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Buckeye Stock-Picking: Peabody Energy, America Movil

In " How Ohio State Fund Invests Its $24 Million," contributor Jonas Elmerraji looked at how Ohio State University's Student Investment Management (SIM) program approaches stock selection.

Where Are They Now?

On January 25, the following were the five best-performing stock holdings in Ohio State's multi-million dollar student-run portfolio, along with how the stocks have performed since then.

1. America Movil (AMX - Get Report): Up over 3%, recently trading in the $56-$57 range.

2. Hewlett-Packard (HPQ - Get Report): Up around 12%, until today (see " EDS Deal Is Deja Vu for H-P Investors").

3. Teva Pharmaceutical (TEVA - Get Report): Up over 1%, recently trading in the $44-$45 range.

4. Berkshire Hathaway (BRK.A - Get Report): Down over 10%, recently trading around $124,000.

5. Peabody Energy (BTU - Get Report): Up over 27%, recently trading in the $70-72 range.

SIM's Five Best-Performing Holdings -- Today

Short-term market fluctuations aside, three of the SIM students' previous top five positions make can be found in their current top five. According to SIM's Matt Falk, here is a snapshot of the group's current best-performing stocks (since their initial purchase).

1. Peabody: Up almost 100%.

2. America Movil: Up over 64%. (This stock is also owned by the University of North Carolina's Applied Investment Management program.)

3. Apple (AAPL - Get Report): Up over 49%.

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4. Teva: Up over 36%.

5. SanDisk (SNDK - Get Report): Up over 31%.

Stay tuned for Elmerraji's breakdown of Falk and company's upcoming quarterly trades.
This article was written by a staff member of

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