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Company: Sonic Solutions
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Industry:business software & services

Company Description:  Sonic Solutions is a developer of software. The company has introduced an encoder for both HD-DVD and Blu-Ray Disc Titles. Also, they have unvieled the world's first solution for the creation of HD-DVD Advanced Content. HD-DVD and Blu-Ray are competing to be the next DVD. On the Blu-Ray Side are Sony, and Phillips. HD-DVD is used by Toshiba, Microsoft and Intel. Sony is planning on having Blu-Ray in the PS3 where X-Box will have the HD-DVD. Blu-Ray is the better technology, but is a little further away, and at the current time much more expensive.

Purchase Date:29 Sep 2005 Sale Date:09 Nov 2005
Purchase Price:$21.03 Sale Price:$15.53
  --Split Adjusted:$21.03  --Split Adjusted:$15.53
Shares Purchased:300 Shares Sold:300
  --Split Adjusted:300  --Split Adjusted:300
Transaction Fee:$172.49 Transaction Fee:$144.04
Price Range (6 Months Prior):    Price Range (6 Months After):    
High$21.13 High$0.00
Date19 Sep 2005 Date01 Feb 1996
Low$14.10 Low$0.00
Date18 Apr 2005 Date01 Feb 1996
S&P (Purchase Date):$1,225.22 S&P (Sale Date):$1,223.39

Timing:  We purchased near the six month high.
Reason:  The company has innovative technology and strong margins relative to its competitors.

Reason:  The price of Sonic has drifted down since we invested. The company reported disappointing earnings yesterday and opened up down $2 today. We concluded the future prognosis is not good.

S&P Gain: -0.15 % Annualized Gain: -1.33%
Stock Gain: -26.15 % Annualized Gain: -93.27%

Net Holding Return ($): $-1,966.08
Net Holding Return (%): -30.33 %