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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.

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Results for BEAT
Syed Waqas Nabi
22 May 15 11:00:18
A bullish Big MAC (Bullish) has occurred at 1:00 PM May 22 at $9.81 on BioTelemetry Inc (BEAT) $BEAT
Daily Contracts
22 May 15 09:43:03
Real-Time feed of company contracts, original agreements and executive updates from $BEAT http://t.co/aRa1VntlWk
21 May 15 15:19:36
RT @timothysykes: http://t.co/OllMYhKvcu $34 profit $BEAT 13 days ago, see my track record & realtime alerts: http://t.co/vuP7BD5Yco
Timothy Sykes
21 May 15 15:00:02
http://t.co/OllMYhKvcu $34 profit $BEAT 13 days ago, see my track record & realtime alerts: http://t.co/vuP7BD5Yco
Syed Waqas Nabi
21 May 15 14:00:22
A bullish Big MAC (Bullish) has occurred at 3:45 PM May 21 at $9.84 on BioTelemetry Inc (BEAT) $BEAT
21 May 15 05:51:34
20 May 15 07:05:39
FSNF Ex-Div Date Click Here -> http://t.co/MXON09yNY0 Trending $FSNF $CPWW $PREXF $BEAT #FSNF #invest #investing
Capital Market Labs
19 May 15 10:48:54
$BEAT Revenue is Growing. #CML_BEAT #CML_Revenue http://t.co/eInt5Bu0CC http://t.co/TDjEWad5SC
Analyst Ratings
18 May 15 04:33:38
Get the latest ratings for $CTR $BEAT $CLSN $CRBC $RMD in your inbox with ARN Daily http://t.co/nSJuDsYidj
Capital Market Labs
17 May 15 22:02:13
$BEAT Revenue is Growing. #CML_BEAT #CML_Revenue http://t.co/eInt5Bu0CC http://t.co/241Obnbhxa
15 May 15 06:54:03
$BEAT is rated BUY, 74.2% upside by Wall Street analysts based on average ratings/targets http://t.co/QleMX8wFwc http://t.co/3m7LsvCgmM
HotStockAlert $PKGM$
15 May 15 06:20:42
wash3: $TPAC .0002 - CONFIRMED NO R/S...CAN'T $BEAT THAT! http://t.co/MmZcwC65wF
15 May 15 06:20:36
wash3: $TPAC .0002 - CONFIRMED NO R/S...CAN'T $BEAT THAT! http://t.co/vDZNOqIVH0
14 May 15 23:28:57
Second Sight $30 target after strong Q1 financial results. 159% revenue growth YoY $CCU $BEAT $MGRC investors read http://t.co/kuh3t64LGK
14 May 15 20:09:34
MSTUF Volume Click Here -> http://t.co/P0y0MbAeyu Trending $MSTUF $MSMT $BEAT $GCHEF #MSTUF #investing #invest
14 May 15 19:08:20
Right now BEAT is number 223 for the largest percentage gain out of 242 stocks. $BEAT BEAT is up +3.47% in the http://t.co/Su49cA3r0B
Capital Market Labs
14 May 15 13:36:05
$BEAT Revenue is Growing. #CML_BEAT #CML_Revenue http://t.co/oVrLyXupNT http://t.co/CzkcGyKjxO
Investors Hangout
14 May 15 11:02:17
RCKHF P/E Ratio Click Here -> http://t.co/xRlhUyyEq7 Trending $RCKHF $BEAT $SILC $UMBBF #RCKHF #investing #nasdaq
Syed Waqas Nabi
14 May 15 09:00:54
A bullish Big MAC (Bullish) has occurred at 11:30 AM May 14 at $9.81 on BioTelemetry Inc (BEAT) $BEAT
14 May 15 06:31:43
You have to check out UAPC No Debt, No Dilution, Current, Low Float, and $3 $UAPC $MOST $OIL $WHEN $ANY $LAND $BEAT http://t.co/PMEH9hIUB5
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