Mechanical Investing for October 2006

Man, it’s October already. Whoosh.

  • Last 4 weeks: +1.1%
  • Last 3 months: +1.5%
  • Year to date: -0.2% (Dow is +9.3% ytd from 10,718)
  • Last 12 months:-0.2%

Holding for another month:

Ticker Bought Now Months Return  
CMA $55.03 $56.65 4 +2.9% Comerica, Inc. From the LPEYLD screen.
EME $49.17 $55.72 3 +13.3% EMCOR Group, Inc. From the H52EarnPS screen.
HOC $44.31 $43.35 1 -2.2% Holly Corp. From the LowPEZLTD screen.
PCCC $8.38 $11.98 1 +43.0% PC Connection Inc. From the H52EarnPS screen. By far the big winner for the year. I sold off 1/3 to rebalance.
SWY $31.20 $30.35 1 -2.7% Safeway Inc. From the H52EarnPS screen.
WM $45.96 $43.35 4 -5.7% Washington Mutual. From the LPE_YLD screen.

Selling these:

Ticker Bought Sold Months Return  
GRMN $47.13 $48.30 1 +2.5% Garmin LTD. From the LowPEZLTD screen.
IWOV $10.99 $11.18 1 +1.7% Interwoven Inc. From the Screamers screen.
KG $16.99 $17.23 2 +1.4% King Pharmaceuticals. From the LowPEZLTD screen.
LSCC $7.39 $6.51 1 -11.9% Lattice Semiconductor. From the Screamers screen.
MRO $82.95 $77.01 1 -7.2% Marathon Oil Corp. From the TREPPE screen.
NBL $49.53 $44.72 1 -9.7% Noble energy Inc. From the TREPPE screen.

New stocks for this month:

Ticker Bought Sold Months Return  
CPY $47.99 $N/A 0 N/A% C P I Corp. From the Screamers screen.
GYMB $43.48 $N/A 0 N/A% Gymboree Corp. From the Screamers screen.
KR $23.13 $N/A 0 N/A% Kroger Co. From the H52EarnPS screen.
OMG $45.91 $N/A 0 N/A% O M Group Inc. From the TREPPE screen.
SHW $55.72 $N/A 0 N/A% Sherwin Williams Co. From the TREPPE screen.
TROW $47.66 $N/A 0 N/A% T Rowe Price Group Inc. From the LowPE_ZLTD screen.

6/3 Options:

Ticker Bought Sold Months Return  
.GPIAK $3.50 $2.95 2 -15.7% GPI Group One Jan 55 Calls. Will sell in early November.
.IQACH $6.60 $2.83 2 -57.1% ILMN Illumina Inc Mar 40 Calls. Will sell in early November.
.AEMBI $3.80 $0.95 1 -75.0% AEM (Agnico-Eagle Mines Ltd) Feb 45 Calls. Will sell in early December.
.SEUCH $5.00 $5.60 1 +12.0% SHOO Steve Madden Ltd Mar 40 Calls. Will sell in early December.
.QEICL $2.6 $N/A 0 N/A% SEICT (S E I Inv Corp) Mar 60 Calls. Will sell in early January.
.TDG $0.89 $N/A 0 N/A% T AT&T Apr 35 Calls. Will sell in early January.

The next trade will be October 30.

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