Hello Friends! Thanks so much for stopping by! I have had a quiet week on the blog, with a combination of not seeing much new that I liked, and just being away from my computer as well. I think I will be starting to "revisit" stocks that I have not discussed in a year or so that make nice moves in the market. Just a thought. As always, please remember that I am an amateur investor, so please consult with your professional investment advisors and do your own investigations prior to making any investment decisions based on material on this website!
I selected Possis Medical (POSS) for Stock Picks Bob's Advice on August 11, 2003, at $17.33. POSS closed on 8/27/04 at $18.04 for a gain of $.71 or 4.1%.
On May 18, 2004, POSS announced 3rd quarter 2004 results.Sales came in at $19.3 million for the fiscal quarter ended April 30, 2004, up 32% from the prior year. Net income was $.16, a 60% increase, from the $.10 in the prior year. These were nice results.
However, on August 24, shares of POSS dropped as much as 41% after the company cut revenue outlook for fiscal 2005 to $85-$90 million from previous forecast of $92 million to $98 million on disappointing study results for its AngioJet blood clot treatment after heart attacks. This is not the kind of news that is helpful in moving a stock higher!
I posted Techne (TECH) on this blog on August 12, 2003, at a price of $32.08. TECH closed on 8/27/04 at $40.75 for a gain of $8.67 or 27%.
On August 10, 2004, TECH released unaudited 4th quarter 2004 results. Consolidated net sales for the quarter ended June 30, 2004, were $42.5 million, an 8% increase over the prior year. Consolidated net earnings were $13.4 million or $.32/diluted share compared with $12.7 million or $.31/diluted share the prior year. These results are o.k. if not stellar.
On August 14, 2003, I posted Tyler Technologies (TYL) on this blog at $5.75/share. TYL closed at $9.04 on 8/27/04 for a gain of $3.29 or 57.2%.
On July 28, 2004, TYL announced 2nd quarter 2004 results. Revenue for the quarter ended June 30, 2004, increased 22% to $44.3 million from $35.1 million last year. Net income for the three months was $3.0 million or $.07/diluted share up from $2.0 million, or $.04/diluted share the prior year. These were very nice results and you can see that the stock price has responded appropriately!
Well, how did we do with these three stocks now that it is a year later? Well all three had gains with 4.1% appreciation for POSS, 27% for TECH, and 57.2% for TYL. The average gain for the three was 29.4% for the one year period.
Thanks so much for stopping by! Remember, past results DO NOT guarantee future results, and that I am an amateur and you really need to do your own investigation on all of these stocks and consult with your professional investment advisors! As always, if you have any questions, comments, or words of encouragement, please feel free to email me at firstname.lastname@example.org