Vinod Kurup

Hospitalist/programmer in search of the meaning of life

Jun 3, 2007 - 2 minute read - Comments - investing quarterly

Belated Investment Update

Let’s also get caught up with my investments. I last updated in May 2006 when I bought STS, JAX, EEI, KEYN and RSC.

At my next quarterly evaluation in August 2006, I sold DSWL at a loss of 16.7% because I had held it for 2 years and it no longer met my criteria for a stock I would want to buy. I bought SYPR and BSET.

In November 2006, I sold SEMI because it reported a negative quarter on top of negative trailing 12 month earnings. I sold it at $3.02, for a 42.8% loss, just a few days before SEMI announced that it was filing for bankruptcy and dropped to $0.28. Sometimes you get lucky. I bought SGC, IAL, FLXS, CULS, PRCP, and PARL.

In February of 2007, I sold KEYN for a 18.9% gain and SYPR for a 22% loss because both reported a negative quarter on top of 12 month negative earnings. I sold SRT for a 16.2% loss because it was such a small portion of my portfolio and it didn’t meet my buy criteria. I sold COBR for a 23.9% gain and PATK for a 16.7% gain because I’d held both for 2 years, but they no longer met my buy criteria. I bought AIRT, HDNG, AWX, CAV, and JCTCF.

In April/May 2007, IAL got bought out for a 16.8% gain and BL got bought out for a 11.0% gain. I sold JCS for a 21.4% gain because they had fallen behind multiple quarters in their filings. I bought PMRY, POP and HOOK. POP dropped about 40% on the day that I bought it. Sometimes you get unlucky.

Here’s how the rest of my portfolio is doing as of May 31st, 2007.

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