Here Are The Long And Short Ideas From The 2015 Northeastern University Seeking Alpha Stock Pitch Competition

by: Sophie Salzman - SA Team


Last week, we co-chaired our first stock pitch competition of the spring 2015 semester together with the team at Northeastern University.

All contestants were students of the university. They wrote a two-page summary detailing a buy/sell/hold recommendation for a U.S.-traded stock with a market cap no lower than $500 million.

11 teams competed in the contest. We look forward to growing that number in 2016!

Last week we held our first stock pitch competition of the spring semester at Northeastern University. Eleven student teams entered the competition by submitting an article to Seeking Alpha. Six teams were selected as finalists by SA editors. They had the opportunity to pitch their ideas in front of a panel of financial professionals (snapshots below).

The winner of this competition will be honored at the annual Collegiate Alternative Investment Summit conference on March 21st, 2015 (read more about the conference here). A big congratulations to our first, second, and third place winners.

Links to all the entries can be found below.

Going forward, we hopefully will make this competition an annual event. A big thanks to the Northeastern Collegiate Alternative Investments Summit here for their help with putting on a successful competition.

For students out there who haven’t yet participated in a stock pitch competition, please see our new campus outreach program webpage here. There, you can register for any of our upcoming competitions.

I would also like to take this opportunity to remind any of our registered users who are not yet contributors that crowdsourcing is what makes Seeking Alpha the single best source for investment-related opinion and analysis on the web. If you’re not a contributor, but have something to add to the discussion, why not become a contributor?

Sophie Salzman

Director of Campus Outreach

Here are the rest of the stock pitches: