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Thursday, 10 January 2008
Harris Corp (HRS) "Trading Transparency"

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 advisers prior to making any investment decisions based on information on this website.

Yesterday I demonstrated my ability to act in an undisciplined fashion.  Today was different.  Harris Corporation (HRS) declined sharply and actually closed at $49.82 on the day down $(5.99) or (10.73)% on the day.  I do not see any news that would explain the drop in the stock price.  I am sure there is something somewhere that somebody will point out but it doesn't really matter to me. 

The point is that this stock in which I have previously sold a portion at a 30% appreciation target moved against me into a loss position.  These 103 shares that I held in this account were purchased about a year ago on 1/31/07 with a cost basis of $50.05.  On 11/7/07 I had sold 17 shares of my 120 share original position at $65.16 which was my 30% appreciation target.

What this means for me is that if I own a position in which I have sold once at a 30% gain, my next sale on the downside is at break-even.  With Harris trading just under break-even, I sold my 103 shares today at $49.67, just under my cost.  I didn't hesitate, second-guess, or buy a load of shares to justify my holding.  I just sold the shares.

This didn't give me a 'permission-slip' to do anything but sit on my hands with the proceeds. 

With this sale of my own shares, I am reducing my rating on Harris:

HARRIS (HRS) IS RATED A HOLD

Thanks so much for stopping by and visiting.  Please feel free to leave a comment on the blog or email me at bobsadviceforstocks@lycos.com if you have any questions.

Bob


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