Today In SA PRO: Tuesday, September 2

by: SA PRO Editors

Top Idea: Bluerock Residential Growth REIT by Dane Bowler: Long / Micro-Cap / REITs - Multifamily / Value / Newly Public Company / Lagging Market Sentiment / REIT Expert / 50% Upside

Top Idea: KAR Auction Services by Alpha Gen Capital: Long / Mid-Cap / Auto Dealership / GARP / Secular Growth / 55% Upside

Top Idea: Danieli by Early Retiree: Long / Small-Cap / Industrial Goods / Value / Underfollowed / 40% Upside

Top Idea: Wizard World by Unconventional Capital Wisdom: Long / Micro-Cap / Entertainment / GARP / Underfollowed / Performance Award Winner Author / 45% Upside

Top Idea: Arris Group by Helix Investment Research: Long / Mid-Cap / Communications Equipment / GARP / Temporary Headwinds / Unjustified Sell-Off / 35% Upside

Outstanding Performance Awards

Seeking Alpha is awarding contributors for great calls playing out. Read more about this week's winners here:

Winner #1: Long Top Idea on TPL (Texas Pacific Land) by Investing 501, published May 30, 2013. Return to date: +148% (See author update »)

Winner #2: Short Idea on IRG (Ignite Restaurant Group) by Volte-Face Investments, published May 12, 2014. Return to date: +52% (See author update »)

August Top Idea Performance Update

  • 21 of 27 Top Ideas published in August are in the money, including 20 of 24 Top Long Ideas.
  • The average return for August Top Long Ideas was 7.3%.
  • The average return for Top Long Ideas published from January to July beat the S&P 500 by 24 basis points, and the Russell 2000 by 549 basis points.
  • The average Top Short Idea published this year, through August, is 4.5% in the money, even while broader markets have reached all-time highs.
  • All figures as of August 29th close.

Top Idea playing out: CTO (Consolidated Tomoka) by Nat Stewart, August 15, 2014. +19.4%

Top Idea playing out: GNKOQ (Genco Shipping & Trading) by Black Fish, December 20, 2013. -65.1%

New PRO Research: Alvopetro, Arctic Cat, Asure Software, Big Lots, Brookfield Mortgage Opportunity Income Fund, Callinan Royaties Corporation, Chesapeake Granite Wash Trust, Citrix Systems, Claude Resources, Cominar Real Estate Investment Trust, CVR Partners, F5 Networks, Federated National Holding Company, Fortinet, Great Panther Silver, Input Capital, M&T Bank, MAG Silver, Matador Resources, Mednax Inc., Outerwall, Pacific Ethanol, Peyto Exploration & Development, PNC Financial Services, Principal Financial Group, Prudential Financial, Radware, Royal Dutch Shell, Sanchez Energy, Stornoway Diamond Corp., Tube Mogul, Vivendi SA, WorleyParsons

Sector Analysis: Haynesville Shale by Richard Zeits

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