The portfolio's biggest gainers in 2002 were Chico's FAS (+43%), Pactiv (+23%), and Fortune Brands (+17%). The worst PowerPicks performers for the year included Peregrine (-99%), Andrx Group (-79%), and Siebel Systems (-74%).
During the year, 19 of the Portfolio stocks beat the "500", while 16 did not.
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The S&P PowerPicks 2003 portfolio is now available! Please visit http://www.businessweek.com/investor/content/dec2002/pi20021231_4149.htm for more details. Shea is director of global equity research for Standard & Poor's