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Top stock picks for 2020: Honeywell, Albemarle lead the favorites

January 02, 2020

Diversity and expansion are key in this year’s installment of Business North Carolina’s annual stock-picking contest.

High Hopes for 2019 Stock Picks. Business North Carolina. By David Mildenberg.

January 02, 2019

Read what Frank Jolley, and others from North Carolina have to say about 2019 stock picks from the Business North Carolina publication.

Jolley Asset Management LLC Announces New Staff

May 25, 2016


Jolley Asset Management, LLC is pleased to announce the recent hiring of Stephen F. Bishop, Jr. as a Portfolio Manager/Research Analyst.

Stock Pickers' North Carolina Favorites for 2018. Business North Carolina.

January 01, 2018

Read what Frank Jolley, and others from North Carolina have to say about predicating hot stocks of 2018 from the Business North Carolina publication.

Jolley Asset Management LLC Announces New Staff

September 01, 2016

Jolley Asset Management, LLC announces the addition of two recent hires, William H. Collier, Principal and Senior Portfolio Manager and Jan P. Robillard, Vice President of Client Services.

Hot Stocks 2013 - Business North Carolina. By By Spencer Campbell.

January 15, 2013

With Uncertainty plaguing the market, Business North Carolina's stock pickers play it safe in 2013. See what Frank Jolley had to say.

Firm Takes Jolley Asset Stake.

February 01, 2011

Wilbanks, Smith & Thomas Asset Management LLC has acquired a minority ownership stake in Jolley Asset Management.

Jolley Asset Management's Assets Under Management Surpassed $100 Million

July 16, 2007

Frank G. Jolley is pleased to announce that the firm’s assets under management surpassed $100,000,000 during the second quarter of 2007.

Stock Advice - Business North Carolina. By Frank Maley.

January 01, 2006

A panel of pros compete in predicting whose picks will produce the most profit in the year to come.

Bulls Ayes - Business North Carolina. By Frank Maley.

January 01, 2005

About 29% of Americans regularly get their news from the Internet, according to The Pew Research Center in Washington, D.C. That ís up from 23% in 2000. Count Bobby Edgerton among the other 71%.

Terry Sapp joins Jolley Asset Management, LLC as Vice-President

February 19, 2004

Frank G. Jolley is pleased to announce that Terry Sapp has joined Jolley Asset Management as Portfolio Manager and Controller.

Target Prices - Business North Carolina. By Frank Maley.

January 01, 2004

Frank Jolley is trying to play it cool.

Bear Necessity - Business North Carolina. By Frank Maley.

January 01, 2003

The question was bound to cause a little discomfort: What happened to those stocks you said last year were winners?

Scana Net Surges On Asset Sale But Weather Hurts - DOW JONES Newswires. By Mary Ellen Lloyd

July 01, 2003

Scana Corp.'s (SCG) second-quarter profits surged 85% as the South Carolina energy company recorded a gain related to the sale of its stake in a telecommunications company. Meanwhile, mild weather and higher wholesale natural gas prices damped earnings at the company's electric utility and natural gas pipeline business.

Hedging Bets - Business North Carolina. By Arthur O Murray.

January 01, 2002

That the market tumbled over the past 12 months came as no surprise to veteran stock pickers. Even before the Sept. 11 attacks on New York and Washington, a stagnant economy teetering on the edge of recession worried consumers and investors alike, pushing many stock buyers and sellers into defensive crouches.

Region's Pros Rekindle Ardor for Tech Stocks - WSJ - Southeast Journal. By Kelly Greene

July 05, 2000

Six regional analysts and money managers who made picks for The Wall Street Journal in March all chose so-called defensive plays. But the stocks fell 15% on average in the second quarter, even though there wasn't a technology stock in the bunch. In comparison, the first-quarter picks had fallen only 1% -- including several tech stocks chosen by a different set of pros.

After Rocky Quarter, Pickers Bet on Consumers - WSJ, Southeast Journal By Carrick MollenKamp

October 06, 1999

Just in time for Halloween, the third-quarter stock-picking session was decidedly scary. The six stocks selected by Southeastern analysts and money managers for The Wall Street Journal fell 16% on average.

Besides the Issues, Senators, Rivals Part Ways on Investments, Too - WSJ, Southeast Journal By Carrick MollenKamp

October 28, 1998

How well do Southeastern candidates seeking to manage the $500 billion federal budget run their own financial portfolios? It's a question The Wall Street Journal asked four investment experts about two U.S. Senators and their challengers running in next week's election.

How to Tell if a Firm Will Pay Cash, Not Lip Service, in Stock Buyback- WSJ, Southeast Journal By Carrick MollenKamp

October 21, 1998

With shares being hammered by a tumultuous market, it's stock buyback time in the Southeast.

Since Aug. 3, when the market began tumbling, 72 firms in the region have said they plan to buy back $2.8 billion of stock, according to CommScan, a New York securities-research firm. The theory is simple enough: The companies feel their shares are undervalued and that the best use of their cash is to buy them back. Such action automatically increases per-share earnings because there are fewer shares outstanding by which to divide net income. And higher per-share earnings can boost a company's sagging stock price.

Stock Pros Take Another Stab at Picks- WSJ, Florida Journal. By Karen L. Tippett

September 30, 1998

Halloween came early this year in a ghoulish third quarter. The seven stocks selected by the region's analysts and money managers for The Wall Street Journal were buried alive in a broad market sell-off. On average, they plunged a stunning 40.5% compared with a 7.5% decline in Standard & Poor's 500-stock index through Monday. In this group, there were only laggards, with price drops ranging from 56% to 30%.

Formation of Jolley Asset Management, LLC

September 03, 1998

Frank G. Jolley is pleased to announce the formation of Jolley Asset Management LLC, an investment advisory firm located in Rocky Mount, N. C. The firm will provide investment management services for both individual and institutional clients. Jolley Asset Management will seek to provide a high level of service and personal attention in helping its clients reach their financial goals and objectives. "Selecting an investment adviser is one of the most important financial decisions an individual can make and the decision should not be taken lightly. It is our desire to make the process a pleasant one, where the individual will have personal contact and interaction with the portfolio manager," said Frank Jolley.

Centura Equity Growth Fund Receives Five Star Rating From Morningstar - Centura Press Release

September 03, 1998

Centura Funds and Centura Bank today announced that the Centura Equity Growth Fund Class C, Institutional Shares received Morningstar's top rating of five stars. The rating is based on the Fund's s overall investment performance for the three year period ended August 31, 1997. The Fund ranked 374th for its three year performance among 2,092 domestic equity funds rated by Morningstar.

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