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Value Idea Contest Update: August

With the arrival of September, the Value Idea Contest is drawing to a close for new entries. Thanks to everyone who participated, and congratulations to those who won. GuruFocus will likely start up the contest again in the new year, so be researching your ideas now.

In August, contestants submitted three new ideas, bringing the total entered in the contest to 47. If any of these stocks doubles within 12 months after the publication date, the author will win $1,000. Read all of the contest submissions here. Below are the ideas for August 2019.

? ADT, a Distressed Play on the Traditional Security Industry, by Russelk.K

? Well-Managed Casino With High Insider Ownership, by Bram de Haas

? Chesapeake Energy May Be a Good Pick to Go Long Energy Prices, by Matthew Sipos

Here is the performance of the proposed stocks from their publication to date:

August stocks

? Aug. 16. Chesapeake Energy (NYSE:CHK): +4

? Aug. 19. Full House Resorts Inc. (NASDAQ:FLL): +13%

? Aug. 25. ADT Inc. (NYSE:ADT): +4%

July stocks

? July 11. Scully Royalty (NYSE:SRL): -14%

? July 19. Antero Resources (NYSE:AR): -38%

? July 23. Cleveland-Cliffs (NYSE:CLF): -39%

? July 29. Teva Pharmaceutical (NYSE:TEVA): -12%

June stocks

? June 2. Vantage International Holdings (HKSE:00015): -4%

? June 3. CenturyLink (NYSE:CTL): +10%

? June 19. Kontoor Brands (NYSE:KTB): +24%

? June 20. Jupai Holdings Ltd. (NYSE:JP): -19%

? June 27. Tailored Brands Inc. (TLRD): -6%

May stocks

? May 10. Appeninn (BUD:APPENINN): -16%

? May 20. British Empire Trust (LSE:AGT): +1%

April stocks

? April 22. NetEnt AB (OSTO:NET B): -30%

March stocks

  • March 5. Liberty Global PLC (LBTYA): +2%
  • March 11. Covestro AG (XTER:1COV): -16%
  • March 17. Aspen Pharmacare (OTCPK:APNHY): -26%
  • March 18. National Beverage Corp. (FIZZ): -31%
  • March 27. Hong Leong Industries Bhd (XKLS:3301): +6%



February stocks

  • Feb. 11. Scheid Vineyards Inc. (OTCPK:SVIN): -43%



January stocks

  • Jan. 2. QUAD/Graphics Inc. (NYSE:QUAD): -28%
  • Jan. 10. Sino Biopharmaceutical Ltd. (HKSE:01177)(OTCPK:SBMFF): +106%
  • Jan. 11. The Stars Group Inc. (NASDAQ:TSG): -19%
  • Jan. 21. Lii Hen Industries Bhd (XKLS:7089): +5%
  • Jan. 23. Derichebourg SA (XPAR:DBG): -18%
  • Jan. 25. BIO-key International Inc. (NASDAQ:BKYI): -39%
  • Jan. 29. Opus Global PLC (BUD:OPUS): -23%



December stocks

  • Dec. 10. Crimson Wine Group (OTCPK:CWGL): -28%
  • Dec. 10. Credit Suisse (CS): +6%
  • Dec. 21. Skyworks Solutions (SWKS): +17%
  • Dec. 31. Cara Therapeutics Inc. (NASDAQ:CARA): +80%



November stocks

  • Nov. 5. Dundee Corp. (TSX:DC.A): -29%
  • Nov. 9. IGG Inc. (OTCPK:IGGGF): -40%
  • Nov. 9. American International Group Inc. (AIG): +18%
  • Nov. 9. Charles & Colvard Ltd. (NASDAQ:CTHR): (Won)
  • Nov. 12. Dickson Concepts (HKSE:00113): +13%
  • Nov. 26. Trilogy Metals Inc. (TMQ): -20%
  • Nov. 26. Groupe Guillin (XPAR:ALGIL): +1%
  • Nov. 27. NIO Inc. (NYSE:NIO): -54%
  • Nov. 27. EMX Royalty (EMX): +14%



October stocks

  • Oct. 4. Daseke Inc. (NASDAQ:DSKE): -77%
  • Oct. 12. Ultra Clean Holdings Inc. (NASDAQ:UCTT): +8%
  • Oct. 12. Solitario Zinc Corp. (XPL): -17%
  • Oct. 15. CIG Pannonia Life Insurance Plc (FRA:0CK): -29%
  • Oct. 18. Cosco Shipping International (HKSE:00517): -17%
  • Oct. 26. Lazard Ltd. (NYSE:LAZ): -9%
  • Oct. 30. Perfect Shape Medical Ltd. (HKSE:01830): (Won)



This month, Mate Sipos was a winner when his stock idea, Sino Biopharmaceutical (HKSE:01177), rose more than 100%. Congratulations, Mate! Read his entry here. We have had two other winners so far. Cara Therapeutics, up 80%, looks poised to win soon, too, and more could be next. Thanks again for participating. See you again next year.

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