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Holly LaFon
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GuruFocus Value Idea Contest: May Update

We already have one winner! But you can still enter

With the arrival of June, the Value Idea Contest enters its ninth month.

In May, contestants submitted two new ideas, bringing the total to 36. If any of these stocks double within 12 months after the publication date, the author will win $1,000. Read all of the contest submissions here. Here are the ideas for May 2019.

Read how to submit your own idea here. You get $100 just for entering. We allow multiple submissions, but 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:

May stocks

  • May 20. British Empire Trust (LSE:AGT): +2%

April stocks

  • April 22. NetEnt AB (OSTO:NET B): -11%

March stocks

  • March 5. Liberty Global PLC (NASDAQ:LBTYA): -7%
  • March 11. Covestro AG (XTER:1COV): -17%
  • March 17. Aspen Pharmacare (OTCPK:APNHY): -6%
  • March 18. National Beverage Corp. (FIZZ): -24%
  • March 27. Hong Leong Industries Bhd (XKLS:3301): +9%

February stocks

· Feb. 11. Scheid Vineyards Inc. (OTCPK:SVIN): -14%

January stocks

· Jan. 2. QUAD/Graphics Inc. (NYSE:QUAD): -32%

· Jan. 10. Sino Biopharmaceutical Ltd. (HKSE:01177)(OTCPK:SBMFF): +38%

· Jan. 11. The Stars Group Inc. (NASDAQ:TSG): -13%

· Jan. 21. Lii Hen Industries Bhd (XKLS:7089): +5%

· Jan. 23. Derichebourg SA (XPAR:DBG): -23%

· Jan. 25. BIO-key International Inc. (NASDAQ:BKYI): -10%

· Jan. 29. Opus Global PLC (BUD:OPUS): -13%

December stocks

· Dec. 10. Crimson Wine Group (OTCPK:CWGL): +2%

· Dec. 10. Credit Suisse (CS): +4%

· Dec. 21. Skyworks Solutions (SWKS): +6%

· Dec. 31. Cara Therapeutics Inc. (NASDAQ:CARA): +65%

November stocks

· Nov. 5. Dundee Corp. (TSX:DC.A): -35%

· Nov. 9. IGG Inc. (OTCPK:IGGGF): 0%

· Nov. 9. American International Group Inc. (AIG): +8%

· Nov. 9. Charles & Colvard Ltd. (NASDAQ:CTHR): +124%

· Nov. 12. Dickson Concepts (HKSE:00113): +13%

· Nov. 26. Trilogy Metals Inc. (TMQ): +23%

· Nov. 26. Groupe Guillin (XPAR:ALGIL): +6%

· Nov. 27. Obrascon Huarte Lain SA (XMAD:OHL): +25%

· Nov. 27. NIO Inc. (NYSE:NIO): -57%

· Nov. 27. EMX Royalty (EMX): +6%

October stocks

· Oct. 4. Daseke Inc. (NASDAQ:DSKE): -44%

· Oct. 12. Ultra Clean Holdings Inc. (NASDAQ:UCTT): +16%

· Oct. 12. Solitario Zinc Corp. (XPL): -3%

· Oct. 15. CIG Pannonia Life Insurance Plc (FRA:0CK): -6%

· Oct. 18. Cosco Shipping International (HKSE:00517): -7%

· Oct. 26. Lazard Ltd. (NYSE:LAZ): -16%

· Oct. 30. Perfect Shape Medical Ltd. (HKSE:01830): +29%

This month, it appears that we have a winner. Bram de Haas’ Charles & Colvard Ltd. (NASDAQ:CTHR) pitch has advanced 124% since he submitted it in November. Congratulations, Bram! He also kindly wrote an update on the stock this month, saying he still believes it has further upside.

The contest can have unlimited winners, though, so don’t forget to send in your pitch soon. Learn more about entering the contest here! We look forward to reading your idea.

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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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