The figures below track the total returns of each stock that I have written articles about based on when the articles were published. Each comparison assumes an equal investment in the S&P 500 (NYSEARCA:SPY) when each article was published.
Comment: Coinstar's stock (NASDAQ:CSTR) has been negatively impacted by a lack of details on the Verizon (NYSE:VZ) streaming partnership and decreased rentals during Q3 as a result of the Olympics. The Q4 conference call should include partnership details and FY13 guidance. If both disappoint then the stock should be sold.
Comment: Nokia's stock (NYSE:NOK) has been positively impacted by strong Lumia 920 sales across the globe, China Mobile news, the launch of the Here maps application and the launch of a low end phone that competes with Android phones in emerging markets. These guys have been busy. Lumia 920 launches in India and China in December 2012 will serve as future positive catalysts to take shares back up to close to $5.
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-If applicable, stock prices have been adjusted to reflect dividend payments.