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Company: Sonic Solutions
Ticker:snic
Yahoo Beta:1.07
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:19 Oct 2005 Sale Date:09 Nov 2005
Purchase Price:$18.50 Sale Price:$15.53
  --Split Adjusted:$18.50  --Split Adjusted:$15.53
Shares Purchased:100 Shares Sold:100
  --Split Adjusted:100  --Split Adjusted:100
Transaction Fee:$14.95 Transaction Fee:$14.95
Price Range (6 Months Prior):    Price Range (6 Months After):    
High$21.50 High$0.00
Date30 Sep 2005 Date01 Jan 1996
Low$14.21 Low$0.00
Date20 Apr 2005 Date01 Jan 1996
S&P (Purchase Date):$1,195.76 S&P (Sale Date):$1,223.39

Purchase
Timing:  Price had retreated from its six month high.
Reason:  The fund already holds Sonic Solutions in the Davidson portfolio. The price has fallen recently, making the stock more attractive.

Sale
Timing:  
Reason:  The stock opened down $2 today after disappointing earnings and a downgrade.

S&P Gain: 2.31 % Annualized Gain: 48.73%
Stock Gain: -16.05 % Annualized Gain: -95.22%

Dividends:$0.00
Net Holding Return ($): $-326.90
Net Holding Return (%): -17.53 %