Mechanical Investing for June 2007

First day back from vacation and immediately jumped into trading this month’s stocks. Still positive, though the Dow Jones index has caught up to me.

  • Last 4 weeks: +3.2%
  • Last 3 months: +12.2%
  • Last 12 months: +5.2%
  • Year to date: +7.5% (Dow is +9.4% ytd from 12,463)

Holding for another month:

Ticker Bought Now Months Return  
AVT $36.40 $43.31 3 +19.0% Avnet Inc. From the RSPeg2 screen, but now also on TRPPE and H52EgPS. I sold off about 15% though just to trim back this position.
LTR $47.81 $51.50 1 +7.7% Loews Corp. From the Peg-Minimalist screen. What’s funny to me is that last month I thought this was the hardware store Lowes, but it’s the movie theater chain. 😛
MCY $53.85 $57.29 7 +6.4% Mercury General Corp. From the LPE_YLD screen.
NAFC $39.22 $49.66 1 +26.6% Nash Finch Co. From the H52EgPS screen.
PKOH $20.80 $23.97 1 +15.2N/A% Park-Ohio Holdings Corp.. From the H52EgPS screen.
PFE $26.10 $27.64 4 +5.9% Pfizer Inc. From the LPE_YLD screen.
RS $46.37 $62.31 2 +34.4% Reliance Steel and Aluminum Co. From the TREPPE screen.

Selling these:

Ticker Bought Sold Months Return  
AKS $16.49 $35.43 6 +114.9% AK Steel Holding Corp. From the Peg_Minimalist screen, but now also on RSPeg2 and Screamers. Aww, I’m going to miss this one since it doubled while I held it.
AP $36.73 $37.53 1 +2.1% Ampco-Pittsburgh. From the Peg_Minimalist screen.
FEIC $34.38 $36.45 3 +6.0% FEI Co. Kewl, nanobots! From the RSPeg2 screen.
PCU $70.90 $93.16 2 +31.4% Southern Copper Corp, which of course is abbreviated “PCU.” From the TREPPE screen.
SGP $31.61 $32.30 1 +2.2% Schering Plough. From the Screamers screen.

New stocks for this month:

Ticker Bought Sold Months Return  
BUCY $70.05 $N/A 0 N/A% Bucyrus International Inc. From the RSPeg2 screen.
CRDN $68.27 $N/A 0 N/A% Ceradyne Inc. From the TREPPE screen. Bought this back in 2005 at $46 and sold for $50 6 months later.
CRY $14.55 $N/A 0 N/A% CryoLife Inc. From the Screamers screen. Eww. Biomaterials, implantable devices, and BioGlue made from bovine blood protein.
MDR $79.63 $N/A 0 N/A% McDermott International. From the Screamers screen. I had this just a few months ago when I bought at $48.50 and sold at $50.39.
RNR $58.99 $N/A 0 N/A% RenaissanceRe Holdings. From the Peg_Minimalist screen. Renaissance Holdings… could it be a codpiece? No, it’s insurance and reinsurance.

6/3 Options:

Ticker Bought Sold Months Return  
No more options until October.

The next trade will be July 2.