Mechanical Investing for November 2006

The Michael Investing Club (number of members: 1) did OK in October. It’s nice to see positive numbers again, though I’m still lagging the market.

  • Last 4 weeks: +5.1%
  • Last 3 months: +4.1%
  • Year to date: +0.6% (Dow is +12.4% ytd from 10,718)
  • Last 12 months:-0.2%

Holding for another month:

Ticker Bought Now Months Return  
CMA $55.03 $58.00 5 +5.4% Comerica, Inc. From the LPEYLD screen.
KR $23.13 $22.58 1 -2.3% Kroger Co. From the H52EarnPS screen.
OMG $45.91 $57.18 1 +24.5% O M Group Inc. Originally from the TREPPE screen, now also on Screamers and Peg-Minimum.
SWY $31.20 $29.38 2 -5.8% Safeway Inc. From the H52EarnPS screen.

Selling these:

Ticker Bought Sold Months Return  
CPY $47.99 $47.23 1 -1.6% C P I Corp. From the Screamers screen.
EME $49.17 $59.07 4 +20.1% EMCOR Group, Inc. From the H52EarnPS screen. Can’t be too upset with that.
GYMB $43.48 $46.77 1 +7.6% Gymboree Corp. From the Screamers screen.
HOC $44.31 $46.76 2 +5.5% Holly Corp. From the LowPEZLTD screen.
PCCC $8.38 $10.71 3 +27.8% PC Connection Inc. From the H52EarnPS screen.
SHW $55.72 $59.18 1 +6.2% Sherwin Williams Co. From the TREPPE screen.
TROW $47.66 $47.33 1 -0.7% T Rowe Price Group Inc. From the LowPE_ZLTD screen.
WM $45.96 $42.19 5 -8.2% Washington Mutual. From the LPE_YLD screen.

New stocks for this month:

Ticker Bought Sold Months Return  
BAC $54.05 $N/A 0 N/A% Bank of America. I held this earlier this year for a nice profit. From the LPE_YLD screen.
ILMN $43.96 $N/A 0 N/A% Illumina, Inc. I held this in January for a nice little profit. From the Screamers screen.
KELYA $28.64 $N/A 0 N/A% Kelly Services Inc. I held this in late 2005 for a 6.7% loss; let’s see if I get my money back. From the H52EarnPS screen.
LYO $25.46 $N/A 0 N/A% Lyondell Chemical Company. I thought we were done with oil stocks. From the H52EarnPS screen.
MTW $54.09 $N/A 0 N/A% Manitowoc Company, Inc. Sounds… Indian? Canadian? Manatee? From the Peg-Minimalist screen.
PWR $18.39 $N/A 0 N/A% Quanta Services. Why does the ticker symbol start with P? From the Peg-Minimalist screen.
RIMM $117.05 $N/A 0 N/A% Research in Motion. I held this in late 2004 for a 24.7% profit; let’s see if it’s a repeat 2 years later. From the Screamers screen.
TSM $9.66 $N/A 0 N/A% Taiwan Semiconductor Mfg. If China invades Taiwan, now you know why I’ll be upset. From the LPE_YLD screen.

6/3 Options:

Ticker Bought Sold Months Return  
.GPIAK $3.50 $4.90 3 +40.0% GPI Group One Jan 55 Calls. Sold, early November.
.IQACH $6.60 $8.30 3 +25.6% ILMN Illumina Inc Mar 40 Calls. Was a -57% loss until a few weeks ago. Sold, early November.
.AEMBI $3.80 $1.70 2 -55.3% AEM (Agnico-Eagle Mines Ltd) Feb 45 Calls. Will sell in early December.
.SEUCH $5.00 $6.80 2 +36.0% SHOO Steve Madden Ltd Mar 40 Calls. Will sell in early December.
.QEICL $2.60 $2.45 1 -5.7% SEICT (S E I Inv Corp) Mar 60 Calls. Will sell in early January.
.TDG $0.89 $1.50 1 +68.5% T AT&T Apr 35 Calls. Will sell in early January.
.MEHDV $0.5722 $N/A 0 N/A% MEH Apr 12.5 Calls. Will sell in early February.
.ATIDQ $6.60 $N/A 0 N/A% ATI Apr 85 Calls. Will sell in early February.

The next trade will be November 27.

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