SecurityStockWatch.com 100 Index Monthly Chart - April 2008


100 Index Off Slightly in March

In a very flat month, the SSW 100 Index was only off by 0.7% dropping from 223 to 221 in March. The S&P 500 was off by almost the same amount at 0.6% having declined from 1,331 to 1,323 (151 to 150 on a comparable index basis). The Dow was virtually unchanged for the month dropping ever so slightly from 12,266 to 12,263 (147 for both months on a comparable basis). Only the NASDAQ established positive results closing up 0.3% better than the prior month as it went from 2,271 to 2,279 (170 to 171 on a comparable index basis).

Decliners led gainers by a 55 to 43 margin with 2 even. An encouraging sign was that thirteen stocks posted better than 10% gains. However, the downward pressure dropped sixteen stocks by more than 10%, of which seven fell by more than 15%.

Posting better than 10% gains were:

    Diebold Inc. (DBD) up 56% to $37.55
    AVANT Immunotherapeutics, Inc. (AVAND) up 18% to $9.80
    TREND MICRO ADR # (TMICY.PK) up 15% to $39.15
    Analogic Corporation (ALOG) up 14% to $66.54
    Axsys Technologies, Inc. (AXYS) up 13% to $49.88
    ACI Worldwide, Inc. (ACIW) up 13% to $19.92
    First Solar, Inc. (FSLR) up 13% to $231.14
    Bruker BioSciences Corp. (BRKR) up 13% to $15.39
    Digimarc Corp. (DMRC) up 11% to $9.99
    Orbital Sciences Corp. (ORB) up 11% to $24.10
    L-1 Identity Solutions Inc. (ID) up 11% to $13.30
    Cubic Corp. (CUB) up 11% to $28.43
    Checkpoint Systems Inc. (CKP) up 11% to $26.85

Off by more than 15% were:

    Shaw Group Inc. (SGR) down 27% to $47.14
    Allied Defense Group Inc. (ADG) down 21% to $5.90
    Secure Computing Corp. (SCUR) down 21% to $6.45
    Applied Digital Solutions, Inc. (DIGA) down 20% to $0.66
    ActivIdentity Corporation (ACTI) down 19% to $2.50
    RAE Systems Inc. (RAE) down 17% to $1.90
    Novell Inc. (NOVL) down 16% to $6.29


 

 

 

 

 

 

 


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