Thursday, April 28, 2011

Two more stocks added to the AIM Small Cap Equity Fund by the Class of 2012

AIM presentations on April 20

Following their third set of AIM equity presentations that were held on Wednesday, April 20, the students in the Class of 2012 voted to add two more stocks to the AIM small cap equity fund. 

Dr. David Krause, AIM program director, said, "The third round of AIM presentations was well received by the 23 students in the AIM Class of 2012 – and by the guest who included 12 students in the Class of 2011, Daniel Knight, Ross Michler, Brady Endl, and the following faculty and administrators: Dr. Linda M. Salchenberger the James H. Keyes Dean of the College of Business Administration; Dr. Mateo Arena, Assistant Professor of Finance; Dr. Don Giacomino, Professor of Accounting; Dr. Steven Lysonski, Professor of Marketing and Miles Research Scholar; and Dr. Jamshid C. Hosseini, Director of International Business Studies.”

Dr. Krause continued, “I was pleased that my colleagues were able to attend the presentations. The quality of the write-ups and oral presentations were very good considering this was the students first public stock pitches. The third set of pitches by the students in the AIM Class of 2012 was a success and we are looking forward to the last two sets of presentations on the next two Fridays."

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

Earthlink, Inc. [Ticker: ELNK]

Rupali Varma presented ELNK before the AIM students and guests in the AIM Room. EarthLink, Inc. provides Internet access and related value-added services to individual and business customers in the United States. The company provides secure IP-based networks, including virtual private networks; high-speed and dial-up Internet access for business customers; and wholesale services comprising network services to communications carriers. EarthLink primarily sells its products and services to telecommunications carriers and network resellers through direct sales force, telephone, Web sales groups, search engine marketing, affinity marketing partners, resellers, sales agents, referral partners, and marketing alliances. The company has strategic marketing alliance with Time Warner Cable Inc. and Bright House Networks. EarthLink was founded in 1994 and is headquartered in Atlanta, Georgia.

World Fuel Services Corporation [Ticker: INT]

Patrick Keeley presented INT to the Marquette AIM students and faculty on April 20.  World Fuel Services Corporation engages in the marketing and sale of marine, aviation, and land fuel products and related services worldwide. The company markets fuel and related services to petroleum distributors operating in the land transportation market, retail petroleum operators, and industrial, commercial, and government customers, as well as operates retail gasoline stations. Its land related services comprise management services for the procurement of fuel and price risk management. The company was founded in 1984 and is based in Miami, Florida.

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

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