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Contest Stocks Feel Good And Bad of Earnings

Here's our latest contest "stock report." It was a good day, bad day as you can see from the best and worst performers--due to earnings. That's obviously going to be the case with every stock--which way the earnings will push the price--and your contest portfolio if you own them. A couple of new names on most active (GMST, AGII) while most widely held remain the same. Here ya go.

Best performing trades by % gain from Wednesday's close to Thursday's close:
Hanson : If you bought on Wednesday at $84.72 and held/sold on Thursday with a close of $102.46, the contestant gained 20.94% on the trade--on news that Heidelberg Cement AG may make a bid for Hanson.
Graftech Intl. : If you bought on Wednesday at $10.46 and held/sold on Thursday with a close of $12.10, the contestant gained 15.68% on the trade--on strong earnings.

Worst performing trades by % loss from Wednesday's close to Thursday's close:
Axcelis Tech : If you bought on Wednesday at $8.20 and held/sold on Thursday with a close of $6.64, the contestant lost 19.02% on the trade--on earnings that missed expectations.
OfficeMax : If you bought on Wednesday at $49.46 and held/sold on Thursday with a close of $41.79, the contestant lost 15.51% on the trade--on earnings that missed expectations.

Most actives as of the close on 5/3:
Charter
Revlon
CMGI
Eldorado Gold
Sirius Satellite Radio
Conexant
Northgate Minerals
Vonage
Gemstar-TV Guide
Argonaut

Widely helds as of the close on 5/3:
CMGI: 3,507,270,194 shares held, down from the previous day.
Revlon: 2,788,300,781 shares held, up from the previous day.
Conexant: 2,277,319,208 shares held, down from the previous day.
Vonage: 1,973,120,706 shares held, up from the previous day.
Sirius: 1,964,145,305 shares held, down from the previous day.
Charter: 1,281,166,877 shares held, down from the previous day.

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GTI
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BCD
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SIRI
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CHTR
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VG
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REV
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