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Contest Stocks: Earnings Again Boost Winners

Here's a look at the stocks making contest "news." Earnings helpEd the best performers while M&A talks took their toll on the worst performers--as you'll see below. Charter appears on the most widely held list as well as taking its usual spot on the most actives. If there's a lesson here folks--it's earnings--which can boost a stock for big gains--but can also hurt. The guessing "game" as always, is to figure out which way they will go.

Best performing trades by % gain from Tuesday's close to Wednesday's close:
Chipotle Mexican Grill: If you bought on Tuesday at $66.26 and held/sold on Wednesday with a close of $78.09, the contestant gained 17.85% on the trade--on strong earnings.
Cooper Tire & Rubber : If you bought on Tuesday at $19.33 and held/sold on Wednesday with a close of $22.32, the contestant gained 15.47% on the trade--on strong earnings.
CB Richard Ellis : If you bought on Tuesday at $33.65 and held/sold on Wednesday with a close of $38.39, the contestant gained 14.09% on the trade--beating earnings estimates.

Worst performing trades by % loss from Tuesday's close to Wednesday's close:
Neurochem: If you bought on Tuesday at $11.59 and held/sold on Wednesday with a close of $9.10, the contestant lost 21.48% on the trade--on its announcement of a convertible debt financing worth $80M.
Harris Stratex : If you bought on Tuesday at $19.84 and held/sold on Wednesday with a close of $15.75, the contestant lost 20.61% on the trade--on an earnings loss.

Most actives as of the close on 5/2:
Charter
CMGI
Sirius Satellite Radio
Revlon
Move Inc
Cogent Communications
Vonage
Conexant
Applied Micro Circuits
Entegris

Widely helds as of the close on 5/2:
CMGI: 3,519,372,697 shares held, up from the previous day.
Revlon: 2,752,310,717 shares held, down from the previous day.
Conexant: 2,301,211,035 shares held, down from the previous day.
Sirius: 1,988,629,585 shares held, down from the previous day.
Vonage: 1,950,471,362 shares held, up from the previous day.
Charter: 1,454,170,568 shares held.

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Symbol
Price
 
Change
%Change
CBG
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CMG
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CTB
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ENTG
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AMCC
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VG
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CCOI
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MOVE
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REV
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SIRI
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CHTR
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