Performance - Week Ending 03/13/2015
The Wax Ink Portfolio was down 0.3% for the week.
By comparison, the Dow was down 0.6%, the Nasdaq was down 1.1%, the S&P 500 was down 0.9%, the Russell 2000 was up 1.2%, and the Volatility Index, commonly known as the VIX, was up 5.3%.
Year to date, the Wax Ink portfolio is down 4.1%, the Dow is down 0.4%, the Nasdaq is up 2.9%, the S&P 500 is down 0.3%, the Russell 2000 is up 2.3%, and the VIX is higher by 16.6%.
The portfolio breakdown remains roughly 55% cash, 45% equities, and 0% bonds. There was no change to the total number of shares held.
This week's portfolio winners were infrastructure supplier LB Foster (Nasdaq: FSTR), up 20%, building materials company Griffon Corporation (NYSE: GFF), up 2%, and trucking company ArcBest Corporation (Nasdaq: ARCB), up 2%.
This week's portfolio losers were municipal/industrial construction company Layne Christensen (Nasdaq: LAYN), down 20%, small tool maker LS Starrett (NYSE: SCX), down 6%, and chicken grease king Darling Ingredients (NYSE: DAR), down 5%.
The portfolio's worst performing stocks remain building materials company Griffon Corporation (NYSE: GFF), down 8% since being added to the portfolio, and municipal/industrial construction company Layne Christensen (Nasdaq: LAYN), down 68% since being added to the portfolio.
Archived worksheets may be downloaded by going to the Worksheets page at the site and selecting an industry which will move you to all of the worksheets I have updated for the selected industry.
Worksheets updated last week may be downloaded by clicking on the links (company name) below.
Please note that worksheets are updated basis the most current SEC 10-K ANNUAL filing.
Reasonable Value Estimates
Reasonable value estimates are initial valuations which Accredited Investors, after completing their own due diligence, can either increase or decrease in accordance with their individual risk tolerance and investing philosophy.
Reasonable value estimates were established this week for Darling Ingredients at $20, Schweitzer-Maudit International at $42, Griffon Corporation at $11, Goodyear Tire and Rubber at $35, and LB Foster Company at $49.
Have a great week.
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Disclosure: The author is long DAR,SWM,GFF,GT,FSTR,GFF,ARCB,SCX,LAYN.