Since I've been wondering lately about the eventual fates of the Harry Potter stars, I thought this was as good a time as any to get back in the Tracking the HSX groove.   

First off, though, lets look at the stock for the new movie, Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire. Shares today, the Monday before opening, are up just over a point to $254.81 on midday volume of over nine million traded. That's a new high since the movie became available in November of 2001.

a href="">Daniel Radcliffe, who plays the boy wizard, is pretty steady. His Star Bond is up just half a point on light trading to $190.76. When you look at his valuation history, it's interesting to note how steady he's been since about April of 2002. When his bond debuted it was valued at about $700. Then, in mid-to-late 2001 - right around the time the first movie, Sorcerer's Stone, came out - the bottom fell out and his value went all the way down to about $13. After that it rebounded slightly and looks like it's stayed about where it is for the last three years.

Radcliffe is the only one of the kids in the cast who has a Star Bond listed. The others associated with the movie on HSX are all the adults, including series regulars Robbie Coltrane and recent additions such as Gary Oldman and Ralph Fiennes. The only one of those three that shows any sort of significant fluxuation is Fiennes, who is up today a quarter of a point to $51.63.

There was a significant jump in Michael Gambon's bond when he took over the role of Prof. Dumbledore from the late Richard Harris in 2003 for the Prisoner of Azkaban film. Up to that point Gambon had been trading in the $20 - $35 range. Then in late 2002/early 2003 he jumped up to the $70 range and hasn't really looked back since. Another veteran actor whose bond has risen significantly at least in part to her Potter participation is Maggie Smith. She's trading today at almost $150, a three-fold increase over 2001's bond price of about $50.

In other HSX non-Potter news, Sin City 2 is up three and a half points to $61.74, Billy Crystal is up 1.5 points to $74.58 and Jackass 2 debuted today. Cheaper by the Dozen 2 is the big movie loser, dropping five and a half points to $80.28.

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