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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 Nov 15 06:45:10
IWM Russell 2000 iShares Ask https://t.co/LnWvJ5NvSh $IWM $BEAT $EEM $GDSI #IWM #finance #finance
29 Nov 15 06:39:04
DJP iPath Bloomberg Commodity Index Total Return ETN Current Price https://t.co/WUe8eyyh0f $DJP $BEAT $AGG $BMO.TO #DJP #stock…
29 Nov 15 06:34:33
BABA Alibaba Group Holding Ltd. Chart https://t.co/xkPumyAqbk $BABA $VXX $YCS $BEAT #BABA #stockmarket #finance
29 Nov 15 06:34:33
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29 Nov 15 03:45:04
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29 Nov 15 03:37:33
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29 Nov 15 03:34:36
BEAT CardioNet Inc. Open https://t.co/RiPKBFBf1X $BEAT $UPRO $IBB $COD.L #BEAT #nasdaq #investing
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29 Nov 15 03:34:03
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29 Nov 15 03:33:37
ALXN Alexion Pharmaceuticals, Inc. E.P.S. https://t.co/uhwByrCoin $ALXN $RPTP $BEAT $DIS #ALXN #share #nasdaq
29 Nov 15 00:35:03
BEAT CardioNet Inc. Ex-Div Date https://t.co/LBJ6jffKx6 $BEAT $CXRX $GPL $THD #BEAT #investing #investing
28 Nov 15 22:07:35
$SALE breakout on #BlackFriday up 5% target $15. 6 EV/EBITDA, $60M stock buyback plan in Q4 https://t.co/qM8kTQpx0i $CCU $BEAT $MGRC
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28 Nov 15 20:32:29
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28 Nov 15 19:30:03
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28 Nov 15 08:45:09
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28 Nov 15 08:34:04
BEAT CardioNet Inc. Stock Message Board https://t.co/icXLhLHIDE $BEAT $OIH $CYCC $GILD #BEAT #investing #nasdaq
28 Nov 15 08:33:32
AGI Alamos Gold Inc. EOD Data https://t.co/MwBEjQxTwT $AGI $BEAT $UUP $JNK #AGI #finance #invest
28 Nov 15 06:42:15
MYEC MyECheck, Inc. % Change https://t.co/9YGrvpRaaB $MYEC $BEAT $GXC $NBG #MYEC #pennystocks #stock
28 Nov 15 06:33:32
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28 Nov 15 04:23:02
$BEAT: Wall Street analysts bullish on BEAT's earnings growth: https://t.co/47SDeZZPOK https://t.co/mvjAWRyyih
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27 Nov 15 10:00:05
A bullish Big MAC (Bullish) has occurred at 12:30 PM Nov 27 at $12.94 on BioTelemetry Inc (BEAT) $BEAT
27 Nov 15 07:48:05
T AT&T, Inc. Shares https://t.co/rWvgqAJgpb $T $BEAT $UGAZ $JBLU #T #investing #nasdaq
27 Nov 15 07:36:09
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27 Nov 15 07:34:05
AMGN Amgen, Inc. Shares https://t.co/kRC4RIpror $AMGN $BEAT $CREE $LABU #AMGN #share #stock
26 Nov 15 15:16:03
$BEAT: Biotelemetry Incorporated (NASDAQ:BEAT) Short Interest Increased …: https://t.co/7D8FHgF0RG
26 Nov 15 07:05:46
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26 Nov 15 06:32:19
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24 Nov 15 20:14:58
BioTelemetry Trading Down 2.2% $BEAT https://t.co/fWKJcSSt4T
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24 Nov 15 20:09:15
BioTelemetry Trading Down 2.2% $BEAT https://t.co/InyP8LBB0J
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24 Nov 15 20:07:19
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$BEAT: BioTelemetry Trading Down 2.2% (BEAT): https://t.co/oEm4qzOe7K
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24 Nov 15 10:30:44
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24 Nov 15 09:31:09
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24 Nov 15 08:00:24
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23 Nov 15 19:59:37
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Zacks: Analysts Give $17.50 Average Target Price to BioTelemetry $BEAT https://t.co/Kf7prR5wpk
Breaking News Now
23 Nov 15 16:37:11
$BEAT: Zacks: Analysts Give $17.50 Average Target Price to BioTelemetry …: https://t.co/TQGXYE886V
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23 Nov 15 13:18:27
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23 Nov 15 12:00:08
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22 Nov 15 20:07:39
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22 Nov 15 15:30:03
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21 Nov 15 17:19:02
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21 Nov 15 13:34:33
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