Outstanding Performance Award Winners

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Includes: AIQ-OLD, AOCIF, APOG, ASTC, CELG, CKEC, CLFD, CONN, CRCM, CSLT, DSNY, EGRX, EROC, ESI, EW, FNHC, FRX, FWM, GBX, GFIG, GPT, GTT, HDB, HDY, HSKA, IBN, IDIX, IMOS, IRG, ITMN, KFS, KIOR, KR, LE, LGF.A, LVLT, LVS, MCHX, MDW, NATH, NES, OFLX, PBR, PVAC, RAIL, RDEN, RENFF, RENT, SBGL, SFXE, SNSS, STRA, TNK, TPL, UBNT, UHAL, VOYA, WBA, WH-OLD, WLB, WLDN, WLT, WYNN, ZQK, ZU
by: SA Editor Daniel Shvartsman

Summary

Each author selected wins $2500 for making a great call that played out well.

Articles are selected by SA's editorial team based on performance, how compelling the article was, and the confluence with the author's thesis.

We select two winners every week.

Here's the list of our Outstanding Performance Award Winners to date. Read about the program here. We will be updating weekly:

Winners on July 28, 2014

  1. Unconventional Capital Wisdom - Long IDIX (Idenix Pharmaceuticals), July 30, 2013. Return to date: +597%
  2. Nitor Capital - Long FNHC (Federated National Holdings Company), published March 5, 2013. Return to date: +308%

(Announcement article)

Winners on August 4, 2014

  1. Richard Zeits - Long PVA (Penn Virginia), April 11, 2013. Return to date: +212%
  2. Ryan Perlowin - Long WLB (Westmoreland Coal), April 22, 2013. Return to date: +277%

(Announcement article)

Winners on August 11, 2014

  1. Edward Schneider, CFA - Short KIOR (KiOR), October 7, 2011. Return to date: +99%
  2. Valuable Insights - Long IMOS (ChipMOS Technologies), published March 25, 2013. Return to date: +98%

(Announcement article)

Winners on August 18, 2014

  1. Yuanxi Zhang - Short WH (WSP Holdings), August 6, 2013. Return to date: +73%
  2. Weighing Machine - Long KFS (Kingsway Financial Services), October 16, 2013. Return to date: +130%

(Announcement article)

Winners on August 25, 2014

  1. Matthew Dow - Long UBNT (Ubiquiti Networks), January 20, 2013. Return to date: +282%
  2. Inefficient Market - Long ASTC (Astrotech Corporation), October 16 2013. Return to date: +209%

(Announcement article)

Winners on September 2, 2014

  1. Investing 501 - Long TPL (Texas Pacific Land Trust), May 30, 2013. Return to date: +148%
  2. Volte-Face Investments - Short IRG (Ignite Restaurant Group), May 12, 2014. Return to date: +52%

(Announcement article)

Winners on September 8, 2014

  1. Jason Radin - Short FWM (Fairway Group), July 23, 2013. Return to date: +84%
  2. Buddy Lyons - Long FRX (Forest Labs), October 3, 2013. Return to date: +130%

(Announcement article)

Winners on September 15, 2014

  1. Lord Baltimore - Long CKEC (Carmike Cinemas), September 1, 2012. Return to date: +192%
  2. Andreas - Long WLDN (Willdan Group), December 11, 2013. Return to date: +185%

(Announcement article)

Winners on September 22, 2014

  1. Ben Axler - Long CBK (Christopher & Banks), April 16, 2012. Return to date: +428%
  2. J Mintzmyer - Short USU (USEC Inc.), July 29, 2013. Return to date: +94%

(Announcement article)

Winners on September 29, 2014

  1. Alexander J. Poulos - Long WAG (Walgreen), February 15, 2012. Return to date: +78%
  2. Henry Cheung - Short LVS (Las Vegas Sands) and WYNN (Wynn Resorts), June 5, 2014. Return to date: +20% for LVS and +12% for WYNN.

(Announcement article)

Winners on October 6, 2014

  1. The GeoTeam - Long GTT (GTT Communications), September 25, 2013. Return to date: +151%
  2. Joe McCann - Long ITMN (Intermune), June 13, 2014. Return to date: +69%

(Announcement article)

Winners on October 13, 2014

  1. Ariana Research - Short MCHX (Marchex), July 11, 2014. Return to date: +68%
  2. David Waldron - Short ESI (ITT Educational Services), February 27, 2014. Return to date: +84%

(Announcement article)

Winners on October 20, 2014

  1. Thomas Lott - Long IQNT (Inteliquent), April 11, 2013. Return to date: +345%
  2. Whopper Investments - Long ALJJ (ALJ Regional Holdings), October 21, 2013: +194%

(Announcement article)

Winners on October 27, 2014

  1. John Leonard - Long PTSI (P.A.M. Transportation Services), August 8, 2013. Return to date: +236%
  2. Dr. Hugh Akston - or his Long VDSI (VASCO Data Security), April 16, 2014. Return to date: +149%

(Announcement article)

Winners on November 3, 2014

  1. Harsh Agarwalla - Short ZQK (Quiksilver), January 21, 2014. Return to date: +78%
  2. Money Investor - Long RENT (Rentrak), June 13, 2013. Return to date: +230%

(Announcement article)

Winners on November 10, 2014

  1. Chris DeMuth Jr. - Long GPT (Gramercy Property Trust), December 20, 2012. Return to date: +105%
  2. Jean Fonteneau - Short ZU (Zulily), March 3, 2014. Return to date: +56%

(Announcement article)

Winners on November 17, 2014

  1. Stephen Simpson - Long RCPT (Receptos), August 13, 2013. Return to date: +502%
  2. Trading the Spread - Long GBX (Greenbrier Companies), August 13, 2013. Return to date: +169%

(Announcement article)

Winners on November 24, 2014

  1. Brian Smith, Jr. - Short SFXE (SFX Entertainment), December 4, 2013. Return to date: +63.4%
  2. Intangible Valuation - Long AIQ (Alliance Healthcare Services) March 26, 2013. Return to date: +222.7%

(Announcement article)

Winners on December 1, 2014

  1. New Capital - Long LE (Lands' End), April 17, 2014. Return to date: +82.3%
  2. EnhydrisPECorp - Short SNSS (Sunesis Pharmaceuticals), August 21, 2014. Return to date: +67.6%

(Announcement article)

Winners on December 8, 2014

  1. Brian Grosso - Long STRA (Strayer Education), July 28, 2013. Return to date: +72.1%
  2. Kevin Graham - Short AOCIF (AutoCanada), June 13, 2014. Return to date: +42.2%

(Announcement article)

Winners on December 15, 2014

  1. Chris Katje - Long LGF (Lions Gate Entertainment), August 22, 2011. Return to date: +351%
  2. DoctoRx - Long EW (Edwards Lifesciences), September 11, 2013. Return to date: +79%

(Announcement article)

Winners on December 22, 2014

  1. Helix Investment Research - Long RFMD (RF Micro Devices) - February 3, 2014. Return to date: +199.4%
  2. Sniper Fund - Short BNFT (Benefitfocus), March 11, 2014. Return to date: +51.3%

(Announcement article)

Winners on January 5, 2015

  1. BuyTheDip SellTheRip - Long HSKA (Heska Corporation), November 25, 2013. Return to date: +134.5%
  2. Illuminati Investments - Short CONN (Conn's), January 9, 2014. Return to date: +75%

(Announcement article)

Winners on January 12, 2015

  1. TX Value Investor - Short NES (Nuverra Environmental), August 23, 2013. Return to date: +84%
  2. GFP Investments - Long NATH (Nathan's Famous). March 8, 2013. Return to date: +113%

(Announcement article)

Winners on January 20, 2015

  1. Richard Berger - Short PBR (Petrobras), September 29, 2014. Return to date: +57%
  2. Itinerant - Long SBGL (Sibanye Gold), August 28, 2013. Return to date: +172%

(Announcement article)

Winners on January 26, 2015

  1. Paulo Santos - Short AAMC (Altisource Asset Management), December 5, 2013. Return to date: +74.7%
  2. David Weinstein - Long EA (Electronic Arts), December 21, 2012. Return to date: +257%

(Announcement article)

Winners on February 2, 2015

  1. Value Digger - Long RENFF (Rock Energy), December 12, 2012. Return to date: +72%
  2. Albert Alfonso - Short EROC (Eagle Rock Energy Partners), June 24, 2013. Return to date: +70%

(Announcement article)

Winners on February 9, 2015

  1. Keubiko - Short DSNY (Destiny Media), February 18, 2014. Return to date: +73%
  2. Disciplined Contrarian - Short CRCM (Care.com), June 19, 2014. Return to date: +38%

(Announcement article)

Winners on February 17, 2015

  1. Joe Springer - Long TA (TravelCenters of America), January 11, 2013. Return to date: +164%
  2. Matt Gravitt - Short GALE (Galena Biopharma) - January 31, 2014. Return to date: +68%

(Announcement article)

Winners on February 23, 2015

  1. Sneha Shah - Long IBN (ICICI Bank), September 1, 2013. Return to date: +115%
  2. Street Smart Investor - Long HDB (HDFC Bank), August 20, 2013. Return to date: +96%

(Announcement article)

Winners on March 2, 2015

  1. Tansy Trading - Long SKX (Skechers USA), January 19, 2014. Return to date: +151.5%
  2. ROIC1 - Short CRRS (Corporate Resource Services), September 24, 2013. Return to date: +95.5%

(Announcement article)

Winners on March 9, 2015

  1. Kerrisdale Capital Management - Long UHAL (Amerco), February 12, 2013. Return to date: +125.2%
  2. Michael Cutler - Short HDY (Hyperdynamics), May 8, 2014. Return to date: +80%

(Announcement article)

Winners on March 16, 2015

  1. Esekla - Long GFIG (GFI Group), October 10, 2013. Return to date: +67%
  2. Brendan Rose - Short CLFD (Clearfield), February 10, 2014. Return to date: +33.4%

(Announcement article)

Winners on March 30, 2015

  1. DAG Investments - Long KR (Kroger) idea, December 8, 2013. Return to date: +88.9%
  2. Wall Street Advisors - Short MDW (Midway Gold), February 19, 2014. Return to date: +77.7%

(Announcement article)

Winners on April 6, 2015

  1. Dane Bowler - Long NRF (Northstar Realty Finance), May 20 2013. Return to date: +120%
  2. Night Heron - Short AIBYY (Allied Irish Banks), May 2, 2014. Return to date: +27%

(Announcement article)

Winners on April 13, 2015

  1. Bret Jensen - Long FCH (FelCor Lodging Trust), July 30, 2013. Return to date: +89%
  2. Akram's Razor - Short CVLT (Commvault), August 1, 2013. Return to date: +44.6%

(Announcement article)

Winners on April 20, 2015

  1. Tim Travis - Long VOYA (Voya Financial), July 10, 2013. Return to date: +50%
  2. Convex Strategies - Long RAIL (FreightCar America), July 24, 2013. Return to date: +72%

(Announcement article)

Winners on April 27, 2015

  1. Steamboat Capital - Short LFVN (LifeVantage), December 4, 2013. Return to date: +58%
  2. Joseph Kinnison - Long AFAM (Almost Family), published April 25, 2014. Return to date: +120%

(Announcement article)

Winners on May 4, 2015

  1. Shaun Currie - Long FLWS (1-800-FLOWERS), December 17, 2013. Return to date: +108%
  2. Sirius Capital - Short AERI (Aerie Pharmaceuticals), December 11, 2014. Return to date: +70%

(Announcement article)

Winners on May 18, 2015

  1. David Sims - Long IMPHO (Impac Mortgage Preferreds), July 23, 2013. Return to date: +534%
  2. Small Cap Machine - Short ARTX (Arotech Corporation), April 21, 2014. Return to date: +42%

(Announcement article)

Winners on May 26, 2015

  1. CDM Capital - Short WLT (Walter Energy), July 7, 2014. Return to date: +92%
  2. Southwest Michigan Trader - Long EGRX (Eagle Pharmaceuticals), February 25, 2014. Return to date: +441%

(Announcement article)

Winners on June 1, 2015

  1. The Forensic Accountant - Short DOM (Dominion Resources Black Warrior Trust), June 17, 2014. Return to date: +59%
  2. Value Bulldog - Short EZCH (EZchip Semiconductor), December 17, 2012. Return to date: +55%

(Announcement article)

Winners on June 8, 2015

  1. Alan Brochstein - Long APOG (Apogee Enterprises), June 27, 2013. Return to date: +131%
  2. True North Investor - Long OFLX (Omega Flex), October 2, 2014. Return to date: +73%

(Announcement article)

Winners on June 15, 2015

  1. David Klein - Long LVLT (Level 3 Communications), August 1, 2013. Return to date: +145%
  2. Howie Man - Short CSLT (Castlight Health), March 26, 2014. Return to date: +62%

(Announcement article)

Winners on June 22, 2015

  1. Jeremy Raper - Short RDEN (Elizabeth Arden), June 27, 2014. Return to date: +36%
  2. Douglas E. Johnston - Long TNK (Teekay Tankers), December 20, 2012. Return to date: +172%

(Announcement article)

(Note: Returns listed are from date of publication to date of announcement).