Stocks for Dad is an idea feature and not a stock recommendation feature. Every dad, and every Fool for that matter, should research any stock they're interested in and make their own decisions. Though The Motley Fool does advocate a long-term, buy-to-hold strategy, we do look at the results of each year's Stocks for Dad a year later. Here are the results for last year's stocks:

      Stock         6/9/00  6/13/01 %return
    Panera       $ 9.69   $36.53  277.08%
(Nasdaq: PNRA)Costco        32.31    40.49   25.31%
(Nasdaq: COST)PepsiCo       41.25    44.32    8.82%
(NYSE: PEP)AIG           78.38    80.52    2.91%
(NYSE: AIG)McDonald's    33.88    30.00  -10.86%
(NYSE: MCD)Flextronics   32.44    22.80  -29.71%
(Nasdaq: FLEX)eSpeed        34.56    19.15  -44.59%
(Nasdaq: ESPD)*        13.00     N/A     N/A

                     DJIA      4.18%
                     S&P 500 -13.75%
                     Nasdaq  -45.11%

* stock was converted to 0.19353 
shares of Disney (NYSE: DIS) stock,
effective 3/30/01.

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