Bowser Microcap Stock Index falls 3.7% after three straight solid weeks

The Bowser Report struggled to find a footing this week as one of its biggest players, Harvest Natural Resources (HNR), fell $3.71/share (40.5%) as the result of the termination of a $725 million asset sale. To read HNR's press release, click here. Harvest's drop caused the Bowser Microcap Stock Index to drop more than 3% on Wednesday, February 20. Other than Tuesday, the Microcap Stock Index had a flat week, ending the week down 3.7% overall. See the chart below for a visual representation.

Microcap Stock Index Update 02/25/13

Microcap Stock Index weekly chart

The Bowser Report's index ranked last amongst our usual major indexes. The four indexes had a mixed week, with only the Dow Jones Industrial average finishing higher. The indexes closed the week as follows:

There were no changes to the Index's companies this week.

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Information in this blog post contains references to past Bowser recommendations. This blog post contains no recommendations, and instead relies on data gathered on past recommendations from sources thought to be reliable.