The ScorecardI plan to start something new with this column, by offering quick-take grades on my own picks from the prior week based on how the stock performed compared to my expectations.
Grade: A I also recommend Ralph Lauren (RL), which reported horrible earnings and gapped down 12%.
Grade: F I recommended Jones Soda (JSDA) as a pure snapback play due to oversold conditions based on its earnings the week before. Jones Soda climbed as much as 6% but ended the week down 1%.
Grade: C I also recommended Akami (AKAM) as a pure snapback play as well; due to oversold conditions plus heavy insider buying at much higher prices. Investors could have made a nice 5%.
Grade: B Dynegy (DYN) reported good earnings, but investors still hammered the stock; it was an earnings play but the stock is down 3% since I recommended it.