Sunday, October 9, 2016

Sixth Set of AIM Equity Presentations Delivered by the Students in the Class of 2017

On Friday (10/7/2016) Four Students in the AIM Class of 2017 Pitched the 6th Set of Stocks During the Fall Semester
Wendy Liu, Donnie Smiley, Andy Wade, and Brett Stuck

Action during the AIM pitch
Over 40 students attended the sixth set of equity pitches delivered by the Class of 2017 in the AIM Room on Friday, October 7, 2016. The four AIM student presentations also were viewed on-line via a webcast by more than 10 alumni and family members across North America and China.

The AIM student equity pitches take place each Friday afternoon during the semester – either in the AIM Room or at a local investment company. You can also watch the live presentations by the students in the AIM Class of 2017 via webcast. 

This week's presentations included:
Student Presenter
Company Name
Patrick Wade
Consumer Staples
 Farmer Brothers
Donnie Smiley
Financial Services
Bank of the Internet
Brett Stuck
CalAmp Corp.
Wenqin (Wendy) Liu
Financial Services
Meta Financial Group

Donnie Smiley pitches BOFI
This week all of the presentations were focused on the AIM Small Cap Equity Fund (which is benchmarked to the Russell 2000 Index).

The students prepare and distribute a professional equity write-up (note: every AIM write-up since the inception of the program in 2005 is archived here). 

This week’s equity write-ups can be found at:  AIM EquityWrite-Up 10/7

Brett Stuck presents CalAmp

The students are responsible for making a five-minute pitch before their peers, faculty and any alumni or investment professional in attendance.

Following the student’s pitch the floor is opened for questions and answers for about ten minutes. This has been highly instructive as the students must be prepared to defend their investment recommendation and answer questions in an extemporaneous manner.

Note: The ballot is prepared and buy and sell recommendations are voted upon by the students over the weekend. The transactions are executed at the beginning of the week.