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Company: Trex
Ticker:twp
Yahoo Beta:0.78
Industry:fabricated plastic & rubber

Company Description:  Trex Co. manufacturers a composite material for decks that is made of a combination of waste wood products and polyethelene. The material can be worked like wood, but is more resilient and does not require regular maintenance.

Purchase Date:07 Apr 2004 Sale Date:27 Jul 2004
Purchase Price:$33.59 Sale Price:$43.50
  --Split Adjusted:$33.59  --Split Adjusted:$43.50
Shares Purchased:200 Shares Sold:200
  --Split Adjusted:200  --Split Adjusted:200
Transaction Fee:$136.53 Transaction Fee:$169.56
Price Range (6 Months Prior):    Price Range (6 Months After):    
High$40.30 High$0.00
Date27 Jan 2004 Date01 Jan 1996
Low$32.00 Low$0.00
Date23 Mar 2004 Date01 Jan 1996
S&P (Purchase Date):$1,140.53 S&P (Sale Date):$1,094.83

Purchase
Timing:  The stock is trading near its six month low.
Reason:  One of the students in the class has used the product and said it is attractive and effective. The product uses waste wood such as sawdust and paper bags and doesn't require staining to give it UV protection. The company has experienced significant growth, and holds about 50% of the market for such products.

Sale
Timing:  
Reason:  Trex had recognized the gain that our analyst sought. Also, there were some concerns about the long term durability of the product that suggested the price might fall in the future.

S&P Gain: -4.01 % Annualized Gain: -12.59%
Stock Gain: 29.5 % Annualized Gain: 133.98%

Dividends:$0.00
Net Holding Return ($): $1,675.91
Net Holding Return (%): 24.45 %