Boring Portfolio

Boring Portfolio Report
Thursday, April 18, 1996

(FOOL GLOBAL WIRE)
by Greg Markus (MF Boring)

ANN ARBOR, MI, April 18, 1996 -- The flurry of earnings report activity continued today -- from biggies like Microsoft and Gillette as well as obscure little outfits like one called Iomega, located someplace out in flyover country. Such excitement!

Here in the land of the Boring Portfolio, though, things were ... well, boring. With the NASDAQ up sharply today, our four-letter stocks did okay, with Lam Research continuing its post-report rise (up a dollar today), LCS Industries gaining a half-buck on decent volume (did someone read last night's Borefolio update, perhaps?), and Prime Medical Services picking up a quarter. Shaw Group was the only NASDAQ stock in the portfolio to lose ground, minus two-bits.

On the NYSE side of things, it was unmitigated ennui. Green Tree Financial and Texas Industries were "unch" on the day. Indeed, TXI barely showed up for work, trading a grand total of 3,000 shares all day. Borders lost a buck on what might fairly be characterized as some minor profit-taking following its recent surge above the $30 mark.

And that, amigos, is really all there is to say today. There was no news on any of the Borfolio holdings today. Nada.

Maybe we should go check out the party next door, in the Motley Fool Portfolio? I'll bring the cheese doodles.

Transmitted: 4/18/96 6:59 PM


TODAY'S NUMBERS
BGP -1 ...GNT --- ...LRCX +1 ...LCSI +   1/2
...PMSI +   1/4 ...SHAW -   1/4 ...TXI --- ...
                   Day   Month    Year  History
        BORING   +0.05%   3.65%   2.06%   2.06%
        S&P 500  +0.31%  -0.29%   3.54%   3.54%
        NASDAQ   +1.38%   3.17%   9.16%   9.16%
    Rec'd  #   Security     In At       Now    Change
   3/8/96 400 Prime Medic    10.07     14.50    43.99%
  2/28/96 200 Borders Gro    22.51     31.00    37.72%
  1/29/96 100 Texas Indus    54.52     64.25    17.84%
   2/2/96 200 Green Tree     30.39     33.88    11.48%
  4/12/96 300 The Shaw Gr    18.84     19.63     4.17%
  3/25/96 200 LCS Industr    26.14     23.50   -10.10%
  2/23/96 100 Lam Researc    48.02     37.75   -21.39%
    Rec'd  #   Security      Cost     Value    Change
   3/8/96 400 Prime Medic  4027.49   5800.00  $1772.51
  2/28/96 200 Borders Gro  4502.49   6200.00  $1697.51
   2/2/96 200 Green Tree   6077.49   6775.00   $697.51
  4/12/96 300 The Shaw Gr  5652.49   5887.50   $235.01
  3/25/96 200 LCS Industr  5227.49   4700.00  -$527.49
  2/23/96 100 Lam Researc  4802.49   3775.00 -$1027.49
  1/29/96 100 Texas Indus  5449.99   6425.00   $975.01
                             CASH  $11465.11
                            TOTAL  $51027.61


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