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  • The Oxen Report: The Market Continues Its Run, The Oxen Report Continues Its Successes 0 comments
    Mar 21, 2010 5:45 PM | about stocks: HOV, RUE, SMRT, NWY
    We had another good week with The Oxen Report. We were able to make some pretty great picks, yet, we only had a small handful of selections due to me missing Monday and deciding to post a more educational article on Friday. We had all winners with the three picks upon which we took action, and we had one pick, Hovnanian Enterprises (NYSE:HOV) that we did not play due to the fact that the Short Sale never hit our entry range. Let’s break down the week, and how we did. It was a solid 3/3.


    Winners of the Week:

    Rue21 Inc. (NASDAQ:RUE) - We started out on Tuesday with a great Buy Pick of the Day in RUE. I liked this attractive play because of the way the retail sector was booming with earnings over the past couple weeks, and on Tuesday night, RUE was going to be releasing earnings. We were not looking to make an earnings play, but the stock had some great movement upwards and was in the midst of getting bought up moving into earnings. With the market looking up and RUE looking up, we were able to enter early in the day and get a nice pop upwards as investors bought into the company. The company ended up announcing pretty strong results on the quarter, which was expected. We were out, though, with a 3% gain before that could happen. We entered in the morning at 33.30 and exited at 34.57 only thirty minutes into the day.

    New York & Co. Inc. (NYSE:NWY) - Our Overnight Trade of the Day was a pretty exceptinonal one for us. Again, we were dipping into the common theme of the week, which was retail. New York & Co. seemed to be a strong play because it had a very similar structure to other companies that had had very strong results. Further, the company had not reported in the green in over two years, but they looked ready to get into the green. The company reported a solid earnings beat, and they reported a large gain year-over-year, as well. It helped us make a solid 3%. We got in at 4.34 on Wednesday and exited on Thursday within minutes at 4.46. The stock, however, went on to be worth lots more, hitting a high in that day near 5, which was worth over 10%. Many of you were able to hold and make a lot more than my gains.

    Steinmart Inc. (NASDAQ:SMRT) - Steinmart was our Short Sale of the Day on Friday. This trade was worth a nice 2% gain. We got involved at 10.35 for the day, and we were looking to exit for a 2-3% gain. The stock moved up throughout the day before dropping off for much of the afternoon. We were able to exit at the end of the day at 10.15 for 2% gain. Steinmart was a good play that we were able to get involved with successfully because the company was one of those that had gotten ahead of itself on an earnings, and we were able to take advantage of it.


    Losers of the Week: 



    Let’s hope next week can be as great.


    Good Investing,

    David Ristau

    Disclosure: None
    Stocks: HOV, RUE, SMRT, NWY
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