Performance - Week Ending 07/11/2014
The Wax Ink Portfolio was down 3.3% for the week. By comparison, the Dow was down 0.7%, the Nasdaq was down 1.6%, the S&P 500 was down 0.9%, the Russell 2000 was down 4.0%, and the Volatility Index, commonly known as the VIX, was up 17.1%.
Year to date, the Wax Ink portfolio is down 2.4%, the Dow is up 2.2%, the Nasdaq is up 5.7%, the S&P 500 is up 6.4%, the Russell 2000 is down 0.3%, and the VIX is lower by 12.0%.
The portfolio breakdown is 55% equities, 45% cash, and 0% bonds. There was no change to the total number of shares held.
This week's winners were specialty contractor URS Corporation (NYSE: URS), up 3%, and small tool maker The LS Starrett Company (NYSE: SCX), up 2%.
This week's punch bowl floaters were municipal/industrial construction company Layne Christensen (Nasdaq: LAYN), down 14%, building materials company Griffon Corporation (NYSE: GFF), down 9%, and cigarette paper maker Schweitzer-Maudit International(NYSE: SWM), down 6%.
The portfolio's worst performing stocks remain building materials company Griffon Corporation (NYSE: GFF), down 36% since being added to the portfolio, and municipal/industrial construction company Layne Christensen (Nasdaq: LAYN), down 41% since being added to the portfolio.
Worksheets were updated this week for:
Denbury Resources, Inc. (NYSE: DNR), Swift Energy Company (NYSE: SFY), Lear Corporation (NYSE: LEA), The Timken Company (NYSE: TKR), Triumph Group, Inc. (NYSE: TGI), Joy Global, Inc. (NYSE: JOY).
Also, Value Alerts were issued this week for Denbury Resources, Inc., and Baker Hughes.
Please note that worksheets are updated basis the most current SEC 10-K ANNUAL filing. To access any worksheet in this post, click on the associated company name. Thanx.
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