Mr. Sensitive

October 19, 2012

FSX Friday Update

Filed under: Uncategorized — lbej @ 16:57

The major stock market averages held gains above two percent through Thursday; on Friday, it all came apart.  Disappointing results from Google, Abbot Labs, Intel, Philip Morris and IBM weren’t enough to kneecap the rally; but General Electric, Microsoft and McDonalds piling on last night and this morning proved to be too much.  Heavy selling of the technology giants that dominate the Nasdaq took that index down by 1.3% for the week, but the Dow and the S&P still eked out weekly gains in spite of Friday’s carnage.  The Family Stock Index finished nearly unchanged at 12,967 after soaring back above 13,000 early in the week and closing at 13,311 as late as Wednesday.  The even performance of the index as a whole is increasingly misleading; a host of index members are making extreme moves in both directions.  Of the 25 stocks in the FSX, four reached new 52-week highs (Katie, Jenny, Reagan, Justin) in the same week three others plumbed new lows (Marcus, Namilita, Zero).  I can’t recall a market bifurcated to this extent; maybe once this darned election is behind the country, a retreat from the extremes will be possible.

But I doubt it.


  • Katie (CATY) +6.5%.  Katie broke through $18 decisively this week, jumping to a four-year high of $19.23 on Tuesday before settling back.  If she won McDonalds Monopoly and didn’t tell me, she should remember that I’m here all day, and Brinky naps for a solid three hours.  If you haven’t connected the dots yet, I’ve got two words for you: booby traps.
  • Jodi Ann (JOY) +6.5%.  SECRET BABY?
  • Jenny (JNY) +5.2%.  Jenny’s got five of those stupid necklace penguins for selling magazine subscriptions and she tries to canvas the neighborhood every afternoon to sell more.  If she sells 10 she gets to go to a BMX show, or so she says.  Do you think she even knows what BMX is?  Come to think of it, do I?
  • Reagan (REGN) +5.0%.  Ambassador Reagan will be selling doughnuts in the school lobby next week to raise money for something or another.  I haven’t checked, but based on the stock performance I’m sure the line is already forming.
  • Marisa (MOLX) +3.4%.  This positive move must mean Marisa isn’t the cat who pooped in the washing machine.


  • Nami & Lita (NL) -4.0%.  Unless the market rewards cats for defiling appliances.  After all, Nami & Lita don’t even have a washing machine to poop in, and they’re at lifetime lows.
  • Lulu (LULU) -6.0%.  So it was Marisa.  That’s what I suspected all along.
  • Mario the Younger (WMAR) -8.6%.  There was a point in the Steelers-Titans game last week when I swear more Steelers offensive linemen were injured than weren’t.  The look on Ben’s face as he watched the Titans kick a field goal to win gave me a very bad feeling about the state of affairs in Pittsburgh.  Fortunately for the Steelers—and Mario—the AFC North stinks, especially with Ray Lewis now out for the season.  They get the Bengals next; if they don’t win this one, WMAR could easily trade with an 8-handle come November.
  • Zero (ZIP) -10%.  Nothing to see here; just a professional stock-wrecker wrecking a stock.
Name Ticker 10/19/2012 Change
Brinkley BCO $27.53 +0.88
Charlotte ICE $130.20 +0.46
Dustin DST $55.95 -0.36
Icarus FAST $43.76 -1.56
Jenny JNY $13.54 +0.67
Jodi Ann JOY $62.21 +3.77
Justin SCI $13.66 +0.10
Katie CATY $18.11 +1.11
Lee MSTR $118.14 -0.12
Lisa LNCE $25.24 +0.18
Lucas LEI $1.80 -0.08
Lulu LULU $69.03 -4.40
Marcus MCS $10.80 -0.21
Mario T.E. MGEE $52.59 -0.29
Mario T.Y. WMAR $9.57 -0.90
Marisa MOLX $26.57 +0.88
Namilita NL $10.68 -0.44
Nicole E. NICE $32.00 -0.90
Nicole M. COLM $53.51 +1.55
Reagan REGN $158.24 +7.51
Ruby RJET $4.83 -0.13
Wilson WILC $4.19 +0.09
Winston ED $60.47 +0.64
Zero ZIP $6.62 -0.72
Zondro ZQK $3.18 -0.17



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