Performance of stocks picked by AroniSmartInvest in Action™ in 2016 - How did we do?

AroniSmartInvest in Action™: Market Profile

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In early 2016, AroniSmartInvest In Action™ picked promising stocks for 2016. Based on the proprietary advanced analytics, but also on predicted and observed challenges and opportunities 2016, AroniSmartInvest™ In Action picked a few affordable international stocks and put them on the watch list.

 It is time to assess the performance: how did these stocks perform and hold their momentum year-to-date (YTD), since they were picked in early January 2016 to Dec 6, 2016? The performance period experienced turmoil and opportunities in the stock markets. For the market dynamics surrounding the stock picks, refer to the article Performance of stocks picked by AroniSmartInvest in Action - Part 1):

As a start, let us see how the major indices have performed, YTD (positive growth is in GREEN , and the decline is in RED):

  • Dow Jones: 10.35%
  • S &P 500: 8.06%
  • NASDAQ: 6.13%

Over-performing Dow Jones:

Positive growth but under-performing Dow Jones:

  • Occidental Petroleum Corporation (YAHOO: OXY) :4.14%
  • Philip Morris International Inc. (YAHOO: PM): 0.31%. The stock experienced volatility during the observation period, going from $87.00 on Jan 4, 2016 to the ranges 100-104.20 in November, 2016 or 20% increase, before declining sharply to January 2016 levels.
  • Micro Strategy Inc (YAHOO: MSTR): 9.62%
  • Heartland Payment Systems, Inc. (YAHOO: HPY):8.72%
  • I.D. Systems, Inc. (YAHOO: IDSY) : 7.39%
  • TransDigm Group Incorporated (YAHOO: TDG) :.9.51%. The stock rose from $180.76 in late January 2016 to $294.38 in mid- summer or 63%

Negative growth and under-performing Dow Jones:

  • Extra Space Storage (YAHOO: EXR): -19.88%. The stock price has been sliding after a positive to negative trend reversal in Summer
  • Carlsberg AS. (YAHOO: CABGY): -5.17%
  • Grifols SA (YAHOO: GIKLY). : mostly flat during the period with a recent decline -22.74%
  • Ryanair Holdings. (YAHOO: RYAAY).-5.18%
  • SEI Investments Company (YAHOO: SEIC) :-7.92%, a reversal of the trend, after rising from $35.12 in January 2016 to $48.16 in Summer, or 37%
  • Corrections Corporation of America Inc. (YAHOO: CXW): -10.67%; the stock price rose from $26.49 to $35.05, or 32%, before falling sharply.
  • Mid-America Apartment Communities Inc (YAHOO: MAA) :-2.71%, from $90.81 to $110.01 peak in Summer or 21%. Trend reversal since.
  • Henry Schein, Inc. (YAHOO: HSIC):-5.4%; went from $155 to $180 over Summer, or 16% before falling to ~$149.00
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