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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
Stocks News&Markets
21 Nov 14 14:13:47
$BEAT - Current Report Filing (8-k) http://t.co/xA0BoNsFws
21 Nov 14 14:13:45
$BEAT - Current Report Filing (8-k) http://t.co/YqJGwh2gjm
21 Nov 14 08:17:47
BEAT 8.1153 Stock Charts $BEAT BioTelemetry Inc. (NASDAQ) Last Updated: 11/21/2014 10:17:50 BEAT Stock Chart - http://t.co/lllnb3LeXP
19 Nov 14 21:14:26
$CYNAF $CTH.V rose 17% today on positive Phase 2 data. $2.75 target. http://t.co/5Vy1M3qBcv http://t.co/v3jMrkb9LH $ANIP $GALT $SURG $BEAT
19 Nov 14 06:50:05
Bought $BEAT 8.38
19 Nov 14 06:22:44
Wed a.m. report and 5 Charts $BEAT $GILD $ACHN $CLDX $FB http://t.co/vL8zGivVue
Day Trade Alerts
19 Nov 14 05:25:32
$BEAT, $BEAT BioTelemetry, Inc. Announces That Eric Prystowsky M.D. Will Transition From the… http://t.co/IbnQFTbPXx ~ via @AlertTrade
19 Nov 14 05:05:28
BioTelemetry : Announces That Eric Prystowsky M.D. Will Transition From the Board of Directors Into a Medic... http://t.co/NxCVsq61JM $BEAT
19 Nov 14 05:04:07
$BEAT BioTelemetry, Inc. Announces That Eric Prystowsky M.D. Will Transition From the Board of Directors Into From our Stock News Alerts App
19 Nov 14 01:55:23
RT @VexTrades: 11/19 Watchlist: $ACRX, $AT, $BEAT, $EDN, $ERII, $MBII, $MNDO. http://t.co/IDMBKZsMH9
19 Nov 14 00:30:51
RT @VexTrades: 11/19 Watchlist: $ACRX, $AT, $BEAT, $EDN, $ERII, $MBII, $MNDO. http://t.co/IDMBKZsMH9
18 Nov 14 19:02:57
$BEAT could beat higher decreasing liabilities with increasing cashflow growth, higher forward PE http://t.co/GXUj3hRak9
Trent Blair
18 Nov 14 18:51:40
RT @VexTrades: 11/19 Watchlist: $ACRX, $AT, $BEAT, $EDN, $ERII, $MBII, $MNDO. http://t.co/IDMBKZsMH9
18 Nov 14 17:30:31
RT @VexTrades: 11/19 Watchlist: $ACRX, $AT, $BEAT, $EDN, $ERII, $MBII, $MNDO. http://t.co/IDMBKZsMH9
Media Sentiment
18 Nov 14 17:19:56
$BEAT received a new alert. Find out why at http://t.co/5lwmDm2SCs #stocks #daytrading #trading #mkt #NYSE #NASDAQ #markets 439
Frank Zorrilla
18 Nov 14 17:18:46
$BEAT gets me excited as a breakout play http://t.co/0Erph1oNfI
18 Nov 14 16:33:21
RT @VexTrades: 11/19 Watchlist: $ACRX, $AT, $BEAT, $EDN, $ERII, $MBII, $MNDO. http://t.co/IDMBKZsMH9
18 Nov 14 16:30:39
RT @VexTrades: 11/19 Watchlist: $ACRX, $AT, $BEAT, $EDN, $ERII, $MBII, $MNDO. http://t.co/IDMBKZsMH9
Brandon Hayward
18 Nov 14 16:30:31
11/19 Watchlist: $ACRX, $AT, $BEAT, $EDN, $ERII, $MBII, $MNDO. http://t.co/IDMBKZsMH9
18 Nov 14 16:22:50
$BEAT daily chart watching 8.55 http://t.co/Ct50RhsCcu
Ticker Report
18 Nov 14 06:55:37
BioTelemetry Lowered to “Neutral” at Zacks $BEAT http://t.co/UVIqcdf5SM
Penny Stock Secret
18 Nov 14 05:55:58
Yesterday We Made $89,000 In Just One Trade More Info Here http://t.co/SVqoMlijqL .. $BEAT $IBB $SAVE
Mo Micz
18 Nov 14 05:24:00
@MaskeradeBeats so if u took a 30 $beat u get 3 30$beats, take a 60 get 3 60$beats and trackouts is one. Man i was just bout to say
17 Nov 14 11:29:47
http://t.co/Qa5lP84Okj <-- TimAlerts SALE only $312 for a whole YEAR!! $BEAT $ICAD $IQNT $ZLTQ $NAII #stocks #trading $FB
Russell Barbour
17 Nov 14 04:00:50
http://t.co/8NqTNb2Wq7 <-- Profitly has 60% SALE on yearly subscriptions at the moment $BEAT $ICAD $IQNT $ZLTQ $NAII
15 Nov 14 13:51:33
http://t.co/Qa5lP84Okj <-- TimAlerts SALE only $312 for a whole YEAR!! $BEAT $ICAD $IQNT $ZLTQ $NAII #stocks #trading $FB
15 Nov 14 03:38:19
Few long bias charts for next week $CTRL $CLF $BCOV $BEAT $PVA $SOHU $DANG even $GPRO could make a bella figura
Russell Barbour
14 Nov 14 18:00:33
http://t.co/8NqTNb2Wq7 <-- Profitly has 60% SALE on yearly subscriptions at the moment $BEAT $ICAD $IQNT $ZLTQ $NAII
US Banking News
14 Nov 14 15:57:09
BioTelemetry Downgraded to “Neutral” at Zacks $BEAT http://t.co/FCBZbUxeaM
US Banking News
14 Nov 14 12:13:31
Equities Research Analysts’ Downgrades for November, 14th $BEAT, CHFC, ENT, EXAS, FBR, HASI, OXY, PRMW, RCAP, RDNT http://t.co/jkIDQdToOP
Sleek Money
14 Nov 14 11:49:33
BioTelemetry Rating Lowered to Neutral at Zacks $BEAT http://t.co/lcOkh3sbib
The Legacy News
14 Nov 14 11:44:53
BioTelemetry Cut to Neutral at Zacks $BEAT http://t.co/o3qCXAagAh
US Consumer News
14 Nov 14 11:44:28
BioTelemetry downgraded by Zacks to neutral. $9.20 PT. http://t.co/gkLorGwmoy $BEAT #BEAT
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