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2012 May 25 Update


The selection list was generated before the market opening. The portfolio and capital gains summary are current to the market close.


Selection list

This selection list is for the purchase of a stock. The Yahoo Java screener was used to find approximately 250 stocks with Current Price >= $5 and the lowest PEG ratios. Price histories, adjusted for splits but not dividends, were downloaded from MSN and current trends were calculated:

Company                        Trend  Hardnose Group             End Market
-----------------------------  -----  --------------------  ---------------
AKRX  Akorn Inc                233    Drugs                             USA
JAZZ  Jazz Pharmaceuticals     189 X  Drugs                             USA
MGAM  Multimedia Games         126    Recreation                      NAmer
STX   Seagate Technology       122 X  Computers                        intl
ASPS  Altisource Portfolio     112    Real Estate                       USA
TGE   TGC Industries           108 X  Oil & Gas                  USA/Canada
DXPE  DXP Enterprises          101    Industrial Equipment              USA
TAST  Carrols Restaurant       101    Restaurants                       USA
VRTX  Vertex Pharmaceuticals    89    Drugs                            intl
GEOI  GeoResources Inc          86    Oil & Gas                         USA
TREX  Trex Co                   79    Homebuilding                      USA
OYOG  OYO Geospace              79 X  Instruments                      intl
SWFT  Swift Transportation      79 X  Trucking                        NAmer
PXP   Plains Exploration        78 X  Oil & Gas                         USA
TWI   Titan Intl                75 X  Rubber & Plastic                  USA
HGSI  Human Genome              72    Drugs                             USA
NC    NACCO Industries          69    Vehicular Machinery              intl
OCN   Ocwen Financial           69    Banks                        USA/intl
LAD   Lithia Motors             69    Motor Vehicles                    USA
CHMT  Chemtura Corp             68 X  Chemicals                        intl

Portfolio

I sold BRFS, GTIV, and USG because they developed downtrends.

I chose MGAM for the periodic purchase, bypassing JAZZ because I already own it and bypassing AKRX because it is in the same group as JAZZ.

Long                             Qty        Start                End       
-----------------------------  -----  -----------------   -----------------
BRFS  Brasil Foods              1000  07/27/11   19,228   05/23/12   15,570
GTIV  Gentiva Health Services   2000  04/27/12   16,488   05/11/12   13,293
USG   USG Corp                  1000  03/27/12   18,736   05/18/12   14,385

Long                             Qty        Start               Today      
-----------------------------  -----  -----------------   -----------------
AAPL13C345  Apple Inc call         1  01/27/11    6,566   05/25/12   22,600
AFSI  AmTrust Financial         1000  08/26/11   22,593   05/25/12   28,920
ASPS  Altisource Portfolio       300  02/27/12   19,225   05/25/12   17,394
CHL   China Mobile               700  04/19/05   11,323   05/25/12   35,693
IACI  IAC/InterActiveCorp        500  09/27/11   20,788   05/25/12   22,365
JAZZ  Jazz Pharmaceuticals       500  01/27/12   24,010   05/25/12   22,930
MGAM  Multimedia Games          1500  05/25/12   19,133                    
MWE   MarkWest Energy            300  12/15/11   16,044   05/25/12   15,507

Capital gains

08/26  09/27  10/27  11/25  12/15  01/27  02/27  03/27  04/27  05/25   Long
-----  -----  -----  -----  -----  -----  -----  -----  -----  -----  -----
 -552   2151   -558  -2017     45   3635   7605   8185  -1095  -3500  AAPLc
        -233   3420  -1510   1190    140   1930   -240    110   1520   AFSI
-1757  -----  -----  -----  -----  -----  -----  -----  -----  -----    ALV
                                                  -313   -756   -762   ASPS
 -248  -1420   3260  -1990    900    400    760   -270  -1500  -3550   BRFS
                              809   3000  -1740  -3935  -----  -----   CAST
-1052  -----  -----  -----  -----  -----  -----  -----  -----  -----   CATc
-3593  -----  -----  -----  -----  -----  -----  -----  -----  -----    CBS
  700   -266   -329  -1428   -315   2653    952   1316    336  -2471    CHL
-2781  -----  -----  -----  -----  -----  -----  -----  -----  -----   CTSH
-5247  -----  -----  -----  -----  -----  -----  -----  -----  -----    CXO
-3567  -----  -----  -----  -----  -----  -----  -----  -----  -----   DECK
                     -5268  -----  -----  -----  -----  -----  -----   DLLR
                                                               -3195   GTIV
-3530  -----  -----  -----  -----  -----  -----  -----  -----  -----     HS
-2486  -----  -----  -----  -----  -----  -----  -----  -----  -----   HTGC
               -378   -920    795    760   1710   2410   -635  -2165   IACI
                                           1265  -1125   1710  -2930   JAZZ
-3734  -----  -----  -----  -----  -----  -----  -----  -----  -----    KRO
                                    1161    795   -621    603  -2475    MWE
-1372  -----  -----  -----  -----  -----  -----  -----  -----  -----    NNI
-5797  -----  -----  -----  -----  -----  -----  -----  -----  -----   OYOG
-3432  -----  -----  -----  -----  -----  -----  -----  -----  -----    TRS
                                                         -426  -3925    USG
-----  -----  -----  -----  -----  -----  -----  -----  -----  -----  -----
-38448   232   5415 -13133   3424  11749  13277   5407  -1653 -23453  Total