Hello Friends! Thanks for stopping by again. It is the weekend...and soon we will be starting another trading day. Weekly, I like to look back a short period of time, currently we are about nine weeks out, and see how my selections have performed. As always, please be sure to do your own due diligence on all of these stocks and consult liberally with your investment advisors!
During the week of December 22, 2003, I posted six stocks on this Blog: CompuDyne (CDCY), Computer Sciences Corp (CSC), Ventana Medical Systems (VMSI), Faro Technologies (FARO), Sanderson Farms (SAFM), and Sharper Image (SHRP). Of those stocks, I currently have shares of Sanderson Farms (SAFM).
I posted CDCY on this blog on 12/22/03 at a price of $10.051. CompuDyne closed 2/27/04 at $8.85 This represents a loss of $(1.201) or (11.9)%.
Computer Sciences was posted on Bob's Advice on 12/23/03 at $43.80. CSC closed on 2/27/04 at $41.79 for a loss of $(2.01) or (4.6)%.
Ventana Medical Systems was posted here on 12/23/03 at a price of $39.80. VMSI closed 2/27/04 at $41.48 for a gain of $1.68 or 4.2%.
I posted Faro Technologies (FARO) on Bob's Advice on 12/24/03 at a price of $23.90. FARO closed 2/27/04 at a price of $27.81 for a gain of $3.91 or 16.4%.
Sanderson Farms (SAFM) was posted here on 12/24/03 at a price of $42.79. SAFM just had a 3:2 split, so our effective selection price was actually $28.53. SAFM closed 2/27/04 at $35.35 for a gain of $6.82 or 23.9%.
Finally, my favorite mall store, but a stock I have never owned, Sharper Image (SHRP), was posted on Bob's Advice on 12/26/03 at $32.40. SHRP closed 2/27/04 at $35.63 for a gain of $3.23 or 10.0%.
The average performance for these stocks was a gain of 6.33%. Really not too bad for this group of stocks selected on the week of December 22, 2003.
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