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Top Idea: Quartet Merger Corporation by Ariana Research: Long / Small-Cap / Shipping / Event-Special Situations / Merger Arbitrage / Buysider / 40% Short-Term Upside

Top Idea: Quartet Merger Corporation by Eight Diamonds Advisors: Long / Small-Cap / Shipping / Event-Special Situations / Transformative Acquisition / 45% Upside

Top Idea: HC2 Holdings by Whopper Investments: Long / Micro-Cap / Event/Special Situations / Hidden Asset / Transformative Acquisition / Special Situations Expert / 60% Upside

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

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

Read more about Outstanding Performance Awards here.

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: ARCB (ArcBest Corporation) by Money Investor, August 7, 2014. +13.4%

Top Idea playing out: NEVDF (Nevada Copper) by Itinerant, March 25, 2014. +58.5% (See author update »)

New PRO Research: Biocept Inc., Culp, Inc. Four Oaks Fincorp, Lightstream Resources, Nathan's Famous, Newfield Exploration, Nutrisystem, Oasis Petroleum, Oceaneering International, Papa Murphy's, Penn Virginia, Piraeus Bank SA, Shore Tel, Sturm, Ruger, Tesco PLC, Texas Pacific Land, United-Guardian

Wishing you a successful day,

- Daniel Shvartsman, SA PRO Managing Editor (daniel@seekingalpha.com)
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Source: Today In SA PRO: Wednesday, September 3