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Please excuse my absence from blogging this past week. Certainly if I have any trades in my trading portfolio, I shall post them. In addition, I plan on continuing to peruse the lists of stocks on the move, and shall continue to post new ideas.
One of my weekend 'tasks' is to examine past stock picks and see how they turned out. For the sake of this review, I employ an assumed "buy and hold" strategy. In practice, I sell my declining stocks quickly and completely and sell my gaining stocks slowly and partially.
On May 2, 2005, I posted Moldflow (MFLO) on Stock Picks when the stock was trading at $13.93. On September 1, 2006, MFLO closed at $12.33 for a loss of $(1.60) or (11.5)%.
On August 10, 2006, Moldflow reported 4th quarter 2006 results. Revenue came in at $17.1 million, down (6)% from the same period last year when the company reported $18.3 million in revenue. Net income for the quarter came in at a loss of $(.04)/share, down from a profit of $.12/share the prior year.
On May 3, 2005, I posted Amedisys (AMED) on Stock Picks Bob's Advice when the stock was trading at $33.84. AMED closed at $40.18 on September 1, 2006, for a gain of $6.34 or 18.7% since posting.
On August 1, 2006, Amedisys reported 2nd quarter 2006 results. For the quarter ended June 30, 2006, the company reported service revenue of $132.9 million. This was a 66% incrfease over $80.1 million reported in the comparable period the prior year. Net income came in at $9.1 million or $.55/share, up 10% from the $7.9 million or $.50/share the prior year.
On May 6, 2005, I posted Multi-Color Corporation (LABL) on Stock Picks Bob's Advice when it was trading at $23.60. LABL closed at $29.89 on September 1, 2006, for a gain of $6.29 or 26.7% since posting.
LABL announced first quarter 2007 results on July 21, 2006. Net sales increase 11% to $51.7 million from $46.7 million in the same quarter last year. Net income grew 30% to $2.5 million from $1.9 million. On a per share basis, earnings grew 28% to $.37/diluted share, up from $.29/diluted share last year.
On May 5, 2005, I posted Education Management Corporation on Stock Picks Bob's Advice when it was trading at $27.97. Education Management (EDMC) was acquired by Providence Equity Partners and Goldman Sachs Capital Partners for $43.00/share in cash. This acquisition was completed in Summer, 2006, and the shares no longer trade. However, this acquisition represented a gain of $15.03 or 53.7% since posting on the blog.
So how did I do picking stocks that week in May, 2005? Pretty good imho :). There were four stock selections made and one declined and the three others advanced for an average gain of 21.9% on these stocks.
Please remember that past performance is not a guarantee of future performance.
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Updated: Monday, 4 September 2006 1:30 PM CDT