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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.

Results for BEAT
WKRB News
17 Apr 14 05:41:43
BioTelemetry Receives Buy Rating from Dougherty & Co $BEAT http://t.co/KF4hlsCED7
TipRanks
17 Apr 14 04:29:26
4-star analyst Brooks O'Neil from Dougherty reiterated a BUY rating on $BEAT
Trystan Jarrett
16 Apr 14 20:33:49
$BEAT BIOTELEMETRY, INC. Files SEC form 8-K, Entry into a Material Defin http://t.co/xZZud8a9qh
Horacio Campbell
16 Apr 14 19:41:26
$BEAT BIOTELEMETRY, INC. Files SEC form 8-K, Entry into a Material D http://t.co/33vl4xRMDa
Ali Garrot
16 Apr 14 19:28:00
$BEAT BIOTELEMETRY, INC. Files SEC form 8-K, Entry into a Material D http://t.co/0WHkK6xd6R
Deon Carter
16 Apr 14 18:32:59
$BEAT BIOTELEMETRY, INC. Files SEC form 8-K, Entry into a Material Defin http://t.co/xDqCuqRAHr
Franco Gall
16 Apr 14 15:50:01
$BEAT BIOTELEMETRY, INC. Files SEC form 8-K, Entry into a Material Defin http://t.co/0JCAlNxgGe
Nixon Kelley
16 Apr 14 15:43:13
$BEAT BIOTELEMETRY, INC. Files SEC form 8-K, Entry into a Material Defin http://t.co/cxeaqDmnRc
US Consumer News
16 Apr 14 15:22:28
BioTelemetry's buy rating reiterated at Dougherty & Co. http://t.co/ATQBi8ih9Z $BEAT #BEAT
Analyst Ratings
16 Apr 14 15:18:26
BioTelemetry's buy rating reiterated at Dougherty & Co. http://t.co/LXI0yleIyv $BEAT #BEAT
ChartMill
16 Apr 14 14:33:03
some aftermarket movers http://t.co/mjphbm9219 #stocks $NE $BEAT $ONNN
Money Major
16 Apr 14 10:50:33
$BEAT BIOTELEMETRY, INC. Files SEC form 8-K, Entry into a Material Definitive http://t.co/XncRcqy206
Patty Porter
16 Apr 14 09:15:06
$BEAT BIOTELEMETRY, INC. Files SEC form 8-K, Entry into a Material D http://t.co/kgCdwVC5v2
BankerStocks
16 Apr 14 07:25:33
BINGO- dannyyyayy. Pretty much what i saying here--> There are no question t $GAME $BIG $BID $COST $WHEN $BEAT http://t.co/CfYpNuMydR
Investment Engineer
16 Apr 14 01:48:11
$BEAT BIOTELEMETRY, INC. Files SEC form 8-K, Entry into a Material Definitive http://t.co/0wvOu6S4mQ
Leighton Aldaine
16 Apr 14 01:39:00
$BEAT BIOTELEMETRY, INC. Files SEC form 8-K, Entry into a Material Defin http://t.co/v4Z9aVdmS9
Stock Occulus
15 Apr 14 18:31:46
$BEAT BIOTELEMETRY, INC. Files SEC form 8-K, Entry into a Material D http://t.co/u85yoQ3BlG
Ward Dissan
15 Apr 14 14:11:46
$BEAT BIOTELEMETRY, INC. Files SEC form 8-K, Entry into a Material D http://t.co/b8JYIypQkR
Small Cap Updates
15 Apr 14 13:47:13
$BEAT BIOTELEMETRY, INC. Files SEC form 8-K, Entry into a Material Defin http://t.co/zCWDtQBFlx
Lars Anders
15 Apr 14 13:47:11
$BEAT BIOTELEMETRY, INC. Files SEC form 8-K, Entry into a Material Defin http://t.co/mGxthmlYtV
Legend Boulstridge
15 Apr 14 13:09:52
$BEAT BIOTELEMETRY, INC. Files SEC form 8-K, Entry into a Material Defin http://t.co/Vp09JMDRxJ
Casey
15 Apr 14 08:27:13
I would add to $BEAT below $8 if it gets there. Otherwise, sticking with small long from 8.64
Maksim Latimer
15 Apr 14 02:29:11
$BEAT BIOTELEMETRY, INC. Files SEC form 8-K, Entry into a Material Defin http://t.co/1iO0rEUVT6
Hermina Ochoark
14 Apr 14 20:31:33
$BEAT BIOTELEMETRY, INC. Files SEC form 8-K, Entry into a Material D http://t.co/zY2jHBOawS
King of All Stocks
14 Apr 14 20:19:00
$BEAT BIOTELEMETRY, INC. Files SEC form 8-K, Entry into a Material D http://t.co/39JC4v686f
PennyStockSage
14 Apr 14 16:34:09
$BEAT BIOTELEMETRY, INC. Files SEC form 8-K, Entry into a Material Defin http://t.co/m8GUz2nJqt
Hui Veal
14 Apr 14 13:21:25
$BEAT BIOTELEMETRY, INC. Files SEC form 8-K, Entry into a Material D http://t.co/d3JNohi7a2
Keon Carlisle
14 Apr 14 10:44:36
$BEAT BIOTELEMETRY, INC. Files SEC form 8-K, Entry into a Material Defin http://t.co/N4VBPvJSSt
Svelteei
14 Apr 14 09:22:44
$BEAT BIOTELEMETRY, INC. Files SEC form 8-K, Entry into a Material Defin http://t.co/1k2bXJ2oKI
Wall Street Stocks
14 Apr 14 09:12:30
$BEAT BIOTELEMETRY, INC. Files SEC form 8-K, Entry into a Material D http://t.co/YoyvyzanDS
Casey
14 Apr 14 06:45:02
Current twitter trades: (total of <10% of assets) L $JSDA from 47 cents L $ABX from 17.83 L $BEAT from 8.62 Happy Easter all. Be thankful.
OTPicks.com
14 Apr 14 05:59:12
http://t.co/ioejVXw2Lr Zephyr: $BEAT: RETAIL SALES CLIMB 1.1% (+0.9% Estimated) http:... http://t.co/NhXdqq5h5C http://t.co/ioejVXw2Lr
OTPicks- OnTimePicks
14 Apr 14 05:59:10
http://t.co/giErdXKj9j Zephyr: $BEAT: RETAIL SALES CLIMB 1.1% (+0.9% Estimated) http:... http://t.co/lhnYPEtwBC http://t.co/giErdXKj9j
OTPicks.com
14 Apr 14 05:59:01
http://t.co/y0P0rvShXL Zephyr: $BEAT: RETAIL SALES CLIMB 1.1% (+0.9% Estimated) http:... http://t.co/sChPtidlmp http://t.co/y0P0rvShXL
OTPicks.com
14 Apr 14 05:58:51
http://t.co/QkCFZ8q0T8 Zephyr: $BEAT: RETAIL SALES CLIMB 1.1% (+0.9% Estimated) http:... http://t.co/1rEeWcC1A9 http://t.co/QkCFZ8q0T8
OTPicks.com
14 Apr 14 05:58:49
http://t.co/QzFp1WC0ss Zephyr: $BEAT: RETAIL SALES CLIMB 1.1% (+0.9% Estimated) http:... http://t.co/7o3723fOVX http://t.co/QzFp1WC0ss
Finance Wire
14 Apr 14 02:43:36
$BEAT BIOTELEMETRY, INC. Files SEC form 8-K, Entry into a Material Defin http://t.co/ugwMIPCppO
The Amazing Seven
13 Apr 14 19:29:30
$BEAT BIOTELEMETRY, INC. Files SEC form 8-K, Entry into a Material Defin http://t.co/L17sAxNccP
Stockguy22University
13 Apr 14 16:22:31
If you missed Saturday webinar it's posted here: http://t.co/hAdC1DF6iY $BEAT $TSLA $CVX $PBR $RIG $LULU $FDO $YELP $DE $CAT $MA $V & more
Stockguy22
13 Apr 14 16:22:31
If you missed Saturday webinar it's posted here: http://t.co/XuaHRTJKiX $BEAT $TSLA $CVX $PBR $RIG $LULU $FDO $YELP $DE $CAT $MA $V & more
Darryl Hudson
13 Apr 14 16:17:48
$BEAT BIOTELEMETRY, INC. Files SEC form 8-K, Entry into a Material D http://t.co/eVxPaYHgD0
Franco Clark
13 Apr 14 15:32:03
$BEAT BIOTELEMETRY, INC. Files SEC form 8-K, Entry into a Material Defin http://t.co/ZEE7s9Tqbk
Leighton Cameron
13 Apr 14 13:00:10
$BEAT BIOTELEMETRY, INC. Files SEC form 8-K, Entry into a Material Defin http://t.co/BXUf7XJ1y9
Boaz Boulstridge
13 Apr 14 09:27:54
$BEAT BIOTELEMETRY, INC. Files SEC form 8-K, Entry into a Material D http://t.co/Rt4RDvRYfG
Insider Trade Alerts
13 Apr 14 08:31:17
$BEAT BIOTELEMETRY, INC. Files SEC form 8-K, Entry into a Material Defin http://t.co/JkliMpaTVE
Alysa Partin
13 Apr 14 06:05:43
$BEAT BIOTELEMETRY, INC. Files SEC form 8-K, Entry into a Material D http://t.co/Se4BIdyQW0
Ford Cadwell
13 Apr 14 02:56:39
$BEAT BIOTELEMETRY, INC. Files SEC form 8-K, Entry into a Material D http://t.co/crRU7Md0yK
Hendrix Halls
12 Apr 14 18:45:57
$BEAT BIOTELEMETRY, INC. Files SEC form 8-K, Entry into a Material Defin http://t.co/OP5Aoeabty
Silvana Orozco
12 Apr 14 12:33:54
$BEAT BIOTELEMETRY, INC. Files SEC form 8-K, Entry into a Material Defin http://t.co/QUUZUx3BK3
				
				
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