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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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29 Aug 15 05:29:07
RT @PolgarStocks: OIH Market Vectors Oil Services News http://t.co/fiFh1bAWuA $OIH $DIG $FEYE $BEAT #OIH #stock #stockmarket
29 Aug 15 04:42:35
OIH Market Vectors Oil Services News http://t.co/fiFh1bAWuA $OIH $DIG $FEYE $BEAT #OIH #stock #stockmarket
28 Aug 15 21:44:12
ONE Higher One Holdings Inc. Market Cap http://t.co/0PDxJ9uAQA $ONE $UCO $BEAT $GDXJ #ONE #stocks #finance
28 Aug 15 21:34:05
BEAT CardioNet Inc. Bid Size http://t.co/RWg7hR2PwG $BEAT $IYR $FXY $XLV #BEAT #stocks #finance
28 Aug 15 21:34:05
BEAT CardioNet Inc. News http://t.co/DLr0i3dQqA $BEAT $TLT $DRN $MDBX #BEAT #stock #finance
28 Aug 15 21:34:03
BEAT CardioNet Inc. Ex-Div Date http://t.co/K9u4vjnIxr $BEAT $RCL $XBI $AMAT #BEAT #share #finance
Investors Hangout
28 Aug 15 21:33:39
BEAT CardioNet Inc. Filings http://t.co/fJJ18C7mDM $BEAT $SVXY $FV $MDSO #BEAT #share #investing
IH News Desk
28 Aug 15 21:33:35
BEAT CardioNet Inc. Current Price http://t.co/TMk7EgUBFt $BEAT $XOP $VWO $BBC #BEAT #investing #share
Stock Forums
28 Aug 15 21:32:18
AGN Allergan plc E.P.S. http://t.co/Gfxy6kWEed $AGN $NUGT $BEAT $ONE #AGN #stocks #investing
28 Aug 15 19:59:02
$BEAT: Wall Street analysts bullish on BEAT's earnings growth: http://t.co/47SDeZZPOK http://t.co/DYUeHUIzth
28 Aug 15 16:06:06
Slingshot Bullish http://t.co/mgAO42EFiQ $BEAT
28 Aug 15 15:07:17
Scan results - Slingshot Bullish today: $BEAT ... http://t.co/2rYKG9H0nC
28 Aug 15 15:05:42
Scan results - 180 Bullish Setup today: $BEAT $TDOC $PRE $EBS ... http://t.co/p00uTnKkUS
28 Aug 15 14:36:33
FXI iShares FTSE China 25 Index Fund Financials http://t.co/4mTtMxHgRR $FXI $VXX $SLV $BEAT #FXI #stocks #finance
28 Aug 15 14:36:10
EWY South Korea iShares EOD Data http://t.co/l09BJPGq3a $EWY $MHCC $BEAT $DBC #EWY #pennystocks #nasdaq
28 Aug 15 14:32:04
BEAT CardioNet Inc. Exchange http://t.co/l2CcZvpliX $BEAT $KRE $TVIX $TD.TO #BEAT #pennystocks #share
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28 Aug 15 14:24:03
RT @PolgarStocks: GOOG Google Inc. - Class C Current Price http://t.co/9yXgL2TEiq $GOOG $TRX $BEAT $VRX.TO #GOOG #tradeideas #stocks
28 Aug 15 14:22:42
$NEW $BEAT $ https://t.co/u8XouKs0YU P33P D1S P13C3
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28 Aug 15 13:00:42
A bullish Big MAC (Bullish) has occurred at 3:00 PM Aug 28 at $14.70 on BioTelemetry Inc (BEAT) $BEAT
Investors Hangout
28 Aug 15 12:52:06
XOM Exxon Mobil Corp. Yield http://t.co/hVlM86o3ZB $XOM $AMZN $BEAT $TQQQ #XOM #invest #finance
28 Aug 15 12:50:04
XLK Technology Select Sector SPDR Bid Size http://t.co/oGrvEm8Pdn $XLK $GDX $SPXS $BEAT #XLK #stocks #invest
28 Aug 15 12:49:35
WB Weibo Corp. Prev Close http://t.co/ACH1RRgRNz $WB $XLI $PHM.V $BEAT #WB #stocks #share
28 Aug 15 12:49:09
UPRO ProShares UltraPro S&P 500 Chart http://t.co/VUlAdvcJb6 $UPRO $BEAT $PSQ $GOOGL #UPRO #pennystocks #invest
28 Aug 15 12:47:35
TZA Direxion Daily Small Cap Bear 3x Shares Stock Message Board http://t.co/Nw1GGU3R1Y $TZA $RUSS $XLF $BEAT #TZA #finance #stock
28 Aug 15 12:47:04
TWTR Twitter, Inc. Chart http://t.co/Z5Ulzoatmj $TWTR $BEAT $JNUG $IWM #TWTR #pennystocks #invest
IH News Desk
28 Aug 15 12:46:46
TMF Direxion Daily 20 Year Plus Treasury Bull 3x Shares Short Sales http://t.co/srswF7MPJV $TMF $DIS $TWTR $BEAT #TMF #stocks #share
Stock Forums
28 Aug 15 12:45:36
SFXE SFX Entertainment, Inc. E.P.S. http://t.co/VTFZ9C0bAX $SFXE $BEAT $VTI $TWTR #SFXE #stockmarket #tradeideas
IH News Desk
28 Aug 15 12:44:42
SLV iShares Silver Trust Short Sales http://t.co/Og44Jebazq $SLV $VPG $ITB $BEAT #SLV #tradeideas #stockmarket
28 Aug 15 12:44:07
SFXE SFX Entertainment, Inc. Quotes http://t.co/thss0kqnMm $SFXE $EEM $MBLY $BEAT #SFXE #stockmarket #tradeideas
28 Aug 15 12:43:18
RIG Transocean, Inc. Tick http://t.co/KBtBmOFnG9 $RIG $XIU.TO $BEAT $DWTI #RIG #stockmarket #stockmarket
28 Aug 15 12:43:18
RIG Transocean, Inc. Tick http://t.co/xcjbx7pygi $RIG $XIU.TO $BEAT $DWTI #RIG #stockmarket #stockmarket
28 Aug 15 12:41:34
MYEC MyECheck, Inc. P/E Ratio http://t.co/CIbBSaYieq $MYEC $FXI $DIA $BEAT #MYEC #investing #investing
28 Aug 15 12:40:36
LNKD LinkedIn Corp. Financials http://t.co/L4sCeRcUDh $LNKD $BEAT $SMH $CURE #LNKD #pennystocks #pennystocksLUV Southwest Airlines Co.…
28 Aug 15 12:40:35
LNKD LinkedIn Corp. Financials http://t.co/E33aZndwzG $LNKD $BEAT $SMH $CURE #LNKD #pennystocks #pennystocks
28 Aug 15 12:40:35
JDST Direxion Daily Junior Gold Miners Index Bear 3X Shares Dividend http://t.co/wFyu7xqtfj $JDST $CPG.TO $BEAT $PHM.V #JDST #stocks…
28 Aug 15 12:40:34
LNKD LinkedIn Corp. Financials http://t.co/eO7zbVvd9k $LNKD $BEAT $SMH $CURE #LNKD #pennystocks #pennystocksLUV Southwest Airlines Co.…
Stock Forums
28 Aug 15 12:40:11
ITB iShares Dow Jones U.S. Home Construction Day Low http://t.co/jewMzb42LN $ITB $BEAT $OWOO $NEM #ITB #nasdaq #invest
28 Aug 15 12:40:10
JUNO Juno Therapeutics, Inc. Last Trade http://t.co/TZVfUC95OM $JUNO $HZNP $SWKS $BEAT #JUNO #stock #stocks
28 Aug 15 12:39:38
IEF iShares Barclays 7-10 Year Treasury Bond Fund P/E Ratio http://t.co/qHKcemZByp $IEF $DE $BEAT $HD #IEF #pennystocks #investing
28 Aug 15 12:38:05
GOOG Google Inc. - Class C Current Price http://t.co/9yXgL2TEiq $GOOG $TRX $BEAT $VRX.TO #GOOG #tradeideas #stocks
Investors Hangout
28 Aug 15 12:35:35
EFA iShares MSCI EAFE Index Fund Filings http://t.co/qLY77gC0iP $EFA $BEAT $VTI $OIL #EFA #invest #stocks
IH News Desk
28 Aug 15 12:35:34
DIA SPDR DJ Industrial Average ETF Trust Ask http://t.co/Axn6pgfk7F $DIA $JCP $SCO $BEAT #DIA #stock #tradeideas
28 Aug 15 12:35:06
DUST Direxion Daily Gold Miners Bear 3x Shares Summary http://t.co/LFERGdPWe9 $DUST $GILD $TMF $BEAT #DUST #investing #tradeideas
28 Aug 15 12:34:40
CVC Cablevision Systems Ex-Div Date http://t.co/GYnMNW44zk $CVC $BEAT $SAND $VRX.TO #CVC #stocks #invest
28 Aug 15 12:34:36
DIS Walt Disney Co. 52Wk High http://t.co/DZsyHWKdcz $DIS $HGD.TO $BEAT $ULTA #DIS #share #invest
28 Aug 15 12:34:07
CPG.TO Crescent Point Energy Corp. Day High http://t.co/u1T4MK2zSM $CPG.TO $BEAT $EA $BIDU #CPG.TO #stock #investing
Rosner Stocks
28 Aug 15 12:33:08
BEAT CardioNet Inc. Change http://t.co/rSiKKc3MJP $BEAT $ARIA $HNU.TO $GMCR #BEAT #finance #finance
Rosner Stocks
28 Aug 15 12:33:06
BEAT CardioNet Inc. Last Price http://t.co/y9igxPT3yd $BEAT $LNKD $XLI $PBR #BEAT #investing #share
28 Aug 15 12:33:06
BEAT CardioNet Inc. Summary http://t.co/5qLSsBa13V $BEAT $TQQQ $GOOGL $ERY #BEAT #stocks #share
28 Aug 15 12:32:34
BEAT CardioNet Inc. Day Low http://t.co/jIEaX2TVU7 $BEAT $BAC $GLD $UVXY #BEAT #stocks #investing
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