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One of my weekend tasks on this blog is to look back a year and review past stock picks and see how they turned out. This analysis assumes an equal dollar purchase of all of the stocks discussed that particular week and a 'buy and hold' approach to investing. In practice, I employ an active management approach, selling losing stocks quickly and completely and slowly selling appreciating stocks partially at targeted gains.
On June 27, 2005, I posted Quanex (NX) on Stock Picks Bob's Advice when it was trading at $50.75. Quanex split 3:2 on April 3, 2006, making my effective stock pick price actually $33.83. NX closed at $34.12 on October 27, 2006, for a net gain of $.29 or .86% since posting.
On August 24, 2006, Quanex reported third quarter 2006 results. Net sales in the quarter ended July 31, 2006, came in at $553 million, up 12% from the $492.6 million reported in the year-ago same period. Diluted earnings came in at $1.14, up 1% from $1.13/share the prior year. The company met expectations for earnings, which were expected at $1.13/share and beat expectations for revenue which per Thomson First Call were anticipated to come in at $543.9 million.
On June 29, 2005, I "revisited" Millipore (MIL) which was trading at $50.87 at that time. MIL closed at $63.77 on October 27, 2006, for a gain of $12.90 or 25.4% since posting.
On July 26, 2006, Millipore (MIL) reported 2nd quarter 2006 results for the quarter ended July 1, 2006. Revenues for the quarter increased 12% to $273.8 million from $245 million in the year-earlier same period. Net income worked out to $29.1 million or $.54/share, up from $24.0 million or $.47/share in the second quarter of 2005.
So how did I do on these two stocks picked on the week of June 27, 2005? One stock was flat and the other performed strongly for an average gain of 13.13% since posting!
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