Below is the one year performance of all the stocks on our Nasdaq 100 Watch List dated June 8, 2012 (found here).
|CHRW||CH Robinson Worldwide Inc.||57.92||57.16||-1.31%|
|EA||Electronic Arts Inc.||13.47||23.61||75.28%|
|GMCR||Green Mountain Coffee Roasters||23.13||76.09||228.97%|
|EXPD||Expeditors Int'l of WA||39.36||38.62||-1.88%|
|WYNN||Wynn Resorts Ltd.||104.21||137.5||31.95%|
|MCHP||Microchip Technology Inc.||32.01||36.7||14.65%|
The average gain for all the stocks from last year was +45.32%. This is compared to the Nasdaq 100 gain of +16.87% in the same period of time. Unfortunately, this is not the norm for the Nasdaq 100 Watch List therefore we wouldn't get too excited at the prospect of this same outcome for the current list.
Because the gains of Netflix and Green Mountain Coffee Roaster were so exceptional, if you exclude their returns the average gain in the last year would be +23.33%. In the case of the top five stocks, the average gain was +27.26% and is charted below:
Within the last year, 4 of the 5 stock gained at least +20% while the fifth stock gained as much as +17% during the year. As indicated recently, the gains of Electronic Arts (NASDAQ:EA) and Symantec (NASDAQ:SYMC) require that investors sell the principal positions at minimum (found here). Can the stocks go higher? Yes. However, with gains exceeding +50% in a single year, it would be a shame to watch it dwindle away. Our view is that exceptional opportunities at good values are better alternatives than hoping the price will continue go up.
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