Stock Market Check-Back for April

Hello! Here’s the update on the imaginary stock portfolio we assembled way back on Jan 1. You’ll also be able to find this in the Check-Back section.

April was a pretty good month for our stocks. Only two of them are in negative territory, and some of them are doing spectacularly well. The juggernaut for April is Research in Motion, up a walloping 40% since the beginning of the year. However, Cott Corp. isn’t far behind at 36%, followed by WestJet at 25% and Magna International at 22%. It’s also worth mentioning that Sherwin Williams has gained almost $30 per share, with Canadian Tire and Magna International gaining more than $10 per share in the last four months.

The Canadian stocks are still outperforming the US ones, and that gap is starting to widen.

On the down side, AEterna Zentaris is still lagging. The company appointed a new CEO two weeks ago — we’ll see if this can produce some positive impact in May and June.

Company Name Closing Price
Dec 31
Closing Price
Apr 30
% Change
AEterna Zentaris Inc. 2.38 CDN 1.85 CDN -22%
Bombardier Inc. 3.76 CDN 4.00 CDN +6%
Callaway Golf Co. 6.50 US 6.70 US +3%
Cameron International Corp. 56.46 US 61.55 US +9%
Canadian Tire Corp. 81.00 CDN 91.50 CDN +13%
Cott Corp. 8.03 US 10.95 US +36%
Indigo Books & Music 10.68 CDN 11.49 CDN +8%
Koninlijke Philips Electronics 26.54 US 27.60 US +4%
Magna International Inc. 49.68 CDN 60.60 CDN +22%
Research in Motion Ltd. 11.80 CDN 16.50 CDN +40%
Ryder Systems Inc. 49.93 US 58.07 US +16%
Sherwin-Williams Co. 153.82 US 183.11 US +19%
Sparton Corp. 13.87 US 13.89 US 0%
USG Corp. 28.07 US 25.99 US -7%
Westjet Airlines Ltd. 19.81 CDN 24.68 CDN +25%
Total Value $CDN $179.11 $210.62 +18%
Total Value $US $343.22 $387.86 +13%

2 thoughts on “Stock Market Check-Back for April

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