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Stocks: What You're Buying, Selling And Holding

Okay, here's a look at the stocks making the most waves from last Thursday to Monday's close. There are the usual suspects in the most actives and most widely held. But new names are showing up in the best and worst performing. Earnings boosted one stock, WDFC and helped put James Kraber into second place on the leaderboard, as we mentioned in our first post today.

Best performing trades by % gain from Thursday's close to Monday's close:
The9 Ltd : If you bought on Thursday at $35.22 and held/sold on Monday with a close of $41, the contestant gained 16.41% on the trade.The Chinese gaming site was up on news of a $200M investment by Electronic Arts , though EA denied reports that it had signed a deal with The9.
WD-40: If you bought on Thursday at $31.89 and held/sold on Monday with a close of $36.84, the contestant gained 15.52% on the trade. WD-40 reported positive earnings with sales up 11%.
Trina Solar : If you bought on Thursday at $47.34 and held/sold on Monday with a close of $54.16, the contestant gained 14.41% on the trade.
Schnitzer Steel : If you bought on Thursday at $40.73 and held/sold on Monday with a close of $45.92, the contestant gained 12.74% on the trade. SCHN rose on positive earnings beating Wall St expectations helped by its recycling business.
Cal Dive : If you bought on Thursday at $12.95 and held/sold on Monday with a close of $14.37, the contestant gained 10.97% on the trade.

Worst performing trades by % gain from Thursday's close to Monday's close:
Daktronics : If you bought on Thursday at $27.91 and held/sold on Monday with a close of $22.13, the contestant lost 20.71% on the trade.The maker of electronic displays such as scoreboards and highway signs warned it would not meet prior 4th qtr earnings or sales targets.
American Home Mortgage: If you bought on Thursday at $25.84 and held/sold on Monday with a close of $21.92, the contestant lost 15.17% on the trade.AHM warned about problems selling loans in the secondary market, raising subprime fears.
Vonage : If you bought on Thursday at $3.37 and held/sold on Monday with a close of $3.03, the contestant lost 10.09% on the trade. A judge ordered temporary stay banning Vonage from seeking new customers.
Conexant : If you bought on Thursday at $1.65 and held/sold on Monday with a close of $1.51, the contestant lost 8.48% on the trade. Merrill criticizes Conexant for not being more active to control costs and they don't expect a quick turnaround.
Avocent : If you bought on Thursday at $26.94 and held/sold on Monday with a close of $24.88, the contestant lost 7.65% on the trade. Avocent warned that its first quarter revenue would not meet expectations.

Most actives as of the close on 4/9:
CMGI
Revlon
Conexant
Vonage
Crystallex International
Oilsands Quest
Lawson Software
Sirius
Fremont General
Technical Olympic USA

Widely helds as of the close on 4/9:
CMGI with 3,898,557,286 shares held, down from Monday.
Revlon: 2,328,379,713 shares held, up from Monday.
Conexant: 1,852,844,260 shares held, up from Monday.
Sirius: 1,476,113,421 shares held, down from Monday.
Crystallex International: 1,424,016,039 shares held, up from Monday.
Vonage: 1,121,606,514 shares held replacing Fremont General in the list.

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DAKT
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DVR
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NCTY
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SU
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TSL
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VG
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WDFC
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SIRI
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OBQI
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REV
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