock has shown a little weakness, testing its support level at $15.00 at the moment.
Thus, for the week, I just had one selection :(. Dendrite (DRTE), that dropped (12.2)%. Of course, in practice, I aggressively use an 8% loss limit (manually executed) to limit my losses on the downside. For the sake of illustration, this review assumes a buy and hold strategy for determining the performance of stock picks.
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