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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
Capital Market Labs
18 Apr 15 18:22:35
$BEAT Revenue is Rising. Here's the Chart: http://t.co/mRlgsPRAge http://t.co/RDhvhJcptR
17 Apr 15 14:24:40
Stocks Trending Now: http://t.co/j1I70PbkX8 $GSUXF $FEFN $NAT $SOMNF $CSBR $CORI $SDVKF $BEAT $PSYTF $SNWT $CBGI $COFP ~
Syed Waqas Nabi
17 Apr 15 12:00:42
A bullish Moving out of Oversold has occurred at 2:15 PM Apr 17 at $8.79 on BioTelemetry Inc (BEAT) $BEAT
Syed Waqas Nabi
17 Apr 15 12:00:22
A bullish Moving out of Oversold has occurred at 2:15 PM Apr 17 at $8.79 on BioTelemetry Inc (BEAT) $BEAT
Syed Waqas Nabi
17 Apr 15 09:00:18
A bullish Moving out of Oversold has occurred at 11:15 AM Apr 17 at $8.85 on BioTelemetry Inc (BEAT) $BEAT
Phil Martin
14 Apr 15 13:05:34
$BEAT http://t.co/KEBdxEh9ze
S Manian
14 Apr 15 06:22:07
RT @bangersnpip: Morning Watchlist: $GERN $NES $SGI $AMD $ATML $BEAT $CRC $KEM #stocks #trading #charts http://t.co/TycUboErg3
14 Apr 15 06:21:08
RT @bangersnpip: Morning Watchlist: $GERN $NES $SGI $AMD $ATML $BEAT $CRC $KEM #stocks #trading #charts http://t.co/TycUboErg3
Trade Under Ten
14 Apr 15 05:41:14
Morning Watchlist: $GERN $NES $SGI $AMD $ATML $BEAT $CRC $KEM #stocks #trading #charts http://t.co/TycUboErg3
14 Apr 15 01:47:03
Bear flags vandaag #aandelen http://t.co/N4pJM3FCxw $BEAT $INVN $PSUN
13 Apr 15 22:36:31
$BEAT $BEAT Breakout candidate with initial target its 50EMA for test #stocks #trading http://t.co/dI9yOilb55
Forex First Aids
13 Apr 15 22:16:23
RT @paulwoll: $BEAT https://t.co/ZxXc8GS82r may be nice intraday scalper over 9.33
Woll Street
13 Apr 15 22:14:07
$BEAT https://t.co/ZxXc8GS82r may be nice intraday scalper over 9.33
Trade Under Ten
13 Apr 15 16:21:25
Stock Watchlist 14 Apr: $GERN $NES $SGI $AMD $ATML $BEAT $CRC $KEM #stocks #charts #trading http://t.co/Qr0VKzYL9f
Syed Waqas Nabi
13 Apr 15 08:00:51
A bullish Big MAC (Bullish) has occurred at 10:30 AM Apr 13 at $9.13 on BioTelemetry Inc (BEAT) $BEAT
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