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Investing in Funny Ticker Symbols: August Update

  +Follow August 16, 2013 8:24AM
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Equities.com continues to track its portfolio of funny ticker stocks against the performance of the S&P 500 and there have been major updates since last month’s review.

Since its inception, the “FUNY Index” has more than doubled the S&P 500 for a return of 47.77 percent, while the S&P500 had a return of 22.76 percent since the November low. Here is a breakdown of the FUNY Index during the timeframe (November 15 – August 15).

 

 

BioTelemetry, Inc. (BEAT) was the winner again this month with a whopping return of 235 percent. Biotelemetry, formally called Cardionet, changed the company name on Tuesday. The company is a developer of heartbeat monitoring technology who has soared all the way up to just around $8 per share.

Moving onto the food industry, two popular pizza chains Papa Johns, Int’l Inc. (PZZA) and Pizza Hut owned by Yum! Brands Inc. (YUM) , went head-to-head, putting their best pizzas forward. Papa Johns came up on top with a return of 47.39 percent while Yum! Brands had a return of just 4.27 percent.

However, Yum! Brands has also recouped after being down 4.54 percent last month. Over the last five years, Papa Johns has steadily gained value, jumping from around $8 per share to almost $70. Finishing up the restaurant section, The Cheesecake Factory, Inc. (CAKE) is also showing significant return, up 30.96 percent since Nov. 15.  The company announced the opening of a new restaurant in Novi, Michigan on Tuesday.

Other companies that enjoyed profits during this period include Southwest Airlines Co. (LUV) , which posted a return of 52.22 percent, and OM Group Inc. (OMG) , which has improved drastically since November.  

All stocks from the FUNY Index have improved since the November low. The three names--Asia Tigers Fund Inc. (GRR) , Thoratec Corp. (THOR) , and YUM! Brands--were actually down last month, but brought themselves back up, improving the overall return of the FUNY Index. However, this does not come as a huge surprise considering the S&P 500 rose by over 4 percent from last month.

DISCLOSURE: The views and opinions expressed in this article are those of the authors, and do not represent the views of equities.com. Readers should not consider statements made by the author as formal recommendations and should consult their financial advisor before making any investment decisions.


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Results for BEAT
TraderVidea
24 Nov 14 09:38:26
$BEAT watch the break of $8.70 - $8.67s short
Cameron Fous
24 Nov 14 09:08:41
Registration - FREE FOUSTV TUESDAY ! $RNA $TSEM $BEAT $FB TWTR http://t.co/2aIng97FPQ
wizzwatch
24 Nov 14 09:04:44
Top Market Movers Below $10: $CIMT, $SYN, $SMSI, $OCRX, $GEVO, $FOLD, $NYMX, $TEAR, $OCLR, $ICLD, $XOMA, $CMLS, $BEAT, $ARIA, $GSAT …..
smart-ticker.com
24 Nov 14 08:05:04
Top stocks bull trade ideas: $SNN $NOAH $AAWW $BEAT $DISH $BERY $QLIK $FL $OZM $DB more http://t.co/9RdQi0aTkA
Large Void Bot
24 Nov 14 08:00:38
Popular: $PANW, $IBM, $VZ, $MU, $CYBR, $UTX, $T, $HA, $BEAT, $CIMT, $SBGI, $SAVE, $WDAY, $CNAT, $SVXY, $BWA, $NXPI
tity
24 Nov 14 07:59:37
Sold $BEAT for 8.73 hehe
Nape
24 Nov 14 07:54:33
$BEAT on watch !
Stocks to Buy
24 Nov 14 07:48:51
Top #Stocks Monday - $RNA $CIMT $PTP $OCRX $SYN $FPRX $BGMD $SMSI $TTPH $OCUL $DGAZ $TEAR $GEVO $TENX $BEAT - http://t.co/pLTHpGNYuB
WKRB News
24 Nov 14 07:42:22
BioTelemetry Upgraded by Avondale Partners to “Outperform” $BEAT http://t.co/xi1iNSLK91
Day Trade Alerts
24 Nov 14 07:35:52
RT @offshorehunters: $BEAT chart update http://t.co/dXYfBdqz7H
StockKingz
24 Nov 14 07:32:17
$BEAT BOUGHT BEAT 8.8 #STOCKS #TRADING
Stock Signaling
24 Nov 14 07:31:56
Upgrades: $BEAT $RLGY $SVM $UMC $KATE $DENN $SCTY $BLOX $ARUN $BERY $OXY $MGI $AAWW $DY $BDN http://t.co/S9oPUZ8PN3 #analyst #spy #finance
TRADEaddiction
24 Nov 14 07:31:29
$BEAT !
SHARK~PACK
24 Nov 14 07:30:57
RT @InvestorsLive: $BEAT watch this all dips risk on $8.50s like this chart -- its thin so not a momentum stock but may have steady legs al…
Tree
24 Nov 14 07:30:28
Avondale upgrades $BEAT to market outperform. PT 15
 Luke Murray
24 Nov 14 07:29:53
$BEAT in 8.76 for breakout play possible swing trade
Offshorehunter
24 Nov 14 07:29:43
$BEAT chart update http://t.co/dXYfBdqz7H
Tree
24 Nov 14 07:29:35
They're coming for $BEAT.
Nathan Michaud
24 Nov 14 07:29:21
$BEAT there she goes
MarketStream.TV
24 Nov 14 07:28:46
RT @FousAlerts: ALERT - RADAR $BEAT hod break watch #joinchat http://t.co/Pdd1o9rViw
TradeAddict
24 Nov 14 07:28:19
$BEAt hot chart but low volume. I ignore it
NoanetTrader
24 Nov 14 07:27:58
$BEAT lovely intraday flag... I wonder where it's going...
bushmaninsnow
24 Nov 14 07:27:37
$BEAT coming out of the flag
Nathan Michaud
24 Nov 14 07:26:52
$BEAT watch this all dips risk on $8.50s like this chart -- its thin so not a momentum stock but may have steady legs all day to $9 +
Cameron Fous
24 Nov 14 07:26:10
ALERT - RADAR $BEAT hod break watch #joinchat http://t.co/Pdd1o9rViw
Sleek Money
24 Nov 14 07:22:05
BioTelemetry Upgraded at Avondale Partners $BEAT http://t.co/yaY1rSEhIN
Media Sentiment
24 Nov 14 07:05:48
$BEAT received a new alert. Find out why at http://t.co/5lwmDm2SCs #stocks #daytrading #trading #mkt #NYSE #NASDAQ #markets 181
SIAnalystWire
24 Nov 14 07:02:44
Avondale Partners Upgrades BioTelemetry $BEAT to Market Outperform http://t.co/7LVVrOMfl1
US Banking News
24 Nov 14 06:58:32
BioTelemetry Upgraded by Avondale Partners to Outperform $BEAT http://t.co/ScIFjsMR9M
Media Sentiment
24 Nov 14 06:49:58
$BEAT received a new alert. Find out why at http://t.co/5lwmDm2SCs #stocks #daytrading #trading #mkt #NYSE #NASDAQ #markets 173
US Consumer News
24 Nov 14 06:49:56
BioTelemetry upgraded by Avondale Partners to outperform. http://t.co/xO2AXuH3Gs $BEAT #BEAT
Analyst Ratings
24 Nov 14 06:49:46
BioTelemetry upgraded by Avondale Partners to outperform. http://t.co/POabW2X8GH $BEAT #BEAT
Tree
24 Nov 14 06:46:19
Nice volume in $BEAT. Got some but not what I wanted. Moved too fast.
Large Void Bot
24 Nov 14 06:40:05
In Play: $TENX, $CANF, $JNUG, $SNSS, $SRPT, $GERN, $BEAT, $OUTR High Uncertainty: $KT, $KEP, $NADL
SmallCaps
23 Nov 14 09:14:45
http://t.co/Qa5lP84Okj <-- TimAlerts SALE only $312 for a whole YEAR!! $BEAT $ICAD $IQNT $ZLTQ $NAII #stocks #trading $FB
Stocks News&Markets
21 Nov 14 14:13:47
$BEAT - Current Report Filing (8-k) http://t.co/xA0BoNsFws
NASDAQ
21 Nov 14 14:13:45
$BEAT - Current Report Filing (8-k) http://t.co/YqJGwh2gjm
chartguy89
21 Nov 14 08:17:47
BEAT 8.1153 Stock Charts $BEAT BioTelemetry Inc. (NASDAQ) Last Updated: 11/21/2014 10:17:50 BEAT Stock Chart - http://t.co/lllnb3LeXP
DailyStockPicks
19 Nov 14 21:14:26
$CYNAF $CTH.V rose 17% today on positive Phase 2 data. $2.75 target. http://t.co/5Vy1M3qBcv http://t.co/v3jMrkb9LH $ANIP $GALT $SURG $BEAT
tity
19 Nov 14 06:50:05
Bought $BEAT 8.38
TheEquitiesRoom
19 Nov 14 06:22:44
Wed a.m. report and 5 Charts $BEAT $GILD $ACHN $CLDX $FB http://t.co/vL8zGivVue
Day Trade Alerts
19 Nov 14 05:25:32
$BEAT, $BEAT BioTelemetry, Inc. Announces That Eric Prystowsky M.D. Will Transition From the… http://t.co/IbnQFTbPXx ~ via @AlertTrade
4-traders.com
19 Nov 14 05:05:28
BioTelemetry : Announces That Eric Prystowsky M.D. Will Transition From the Board of Directors Into a Medic... http://t.co/NxCVsq61JM $BEAT
$Stocknewsalerts
19 Nov 14 05:04:07
$BEAT BioTelemetry, Inc. Announces That Eric Prystowsky M.D. Will Transition From the Board of Directors Into From our Stock News Alerts App
JMS
19 Nov 14 01:55:23
RT @VexTrades: 11/19 Watchlist: $ACRX, $AT, $BEAT, $EDN, $ERII, $MBII, $MNDO. http://t.co/IDMBKZsMH9
vaheelfan
19 Nov 14 00:30:51
RT @VexTrades: 11/19 Watchlist: $ACRX, $AT, $BEAT, $EDN, $ERII, $MBII, $MNDO. http://t.co/IDMBKZsMH9
tity
18 Nov 14 19:02:57
$BEAT could beat higher decreasing liabilities with increasing cashflow growth, higher forward PE http://t.co/GXUj3hRak9
Trent Blair
18 Nov 14 18:51:40
RT @VexTrades: 11/19 Watchlist: $ACRX, $AT, $BEAT, $EDN, $ERII, $MBII, $MNDO. http://t.co/IDMBKZsMH9
Scott
18 Nov 14 17:30:31
RT @VexTrades: 11/19 Watchlist: $ACRX, $AT, $BEAT, $EDN, $ERII, $MBII, $MNDO. http://t.co/IDMBKZsMH9
Media Sentiment
18 Nov 14 17:19:56
$BEAT received a new alert. Find out why at http://t.co/5lwmDm2SCs #stocks #daytrading #trading #mkt #NYSE #NASDAQ #markets 439
				
				
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