Rules: 1. Selection must be made prior to the opening bell on the first trading day of the week. 2. Selection may be changed up to the opening bell. 3. Starting price is the opening price on first trading day of week. 4. Ending price is closing price on last trading day of week. 5. No options or complex trading vehicles. Only stocks and ETFs.
To enter the game: List your stock's symbol, Long or Short, Company name, what the company does and why you like the selection.
After this past week's photo finish, will switch mounts (may be sorry) and go with CWS (China Wind Systems) (long) this week. Looks cheap to me with minimal risk. They are a risk, but think bottomed out and should start doing better which may result in some price advance. Will just have to see how it goes.
Tough, tough, decision the week. Should it be MOO, or should it be COW? I own both of them through recent acquisitions. Finally I decided it had to be COW because you can't even have a moo unless you have a cow..
Neither of these comes from my value screens as they only pull stocks, not ETFs.
COW: Last Trade: 29.41 Trade Time: 4:00PM EDT Change: 0.26 (0.88%) Prev Close: 29.67 Open: 29.73 Bid: 29.39 x 200 Ask: 29.58 x 300 NAV¹: 29 Day's Range: 29.34 - 29.78 52wk Range: 28.18 - 33.09 Volume: 33,805 Avg Vol (3m): 119,116 YTD Return (Mkt)²: 6.70% Net Assets²: 108.46M P/E (ttm)²: N/A Yield (ttm)²: 0.00 ¹As of Oct 6, 2010²As of Mar 31, 2011
MOO (just for the fun of it): Last Trade: 52.88 Trade Time: 4:00PM EDT Change: 0.14 (0.27%) Prev Close: 52.74 Open: 53.11 Bid: 51.77 x 100 Ask: 53.83 x 500 NAV¹: 47 Day's Range: 52.40 - 53.15 52wk Range: 35.62 - 57.93 Volume: 3,543,350 Avg Vol (3m): 1,778,000 YTD Return (Mkt)²: 6.18% Net Assets²: 3.88B P/E (ttm)²: 14 Yield (ttm)²: 0.58 ¹As of Oct 6, 2010²As of Apr 30, 2011
Post by architecto25 on May 16, 2011 7:25:00 GMT -5
BCCI (Baristas Coffee Co., Inc) (Long) It closed Friday at $.585 (& I re-checked rovo's rules before picking a sub-dollar stock; perhaps it won't be for long () Headquartered in the Seattle, Washington area Baristas employs and promotes attractive female baristas trained to interact with the customer to maximize sales. Now if my research is correct (?): 5 stores in the State of Washington. Just opened the first one in Texas; this San Antonio store opened on Saturday, 30 April., only about 2 weeks ago. Quoting their web site: "Baristas Coffee Company is the largest and fastest growing costumed-themed drive through espresso company in the nation."
Yep, contest this week appears to be over. Good call SBS. In real life it's often hard or impossible to find shares to short on a rotting corpse like this, but all's fair in love and war -- and stock picking games. Funny, my broker shows open of 5.17 -- obviously we ought to let Rovo's number stand to attain best results for your call. You might need the help as a short can only gain 100%, whereas if I put the spurs to this cow, there's no mathematical limit to the percentage she could deliver.
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Post by architecto25 on May 16, 2011 10:05:36 GMT -5
for some reason.... JAMN on bigcharts is always about a day behind; they don't even post intraday info. on that symbol. A few minutes ago, they still have Friday's ( not today's). I think I sent them an email a couple of weeks ago. SlowbutSure, don't polish your winner's trophy yet; Market makers in these stocks may not even be watching rovo's contest....they could care less.
Post by architecto25 on May 16, 2011 14:20:00 GMT -5
SlowbutSure, but check the archives; contest wk. ending 5/6/11, I was lucky (won all 5 days), but long. You made an excellent choice. I thought it would crater before it did. Good short now; & the coffee stock I picked this week ....may be a good short before the week is over... LOL But maybe not, with the young waitresses dressed as the photos show....Business might be good for a long time. But I can't look at uniforms; I'm a chartist.......... LOL
BCCI (Baristas Coffee Co., Inc) I checked out their website. Are we sure coffee is what they're selling? Looks like a whorehouse advertisement to me, which is something I'd definitely be willing to buy stock in.
Post by architecto25 on May 17, 2011 5:51:03 GMT -5
As I'm sitting here with my 2nd cup of coffee... I'm amused by the fact that SlowbutSure's No. 1 pick; and my "last on the list" pick are both about coffee. Rovo, we're not trying to turn this into a coffee thread....maybe we could talk about the "uniforms"....... LOL