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Holly LaFon
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GuruFocus Value Idea Contest: January and February Update

One stock has already jumped 40% in the quest for a double

With the arrival of March, the Value Idea Contest enters its sixth month.

In January and February, contestants submitted eight new ideas, bringing the total to 28. If these stocks double within 12 months after the publication date, the author will win $1,000. Here are the ideas for the first two months of 2019.

To submit your own idea, read how to enter here. You get $100 just for entering. We allow multiple submissions, but we do require that they meet a high editorial quality standard to be accepted. Also, all work must be original. No plagiarism is allowed.

Here is the performance of the proposed stocks, from their publication to date:

February stocks

  • Feb. 11. Scheid Vineyards Inc. (OTCPK:SVIN): -5%

January stocks

December stocks

  • Dec. 10. Crimson Wine Group (OTCPK:CWGL): +3%
  • Dec. 10. Credit Suisse (CS): +10%
  • Dec. 21. Skyworks Solutions (SWKS): +26%

November stocks

  • Nov. 5. Dundee Corp. (TSX:DC.A): -7%
  • Nov. 9. IGG Inc. (OTCPK:IGGGF): +38%
  • Nov. 9. American International Group Inc. (AIG): -3%
  • Nov. 9. Charles & Colvard Ltd. (NASDAQ:CTHR): +9%
  • Nov. 12. Dickson Concepts (HKSE:00113): +7%
  • Nov. 26. Trilogy Metals Inc. (TMQ): +5%
  • Nov. 26. Groupe Guillin (XPAR:ALGIL): +23%
  • Nov. 27. Obrascon Huarte Lain SA (XMAD:OHL): +20%
  • Nov. 27. NIO Inc. (NYSE:NIO): +7%
  • Nov. 27. EMX Royalty (EMX): +3%

October stocks

  • Oct. 4. Daseke Inc. (NASDAQ:DSKE): -45%
  • Oct. 12. Ultra Clean Holdings Inc. (NASDAQ:UCTT): -5%
  • Oct. 12. Solitario Zinc Corp. (XPL): -20%
  • Oct. 15. CIG Pannonia Life Insurance Plc (FRA:0CK): +2%
  • Oct. 18. Cosco Shipping International (HKSE:00517): +5%
  • Oct. 26. Lazard Ltd. (NYSE:LAZ): -4%
  • Oct. 30. Perfect Shape Medical Ltd. (HKSE:01830): 41%

Currently, it appears that Perfect Shape Medical Ltd., a Hong Kong-based health and beauty services company pitched by Carlos Moreno, has a slight lead. Aton’s IGG Inc., a Singapore-based mobile games publisher, is in a strong second place, but anything could happen in 12 months. Some of the stocks’ prices dramatically changed direction since the last update.

Don’t forget to learn how to enter the contest here!

About the author:

Holly LaFon
I'm a financial journalist with a Master of Science in journalism from Medill at Northwestern University.

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Shorebreak Research
Shorebreak Research - 2 months ago    Report SPAM

Hi. I would like to ask why is not my Value Contest Submission on the list -Cara Therapeutics: Stock to Own in 2019 - Value Idea Contest. The stock is up around 35% since the publication date. Best Regards

bbatts
Bbatts premium member - 1 month ago

Ah, I see that my December 2018 entry is also missing. MU is also in the running at around 25% gain. :)

Contest: Micron at Tangible Book Value and Poised for Growth

Fingers crossed,B.

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