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Contest Stocks: TOA Comes Thourgh For Owners

Here's our contest stock breakdown. Hubb Group was a great performer, putting our new #2, Shi Nisman in a very good position on the leaderboard. (up from 7th place). The widely helds and most actives remain pretty much the same. However, TOA, one of the widely helds, turned up on the best performing list. News of an increase in home construction helped make the differnece for this stock--and for contest stock holders.

Best performing trades by % gain from Thursday's close to Friday's close:
Hub Group : If you bought on Thursday at $30.49 and held/sold on Friday with a close of $35.48, the contestant gained 16.37% on the trade. The transportation-management company exceeded first-quarter expectations with a net increase of 25% and a 10% increase in revenue.
Genesco : If you bought on Thursday at $43.41 and held/sold on Friday with a close of $49.98, the contestant gained 15.13% on the trade. GCO was up on news that Foot Locker offered to acquire it for $46 per share, many expect a bidding war to ensue.
Deerfield Triarc Capital : If you bought on Thursday at $15.02 and held/sold on Friday with a close of $17, the contestant gained 13.18% on the trade. This was up on news that Triarc Cos agreed to sell its money management arm Deerfield & Co. to Deerfield Triarc Capital for $300M in cash and stock which should help DFR with new capital and talent and help the company enhance its efficiency.
Oakley : If you bought on Thursday at $22.39 and held/sold on Friday with a close of $25.01, the contestant gained 11.70% on the trade. This was up on news that its first-quarter earnings more than doubled, and it boosted its 2007 outlook.
Technical Olympic USA : If you bought on Thursday at $4.35 and held/sold on Friday with a close of $4.82, the contestant gained 10.80% on the trade. The residential homebuilder was up on news that home construction increased in March.

Worst performing trades by % loss from Thursday's close to Friday's close:Capitol Bancorp : If you bought on Thursday at $36.75 and held/sold on Friday with a close of $30.35, the contestant lost 17.41% on the trade. This as down on weak earnings.
Mentor : If you bought on Thursday at $48.25 and held/sold on Friday with a close of $40, the contestant lost 17.10% on the trade. This was down on lower guidance and analyst downgrades.
RightNow Technologies : If you bought on Thursday at $18.06 and held/sold on Friday with a close of $14.99, the contestant lost 17% on the trade. This was down on lower second-quarter guidance and downgrades.

Most actives as of the close on 4/20:
CMGI
Vonage
Revlon
Oilsands Quest
Technical Olympic USA
Crystallex International
Fremont General
Impac Mortgage
Conexant
Charter Communication

Widely helds as of the close on 4/20:
CMGI: 3,869,180,761 shares held, up from Thursday.
Revlon: 2,741,231,907 shares held, up from Thursday.
Conexant: 2,094,960,043 shares held, up from Thursday.
Vonage: 1,618,429,008 shares held, up from Thursday.
Sirius: 1,599,448,480 shares held, up from Thursday.

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