Workshop Portfolio

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100 Largest Update      

by Jim Stevens (JimStevens@aol.com)


Burlington, VT (April 22, 1999) -- Tonight's report is a regular Workshop feature, the latest ranking of America's 100 biggest companies. The list is based on the most recent ValueLine Investment Survey. For folks who are following along, take a look at the last time I posted the "100 largest" list back in February 1999. It's always interesting to see which new stocks are making the list or rising up through it, as well as checking the companies that dropped off it.

Without further ado, here is the latest list, with market capitalization in millions of dollars. One change this time around: when I run the Value Line filter, Warren Buffett's company Berkshire Hathaway (NYSE: BRK.A) now makes the list. Previously, Value Line always listed it with a drastically lower market cap then any other source did for some unknown reason. They've changed that, apparently. Now I guess I won't be receiving those friendly e-mails that read: "Hey, Jim, how come Berkshire Hathaway isn't on the list?" Aw, shucks.

Microsoft Corp. (Nasdaq: MSFT)    $433,404
General Electric (NYSE: GE)       $373,583
Walmart Stores (NYSE: WMT)        $219,364
Intel Corp. (Nasdaq:INTC)         $189,662
Pfizer  Inc. (NYSE: PFE)          $187,141
AT&T Corp. (NYSE: T)              $187,125
Merck & Co. (NYSE: MRK)           $185,502
Exxon Corp. (NYSE: XON)           $180,368
Cisco Systems(Nasdaq: CSCO)       $176,889
Citigroup Inc. (NYSE: C)          $165,055
Int'l Business Mach. (NYSE: IBM)  $164,291
MCI WorldCom (Nasdaq:  WCOM)      $163,633
Lucent Technologies (NYSE: LU)    $156,946
Coca-Cola (NYSE: KO)              $156,381
America Online (NYSE: AOL)        $155,007
Amer. Int'l Group (NYSE: AIG)     $149,072
Procter & Gamble (NYSE: PG)       $131,523
Bristol-Myers Squibb (NYSE: BMY)  $128,419
Johnson & Johnson (NYSE: JNJ)     $127,411
BankAmerica (NYSE: BAC)           $125,319
SBC Communications (NYSE: SBC)    $100,905
Berkshire Hathaway (NYSE: BRKA)    $98,112
Dell Computer (Nasdaq: DELL)       $97,009
Home Depot (NYSE: HD)              $93,609
Lilly (Eli) (NYSE: LLY)            $92,162
Bell Atlantic Corp. (NYSE: BEL)    $85,861
Philip Morris (NYSE: MO)           $83,996
Time Warner (NYSE: TWX)            $83,342
Amer. Home Products (NYSE: AHP)    $83,207
Schering-Plough (NYSE: SGP)        $81,254
BellSouth Corp. (NYSE: BLS)        $81,221
Abbott Labs. (NYSE: ABT)           $78,129
Du Pont (NYSE: DD)                 $73,635
Chase Manhattan Corp. (NYSE: CMB)  $73,174
Mobil Corp. (NYSE: MOB)            $72,331
Hewlett-Packard (NYSE: HWP)        $72,065
Disney (Walt) (NYSE: DIS)          $71,953
Ford Motor (NYSE: F)               $71,479
Ameritech Corp. (NYSE: AIT)        $69,386
Fannie Mae (NYSE: FNM)             $68,688
Bank One Corp. (NYSE: ONE)         $67,318
Wells Fargo (NYSE: WFC)            $65,091
EMC Corp. (NYSE: EMC)              $63,140
Morgan S. Dean Witter (NYSE: MWD)  $62,680
GTE Corp. (NYSE: GTE)              $61,888
Amer. Express (NYSE: AXP)          $61,718
McDonald's Corp. (NYSE: MCD)       $61,145
Chevron Corp. (NYSE: CHV)          $59,533
General Motors (NYSE: GM)          $58,715
AirTouch Communic. (NYSE: ATI)     $57,349
Warner-Lambert (NYSE: WLA)         $56,725
PepsiCo  Inc. (NYSE: PEP)          $56,083
Gillette (NYSE: G)                 $55,813
Schwab (Charles) (NYSE: SCH)       $55,428
Amoco Corp. (NYSE: AN)             $55,376
First Union Corp. (NYSE: FTU)      $54,439
Tyco Int'l Ltd. (NYSE: TYC)        $50,091
Motorola  Inc. (NYSE: MOT)         $50,080
Sun Microsystems (Nasdaq: SUNW)    $48,246
Medtronic  Inc. (NYSE: MDT)        $42,806
MediaOne Group (NYSE: UMG)         $42,758
Gap (The)  Inc. (NYSE: GPS)        $42,049
Compaq Computer (NYSE: CPQ)        $41,225
Texas Instruments (NYSE: TXN)      $40,704
Yahoo! Inc. (Nasdaq: YHOO)         $38.760 
Freddie  Mac(NYSE: FRE)            $37,269
Boeing (NYSE: BA)                  $37,101
Xerox Corp. (NYSE: XRX)            $37,087
Amgen (Nasdaq: AMGN)               $36,961
Sprint Corp. (NYSE: FON)           $35,585
Anheuser-Busch (NYSE: BUD)         $34,743
Oracle Corp. (Nasdaq: ORCL)        $34,730
Assoc. First Capital (NYSE: AFS)   $33,537
Merrill Lynch & Co. (NYSE: MER)    $32,656
Pharmacia & Upjohn (NYSE: PNU)     $31,573
Dayton Hudson (NYSE: DH)           $31,181
CBS Corp. (NYSE: CBS)              $31,055
United Technologies (NYSE: UTX)    $31,037
Schlumberger Ltd. (NYSE: SLB)      $30,904
Qwest Communic. (Nasdaq: QWST)     $30,406
Minnesota Mining (NYSE: MMM)       $30,261
Texaco Inc. (NYSE: TX)             $30,017
AlliedSignal Inc. (NYSE: ALD)      $29,702
Bank of New York (NYSE: BK)        $29,190
Monsanto (NYSE: MTC)               $28,969
Waste Management (NYSE: WMI)       $28,805
Allstate Corp. (NYSE: ALL)         $28,639
Walgreen Co. (NYSE: WAG)           $28,453
U S WEST  Inc. (NYSE: SW)          $27,628
Colgate-Palmolive (NYSE: CL)       $27,261
Amazon.com (Nasdaq: AMZN)          $27,064
Safeway Inc. (NYSE: SWY)           $26,732
Kimberly-Clark (NYSE: KMB)         $26,620
Emerson Electric (NYSE: EMR)       $26,544
U.S. Bancorp (NYSE: USB)           $25,990
Automatic Data Proc. (NYSE: AUD)   $25,127
Fleet Fin'l Group (NYSE: FLT)      $24,718
Electronic Data Sys. (NYSE: EDS)   $24,650
Atlantic Richfield (NYSE: ARC)     $24,562
Dow Chemical (NYSE: DOW)           $24,145
Here's to all you big blue-chip Fools. Fool on!


New Rankings | Workshop Returns


Workshop Portfolio


9/28/01 as of ~5:30:00 PM EDT

Ticker Company Price
Change
Daily Price
% Change
Price
AETAETNA INC NEW0.943.36%28.94
BABOEING CO(1.04)(3.02%)33.36
CATCATERPILLAR INC1.112.53%44.91
COGCABOT OIL & GAS 'A'0.693.59%19.90
DDDU PONT (EI) DE NEMOURS0.992.74%37.14
DGXQUEST DIAGNOSTICS(0.45)(0.73%)61.42
EKEASTMAN KODAK0.421.31%32.49
GMGENERAL MOTORS1.393.38%42.55
LHLABORATORY CORP AMER HLDG(NEW)1.141.42%81.21
MOPHILIP MORRIS COS(0.76)(1.55%)48.24
NEWPNEWPORT CORP0.261.90%13.97
NVRNVR INC(0.54)(0.38%)140.41
PKXPOHANG IRON & STEEL ADS1.097.51%15.61
PVNPROVIDIAN FINANCIAL1.075.64%20.04
QCOMQUALCOMM INC(0.40)(0.84%)47.16
RJRRJ REYNOLDS TOBACCO HLDGS(0.69)(1.19%)57.31
SLESARA LEE CORPUnchg.Unchg.21.09
UNFIUNITED NATURAL FOODS0.563.18%18.15
WMIWASTE MANAGEMENT(0.01)(0.04%)26.74

Overall Return -- total % Gained (Lost)
  Day Week Month Year
To Date
Since
Inception
(12/24/1998)
Workshop1.30%7.32%(12.02%)(20.66%)(18.91%)
Comparable S&P 500n/an/an/an/a(19.07%)
S&P 500 (DA)1.95%7.48%(8.33%)(21.22%)(14.88%)
NASDAQ2.02%4.71%(17.46%)(39.68%)(31.41%)
DJIA (DA)1.68%7.07%(11.07%)(17.86%)(2.22%)

Internal Rate of Return -- Annualized Rate of % Gained (Lost)
  Since Inception (12/24/1998)
Workshop(17.62%)
vs. S&P 500(17.63%)

Trade Date # Shares Ticker Cost/Share Price Total % Ret
1/8/0126MO40.9448.2417.82%
1/8/0122RJR50.1057.3114.39%
1/8/0167UNFI16.4518.1510.34%
12/24/9824CAT43.0844.914.24%
1/8/018NVR136.63140.412.77%
1/8/0140WMI27.4426.74(2.54%)
1/8/0150SLE22.5421.09(6.42%)
1/8/0161PKX17.8315.61(12.46%)
1/8/0115DD48.8337.14(23.95%)
1/8/0129AET38.1728.94(24.19%)
1/8/0139COG28.7519.90(30.79%)
1/8/0114QCOM75.5447.16(37.57%)
1/8/018LH134.6981.21(39.70%)
12/27/9918GM73.2642.55(41.92%)
1/8/0118BA59.5333.36(43.96%)
1/8/019DGX114.4961.42(46.35%)
12/27/9920EK65.0932.49(50.08%)
1/8/0120PVN55.5020.04(63.89%)
1/8/0115NEWP74.9613.97(81.36%)

Trade Date # Shares Ticker Total Cost Current Value Total Gain
1/8/0126MO$1,064.50$1,254.24$189.74
1/8/0122RJR$1,102.25$1,260.82$158.57
1/8/0167UNFI$1,102.12$1,216.05$113.93
12/24/9824CAT$1,034.00$1,077.84$43.84
1/8/018NVR$1,093.00$1,123.28$30.28
1/8/0140WMI$1,097.50$1,069.60($27.90)
1/8/0150SLE$1,126.88$1,054.50($72.38)
1/8/0161PKX$1,087.75$952.21($135.54)
1/8/0115DD$732.50$557.10($175.40)
1/8/0129AET$1,107.00$839.26($267.74)
1/8/0139COG$1,121.37$776.10($345.28)
1/8/0114QCOM$1,057.62$660.24($397.39)
1/8/018LH$1,077.50$649.68($427.82)
1/8/0118BA$1,071.50$600.48($471.02)
1/8/019DGX$1,030.44$552.78($477.66)
12/27/9918GM$1,318.62$765.90($552.73)
12/27/9920EK$1,301.75$649.80($651.95)
1/8/0120PVN$1,110.00$400.80($709.20)
1/8/0115NEWP$1,124.37$209.55($914.83)
 
Cash: 
Total: 
$10.80
$15,681.03
 

Key
• S&P 500 (DA) = dividend adjusted. Dividends have been added to the total return of the index.
• DJIA (DA) = dividend adjusted. Dividends have been added to the total return of the DJIA.

Note
Note: The Workshop Portfolio was launched on December 24, 1998, with $4,000 which was invested in the Foolish Four strategy. Approximately $15,000 was added on January 8, 2001, to support five additional mechanical strategies. At that time approximately $1000 was transfered out of the Foolish Four strategy to bring the Foolish Four into balance with the other strategies. (That's why the Foolish Four's overall return is not consistent with stock values.) Such rebalancing will take place each year among the strategies so that each will start out with approximately the same value at the begining of the year. No more cash additions are planned. The first four tables above show the overall performance of the portfolio. Below that we also track the performance of each component strategy. All transactions are announced publicly before being made, and returns are compared daily to the S&P 500 and the Dow. (Dividends are included in the yearly, historic and annualized returns.) Stocks are chosen using strategies developed by the Workshop community.