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Company: Orbital Sciences
Ticker:ORB
Yahoo Beta:1.01
Industry:Aerospace/Defense Products

Company Description:  Orbital Sciences Corp. manufactures small and medium size rockets for corporate and governmental clients. The company produces warhead interceptors, launching systems, and communication satellites. The company operates in the US, Europe, Australia, and Asia.

Purchase Date:10 Nov 2010 Sale Date:20 Apr 2012
Purchase Price:$17.15 Sale Price:$12.89
  --Split Adjusted:$17.15  --Split Adjusted:$12.89
Shares Purchased:200 Shares Sold:200
  --Split Adjusted:200  --Split Adjusted:200
Transaction Fee:$8.95 Transaction Fee:$9.01
Price Range (6 Months Prior):    Price Range (6 Months After):    
High$18.07 High$0.00
Date12 May 2010 Date01 Jan 1996
Low$12.85 Low$0.00
Date30 Aug 2010 Date01 Jan 1996
S&P (Purchase Date):$1,218.71 S&P (Sale Date):$1,383.32

Purchase
Timing:  We bought near the six month high.
Reason:  President Obama is encouraging NASA to use outside companies to perform many functions. Orbital Sciences offers high reliability at an attractive price. In addition, plans to create a network of small satellites to improve communication coverage will play to Orbital Science's strengths.

Sale
Timing:  
Reason:  With the substantial cutbacks in military spending, we do not anticipate strong growth in Orbital Science's revenues in the near term.

S&P Gain: 13.51 % Annualized Gain: 9.79%
Stock Gain: -24.82 % Annualized Gain: -18.97%

Dividends:$0.00
Net Holding Return ($): $-869.16
Net Holding Return (%): -25.27 %