Okay--time to look at who's "stock picking" star is shining among our show celebs competing in "Tradiing With The Stars. CNBC show producers are getting into the act with comments like "Now he's kicking butt" and "Go Tucker Go!" Here's why they're saying that.
Star leaderboard after Wednesday 3/14:
#1 - Jonathan Tucker ("Street Signs")
#2 - Judy Gold ("Morning Call" hour one)
#3 - Chris Moneymaker ("Squawk on the Street")
#4 - Stephen Collins ("Morning Call" hour two)
#5 - James Cromwell ("Power Lunch")
#6 - Willie Garson ("On The Money")
#7 - Johnny Bench ("Squawk Box")
Celebs Ernie Hudson, Chris Gardner and Lawrence O'Donnell are actually ranked 4th in amount of portfolio money, but that's because any trades they've made haven't registered yet--and we're leaving them off right now. So--here's a breakdown:
Jonathan's portfolio is valued at $1,021,660, entering the contest with a higher risk strategy, that so far has paid off. He has:
-Sapient which is on the actives for non-celebs and Jonathan's best trade with a gain of $18,300, buying it at $6.01, and it closed Wednesday at $6.62 for a 10.15% gain.
-Flamel Tech which has been part of some of the non-celeb leader portfolios.
Judy Gold's portfolio is valued at $1,004,280, good for second place.
-ConocoPhillips was her best trade gaining $2,640, buying it at $66.59 and it closed Wednesday at $67.91 for a 1.98% gain.
Chris Moneymaker's portfolio turned positive Wednesday with a value of $1,002,025.
-Marvel He lost $150 on Marvel.
-Apple He gained $130 on Apple.
Stephen Collins continues to dig himself out of sub-million territory gaining $9,284 from yesterday to end the day at $992,336.24
-Valero was his best trade with a gain of $1,620 from his buy price of $60.19 to the close Wednesday of $61.27.
James Cromwell also continues to dig himself out of sub-million territory gaining $8,229 to end Wednesday at $983,720.13.
-Bank of America
-Valeant Pharma was his best trade gaining $2,161.35, buying at $17.28, and it closed Wednesday at $17.43.
Willie Garson slowly digs his way out of sub-million territory gaining $922.42 to end the day at $974,063.82. All of his trades have lost money from the purchase, but the have all gained slightly and narrowed the loss.
And--Johnny Bench also digs his way out of sub-million territory gaining $8,058.38 to end the day at $935,608.71.
-American Oriental Bioengineering
-Fifth Third Bancorp
-Gol Linhas Aereas
-Magellan Midstream was his best trade, gaining $3,300, when he bought at $43.85 and it closed at $44.51 today.
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