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Contest: Down To Wire As Nancy B. Holds Lead

Thursday, 24 May 2007 | 9:38 AM ET
Nancy Beaumont
Nancy Beaumont

Good morning everyone. Today--Thursday--is a big day for our contestants. The trades they execute prior to 4pm will be the last trades that will impact their total portfolio value based on their performance on Friday. And, the race at the top gets tighter each day. Only $22K separates the top three positions. Nancy Beaumont holds first place for the 3rd straight day on the 9.75% gain of The Men's Wearhouse. Nancy looks like she may maintain her first position with Gymboree up almost 10% in extended hours.

Serge Amelyan falls to third even though he also held Men's Wearhouse, but his Gymboree play might help him regain his position. Joe Dondero bested Serge Wednesday with his trade on Fremont General which made him $305K. Joe is betting on Ansoft's earnings after the bell on Wednesday, however, Ansoft was down almost 4% in extended hours.

Trends--trading on earnings and retail:
Gymboree reported strong earnings after the bell and was up almost 10% in extended hours.
-4 Contestants purchased GYMB, #1 Nancy Beaumont, #3 Serge Amelyan, #4 Steven Lee, #7 Stephen Luchko. Ansoft reported after the bell and was down almost 4% in extended hours.
-3 Contestants purchased ANST, #2 Joe Dondero, #10 Lina Kim, #12 Ban Tran.

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#1 Nancy Beaumont: $1,461,868.96 up $129,865.56 +9.75%.
Sold 29,249 shares of The Men's Wearhouse up 9.75% Wednesday for a gain of $129K.
Bought 1 share of Aegean Marine Petro Network.
Almost all-in on Gymboree.

#2 Joseph Dondero: $1,451,464.72 up $305,872.53 +26.70%.
Sold 114,559 shares of Fremont General up 26.7% Wednesday for a gain of $305K.
All-in on Ansoft Corp .

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#3 Serge Amelyan: $1,440,700.25 up $127,982.87 +9.75%.
Sold 28,825 shares of The Men's Wearhouse up 9.75% Wednesday for a gain of $127K.
Sold 1 share of Vanda Pharma.
Bought 7 more shares of Vonage.
Almost all-in on Gymboree Inc.

#4 Steven Lee: $1,389,580.93 up $112,563.45 +8.81%.
Sold 29,390 shares of Bristow Group Inc. up 8.81% Wednesday for a gain of $112K.
Sold 1 share of AFC Enterprises.
Bought 1 share of Neurochem.
Almost all-in on the Gymboree Inc.

#5 Mary Williams: $1,239,988.34 up $19,181.25 +1.57%.
Sold 42,625 shares of Shanda Interactive up 1.57% Wednesday for a gain of $19K, $54K since she purchased it on 5/21
She is now all-in on Metal Management .

#6 Ryan Stackman: $1,180,716.57 down $59,577.10 -4.80%.
Sold 108,322 shares of Spansion down 4.8% for a loss of $59K.
All-in on Zumiez Inc .

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#7 Stephen Luchko: $1,145,529.35 down $58,473.83 -4.86%.
Sold 31,953 shares of GameStop down 4.86% for a loss of $58K
Sold 4 share of Vonage.
Bought 1 share of Vonage.
Bought 1 Share of Aegean Marine Petro Network.
Almost all-in on Gymboree Corp.

#8 Scott Cole: $1,144,952.02 up $45,492.16 +4.14%.
Sold 28,256 shares of Tween Brands at a gain of $45,492.16
All-in on Omnivision Technologies .

#9 Shi Nisman: $1,126,911.93 up $24,608.43 +2.23%.
Sold 39,061 shares of Dycom Industries up 2.23% for a gain of $24K.
All-in on Barnes & Noble .

#10 Lina Kim: $1,124,945.96 up $44,696.82 +4.14%.
Sold 27,762 shares of Tween Brands for a gain of almost $44,696.82.
All-in on Ansoft Corporation .

#11 Vitaliy Khizder: $1,066,261.84 down $20,179.45 -1.86%.
Sold 65,095 shares of Palm Inc. for a loss of $20,179.45
All-in on Biogen Idec .

#12 Ban Tran: $1,040,160.64 up $22,714.02 +2.23%.
Sold 36,054 shares of Dycom Industries for a gain of $22,714.02.
All-in on Ansoft Corporation .

#13 Greyson Masters: $1,026,830.49 down $4,840.64 -0.47%.
Sold 30,254 shares Ross Stores Inc. for a loss of $4,840.64.
He is all-in on Aegean Marine Petrol .

#14 Donald Tang: $1,009,671.62 up $15,618.60 +1.57%.
Sold 34,708 shares of Shanda Interactive Entertainment for a gain of $15,618.60 .
All-in on Neurochem .

#15 John Tepichin: $1,004,790.14 down $14,205.62 -1.39%.
No transactions Wednesday.
John is down on Biomarin Pharmaceuticals , his only holding, which fell -1.39% for a loss of $14K Wednesday.

#16 David Gibbons: $1,000,557.10 down $ 5,066.08 -0.50%.
No transactions Wednesday.
David is down slightly Wednesday with Petrohawk Energy Corp. his only holding, which fell -0.50% for a loss of $5K.

#17 Barry Schoelch: $969,609.81 down $28,104.58 -2.82%.
No transactions Wednesday.
Barry is down on Crystallex Intl. , his only holding, which fell -2.82% for a loss of $28K.

#18 James Kraber: $968,598.81 up $14,983.20 +1.57%.
Sold 33,296 shares of Shanda Interactive Entertainment up 1.57% for a gain of almost $15K.
All-in on Polymedica .

#19 Chuck Chow: $956,248.71 down $48,811.59 -4.86%.
Sold 26,673 Shares of GameStop down - 4.86% for a loss of $48,811.59.
All-in on Patterson Companies .

#20 Carl Altenburg: $896,549.17 down $45,764.64 -4.86%.
Sold 25,008 shares of GameStop down 4.86% for a loss of $45K.
All-in on Synopsys .


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