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May Value Idea Contest Winner Announcement.
Posted by: GuruFocus (IP Logged)
Date: June 7, 2012 08:11AM

In order to encourage more idea sharing GuruFocus hosts a monthly value idea contest. We will reward qualified value idea submissions $1000 if the idea double in 12 months. Qualified authors will also receive $100 per submission. The submissions will be evaluated monthly.

These are May’s submissions:


These are the scores that the submissions received in different areas:

Symbol Business Quality Financial Strength Management Analytical Depth Undervalued? Presentation Comments Total
FLIR 4 4 4 5 4 4 4 29
JOSB 4 5 3 4 3 4 4 27
KWK 3 3 4 5 4 4 4 27
ONE 4 4 4 4 3 4 4 27
CASY 4 3 4 5 3 4 3 26
AV 4 4 2 4 4 4 4 26
JMHLY 4 3 4 4 3 4 4 26
VIVHY 3 3 3 4 4 4 3 24
ISIG 2 5 3 4 4 3 3 24
SUP 3 5 3 3 3 3 3 23
SNE 3 3 2 2 3 4 3 20

Therefore, the performances of the seven qualified ideas will be tracked. The authors will be paid $1000 if their ideas double. Each of them also received $100 for the submissions.

Read these submissions here:

· Value Contest Submission: FLIR Systems
· Will You Take Jos. A Bank to the Bank?
· Greece, Graham and Natural Gas - Quicksilver Resources
· Higher One Holdings Inc. - Is This the One?
· Casey's General Stores: More Than Just a Gas Station
· Embrace the uncertainty (at low risk) with Aviva
· Jardine Matheson: An Under-the-Radar Asian Growth Story (Contest)

The performances of the contest submissions are tracked here.

Performance Review

Among the ideas submitted in April, QUAD (see A Great Company at a Wonderful Price in a Terrible Industry - QUAD) gained 4.74% even as the market declined significantly. Leucadia (LUK) (see Value Contest Submission - Leucadia) has lost almost 15% since submitted in April. National Presto Industries (NPK) (see National Presto Industries - A Quality Company with an 8% Dividend Yield) is about flat.

The contest is open for May. The deadline for each month’s submission is the end of the month. Please submit to win $1000.



Stocks Discussed: FLIR, JOSB, KWK, ONE, CASY, AV, LUK, NPK, QUAD,
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Re May Value Idea Contest Winner Announcement
Posted by: Cornelius Chan (IP Logged)
Date: June 8, 2012 12:05AM

Congrats to the winner!


Stocks Discussed: FLIR, JOSB, KWK, ONE, CASY, AV, LUK, NPK, QUAD,
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