Stocks were mixed for the two-week period ended Oct. 24, 2012. The Valley 50 Index and the S&P 500 finished the two-week period up 1.1% and 0.4%, respectively. The NASDAQ had the best two-week period finishing up 1.7%, while the Dow Jones Industrial was the only index finishing in the red, down -0.4%. The best local performer over the past two-week period was Image Entertainment, Inc. up 36.0%, with MannKind Corp. being the second best performer, up 19.8%. The worst local performers over the past two-week period were Qualstar Corp. and Cherokee Inc., down -6.6% and -5.4%, respectively.