After four weeks of trial and error, the Big Ten team from Indian Hill High School finally found what worked: Sapient Corp. (SAPE). The business and technology consulting company jumped almost 9.2 percent in the last week, pushing Susan Schonauer's students into first place of the Stock Market Game.
The investment simulation game is at its halfway point. Competition has been fierce in the last five weeks, with several different Greater Cincinnati student teams jockeying for the lead.
In the high school division, Big Ten took the lead after jumping from 226th place last week on Sapient's climb from $5.21 to $5.95 a share in the last week. Big Ten at one point had bought and sold 13 other stocks - losing money on most - before settling on Sapient as the team's sole holding.
Among the more consistent portfolios is Darkstar's in the middle school division. Bill Glisson's students at the Miami Valley School continue to be successful with their broad basket of stocks. For full rankings, see Cincinnati.com, keyword stocks.
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