Mr. Sensitive

July 5, 2013

FSX Friday Update

Filed under: Uncategorized — lbej @ 19:22

This week Katie and Jenny will be handling the advancers and decliners while I beat my face in with the worst book in the history of the universe (current word count – 254,791).  If you’ve ever listened to ‘One’ by Metallica…basically that’s how I feel about opening the file to start working every day.  Like this guy:

oneguy

I still did the market analysis piece because Katie and Jenny would just crap all over it if I left it to them, and who would the market blame for that?  Me.  The market would blame me.

Market Analysis

The S&P 500 added 1.6% on a very short week (3 ½ trading days), with most of the gain coming Friday following an above-consensus employment report (non-farm payrolls +195K in June, May and April revised up 70K).  Volume was very, very light this week.  Alcoa kicks off earnings season when it reports Q2 results on Monday.  Earnings reports should drive market action over the next month to six weeks, although a surprise result in the July 21 Japanese parliamentary election could destabilize forex rates and interest rates, with negative implications for global stocks.

The Family Stock Index gained a whopping 2.7% on the week, including a 239-point gain on Friday.  The FSX closed in the green every day this week, and Friday’s close at 15,735 was the first above the 50-day moving average since June 18.  Breadth was strong as well, with advancers beating decliners by a 4-1 margin, and we finally saw the return of 52-week highs (CATY, COLM, LNCE), a once-weekly phenomenon notably absent of late .  All three ladies made strong statements: Nicole M. notched her highest close since May 2011, Katie hit her highest level since April 2008, and Lisa closed at an all-time high.  Maybe we should all move to Hawaii.

Ha ha sharks!—it’s never happening.

Advancers

  • Katie (CATY) +11%. Lee may think this is a stupid reason to be up (he does in fact think it’s stupid), but I cleaned my office at work this week for the first time in….almost ever. Definitely since before Brinkley was born, so it’s been a while. And it’s really awesome. It probably won’t last, so I better enjoy it. (Lee: If cleaning your office drives your stock to a five-year high, we’re talking basically an EPA Superfund site with a desk and some file cabinets.)  Jenny thinks I’m up because Reagan left today for a trip with Faith and her grandparents.
  • Zondro (ZQK) +7.9%. Zondro’s up because he’s still here. He survived the Fourth of July again. When we finished last night’s festivities, we realized we had no idea where the dogs were and all the doors and the fence gate were open at various points. But guess what? Zondro didn’t run away. We have no idea where he hid, but wherever it was, it helped him survive. Jenny’s taking it a little far (and wrong) – she thinks he had fun.
  • Jenny (JNY) +6.5%. I think Jenny’s up because Reagan’s gone and she’s very much looking forward to her 12th birthday in a couple weeks. She thinks she’s up because Grandpa and Boo-boo gave her a new power cord for the Macbook as a good report card reward, so she’s able to use that computer for the first time in about six months. It makes her VERY happy.
  • Nicole M. (COLM) +6.2%. Nicole’s really looking to the future – she has a plan for Ed Winston to be the leader of the pet conference next year.
  • Brinkley (BCO) +4.7%. Jenny (who’s not trying as hard as I am) says that Brinky’s up because he poured a juicebox on himself earlier. I don’t understand how that would make his stock go up. She says it’s because he did something he wasn’t supposed to. And also because he experienced fireworks last night for the first time. Which is also not true because this is not his first Fourth of July. I think he’s up because he loves me. So there.
  • Dustin (DST) +4.3%. Jenny says it’s because maybe they fixed another computer? I think he’s up because there’s nothing he loves more than celebrating the birthdays of his loved ones – and he has Lisa, Lucas’s and Dad’s to enjoy all in this one month!
  • Reagan (REGN) +3.8%. Road trip! Reagan’s off having fun with Faith and her grandparents like I mentioned. She feels very comfortable with them because they give good hugs. Jenny says she’s up because she gets to go to the beach and because she enjoyed the Fourth of July.

Decliners – Pets That Aren’t Zondro

  • Ed Winston (ED) -2.0%. Jenny says there has recently been a conference with all the animals. Something bad happened. Zondro was the leader, but he turned against them (that’s why he’s up). They’re depressed because they lost their leader. And they’re also angry, making them not focus on keeping their stocks up.
  • LULU -3.0%. Cats were also at the conference described above.
  • Nami & Lita (NL) -3.3%. Besides the conference, all these other cats are offended that Jenny is taking care of one of her friend’s cats this week while her family is out of town – feeding the cat and changing the litter. She’s NEVER done either of those things for any of the family cats. So I guess they know where they stand.

(Lee:  Notice that Jenny and Katie didn’t include Wilson in the Pets That Aren’t Zondro.  I take that to mean they’re plotting to kill him…just as he’s always suspected.)

Name Ticker 7/5/2013 Change
Brinkley BCO $26.70 +1.19
Charlotte ICE $177.03 -0.73
Dustin DST $68.13 +2.80
Ghost Marisa MOLXA $25.26 +0.40
Icarus FAST $45.81 +0.02
Jenny JNY $14.64 +0.89
Jodi Ann JOY $48.82 +0.29
Justin SCI $17.98 -0.05
Katie CATY $22.53 +2.18
Lee TGI $80.90 +1.75
Lisa LNCE $29.02 +0.61
Lucas LEI $1.35 +0.06
Lulu LULU $63.55 -1.95
Marcus MCS $13.02 +0.30
Mario T.E. MGEE $55.15 +0.39
Mario T.Y. MAR $41.40 +1.03
Namilita NL $10.93 -0.37
Nicole E. NICE $37.39 +0.50
Nicole M. COLM $66.54 +3.89
Reagan REGN $233.48 +8.60
Ruby RJET $11.35 +0.02
Wilson WILC $6.94 +0.08
Winston ED $57.16 -1.15
Zero ZAGG $5.47 +0.12
Zondro ZQK $6.95 +0.51

 

 

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