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I manage Wax, a baseline equity research company comprised of individual investors not licensed or registered with any government agency. I have been all cap value investor and independent equity researcher for the past 30 years, and believe that patience is the key to successful... More
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  • Performance - Week Ending 03/21/14 0 comments
    Mar 22, 2014 9:28 AM | about stocks: SCX, WOR, AIR, DAR, SWM, GFF, LAYN

    The Wax Ink Portfolio was up 0.8% for the week. By comparison, the Dow was up 1.5%, the Nasdaq was up 0.7%, the S&P 500 was up 1.4%, the Russell 2000 was up 1.0%, and the Volatility Index, commonly known as the VIX, decreased by 15.8%.

    Year to date, the Wax Ink portfolio is up 1.0%, the Dow is down 1.7%, the Nasdaq is up 2.4%, the S&P 500 is up 1.0%, the Russell 2000 is up 2.6%, and the VIX is higher by 9.3%.

    The portfolio breakdown remains roughly 66% equities, 34% cash, and 0% bonds. There was no change in the total shares held.

    This week's winners were trucking company Arkansas Best Corporation (Nasdaq: ABFS), up 5%, small tool maker The L.S. Starrett Company (NYSE: SCX), up 5%, and cylinder maker Worthington Industries (NYSE: WOR), up 4%.

    This week's losers were aircraft repair company AAR Corporation (NYSE: AIR), down 6%, restaurant grease collection company Darling International (NYSE: DAR), down 1%, and cigarette paper maker Schweitzer-Maudit International (NYSE: SWM), down 1%.

    The portfolio's worst performing stocks remain garage door and telephone headset maker Griffon Corporation (NYSE: GFF), down 31% since being added to the portfolio, and municipal/industrial construction company Layne Christensen (Nasdaq: LAYN), down 11% since being added to the portfolio.

    Worksheets were updated this week for: Continental Resources, Inc. (NYSE: CTL) CARBO Ceramics, Inc. (NYSE: CRR), and Exterran Holdings, Inc. (NYSE: EXH).

    Please note that worksheets are updated basis the most current SEC 10-K ANNUAL filing. To access any worksheet in this post, click on the associated company name.


    Wax Ink is a baseline equity research company not licensed or registered with any government agency
    Copyright © 2014 Wax Ink

    Disclosure: I am long ABFS, SCX, WOR, AIR, DAR, SWM, GFF, LAYN.

    Stocks: SCX, WOR, AIR, DAR, SWM, GFF, LAYN
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