Wednesday May 11, 2016

Stock Pitch Competition

Undergraduate teams competed for $5,500 in cash prizes in the inaugural Richard P. & Susan P. Davis Stock Pitch Competition held during the Stander Symposium on April 20. Participants had 12 minutes to “sell” a panel of judges, comprised of investment professionals, on their stock selection. The top-scoring teams from the two first-round competition rooms advanced to the final round where they faced a fresh set of judges.

Contestants were asked to forecast a six to 12-month price target based on an accepted valuation method, present company and industry overviews, describe the catalysts that will trigger outperformance, be straightforward regarding risks, and clearly articulate a reasoned investment thesis. Judges had the opportunity to ask questions at the conclusion of each presentation.

The first-place team pitched Jones Lang LaSalle Inc., a financial and professional services firm that specializes in commercial real estate. Splitting the top prize of $2,000 were sophomores Joey Roslovic, Mitch Schleyer, Chris Topp, and Evan Willmann.

To read more about the competition, visit bit.ly/bully4you.

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