How Does an Enterprising Investor Portfolio Perform in Today's Market?

Mitchell Mauer  |

Eric Bailey via Pexels

Here’s a breakdown on how the Enterprising Investor portfolio is performing. Since beginning this Shadow Stock Portfolio on June 1, 2016, it owns one stock and is 10% invested.

The total return when including current holdings plus cash and previously owned stocks is 5.67%.

Enterprising Investor Portfolio

Here’s what the portfolio has sold so far:

Stock 1:

  • Company Name: PDL BioPharma
  • Ticker Symbol: PDLI
  • Shares Purchased: 352
  • Buy Price: $2.84
  • Buy Date: 8/12/16 (closing price)
  • Sell Price: $3.17
  • Sell Date: 9/16/16 (closing price)
  • Reinvested Dividends: None
  • Total Investment: $999.68
  • Current Balance: $1,115.84
  • Return: 11.62%

Stock 2:

  • Company Name: FutureFuel, Corp.
  • Ticker Symbol: FF
  • Shares Purchased: 94
  • Buy Price: $10.54
  • Buy Date: 9/16/16 (closing price)
  • Sell Price: $71.22
  • Sell Date: 10/21/16 (closing price)
  • Reinvested Dividends: None
  • Total Investment: $990.76
  • Current Balance: $1,092.28
  • Return: 10.25%

Stock 3:

  • Company Name: Dillards, Inc.
  • Ticker Symbol: DDS
  • Shares Purchased:16
  • Buy Price: $59.35
  • Buy Date: 10/21/16 (closing price)
  • Sell Price: $70.47
  • Sell Date: 11/29/2016 (closing price)
  • Reinvested Dividends: None
  • Total Investment: $949.60
  • Current Balance: $1,139.52
  • Return: 20.00%

Stock 4:

  • Company Name: Celadon Group, Inc.
  • Ticker Symbol: CGI
  • Shares Purchased: 130
  • Buy Price: $7.67
  • Buy Date: 6/1/16 (closing price)
  • Sell Price: $8.05
  • Sell Date: 11/29/2016 (closing price)
  • Reinvested Dividends: 0.38 shares
  • Total Investment: $997.60
  • Current Balance: $1,049.56
  • Return: 5.26%

Here’s what the portfolio owns and the returns so far:

Stock 1:

  • Company Name: Kelly Services, Inc.
  • Ticker Symbol: KELYA
  • Shares Purchased: 48
  • Buy Price: $20.54
  • Buy Date: 11/29/16 (closing price)
  • Current Price: $22.84 (closing price on 1/13/17)
  • Reinvested Dividends: None
  • Total Investment: $985.92
  • Current Balance: $1,096.32
  • Return: 11.20%


  • Starting Balance: $10,000.00
  • Invested Balance: $1,096.32
  • Cash Available to Invest: $9,471.08
  • Current Balance: $10,567.40
  • Total Return: 5.67%

Strategy Rules

Sign in to your premium account to review the strict “buy” and “sell” rules followed by the Enterprising Investor portfolio.

Shadow Stock Portfolios

As discussed here, The Stock Market Blueprint is building and tracking a Shadow Stock Portfolio for each Premium stock screen featured on the site.

The purpose of the shadow stock portfolios is to show investors how systematic investment strategies can be implemented using the stock screens featured on

Additionally, the Shadow Stock Portfolios are establishing track records for the strategies being implemented. These records provide actual investment results in real-time.

Enterprising Investor Description

The Enterprising Investor stock screen was made popular by Benjamin Graham’s book The Intelligent Investor .

In the book, Graham identifies two categories of investors; the defensive and the enterprising.

According to Graham, an enterprising investor buys from a list of common stocks “that can be identified as undervalued by logical and reasonably dependable standards.”

See a more detailed explanation of the screen here.

Build Your Own Portfolio

By investing blindly based on what stock screens tell you to, rule-based investment strategies eliminate human emotions from the decision-making process.

Follow along every week to see the performance of a different featured Shadow Stock Portfolio. Each strategy is highlighted every eight weeks.

DISCLOSURE: The views and opinions expressed in this article are those of the authors, and do not represent the views of Readers should not consider statements made by the author as formal recommendations and should consult their financial advisor before making any investment decisions. To read our full disclosure, please go to:


Symbol Name Price Change % Volume
CGI Celadon Group Inc. n/a n/a n/a n/a
DDS Dillard's Inc. 69.95 0.41 0.59 28,607 Trade
FF FutureFuel Corp. 11.41 0.05 0.44 8,363 Trade
PDLI PDL BioPharma Inc. 3.32 0.09 2.63 335,284 Trade
KELYA Kelly Services Inc. Class A Common Stock 19.41 -0.23 -1.19 14,961 Trade



Symbol Last Price Change % Change





















Blockchain in Healthcare - Discussion at the EU Parliament

From the recent Blockchain For Europe Summit in Brussels: Panel on Digital Health - How Blockchain technology can make health care systems more patient-centric and sustainable