Friday, April 22, 2011

AIM Class of 2012 adds 3 more stocks to the portfolio

Following their second set of AIM equity presentations that were held on Friday, April 15, the students in the Class of 2012 voted to add three more stocks to the AIM small cap equity and international equity funds. Dr. Krause, AIM program director, said, "The second round of AIM presentations was well received by the professionals at Timpani Capital Management. I was pleased with the quality of the write-ups and oral presentations. The second ‘road show’ by the students in the AIM Class of 2012 was also a success."

Added to the AIM International Equity Fund were:

NTT DoCoMo, Inc. [Ticker: DCM].
Jon Nolan presented the stock to the AIM students and a group of professionals at Timpani Capital Management last Friday. NTT DoCoMo, Inc. provides wireless telecommunications services, packet communications services, and satellite mobile communications services in Japan. It offers wireless voice and data communication services, such as second generation (2G), third generation (3G), fourth generation (4G) cellular services, and mobile multimedia services. The company has more than 56 million cellular subscribers. 

Rio Tinto, plc [Ticker: RIO]. 
Jake Brull presented Rio Tinto, plc. The company engages in finding, mining, and processing mineral resources. RIO produces aluminum products, including bauxite, alumina, and aluminium; copper, gold, molybdenum, silver, and nickel, as well as sulphuric acid; diamonds; industrial minerals, such as borates, titanium dioxide feedstocks, talc, high purity iron, salt, metal powders, zircon, and rutile; thermal and coking coal, and uranium; and iron ore. It primarily operates in Australia, North America, South America, Asia, Europe, and Africa. The company was founded in 1873 and is headquartered in London, the United Kingdom. 

Added to the AIM Small Cap Equity Fund was the following:

Sotheby’s [Ticker: BID].
Chris Gwinn presented BID before the AIM students and professionals at Timpani Capital Management. Sotheby’s was founded in 1744 and is headquartered in New York, New York. BID operates as an auctioneer of fine and decorative art, jewelry, and collectibles primarily in the United States, the United Kingdom, China, and France. The company operates in three segments: Auction, Finance, and Dealer.

Copies of all AIM student write-ups in PDF format can be found at: AIM web site.

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