Saturday, June 05, 2010

In with the new...

On Friday I "sold" ENDP, PFE, CHCG and FRX. So they are no longer part of my portfolio. They were all scheduled to be June sales, I did pull the trigger a couple of days early. Here is how they fared:

Data
Symbol Purchase Date Initial Price Current Price Avg of Gain Avg of IWV Gain
CHCG 6/9/2009 $1.12 $0.33 -70.5% 15.7%
ENDP 6/12/2009 $16.72 $20.77 24.2% 15.1%
FRX 6/9/2009 $23.10 $27.05 17.1% 15.7%
PFE 6/9/2009 $14.13 $14.76 9.3% 15.7%
Grand Total $15.63 $17.99 -0.6% 15.5%

Not exactly a home run, though thankfully I invested less $ in CHCG. I have bought some new stocks. As I mentioned in my blog earlier this week, I bought TNAV and FLL, and then Friday I decided to get way defensive with PM, my second (along with RAI) tobacco stock. So here are my current holdings, it should be quiet the rest of the month.

Data
Purchase Date Symbol Initial Price Current Price Avg of Gain Avg of IWV Gain
7/21/2009 TTT $8.92 $10.71 20.1% 14.0%
7/27/2009 GIGM $5.02 $2.37 -52.8% 10.6%
RTN $45.61 $51.47 15.0% 10.6%
7/30/2009 BIOC $3.70 $4.50 21.6% 10.2%
BR $16.53 $18.66 15.4% 10.2%
CBI $13.62 $18.23 33.8% 10.2%
8/14/2009 BKE $26.66 $32.92 32.5% 7.8%
8/18/2009 PVSW $4.96 $4.81 -3.0% 9.5%
8/26/2009 CEU $5.40 $4.30 -20.4% 5.3%
8/27/2009 GTLS $19.50 $17.23 -11.6% 5.3%
9/8/2009 AMED $35.86 $47.62 32.8% 5.5%
9/21/2009 WTW $26.00 $26.28 3.1% 1.2%
9/22/2009 QCOR $5.42 $10.02 84.9% 0.5%
9/28/2009 TTT $10.28 $10.71 4.2% 1.5%
9/30/2009 JCOM $23.00 $22.73 -1.2% 2.0%
PRIM $7.30 $6.17 -14.8% 2.0%
10/2/2009 KSW $3.60 $3.12 -10.6% 5.3%
10/14/2009 LIWA $7.39 $8.15 10.3% -1.3%
10/22/2009 AGX $12.31 $10.10 -18.0% -1.2%
10/30/2009 CMFO $4.30 $5.65 31.4% 4.7%
RGR $10.59 $15.17 45.6% 4.7%
11/3/2009 ESI $93.61 $98.62 5.4% 3.7%
11/17/2009 IDCC $23.62 $25.35 7.3% -2.5%
11/20/2009 QKLS $5.75 $5.00 -13.0% -0.7%
12/2/2009 TSRA $23.92 $18.51 -22.6% -2.3%
12/4/2009 CBPO $9.15 $12.78 39.7% -2.2%
12/18/2009 CF $89.45 $60.93 -31.9% -2.1%
12/21/2009 CYTK $2.59 $2.80 8.1% -2.1%
1/5/2010 VALV $5.31 $8.28 55.9% -4.2%
1/14/2010 TRMS $2.46 $2.16 -12.2% -6.0%
1/20/2010 RAI $53.55 $51.99 -1.2% -6.0%
1/29/2010 GXDX $31.69 $25.35 -20.0% -1.2%
2/5/2010 UIS $34.07 $21.12 -38.0% 2.1%
2/23/2010 CSKI $15.45 $12.19 -21.1% -1.9%
2/27/2010 TNDM $15.31 $12.61 -17.6% -1.3%
3/1/2010 UIS $35.22 $21.12 -40.0% -3.4%
3/8/2010 DNB $69.93 $70.49 1.3% -6.1%
3/12/2010 PRSC $14.35 $15.82 10.2% -7.2%
3/18/2010 KSW $3.65 $3.12 -11.8% -7.4%
4/12/2010 NEWN $8.20 $6.90 -15.9% -10.4%
4/21/2010 CCME $12.57 $12.17 -3.2% -11.6%
4/30/2010 OSK $39.33 $34.17 -13.1% -11.3%
5/10/2010 SOHU $45.94 $44.27 -3.6% -7.2%
5/20/2010 CHKE $19.11 $18.49 -1.3% -1.8%
IPXL $19.23 $20.37 5.9% -0.6%
5/24/2010 MRX $22.64 $22.62 -0.1% -1.2%
UEPS $13.70 $13.91 1.5% -0.6%
5/31/2010 UTA $8.36 $7.68 -8.1% -2.6%
6/2/2010 FLL $3.15 $3.19 1.3% -1.2%
TNAV $8.32 $8.53 2.5% -3.5%
6/4/2010 PM $44.67 $43.74 -2.1% -1.2%
Grand Total $20.99 $20.30 1.6% 0.3%


















Actual Totals (adj as all purchase not equal $) 0.5% -0.3%
Mechanical


2.4% 1.0%

Finally, CHKE reported earnings mid day Friday right in the midst of the huge sell-off. I did not think their numbers were all that great, nor did the street (Cherokee Announces 1st Quarter Fiscal 2011 Financial Results). But if you subscribe to my dividend stock theory, probably a good time to buy as the dividend is now 7.8% (that was a driver behind my PM purchase... a 5.2% yield).

5 comments:

... said...

Hi,

could you explain how you follow MFI rules in your portfolio?
I see you have currently 51 stocks (i.e. much more than the 20-30 suggested), and that you buy 1 stock almost every 1-2 weeks (instead of 5-7 stocks every 2-3 months on the same day) and that you sell stocks even if you havent hold them for 1 year.

Thanks

文佩齊華 said...

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Marsh_Gerda said...

I clearly do not follow the rules. I buy more stocks as I found individual stocks in the smaller portfolio of stocks was too volatile for me. With the larger basket, a single stock has a much smaller impact, which suits my investing appetite. I do still hold for a year. I do not think that my approach should materially change results from the book, which actually picked 25-30 stocks a month.

MG

drew said...

Why do some of your return percentages not calculate correctly, such as PFE and BKE, but others work fine?

Marsh_Gerda said...

I expect it is dividends, I do not show them in the table.