Research Sample Paper on Stock performance

The matrix below illustrates the performance of the different stocks over the past weeks. The matrix track’s the change in individual stock price from November 18th 2016 to the previous stock price at the close of trading on 2nd December 2016.

Date Ticker symbol Quantity of shared purchased Name of Stock /Company Current Price

(November 18th, 2016)

Previous price


Percentage Change Totals and net gain
2 Dec. 2016. LUV 500 Southwest Airlines $47.06, $47.91 1.8% $0.85
   2 Dec. 2016. F 500 Ford  Motor Company $11.76 $12.24 4.08% $0.48
  2 Dec. 2016. BUD 500 Anheuser Busch InBev NV Incorporation $ 101.88 $ 101.39 -0.48% -$0.49
  2 Dec. 2016. LL 500 Lumber Liquidators Holding Incorporation $16.90 $17.39 2.9% $0.49

According to the matrix above, Southwest Airlines, Ford Motors, and Lumber Liquidators holding Incorporation have experienced a significant increase in the stock price. The net gain in the three companies has arisen from increase in investor confidence on the stocks’ performance. For example, analysts expect Southwest Airlines to outperform the market in December 2016 (Financial Times par. 1). Improvement in Ford’s stock price has largely arisen from the expected increase in the company’s sales. By the end of November 2016, Ford launched an aggressive marketing campaign aimed at increasing the firm’s sales (Reuter’s par. 4). Similarly, investor confidence in Lumber Liquidators Holding Incorporation performance improved significantly following announcement on the company’s financial results on 31st October 2016. Thus, investor confidence remains high. However, Anheuser Busch InBev NV Incorporation experienced a marginal decline in stock price of 0.48%. The Decline is associated with the company’s announcement of short interest earnings (Kentucky Post News par. 1).

From the analysis, the combination of the four stocks indicates that they constitute an attractive investment portfolio.

Works Cited

Buchanan, Alvin. ‘Worth observing stocks; Lumber Liquidators Holding Incorporation. (NYSE: LL), Unisys Corporation (NYSE: UIS)’. 23 Nov. 2016. Web. 5 Dec. 2016.

Financial Times. ‘Southwest Airlines’. 28 Nov. 2016. Web. 5 Dec. 2016.

Kentucky Post News. ‘Short interest alert; Anheuer Busch Inbev SA/NV has increase in shorts’. 28 Nov. 2016. Web. 5 Dec. 2016.

Reuters. ‘Ford takes Fiesta upmarket to lift profitability’. 29 Nov. 2016. Web. 5 Dec. 2016.