Sunday, May 18, 2008

Stocks for May 19, 2008

Here's the list for the week of 19 May.

SymbolTop RankedZacks PEG SuppDem VLIBD Stock checkup
ACI 1111A+
BUCY1 211A+
KEX112 1A+
NBL111 1A+
AAPL1 21 A+
ARO 111A+
AXYS 12 1A+
BRY 11 1A+
CSX1 1 1A+
FLS 11 1A+
FTI111 A+
JOYG 11 1A+
LNN 11 1A+
MA112 A+
MON 11 1A+
MOS1 1 1A+
PCLN 111A+
POT1 1 1A+
RIG 11 1A+
SFY111 A+
SWN 12 1A+
DE1 1 1A
DVN 11 1A
GFA111 A
GLW 12 1A
KWK1 1 1A
MANT 11 1A
MUR 11 1A
NETL1 21 A
WMB 12 1A-
XLNX 11 1A-

This week, I welcome these four stocks to the core list:

  • BIDU (brand new)
  • DE (last on 6 Mar 08)
  • KWK (last on two weeks ago; briefly dipped to 4)
  • MOS (last on 6 Mar 08) (BIDU) provides Chinese language Internet search services. I wonder how searching on Chinese characters works? ISRG is off the core list.

Core list (with n of 10 weeks passing):

SymbolPassing weeks Earnings
RIG10Earn 6-Aug
RIMM10Earn 25-Jun
BUCY9Split 27-May
KEX7Earn 23-Jul
JOYG6Earn 29-May
DE5Earn 13-Aug
MOS5Earn 31-Jul

moving down this week
moving up this week
new this week

The Dow rose about 200 points this week, ending just shy of 13,000.

I am continuing to enjoy Musicophilia by Oliver Sacks. The end of the book seems to have shorter essays, but I am struck by how patients can be trapped because of a stroke, or Tourette's syndrome, or by Parkinsons, and somehow be freed to be able to move or speak through music. (Sometimes just imagining music!) Philosophically speaking, the author has some speculation as to why humans developed music. An interesting question is a chicken-and-egg question: music or speech?

On the trading front, Friday was options expiration. I rolled over my CLB calls and was in the catbird seat: the stock went up, into the money, but the time decay allowed me to buy the calls back in at a lower price. (So I made money on the option and made money on the stock. PXP has had a good run up and I let it get called away. After all, I'm dating stocks, not marrying them.

Enjoy your trading this week.

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