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TheStreet.com'sBeat the Street contest leveled off in Thursday's trading. Former leader Yumaca, slid to 5th place, but is just $5000 off the pace. The lead now belongs to Nascar at $285,630. The lead is just about $3000 lead over KLight46, which is the largest spread between 1 and 2 this week. Things tighten there though, as Inwo42 is in 3rd place with $281,091 and Juanita stands in 4th with $280,569.

This week remains wide open as less than $10,000 separates the top 20 contestants.

Registered players can go to the Beat the Street

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and see what stocks the other players have chosen, and all players should keep abreast of the game in the

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.

The longs have been rewarded this week as there are only three shorts in the top 5 portfolios, and they are all Inwo42, who shorted

AMR

(AMR)

,

Apple

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and

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. Nascar's big winner has been

Metalico

(MEA)

, which jumped nearly 18% Thursday. Nascar also made a change this week, picking up

Eaton

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Tuesday night and selling the

Ultrashort QQQQ

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The next Beat the Street game will be held next week, so if you missed this week, you're only a few days away from your next chance to play. And keep an eye for our announcement of this week's winner.

Editor's Note: Thursday's story highlighted TRMA as a powerful stock in several portfolios. That was an error due to a temporary data glitch that has been corrected.

This article was written by a staff member of TheStreet.com.