Ira Sohn Stock Selections (2013)


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Notes From The Ira Sohn Conference 2013 (via Joshua Brown)

Motley Fool – Sohn Ideas

Gundlach shorts Chipotle, Einhorn goes OIS (Forbes)

WSJ’s Live Blog (Wall Street Journal)

Lincoln center sohn 2013

I wasn’t invited to share any investment ideas, at least not until next year — so here’s my 2013 Sohn Shopping List — we’ll take a look at some of these.

These screening results are based on:

  • MANIFEST Rank in top percentile (MANIFEST Ranking >= 99)
  • Positive Price Momentum (Rate-of-Change, ROC, technical indicator)
  • Positive Price Pressure (based on PnF price target vs. current price)

Sohn shopping 20130510

Here’s the roll call of selections based on $100 invested in each idea at the close on 5/7/2013 (immediately preceding the conference). Note that a number of selections are not covered (at least not yet) by MANIFEST and that the entries in red are short sale suggestions by Messrs. Chanos, Gundlach and Jacobson. It’s not unusual to see an event or listing of stocks like these hedge fund selections to include a number of Jeremy Grantham’s flaky stocks.

And Ackman’s selection of Procter & Gamble (PG)? C’mon, man. Ack. We can only assume he’s too preoccupied with his Icahn jousts to avoid phoning it in. Nothing against PG, great company, but at a return forecast in low single digits?

Mindray Medical (MR) is our entry with honorable mention to Fossil (FOSL) and Synchronoss Tech (SNCR).

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