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Company: Shuffle Master
Yahoo Beta:0.10
Industry:Diversified Machinery

Company Description:  Shuffle Master, Inc. produces technology-based products for the gamining industry. The company is based in Las Vegas. Products include electronic tables and technology to track players.

Purchase Date:30 Jan 2006 Sale Date:08 Feb 2006
Purchase Price:$25.93 Sale Price:$22.80
  --Split Adjusted:$25.93  --Split Adjusted:$22.80
Shares Purchased:500 Shares Sold:500
  --Split Adjusted:500  --Split Adjusted:500
Transaction Fee:$151.38 Transaction Fee:$265.23
Price Range (6 Months Prior):    Price Range (6 Months After):    
High$28.98 High$0.00
Date19 Sep 2005 Date01 Jan 1996
Low$23.37 Low$0.00
Date02 Sep 2005 Date01 Jan 1996
S&P (Purchase Date):$1,285.20 S&P (Sale Date):$1,265.65

Timing:  Purchased near the middle of the six month range.
Reason:  Over the last two years, the company has been experiencing increasing sales and celining cost of goods sold and operating expenses as a proportion of sales. It has an attractive valuation relative to its industry.

Reason:  Shuffle Master's price declined substantially after it announced it was delaying filing its 10-k. The stock was downgraded. We decided to cut our losses and sell.

S&P Gain: -1.52 % Annualized Gain: -46.27%
Stock Gain: -12.08 % Annualized Gain: -99.46%

Net Holding Return ($): $-1,982.86
Net Holding Return (%): -15.12 %