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Stock Trade Update: Best, Worst And More

Tuesday, 3 Apr 2007 | 9:39 AM ET

Here's a look at best and worst when it comes to stock trade performance. First Data makes an appearance (best) while Opnext shows up, for the first time, as a "not so good trade." Most actives have the usual suspects as does most widely held. Buyouts, mergers etc., seem to dominate the news.

Best performing trades by % gain from Friday's close to Monday's close dominated by takeover news:
Global Imaging:
If you bought on Friday at $19.50 and held/sold on Monday with a close of $28.64, the contestant gained 46.87% on the trade. Xerox agreed to buy GISX for $1.5 billion.
First Data Corp: If you bought on Friday at $26.90 and held/sold on Monday with a close of $32.45, the contestant gained 20.63% on the trade. KKR announced that it plans to take First Data private, and there is speculation that there may have been leaks prior to the deal being announced based on the volume in call-option trading (WSJ).
Embratel Participacoes: If you bought on Friday at $14.57 and held/sold on Monday with a close of $17, the contestant gained 16.68% on the trade .EMT is a Brazilian long distance provider.
Valhi: If you bought on Friday at $13.20 and held/sold on Monday with a close of $14.90, the contestant gained 12.88% on the trade.
Georgia Gulf: If you bought on Friday at $16.21 and held/sold on Monday with a close of $17.75, the contestant gained 9.50% on the trade. Reported a fourth-quarter loss attributed to challenging market conditions for its legacy chemical business and its building and home improvements business.

Worst performing trades by % loss from Friday's close to Monday's close:
Opnext : If you bought on Friday at $14.79 and held/sold on Monday with a close of $12.96, the contestant lost 12.37% on the trade.OPXT began trading on 2/14 and has been trading below its offer price of $15 per share.
Interwoven : If you bought on Friday at $16.90 and held/sold on Monday with a close of $15.40, the contestant lost 8.88% on the trade. IWOV named Joseph L. Cowan as its CEO

Most Actives as of the close on 4/2:
CMGI
Crystallex International
Vonage
Revlon
Conexant
Oilsands Quest
Fremont General
Technical Olympics USA
Sirius

Widely Helds as of the close on 4/2:
CMGI with 4,297,148,241 shares held (CMGI has been on the top of the list for many days, and double the amount of shares held that Revlon.
Revlon: 2,013,463,064 shares held.
Conexant: 1,522,476,589 shares held.
Crystallex International: 1,444,722,372 shares held.
Sirius: 1,296,768,053 shares held.
Vonage: 987,580,077 shares held.

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EMT
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