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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
Market Compass
31 Aug 14 18:06:48
$BEAT: How BioTelemetry (BEAT) Stock Stands Out in a Strong Industry http://t.co/xrFBNUw54J http://t.co/GnTzurv943
Rambouillet Sheep
31 Aug 14 10:07:00
RT @VexTrades: 9/2 Watchlist: $AT, $BXC, $CAK, $BEAT, $DNN, $IAG, $MPET, $PSEM, $RCON, $SOL, $SB, $SIMG, $TRX, $TWER, $WYY. http://t.co/IDM…
vaheelfan
30 Aug 14 11:08:36
RT @VexTrades: 9/2 Watchlist: $AT, $BXC, $CAK, $BEAT, $DNN, $IAG, $MPET, $PSEM, $RCON, $SOL, $SB, $SIMG, $TRX, $TWER, $WYY. http://t.co/IDM…
Erick
30 Aug 14 07:53:59
RT @VexTrades: 9/2 Watchlist: $AT, $BXC, $CAK, $BEAT, $DNN, $IAG, $MPET, $PSEM, $RCON, $SOL, $SB, $SIMG, $TRX, $TWER, $WYY. http://t.co/IDM…
Camilo
30 Aug 14 07:48:05
RT @VexTrades: 9/2 Watchlist: $AT, $BXC, $CAK, $BEAT, $DNN, $IAG, $MPET, $PSEM, $RCON, $SOL, $SB, $SIMG, $TRX, $TWER, $WYY. http://t.co/IDM…
StratosTrades
30 Aug 14 07:39:15
RT @VexTrades: 9/2 Watchlist: $AT, $BXC, $CAK, $BEAT, $DNN, $IAG, $MPET, $PSEM, $RCON, $SOL, $SB, $SIMG, $TRX, $TWER, $WYY. http://t.co/IDM…
Sandman
30 Aug 14 07:25:46
RT @VexTrades: 9/2 Watchlist: $AT, $BXC, $CAK, $BEAT, $DNN, $IAG, $MPET, $PSEM, $RCON, $SOL, $SB, $SIMG, $TRX, $TWER, $WYY. http://t.co/IDM…
nick101
30 Aug 14 07:02:33
RT @VexTrades: 9/2 Watchlist: $AT, $BXC, $CAK, $BEAT, $DNN, $IAG, $MPET, $PSEM, $RCON, $SOL, $SB, $SIMG, $TRX, $TWER, $WYY. http://t.co/IDM…
Bio Penny Picks
30 Aug 14 06:58:08
RT @VexTrades: 9/2 Watchlist: $AT, $BXC, $CAK, $BEAT, $DNN, $IAG, $MPET, $PSEM, $RCON, $SOL, $SB, $SIMG, $TRX, $TWER, $WYY. http://t.co/IDM…
Philip Kimura
30 Aug 14 06:49:41
RT @VexTrades: 9/2 Watchlist: $AT, $BXC, $CAK, $BEAT, $DNN, $IAG, $MPET, $PSEM, $RCON, $SOL, $SB, $SIMG, $TRX, $TWER, $WYY. http://t.co/IDM…
Scott
30 Aug 14 06:48:18
RT @VexTrades: 9/2 Watchlist: $AT, $BXC, $CAK, $BEAT, $DNN, $IAG, $MPET, $PSEM, $RCON, $SOL, $SB, $SIMG, $TRX, $TWER, $WYY. http://t.co/IDM…
chartseer
30 Aug 14 06:45:26
RT @VexTrades: 9/2 Watchlist: $AT, $BXC, $CAK, $BEAT, $DNN, $IAG, $MPET, $PSEM, $RCON, $SOL, $SB, $SIMG, $TRX, $TWER, $WYY. http://t.co/IDM…
Manny Alvarez
30 Aug 14 06:45:10
RT @VexTrades: 9/2 Watchlist: $AT, $BXC, $CAK, $BEAT, $DNN, $IAG, $MPET, $PSEM, $RCON, $SOL, $SB, $SIMG, $TRX, $TWER, $WYY. http://t.co/IDM…
moderneconomist.com
30 Aug 14 06:32:45
RT @VexTrades: 9/2 Watchlist: $AT, $BXC, $CAK, $BEAT, $DNN, $IAG, $MPET, $PSEM, $RCON, $SOL, $SB, $SIMG, $TRX, $TWER, $WYY. http://t.co/IDM…
Steph Seguin
30 Aug 14 06:32:42
RT @VexTrades: 9/2 Watchlist: $AT, $BXC, $CAK, $BEAT, $DNN, $IAG, $MPET, $PSEM, $RCON, $SOL, $SB, $SIMG, $TRX, $TWER, $WYY. http://t.co/IDM…
Brandon Hayward
30 Aug 14 06:28:15
9/2 Watchlist: $AT, $BXC, $CAK, $BEAT, $DNN, $IAG, $MPET, $PSEM, $RCON, $SOL, $SB, $SIMG, $TRX, $TWER, $WYY. http://t.co/IDMBKZbbz5
Business News
30 Aug 14 06:06:47
$BEAT: Whats Hot Today: Monster Beverage Corporation (NASDAQ:MNST), FuelCell ... http://t.co/dux9nGcZB9 http://t.co/vtIkLccLEf
Stock Market Monitor
29 Aug 14 20:06:40
$BEAT: Investors Are Watching : FuelCell Energy Inc. (NASDAQ:FCEL), CDW (NASDAQ ... http://t.co/rpvzPicVP8 http://t.co/mnR1n2iK1i
Stock Blender
29 Aug 14 15:17:46
RT @DayTradersGroup: MACD Bullish Crossovers http://t.co/quMVtJcVq2 $PM $MCHP $SPY $ENV $BEAT $CZZ $TWTR $FB $EBAY $AA $DDD $VXX $TSLA $SOD…
Matt K
29 Aug 14 15:16:57
RT @DayTradersGroup: MACD Bullish Crossovers http://t.co/quMVtJcVq2 $PM $MCHP $SPY $ENV $BEAT $CZZ $TWTR $FB $EBAY $AA $DDD $VXX $TSLA $SOD…
Day Traders Group
29 Aug 14 14:57:55
MACD Bullish Crossovers http://t.co/quMVtJcVq2 $PM $MCHP $SPY $ENV $BEAT $CZZ $TWTR $FB $EBAY $AA $DDD $VXX $TSLA $SODA $GLD $BBRY $AAPL
Market News
29 Aug 14 12:06:46
$BEAT: BioTelemetry, Inc. (NASDAQ: BEAT) to Ring The NASDAQ Stock Market ... http://t.co/E44rcf1HFX http://t.co/l1gt3bhKLp
Thomas Herbert
29 Aug 14 11:24:53
So my current swing trade holdings: $RGR $WFM $BEAT $VJET $UCO $SDRL $RIG most doing very well 2 are flat no losses yet.
Great Stockpix
29 Aug 14 08:51:59
$BEAT volume spike
Financial News
27 Aug 14 11:06:39
$BEAT: BioTelemetry, Inc. to Release Second Quarter 2014 Earnings Results on July 31, 2014 http://t.co/LOYafy8kc9 http://t.co/Q7kC10KcMe
Casey
27 Aug 14 10:27:26
All of my current twitter positions are hovering right around B/E. $JSDA $BEAT $ABX
Daily Contracts
27 Aug 14 07:42:02
Real-Time feed of company contracts, original agreements and executive updates from Cardionet $BEAT http://t.co/aRa1VntlWk
Thomas Herbert
27 Aug 14 06:24:38
Pre-mkt move up on $BEAT we'll see where it opens. Two days closed above 50 day. Could move to $8 quickly
Daily Contracts
26 Aug 14 10:23:01
Real-Time feed of company contracts, original agreements and executive updates from Cardionet $BEAT http://t.co/aRa1VntlWk
Daily Contracts
26 Aug 14 09:20:01
Real-Time feed of company contracts, original agreements and executive updates from Cardionet $BEAT http://t.co/aRa1VntlWk
				
				
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