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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.

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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