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Contest Stocks--Earnings Once Again "Earn" Respect

Here's our latest contest stock report. Once again, earnings--good and bad--are playing apart in what's making you "money" or not. If you had Amazon, you saw the good, while owners of Travelzoo saw the bad--and ugly, from earnings. Also, there's a new name on the most active list--as a results of earnings--Sun Microsystems. Here ya go with the details:

Best performing trades by % gain from Tuesday's close to Wednesday's close:
Xenoport : If you bought on Tuesday at $28.86 and held/sold on Tuesday with a close of $41.56, the contestant gained 44.01% on the trade. Up on news that its drug for restless leg syndrome (RLS) met its goal in its first pivotal-stage study.
Amazon : If you bought on Tuesday at $44.75 and held/sold on Tuesday with a close of $56.81, the contestant gained 26.95% on the trade. Up on strong earnings.
Riverbed Technology : If you bought on Tuesday at $28.28 and held/sold on Tuesday with a close of $34.70, the contestant gained 22.70% on the trade. Up on strong earnings tripling revenue and an upgrade by WR Hambrecht.
K2 : If you bought on Tuesday at $12.58 and held/sold on Tuesday with a close of $15.10, the contestant gained 20.03% on the trade. Up on acquisition news that Jarden Corp (JAH) would acquire the maker of K2 skis and Rawlings baseballs for $765M.
Asset Acceptance Capital : If you bought on Tuesday at $16.14 and held/sold on Tuesday with a close of $18.77, the contestant gained 16.30% on the trade. Up on news of a recapitalization plan consisting of a one-time dividend and share repurchase, and an upgrade by Bear Stearns.

Worst performing trades by % loss from Tuesday's close to Wednesday's close:
Travelzoo : If you bought on Tuesday at $36.88 and held/sold on Tuesday with a close of $28.16, the contestant lost 23.64% on the trade. On weak earnings that missed expectations.
Corporate Executive Board : If you bought on Tuesday at $73.49 and held/sold on Tuesday with a close of $60.06, the contestant lost 18.27% on the trade. The company cut earnings forecasts and analysts trimmed ratings.
Hutchinson Technology : If you bought on Tuesday at $22.11 and held/sold on Tuesday with a close of $19.11, the contestant lost 13.57% on the trade--on weak earnings and analyst downgrades.
Silicon Storage : If you bought on Tuesday at $4.88 and held/sold on Tuesday with a close of $4.26, the contestant lost 12.71% on the trade--on weak earnings and analyst downgrades.
Sun Microsystems : If you bought on Tuesday at $5.94 and held/sold on Tuesday with a close of $5.27, the contestant lost 11.78% on the trade--on weak earnings that missed expectations and fears that the company's turnaround was slowing.

Most actives as of the close on 4/25:
Vonage
Conexant
Revlon
CMGI
Sirius Satellite Radio
Sun Microsystems (first time on the list with earnings)
Crystallex
Technical Olympic USA
Charter Communications
RF Micro Devices

Widely helds as of the close on 4/25:
CMGI: 3,713,574,237 shares held, down from the previous day.
Revlon: 2,644,629,504 shares held, down from the previous day.
Conexant: 2,443,182,074 shares held, up from the previous day.
Vonage: 1,447,912,127 shares held, up from the previous day.
Crystallex International: 1,319,107,473 shares held, up from the previous day.

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