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Performance - Week Ending 08/08/2014



August 09, 2014 – Comments (0) | RELATED TICKERS: FSTR , HFC , SCX

Performance - Week Ending 08/08/2014
The Wax Ink Portfolio was up 1.9% for the week. By comparison, the Dow was up 0.4%, the Nasdaq was up 0.4%, the S&P 500 was up 0.3%, the Russell 2000 was up 1.5%, and the Volatility Index, commonly known as the VIX, was down 7.4%.

Year to date, the Wax Ink portfolio is down 4.4%, the Dow is down 0.1%, the Nasdaq is up 4.7%, the S&P 500 is up 4.5%, the Russell 2000 is down 2.8%, and the VIX is higher by 14.9%.

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 infrastructure supplier LB Foster Company (Nasdaq: FSTR), up 9%, refiner HollyFrontier Corporation (NYSE: HFC), up 4%, and small tool maker LS Starrett Company (AMEX: SCX), up 4%.

This week's punch bowl floaters were newly renamed trucking company ArcBest Corporation (Nasdaq: ARCB), down 1%, agricultural chemicals maker Agrium, Inc. (NYSE: AGU), down 0.1%, and drug maker Cubist Pharmaceuticals(Nasdaq: CBST), down 0.5%.

The portfolio's worst performing stocks remain building materials company Griffon Corporation (NYSE: GFF), down 37% since being added to the portfolio, and municipal/industrial construction company Layne Christensen (Nasdaq: LAYN), down 47% since being added to the portfolio.

Worksheets were updated this week for:
Energizer Holdings, Inc. (NYSE: ENR), Plantronics, Inc. (NYSE: PLT), Elbit Systems Ltd. (Nasdaq: ESLT), and Owens Corning (NYSE: OC).

Rounding out the week, Value Alerts were issued for Plantronics, Inc..

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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