We put together a mythical stock portfolio composed of 10 companies that share the names of cities. Here’s an update on how they’ve done since January.

“City” stock (ticker symbol):Scientific-Atlanta (SFA)
Purchase Price: $30.87
Price on March 1, 2004: $33.60
Percent change: 9%


City: Boise Cascade (BCC)
Purchase Price: $27.88
Price on March 1, 2004: $35.15
Percent change: 26%


City: Boston Beer Company (SAM)
Purchase Price: $16.18
Price on March 1, 2004: $18.47
Percent change: 14%


City: Burlington Northern Santa Fe (BNI)
Purchase Price: $29.29
Price on March 1, 2004: $31.92
Percent change: 9%


City: Cincinnati Financial (CINF)
Purchase Price: $40.80
Price on March 1, 2004: $44.91
Percent change: 10%


City: El Paso Energy (EP)
Purchase Price: $7.24
Price on March 1, 2004: $7.66
Percent change: 6%


City: Hartford Financial Services Group (HIG)
Purchase Price: $53.40
Price on March 1, 2004: $65.30
Percent change: 22%


City: Hershey Foods (HSY)
Purchase Price: $73.97
Price on March 1, 2004: $83.95
Percent change: 13%


City: New York Times (NYT)
Purchase Price: $43.85
Price on March 1, 2004: $46.29
Percent change: 6%


City: University of Phoenix Online (UOPX)
Purchase Price: $69.50
Price on March 1, 2004: $84.12
Percent change: 21%


Total :
Purchase Price: $392.98
Price on March 1, 2004: $451.37
Percent change: 15%