Hey everyone, a bit later than usual, but we have the leaderboard for the finals with a new name on top. A few notes before we get to that. Some of the numbers were incomplete in yesterdays' post for a couple of portfolios. However, I want to make clear that the total for the portfolio values were accurate. We just had a little less of the complete picture for the trades. We're working to make sure we do the best job on that front. As for one stock--BPRG--it is a valid stock for the contest. Reuters data shows a market cap of $1.3B on 3/2/07--which was the date for contest stocks.
Okay here's the lowdown on the leaders. Serge Amelyan--comfortable at the top of the leaderboard--takes over first place from Donald Tang on his Compuware trade, up 7.34% on strong earnings. Donald falls into 5th on a loss on Deere, and Stephen Luchko moves into 2nd, also on gains in Compuware. One of the biggest movers today was Mary Williams who moved up 8 spots from 12th into 4th on her CommVault trade, which was up 10.06% on strong earnings.
#1 Serge Amelyan: $1,152,204.58 up $78,829.02 +7.34%.
Sold 107985 shares of Compuware Corp up 7.34% netting him $79K.
Sold 1 share of Tousa losing $0.03
Serge's play for Thursday is almost all-in on Spartan Stores.
Bought 1 share of Primedia PRM.
#2 Stephen Luchko: $1,129,338.00 up $77,264.56 +7.34%
Sold 105,842 shares of Compuware Corp up 7.34% gaining $77K.
Sold 1 share of Vonage.
Stephen is almost all-in on Hewlett-Packard.
Bought 1 share of Acxiom.
Bought 1 share of BEA Systems.
#3 Joseph Dondero: $1,112,074.16 up $47,684.56 4.48%.
Sold 85,151 shares of BioProgress up 4.48% netting him $48K.
All-in on Hanarotelecom for the second time in the finals.
#4 Mary Williams: $1,083,592.17 up $99,074.49 +10.06%
Sold 62,311 shares of CommVault Systems up 10.06% making her $99K gaining her 4th place from 12th. Mary is all-in on Ctrip.com.
#5 Donald Tang: $1,053,272.98 down $20,102.70 -1.87%
Sold Deere at a loss of $20.102.70 which fell 1.87% Wednesday, costing him his lead
All-in on Advance Auto Parts.
#6 Scott Cole: $1,039,109.75 up $33,166.21 +3.30%.
Scott gained $13K selling out of SBS completely.
Sold 8,588 shares of Stifel Financial making him $23K on its 5.83% gain.
Scott still holds Acxiom down 0.38% Wednesday.
Scott invested the rest of his cash in CV Therapeutics.
#7 James Kraber: $1,023,706.94 up $30,607.36 +3.08%
Sold Jack in the Box making $22K on its 3.27% gain
Sold Salesforce.com making $8,557.36 on its 2.68% gain Wednesday.
James split his cash between Spartan Stores and Longs Drug Stores.
#8 Ban Tran: $1,016,749.88 up $32,232.20 +3.27%.
Sold 13156 shares of Jack in the Box up 3.27% making him $32K.
All-in on Salesforce.com
He is $11,204.38 in cash.
#9 John Tepichin: $1,011,656.22 up $1,293.56.
Sold Honeywell making $1,114.62 on its 0.66% gain Wednesday.
Sold American Standard making $178.94 on its 0.03% gain.
John is all-in on Actions Semiconductor which he has already bought and sold once in the finals from 5/14 - 5/15.
#10 Barry Schoelch: $1,010,170.19 up $32,023.95 +3.27%.
Sold 13071 shares of Jack in the Box up 3.27% making him $32K.
He is almost all-in on Salesforce.com.
Bought 2 shares of Crystallex Intl.
#11 Carl Altenburg: $1,009,741.16 up $8,429.85 +.84%
Sold 18733 shares of Thermo Fisher Scientific netting him $8K.
He is all-in on JC Penney.
#12 Steven Lee: $1,006,929.38 up $22,411.70 +2.28%.
Sold 160,083 shares of PCCW up 2.28% gaining $22K.
All-in on on Acxiom.
#13 Nancy Beaumont: $1,002,488.23 up $17,970.55 +1.83%.
Nancy recouped her losses and then some with Sina Corp which was up 1.83% making her $2,488.23. Nancy split her cash between Ctrip.com and Acxiom.
#14 Vitaliy Khizder: $997,511.65 up $91,203.99 +10.06%.
Sold CommVault making $91,203.99 on its 10.06% gain Wednesday - the same trade as Mary Williams. He is all-in on Brady Corp .
#15 Greyson Masters: $984,229.09 up $4,100.88 +0.42%
Sold Venoco making $4,100.88 on its 0.42% gain. He is all-in on Salesforce.com .
#16 David Gibbons: $975,379.48 down $(18,617.88) -1.87%.
Sold 8238 shares of Deere at a loss of $(18,617.88) or -1.87%.
Bought Spartan Stores.
Bought Petrohawk Energy.
#17 Ryan Stackman: $962,857.18 down $26,666.64 or -2.69%
Sold 47,619 shares of American HomeMortgage at a loss.
All-in on Move, Inc .
#18 Shi Nisman: $935,979.61 up $29,671.95 +3.27%
Sold 12111 shares of Jack in the Box gaining almost $30K.
All-in on Raven Industries .
#19 Chuck Chow: $927,484.28 down $29,513.02 -3.08%
Sold 48,382 shares of Applied Materials at a loss of $29,513.02.
All-in on PetSmart banking on the strong earnings report after the bell Wednesday.
#20 Lina Kim: $913,256.74 up $9,105.84 +1.01%
Gained $9K on Ctrip.com on its 1.01% gain Wednesday, which she still holds.
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