Sell Matthews International (MATW) at the Market

It is now time to recommend that Matthews International (MATW) be sold at the market. The stock has performed reasonably since the research recommendation was issued on March 31, 2009. It is highly recommended that anyone who bought the stock based on my research should re-read the posting. The stock took a tiny dip in mid-April, however the recommendation was essentially at the low for the stock price. From the current level, MATW is poised to reach the second upside target of $40.77, especially because we just got a Dow Theory cyclical bull market signal (within a larger secular bear market.) In the pursuit of "seeking fair profits" the returns that this stock has provided within the last 126 days say that it is worthwhile considering alternative opportunities .
MATW was recommended when it was trading at $29.04. As of August 3, 2009, MATW was quoted at $31.95. This equals a return of 10.25% in a little over 4 months. Conservatively, on an annualized basis this would equal approximately 29% return. Selling this stock now also generates a return 11 times greater than the amount of the dividend yield if the stock was held for a whole year.

It is always recommended that when selling a stock, one should not place an order after hours or when the market is closed. This leaves the seller in the position of being vulnerable to the whims of the market makers. Instead, place your sell orders only as a market order during market hours. Some would complain that a market order during market hours might leave some profits on the table. However, I would rather leave some money on the table rather than have it taken away from me by the trades that are placed by institutions and market makers. Touc.

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