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July 2020 Stock Picking Accolades: #6 In Healthcare

Jul. 07, 2020 9:34 AM ETAMGN, LUV, BYON, SPG, TGT, TRUE
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We are July’s #6 ranked stock picker in Healthcare per SumZero Rankings. SumZero is a highly exclusive buy-side only community with over 16,000 pre-screened professional portfolio managers.

Below are some of our best picks, which utilize the superior core earnings[1] and Earnings Distortion research featured by the HBS & MIT Sloan Paper, “Core Earnings: New Data and Evidence”.

We give members of New Constructs access to these ideas, as we do all research, before we post them to SumZero.

Long Calls

  1. Amgen Inc. (AMGN) – up 58% since publishing in May 2017
  2. Target (TGT) – up 39% since publishing in June 2019
  3. Simon Property Group (SPG) – up 28% since publishing in April 2020
  4. Southwest Airlines (LUV) – up 24% since publishing in May 2020

Short Calls

  1. Overstock.com (OSTK) – down 69% when position closed in March 2020
  2. TrueCar Inc. (TRUE) – down 67% when position closed in June 2019

This article originally published on July 6, 2020.

Disclosure: David Trainer owns SPG and LUV. David Trainer, Kyle Guske II, and Matt Shuler receive no compensation to write about any specific stock, style, or theme.

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[1] Our core earnings are a superior measure of profits, as demonstrated in Core Earnings: New Data & Evidence a paper by professors at Harvard Business School (HBS) & MIT Sloan. The paper empirically shows that our data is superior to “Operating Income After Depreciation” and “Income Before Special Items” from Compustat, owned by S&P Global (SPGI).

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