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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 06/27/2014 0 comments
    Jun 28, 2014 9:25 AM | about stocks: BTUUQ, CE, INT, FSTR, WOR, KAMN, HFC, LAYN, MRK, GFF

    The Wax Ink Portfolio was down 1.3% for the week. By comparison, the Dow was down 0.6%, the Nasdaq was up 0.7%, the S&P 500 was down 0.1%, the Russell 2000 was up 1.0%, and the Volatility Index, commonly known as the VIX, was up 3.8%.

    Year to date, the Wax Ink portfolio is down 0.9%, the Dow is up 1.7%, the Nasdaq is up 5.3%, the S&P 500 is up 6.1%, the Russell 2000 is up 2.2%, and the VIX is lower by 17.9%.

    The portfolio breakdown is 55% equities, 45% cash, and 0% bonds. There was no change to the total number of shares held.

    This week's winners were infrastructure wholesaler L.B. Foster Company (Nasdaq: FSTR), up 3%, cylinder maker Worthington Industries (NYSE: WOR), up 2%, and industrial distributor Kaman Corporation (Nasdaq: KAMN), up 1%.

    This week's punch bowl floaters were refiner HollyFrontier Corporation (NYSE: HFC), down 11%, government contractor Layne Christensen Company (Nasdaq: LAYN), down 4%, and drug kingpin Cubist Pharmaceuticals(Nasdaq: CBST), down 4%.

    The portfolio's worst performing stocks remain building materials company Griffon Corporation (NYSE: GFF), down 31% since being added to the portfolio, and municipal/industrial construction company Layne Christensen (Nasdaq: LAYN), down 36% since being added to the portfolio.

    Worksheets were updated this week for:
    Peabody Energy Corporation (NYSE: BTU), Celanese Corporation (NYSE: CE), and World Fuel Services Corporation (NYSE: INT).

    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. Thanx.


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

    Disclosure: The author is long FSTR, WOR, KAMN, HFC, LAYN, CBST, GFF.

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