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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
Dan Rosenblum
30 Oct 14 16:55:20
seems $BEAT finally putting it all together. good Q and good outlook for next year, one to put on your radar
Sleek Money
30 Oct 14 15:05:27
BioTelemetry $BEAT Announces Quarterly Earnings, Beats Estimates By $0.04 EPS http://t.co/tZt9g78UXk
US Banking News
30 Oct 14 14:40:58
BioTelemetry $BEAT Releases Quarterly Earnings Results http://t.co/QUoUDKGZ1U
Stocks News&Markets
30 Oct 14 13:43:06
$BEAT - Current Report Filing (8-k) http://t.co/j42Cm82OhM
US Banking News
30 Oct 14 13:42:58
BioTelemetry announces earnings. $0.06 EPS. Beats estimates. $43.00m revenue. http://t.co/M9hWm4V5eO $BEAT #BEAT
BV Healthcare
30 Oct 14 13:11:27
$BEAT BioTelemetry, Inc. Reports Third Quarter 2014 Financial Results.. http://t.co/IOIPbXNynB
30 Oct 14 13:10:24
BioTelemetry : Reports Third Quarter 2014 Financial Results http://t.co/wr6caVPO2e $BEAT
30 Oct 14 13:07:57
$BEAT BioTelemetry, Inc. Reports Third Quarter 2014 Financial Results From our Stock News Alerts App
30 Oct 14 13:07:55
BioTelemetry beats by $0.04, beats on revenue http://t.co/VGvmKiKo07 $BEAT
Scalp Trades
30 Oct 14 12:52:08
http://t.co/bd3zXEIGfG Earnings to watch after hour: $TPX, $BEAT, $EXPE, $GPRO, $GDOT, $GRPN, $BYI, $YRCW, $SBUX
Jon Vince
30 Oct 14 12:04:39
RT @SprinkleBit: #Earnings after market closes today: $ATEN, $ATR, $AGII, $AHT, $BEAT, $SAM, $EPAY, $CDR, $ELLI, $EGN, $GPRO, $GB, $HEOP, $…
30 Oct 14 12:02:03
#Earnings after market closes today: $ATEN, $ATR, $AGII, $AHT, $BEAT, $SAM, $EPAY, $CDR, $ELLI, $EGN, $GPRO, $GB, $HEOP, $HME, $ISBC, $IRIX
That's Mr. ElPasoTom
30 Oct 14 11:26:32
OUT $BEAT at 7.58 $5,036.54 profit on 7,300 shares $BEAT. In 8/7 out 10/30. Just couldn't hold into earnings tonight.
Sharp Research Group
29 Oct 14 23:51:34
RT @AmericanBanking: BioTelemetry $BEAT Set to Announce Earnings on Thursday http://t.co/9KZzLHNcAR
Stock Market Picks
29 Oct 14 20:18:35
Earnings Releases for October 30th (after the close): $BCOV $BEAT $BYD $CCI $CHE $CODE $COLM $CPSI $CPT $CSLT $CTRL $CUBE $DCT $DGI $DGII
Ticker Report
29 Oct 14 19:58:53
BioTelemetry $BEAT Scheduled to Post Quarterly Earnings on Thursday http://t.co/4vZHgpDoqi
US Banking News
29 Oct 14 19:52:44
BioTelemetry $BEAT Set to Announce Earnings on Thursday http://t.co/9KZzLHNcAR
29 Oct 14 19:51:50
BioTelemetry $BEAT Set to Announce Earnings on Thursday http://t.co/GpGAmcAUbn
US Banking News
29 Oct 14 19:47:49
BioTelemetry to release Q214 earnings on Thursday. Analysts expect 0.02 EPS. $BEAT http://t.co/Q2W3JsDLBn
29 Oct 14 05:43:07
$BEAT chart looking nice.. Earnings tomorrow. Cigna reinstated coverage on monitoring system with retro from july
28 Oct 14 20:47:01
RT @VexTrades: 10/29 Watchlist: $ARCO, $BPTH, $BTX, $BEAT, $CCRN, $LFL, $LIOX, $MIG. http://t.co/IDMBKZbbz5
Duke Rexx
28 Oct 14 20:40:49
RT @VexTrades: 10/29 Watchlist: $ARCO, $BPTH, $BTX, $BEAT, $CCRN, $LFL, $LIOX, $MIG. http://t.co/IDMBKZbbz5
Alpha Maven
28 Oct 14 19:48:03
RT @VexTrades: 10/29 Watchlist: $ARCO, $BPTH, $BTX, $BEAT, $CCRN, $LFL, $LIOX, $MIG. http://t.co/IDMBKZbbz5
28 Oct 14 19:44:12
RT @VexTrades: 10/29 Watchlist: $ARCO, $BPTH, $BTX, $BEAT, $CCRN, $LFL, $LIOX, $MIG. http://t.co/IDMBKZbbz5
28 Oct 14 19:43:39
RT @VexTrades: 10/29 Watchlist: $ARCO, $BPTH, $BTX, $BEAT, $CCRN, $LFL, $LIOX, $MIG. http://t.co/IDMBKZbbz5
28 Oct 14 19:39:07
RT @VexTrades: 10/29 Watchlist: $ARCO, $BPTH, $BTX, $BEAT, $CCRN, $LFL, $LIOX, $MIG. http://t.co/IDMBKZbbz5
28 Oct 14 19:25:23
RT @VexTrades: 10/29 Watchlist: $ARCO, $BPTH, $BTX, $BEAT, $CCRN, $LFL, $LIOX, $MIG. http://t.co/IDMBKZbbz5
Brandon Hayward
28 Oct 14 19:24:25
10/29 Watchlist: $ARCO, $BPTH, $BTX, $BEAT, $CCRN, $LFL, $LIOX, $MIG. http://t.co/IDMBKZbbz5
Daily Contracts
28 Oct 14 11:38:01
Real-Time feed of company contracts, original agreements and executive updates from Cardionet $BEAT http://t.co/aRa1VntlWk
28 Oct 14 07:06:29
$beat is ready need a better entry thouthis will run today
28 Oct 14 05:10:58
Let's $BEAT this market with healthcare stocks - http://t.co/UWloh1AjIo
28 Oct 14 05:09:23
BEAT 7.30 Stock Charts $BEAT BioTelemetry Inc. (NASDAQ) Last Updated: 10/28/2014 07:09:26 BEAT Stock Chart - 1 http://t.co/3Jv1VH3R7Q
27 Oct 14 09:16:46
$BEAT long 1500 at 7.26
ProTrader Mike
26 Oct 14 19:24:56
$LRAD $GLUU $AXGN $BEAT $RDNT $INUV $PVCT $NAII $WAVX MOJO Swing Small Cap Stock basket #3
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26 Oct 14 01:12:05
$BV Bid Click Here: http://t.co/Rw3KnoUYro Also See: $BEAT $HWKN $BTA $AAP ~
25 Oct 14 23:45:25
BEAT 7.27 Stock Charts $BEAT BioTelemetry Inc. (NASDAQ) Last Updated: 10/26/2014 01:45:24 BEAT Stock Chart - 1 http://t.co/7lnCiCWeBF
Stock Relay
25 Oct 14 20:41:55
$PTEK % Change Click Here: http://t.co/g9Frl2wzNM Also See: $BEAT $RATE $AMSC $LOGM ~
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25 Oct 14 04:08:30
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24 Oct 14 08:40:36
stockblaster14: Stock Alerts: Cardionet (BEAT) 7.22 $BEAT BioTelemetry, Inc. to http://t.co/bZeOVLUtO1
24 Oct 14 08:37:38
Cardionet (BEAT) 7.22 $BEAT BioTelemetry, Inc. to Release Third Quarter 2014 Earnings Results on October 30, 2 http://t.co/wj5GgKk0oP
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23 Oct 14 19:47:49
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23 Oct 14 10:10:05
BioTelemetry reports October 30 http://t.co/DPaGNR1pSG $BEAT
22 Oct 14 13:34:25
$BEAT BioTelemetry, Inc. to Release Third Quarter 2014 Earnings Results on October 30, 2014 From our Stock News Alerts App
BV Healthcare
22 Oct 14 13:31:30
$BEAT BioTelemetry, Inc. to Release Third Quarter 2014 Earnings Results on October 30, 2014.. http://t.co/aXh01VT3ZT
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