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Investing in Funny Ticker Symbols: September Update

  +Follow September 20, 2013 9:00AM
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It's that time of the month to check up on Equities.com's porfolio of funny ticker symbols. Once again, the "FUNY index" outperformed the S&P 500 with a return of 8.14 percent since August 16, while the S&P 500 had a return of 4.04 percent.

Here is a chart breaking down the performance of the "FUNY Index" during the timeframe (August 16 - September 19).



 VCA Antech Inc. [$WOOF] outperformed the competition this month with the highest return of 29.17 percent. Close behind was BioTelemetry Inc. [$BEAT] who continued to grow with stock prices reaching over $10 a share.

Harley-David Inc. [$HOG] also had a solid performance this month with a return of 12.85 percent. The company decided to go ex-dividend on September 13.

In the restaurant category, The Cheesecake Factory Inc. [$CAKE] came out on top with a return of 4.15 percent. Papa Johns Int'l Inc. [$PZZA] trailed behind with a return of 3.2 percent. The pizza company teamed up with the NFL and Pepsi earlier this month to offer special promotions to sports fans. Yum! Brands Inc. [$YUM] did not see much change from last month's return.

Olympic Steel Inc. [$ZEUS] was the only company that underperformed this month with shares dropping to $26.93. 

When comparing the "FUNY Index" to the S&P 500 over a longer period of time, the difference is much more significant. Since November 15, 2012 the "Funy Index" has a return that is over 40 percent higher than the S&P 500. 

Here is a chart breaking down the performance of the "FUNY Index" during the timeframe (November 2012 - September 2013).

The most remarkable figure is that BioTelemetry returned a whopping 319.17 percent in less than year. In addition, 10 out of the 15 companies in the "FUNY Index"  have reached a return of 40 percent or higher since November 2012. While it is never advised to base an investment on the name of a ticker symbol, the "FUNY  Index" continues to impress us with its strong performance.

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Results for BEAT
Sharp Research Group
29 Oct 14 23:51:34
RT @AmericanBanking: BioTelemetry $BEAT Set to Announce Earnings on Thursday http://t.co/9KZzLHNcAR
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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
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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
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26 Oct 14 19:24:56
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26 Oct 14 01:12:05
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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
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25 Oct 14 20:41:55
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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
Stock Moo
22 Oct 14 13:54:35
$beat: BioTelemetry, Inc. to Release Third Quarter 2014 Earnings Results on October 30, 2014 http://t.co/aihnFxRHLO
22 Oct 14 13:34:25
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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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