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Company: Nu Skin Enterprises
Ticker:NUS
Yahoo Beta:1.13
Industry:Personal products

Company Description:  Nu Skin Enterprises, Inc. sells anti-aging and nutritional products internationally through a multilevel marketing network.

Purchase Date:25 Nov 2009 Sale Date:01 Oct 2010
Purchase Price:$27.30 Sale Price:$28.95
  --Split Adjusted:$27.30  --Split Adjusted:$28.95
Shares Purchased:125 Shares Sold:125
  --Split Adjusted:125  --Split Adjusted:125
Transaction Fee:$12.95 Transaction Fee:$9.01
Price Range (6 Months Prior):    Price Range (6 Months After):    
High$27.31 High$0.00
Date24 Nov 2009 Date01 Jan 1996
Low$13.74 Low$0.00
Date16 Jun 2009 Date01 Jan 1996
S&P (Purchase Date):$1,110.42 S&P (Sale Date):$1,143.81

Purchase
Timing:  We bought at the six month high.
Reason:  Nu Skin has a loyal customer base. Multilevel marketing firms tend to attract additional salespeople during recessions and consequently experience strong sales as the recession ends.

Sale
Timing:  
Reason:  Several insiders have sold substantial quantities of stock in the last few days. The quarterly reports will be coming out soon. The stock has trended upward recently, so it seems the insiders believe it may be overvalued and are cashing out before the quarterly report comes out.

S&P Gain: 3.01 % Annualized Gain: 3.96%
Stock Gain: 6.04 % Annualized Gain: 7.97%

Dividends:$46.89
Net Holding Return ($): $231.18
Net Holding Return (%): 6.75 %