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Company: Minerals Technologies
Ticker:mtx
Yahoo Beta:0.85
Industry:Synthetics

Company Description:  Minerals Technologies, Inc. produces and markets specialty mineral products. The company has two primary segments: specialty minerals and refractories. In its specialty minerals segment, Minerals Technologies produces products involving precipitated calcium carbonate. The products are used in paper and other materials. Minerals Technologies also produces a line of products for use in producing steel.

Purchase Date:16 Nov 2005 Sale Date:05 May 2008
Purchase Price:$55.91 Sale Price:$66.86
  --Split Adjusted:$55.91  --Split Adjusted:$66.86
Shares Purchased:50 Shares Sold:50
  --Split Adjusted:50  --Split Adjusted:50
Transaction Fee:$14.95 Transaction Fee:$13.01
Price Range (6 Months Prior):    Price Range (6 Months After):    
High$68.83 High$0.00
Date18 May 2005 Date01 Jan 1996
Low$51.59 Low$0.00
Date27 Oct 2005 Date01 Jan 1996
S&P (Purchase Date):$1,231.21 S&P (Sale Date):$1,408.51

Purchase
Timing:  The stock is trading near its six month low.
Reason:  Minerals Technologies, which is in the basic materials sector, provides some diversification. However, a number of its products are specialty products rather than commodities offering the possiblity of higher margins.

Sale
Timing:  
Reason:  MTX is facing strong competitive pressure for some of its key products. We do not expect that the company will have strong growth, consequently.

S&P Gain: 14.4 % Annualized Gain: 5.81%
Stock Gain: 19.59 % Annualized Gain: 7.8%

Dividends:$22.50
Net Holding Return ($): $542.04
Net Holding Return (%): 19.29 %