Contest Stocks: Last Looks At What You Traded
Senior Editor, CNBC
Here's one of our last looks at the contest stocks. The most active and widely held remained pretty much the same throughout the contest and the finals--for both the Million Dollar Portfolio Challenge and Second Chance Showdown. Most best and worst performers were affected by earnings and M&A's over the weeks as well. Here you go:
Best performing trades by % gain from Wednesday's close to Thursday's close:
Brown Shoe up 17.34% on strong earnings.
Gymboree up 8.915 on strong earnings.
Toro Co up 6.49% on strong earnings.
Keystone up 6.25 on strong earnings.
Interoil Corp up 6.00% on news about a combined participation in a gas and oil project.
GPC Biotech up 5.77% on news that the OECD raised growth forecasts for Germany.
Bausch & Lomb up 5.66% as Advance Medical Optics is pursuing a bid for BOL for $70 per share.
Ann Taylor up 5.59% on positive earnings outlook.
Worst performing trades by % loss from Wednesday's close to Thursday's close:
Network Appliance down 6.55% on warning that a slowdown in March will yield weaker-than-expected Q2 results.
Komag down 15.83% on warning that sales & profit will be lower-than-expected b/c "market pressures" have hurt unit volumes and selling prices.
Stein Mart down 14.54% on weak Earnings.
New York & Co. down 10.44% on weak Earnings and cut outlook.
Synopsys Inc down 10.28% as company gave guidance below its Q3 mean estimate.
Bon Ton Stores down 9.75 % on weak earnings and offered guidance at the low end of its outlook.
Crystallex Intl. down 8.49%.
Ansoft down 8.45% on weak earnings.
Worthington Ind. down 8.4326% as the company was downgraded to sell from neutral.
CA Inc down 8.1537% as the company reported a loss.
The Most Active and Widely Helds for our Million Dollar Top 20 and our Second Chance Finalists:
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