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Company: AAR
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Industry:Aerospace & Defense

Company Description:  AAR Corp. supplies services and parts for aircraft. They provide parts and repairs and sell and lease aircraft and engines. In addition, the make and install cargo systems. The US government is a significant client of AAR's.

Purchase Date:14 Oct 2004 Sale Date:06 May 2008
Purchase Price:$11.20 Sale Price:$24.52
  --Split Adjusted:$11.20  --Split Adjusted:$24.52
Shares Purchased:400 Shares Sold:200
  --Split Adjusted:400  --Split Adjusted:200
Transaction Fee:$143.12 Transaction Fee:$12.98
Price Range (6 Months Prior):    Price Range (6 Months After):    
High$13.20 High$0.00
Date21 Sep 2004 Date01 Jan 1996
Low$8.72 Low$0.00
Date19 May 2004 Date01 Jan 1996
S&P (Purchase Date):$1,103.29 S&P (Sale Date):$1,418.26

Timing:  We bought near the midpoint of the trading range over the last six months.
Reason:  As the economy improves, air travel is improving. The situation in Iraq suggests that defense will continue to be an attractive market.

Reason:  The company is losing contracts and is under investigation by the FAA.

S&P Gain: 28.55 % Annualized Gain: 7.5%
Stock Gain: 118.95 % Annualized Gain: 25.31%

Net Holding Return ($): $2,508.30
Net Holding Return (%): 105.25 %