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Published: Tuesday, 4/24/2012

Bowsher team zips from 98th to 6th place on 1 stock's surge

BY KRIS TURNER
BLADE BUSINESS WRITER

The Blade's School Stock Contest ends Friday, but a team from Toledo's Bowsher High School proved last week that one week is enough to make a big move.

The team, 0Cool, jumped from 98th place to sixth thanks to a company called Endocyte Inc.

Its stock price more than doubled last week after the company announced that Merck & Co. would pay it $120 million for rights to an experimental cancer treatment.

A rise like that is extremely unusual and is one of few witnessed during the contest's history, said Matthew Faltys, a vice president at Fifth Third Bank.

But 0Cool shouldn't expect Endocyte's stock to keep rising.

"The easy money in Endocyte has been made," he said. "They could have a run — they've got a shot. Anything can happen in this week. Something else could pop, and you could see that sixth team move up to the top."

BOOM, a team from Bowling Green High School, remained in first place, and Stocker, a team from St. Pius X in Toledo, moved up to second from third.

BOOM's holdings are Pentair Inc., Terra Nitrogen Co. LP, Ross Stores Inc., and Apple Inc. Its portfolio is valued at $49,083.45.

Stocker is looking to regain its first-place rank in the final week of the contest, said Cathie Ujvagi, who teaches the sixth-grade team.

Stocker's portfolio was worth $48,683.43 at the end of last week.

"They're thrilled — it's just the excitement of having been at the top," she said. "They want to stay there."

OCool's portfolio rose 16.6 percent to $46,488.63 from $39,873.12. It also has Frontline Ltd., Scholastic Corp., and Huntington Bancshares Inc.

0Cool picked Endocyte when the teams were given a chance to change stocks during a one-time swap on March 16.

"We discussed what would be good stocks to pick, and they came up with the idea of pharmaceutical stock," said Tim Best, who teaches the seniors in his Advanced Placement English class.

"They wanted to pick based on some drug that would be approved. I don't know if that's why they picked that stock, but that was the idea."

The 153 teams participating in the contest were given a hypothetical $40,000 to allocate evenly among four stocks worth at least $5 a share for the annual 12-week event.

The participants are from northwest Ohio and southeast Michigan, and the contest concludes Friday.

The team with the largest portfolio at the end of the contest wins. The Blade will announce the winner in print and online May 1.

The winning team will receive $250 for the students and $250 for the school. The second-place team will receive $250 for the school, and the third-place team will win $100 for the school.

The contest is sponsored by The Blade's Newspaper in Education program, Fifth Third Bank of Northwest Ohio, and the University of Toledo, which calculates the results.

Contact Kris Turner at: kturner@theblade.com or 419-724-6103.


Standings after Week 11 of The Blade School Stock Contest, with team name, school, and portfolio value:

1. BOOM, Bowling Green High, $49,083.45

2. Stocker, St. Pius X, Toledo, $48,683.43

3. Yngmny, Byrnedale Elementary, Toledo, $48,532.31

4. raid5, Arbor Hills Jr., Sylvania, $47,620.65

5. THEGAME, Springfield High, Holland, $46,605.02

6. 0Cool, Bowsher High, Toledo, $46,488.63

7. Unknown, Whitmer High, Toledo, $46,406.98

8. Gop1, Arbor Hills Jr., Sylvania, $46,100.78

9. Bobcat, Bowling Green High, $45,771.75

10. BIG, Whiteford Agricultural, Ottawa Lake, $45,489.15

11. gr8apes, Park Elementary, Swanton, $45,394.75

12. Scott03, Scott High, Toledo, $45,369.52

13. Titan, Bowling Green High, $45,229.91

14. Bankbro, Byrnedale Elementary, Toledo, $44,990.38

15. Bop1, Arbor Hills Jr., Sylvania, $44,945.12

16. Trojans, Whitmer High, Toledo, $44,916.77

17. BABKAT, Whitmer High, Toledo, $44,839.52

18. AWAYNE, Anthony Wayne Jr., Whitehouse, $44,646.90

19. GTL, Whiteford Agricultural, Ottawa Lake, $44,624.14

20. JNBGHS, Bowling Green High, $44,551.43

21. NikeElf, Whitmer High, Toledo, $44,515.72

22. Wbuffet, Northview High, Sylvania, $44,449.59

23. Buzkill, Arbor Hills Jr., Sylvania, $44,325.04

24. A Team, St. John the Baptist, Toledo, $44,044.60

25. Scott02, Scott High, Toledo, $43,951.49

26. Aces, Whitmer High, Toledo, $43,870.38

27. MOOM, Byrnedale Elementary, Toledo, $43,849.61

28. 4daWin, Whitmer High, Toledo, $43,812.20

29. Scott01, Scott High, Toledo, $43,768.63

30. AFitch, Bowling Green High, $43,720.45

31. HTGRF, Bowling Green High, $43,676.78

32. TeAm_24, St. Rose, Perrysburg, $43,618.41

33. ARO2NEE, Christ the King, Toledo, $43,584.14

34. Brokers, Franciscan Academy, Sylvania, $43,540.18

35. tontos, Bowling Green High, $43,276.75

36. OUTLAWZ, Springfield High, Holland, $43,170.28

37. 2BSkinE, Whitmer High, Toledo, $43,156.83

38. WHTHINS, Springfield High, Holland, $43,152.01

39. snorks, Maritime Academy of Toledo, $43,122.94

40. bramrod, Bowling Green High, $43,086.50

41. portals, Christ the King, Toledo, $43,043.23

42. KINO, Park Elementary, Swanton, $42,969.22

43. SAVAGE, Springfield High, Holland, $42,947.51

44. khakbow, Arbor Hills Jr., Sylvania, $42,899.66

45. Number1, Franciscan Academy, Sylvania, $42,799.00

46. MuniBag, Fallen Timbers Middle, Whitehouse, $42,749.71

47. YOLO, Byrnedale Elementary, Toledo, $42,700.10

48. JUMPMAN, Whitmer High, Toledo, $42,623.98

49. YEAH4X, Whiteford Agricultural, Ottawa lake, $42,447.24

50. YMCMB, Christ the King, Toledo, $42,401.45

51. swagger, St. John the Baptist, Toledo, $42,362.84

52. aquagod, Maritime Academy of Toledo, $42,354.88

53. Que, Perrysburg Jr., Perrysburg, $42,336.54

54. Austin, Bowling Green High, $42,294.15

55. SupaHot, St. Rose, Perrysburg, $42,177.95

56. Gr8Kiwi, Park Elementary, Swanton, $42,139.14

57. STOXRUS, Pike Delta York Middle, Delta, $42,128.60

58. Jedis, Whiteford Agricultural, Ottawa Lake, $42,102.94

59. COWBELL, Springfield High, Holland, $42,086.61

60. Cashflo, Bowsher High, Toledo, $42,068.98

61. JB, Bowling Green High, $41,924.17

62. Lexicon, Northview High, Sylvania, $41,914.55

63. MINA, Bowling Green High, $41,818.58

64. Leco, Bowling Green High, $41,797.57

65. Goteam, Bowling Green High, $41,723.45

66. TREE, Bowling Green High, $41,716.59

67. Teamwow, St. John the Baptist, Toledo, $41,699.79

68. Twebeks, Hicksville Middle, Hicksville, $41,596.66

69. ABADOJI, Springfield High, Holland, $41,528.28

70. 2GOOD4U, Perrysburg Jr., Perrysburg, $41,489.40

71. NVstock, Northview High, Sylvania, $41,455.54

72. Gradeup, Edgewater Elementary, Toledo, $41,392.74

73. eatdirt, Bowling Green High, $41,376.76

74. Furples, Arbor Hills Jr., Sylvania, $41,361.74

75. LRMDKI3, Whiteford Agricultural, Ottawa Lake, $41,330.34

76. CashDog, Franciscan Academy, Sylvania, $41,298.69

77. seasick, Maritime Academy of Toledo, $41,268.76

78. Dragons, Edgewater Elementary, Toledo, $41,126.45

79. WAFFLES, Bowling Green High, $40,998.93

80. WHITM3R, Whitmer High, Toledo, $40,988.62

81. JHN316, Bowling Green High, $40,979.71

82. cashflw, Northview High, Sylvania, $40,952.94

83. THEFBI, Springfield High, Holland, $40,934.42

84. Corndog, St. John the Baptist, Toledo, $40,892.47

85. Ramrod, Bowling Green High, $40,881.31

86. ZACKOPS, Bowling Green Christian Academy, Bowling Green, $40,774.74

87. Purple, Holy Trinity, Swanton, $40,744.76

88. NasdaqU, Fallen Timbers Middle, Whitehouse, $40,715.35

89. Dninjas, Rossford Jr., Rossford, $40,610.52

90. Lucky, Bowling Green High, $40,552.25

91. BGHS72, Bowling Green High, $40,546.92

92. Wercool, Hicksville Middle, Hicksville, $40,486.47

93. longsh, Bowling Green High, $40,328.19

94. toocute, Whitmer High, Toledo, $40,309.14

95. BACE, Whiteford Agricultural, Ottawa Lake, $40,293.36

96. Goham, Bowling Green High, $40,169.33

97. StackZ, Bowsher High, Toledo, $39,972.33

98. stoklyf, Whiteford Agricultural, Ottawa Lake, $39,961.57

99. stiltz, St. Rose, Perrysburg, $39,864.29

100. MSkill, Bowling Green High, $39,775.15

101. TBJMLM, St. Rose, Perrysburg, $39,754.62

102. Timmy, Bowling Green High, $39,683.65

103. IAM3RD, Holy Trinity, Swanton, $39,617.97

104. Dinero, Anthony Wayne Jr., Whitehouse, $39,584.30

105. Team BG, Bowling Green High, $39,550.98

106. Smartys, Park Elementary, Swanton, $39,522.19

107. smlykat, Bowling Green High, $39,462.97

108. BADMEAT, Rossford Jr., Rossford, $39,435.45

109. Depo, Bowling Green High, $39,354.25

110. Cash-os, Northview High, Sylvania, $39,235.61

111. Steph3, Bowling Green High, $39,208.17

112. dino, Bowling Green High, $39,195.43

113. BLASE, St. Rose, Perrysburg, $39,146.76

114. CAT, Bowling Green High, $38,902.81

115. STACKS, Bowling Green High, $38,797.20

116. AWJHCFL, Anthony Wayne Jr., Whitehouse, $38,792.61

117. CSNJ, Bowling Green High, $38,585.93

118. UMAdBR0, Springfield High, Holland, $38,472.60

119. Burt, Bowling Green High, $38,358.06

120. Zazzers, Hicksville Elementary, Hicksville, $38,237.04

121. cobras, Christ the King, Toledo, $38,205.76

122. Watcher, Anthony Wayne Jr., Whitehouse, $38,099.10

123. Fisher, Bowling Green High, $38,025.09

124. stockrs, St. Rose, Perrysburg, $37,941.43

125. x3litex, Edgewater Elementary, Toledo, $37,795.88

126. C&L SE, Bowling Green High, $37,788.94

127. Pecunia, Anthony Wayne Jr., Whitehouse, $37,551.06

128. LampLuv, St. Rose, Perrysburg, $37,484.73

129. Sparkle, St. Pius X, Toledo, $37,334.46

130. MaNeJu, Whiteford Agricultural, Ottawa Lake, $37,210.37

131. FBGM, Bowling Green High, $37,209.07

132. ChChing, Fallen Timbers Middle, Whitehouse, $36,947.00

133. Dr Dan, St. Rose, Perrysburg, $36,872.31

134. Team KB, Bowling Green High, $36,779.57

135. SeaGang, Maritime Academy of Toledo, $36,689.41

136. Irish3, Bowling Green High, $36,487.03

137. Twander, Whitmer High, Toledo, $36,472.93

138. Bohunks, Rossford Jr., Rossford, $36,350.68

139. Jinx, Rossford Jr., Rossford, $36,135.60

140. Warcats, Edgewater Elementary, Toledo, $35,922.97

141. Winners, Anthony Wayne Jr., Whitehouse, $35,613.24

142. EAGLES, Franciscan Academy, Sylvania, $35,473.02

143. OFWG, Springfield High, Holland, $35,390.54

144. Scott04, Scott High, Toledo, $35,044.75

145. sfscash, St. Francis de Sales, Toledo, $34,745.48

146. Ticotbl, Edgewater Elementary, Toledo, $34,575.70

147. DUBP, Bowling Green High, $34,563.72

148. PJHSROX, Perrysburg Jr., Perrysburg, $34,440.19

149. MCtoM, Byrnedale Elementary, Toledo, $34,337.99

150. onaboat, Maritime Academy of Toledo, $33,098.11

151. LDiablo, Edgewater Elementary, Toledo, $33,082.12

152. EDGEh20, Edgewater Elementary, Toledo, $32,975.85

153. HotMess, Edgewater Elementary, Toledo, $32,714.07



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